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There are many moving parts that make a garage door system work, and rollers are a vital component. They run along the wheel tracks on either side of the garage door as the door opens and closes. When your garage door stops working, sometimes it’s because the rollers have gotten jammed along their tracks

Other times, rust or debris buildup prevents them from running smoothly. When this happens, your garage door rollers will make a loud noise as they roll along the track, and can cause the entire garage door to shake and jerk around as it opens and closes. Replacing your garage door rollers is sometimes required to get your garage door working smoothly again, so if yours is bent, broken, rusted or damaged, we can replace them for you.

Warning: Do not replace garage door rollers on your own!

Replacing garage door rollers should always be left up to the experts, because it requires tools and training only the specialists have. Plus, not all garage door rollers are the same. When we come in and look at your garage door, we’ll be able to know exactly which type of rollers are needed, so that you don’t waste time or money on the wrong ones.

Types of garage door rollers

Different rollers are made of different materials, and they can be different sizes. Getting the wrong roller for your wheel tracks could prevent your garage door from working.

Ball Bearing Nylon Rollers:
Nylon rollers are designed to be quieter than steel and more durable than plastic. They also have the benefit of being rust-resistant, so they’re ideal for locations where the humidity is high. The ball bearings feature improves lubrication along the track so they can run smoothly.

Plastic Rollers with No Ball Bearings:
Plastic rollers are cheaper, but they’re less durable and need to be replaced more often. The more you open and close your garage door, the faster they will wear down. Plastic rollers don’t have ball bearings, which mean there’s less lubrication. Without this feature, plastic rollers are more susceptible to jamming.

Ball Bearing Steel Rollers:
Steel rollers are much more durable than plastic rollers, but they don’t give you the same benefit as nylon when it comes to noise. They’re definitely louder, but they’re strong and they operate well with minimal maintenance required. However, they’re not ideal in places with high humidity, because they can rust.

Give Us a Call to Replace Your Garage Door Rollers

Is your garage door waking up the neighbors when it opens? Has a roller slid off the wheel track? We’re happy to help. Give us a call to schedule your garage door repair appointment today! We can determine exactly which size of roller you need for your door and put in your replacement hassle-free.