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Is it safe to reuse my old garage door tracks?

It may appear that reusing your old garage door tracks is a simple solution to save money when replacing an old or damaged residential garage door. So, is it possible, or even suggested, to reuse your old garage door tracks? The quick answer is no, for a variety of reasons.

Here are a few reasons why you should avoid using old tracks:

Old tracks might be dangerous

Your current garage door track has most likely served you well. And properly so, but that doesn’t mean it’s still working to its full potential. Garage door tracks, like most things, can get worn, corroded, and bent over time. Replacing your garage door track when you buy a new garage door, everything matures in lockstep. The new garage door track will be able to handle the garage door’s weight and will be secured to the goal posts and ceiling in your garage, reducing any problems that may arise from a worn track.

A new system looks better and performs better


You wouldn’t buy a new pair of shoes only to tie them with your old, filthy laces. It’s the same with your garage door. Not only will your system perform better, but it will also look better. If your tracks are old, they are likely to corrode, warp, or bend, causing your garage door to drop or fall suddenly. This could cause damage to your new garage door, your garage, or your vehicle. Dirty, rusted, old tracks detract from your lovely new investment, so get rid of the clutter and replace everything at once.

Reusing the old tracks won’t benefit you in saving money

If you use an old track with a new door and have problems, you’ll end up spending more money in the long run to replace it. Updating your track system at the same time as your door means that the garage door system ages in lockstep, and you’ll know exactly what to expect from each component for years to come!


As you can see, the garage door system needs all of its parts to be functioning correctly, and the best way to ensure that is to install each component together with brand new materials. At Doors In Motion Inc, we have the expertise to help you select the perfect garage door for your home. Schedule a repair or installation for your garage door today. Call Us today and book us at (847) 952-9811 or Email Us at

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