The Ultimate Guide to Garage Door Rollers
How To Choose The Best Type Of Garage Door Rollers
Rollers often go unnoticed when it comes to the operation of your garage door. But without them, your door would be unable to function. If you’re noticing that your garage door is louder than normal or one of your rollers have come out of the track, give us a call as soon as possible. Worn and damaged rollers are one of the most common issues we see with garage door repairs in Louisville, KY. If you continue to operate your door you may cause more damage to your door and lead to more costly repairs.
What are Garage Door Rollers?
Rollers run the length of your track to allow your door to open and close and hold your door in position. Having premium rollers that were properly installed and maintained on your door will lower the volume of the noise your door produces. They will also help stretch the lifespan of your garage door and reduce stress on your automatic opener.
Ball bearings separate the head and the stem of the rollers. These reduce the friction and in turn will help the roller last longer. The more ball bearings, the better the door operation.
The stem of the roller is what allows it to maintain the weight of the door. The longer the stem, the more weight it can hold. This becomes extremely important, especially in commercial settings. You should always consult a professional before replacing your rollers to ensure that you will be replacing it with the proper sized roller.
Your rollers should be inspected at least once a year for signs of wear.
Types of Garage Door Rollers
There are a few different types of rollers that you can use with your garage door and many people are unsure which kind they should choose. The most basic roller is a plastic roller. These are the most affordable but also will need the most maintenance and need to be replaced much more frequently than any other wheel type.
In this picture, our most basic rollers are on the left. These are steel rollers and are available with or without ball bearings. They can support more weight than the plastic ones. These two rollers are a heavy-duty steel. 10-ball bearing design. They are also factory lubricated.
The second is a nylon-coated roller. These are worth the investment as they prevent wear and tear and will protect against dust getting trapped inside. The final roller is the top-of-the-line item, it’s a sealed cap nylon roller. This roller has a sealed 13 ball bearing design for smooth and ultra-quiet operation.
Sealed Nylon Garage Door Rollers
Absolute Overhead Door offers each of these rollers above. However, we will always recommend replacing your worn rollers with some of our nylon-capped sealed ball bearing rollers. We offer a lifetime warranty on these. These rollers will typically last six times longer than the basic rollers that are installed with your door. They’re ultra-quiet and are made to last. Another great feature is that these are essentially maintenance free, unlike the other rollers that we offer.
If you’re looking to get these premium rollers installed on your garage door, give us a call today for same-day service and a free repair consultation or book directly online below.