Garage Door Roller Repair

Replacing Garage Door Rollers For Greater Performance

Garage Door Roller Replacement

Garage door roller repair is one of the most common tasks we perform. Garage door rollers are designed to reduce friction as the door glides along the track.

Our garage door roller repair service gets your door working smoothly and quietly. With precision and expertise, our technicians address roller issues, including misalignment, wear, or damage. We meticulously inspect and replace damaged rollers, ensuring smooth door movement while minimizing noise.

Using high-quality replacement parts, we enhance durability and optimize the lifespan of your garage door. Our service prioritizes speed and efficiency while restoring the convenience and safety of your garage door system.

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Garage Door Roller Repair

Most garage door experts recommend replacing your rollers whenever you replace your garage door springs, so it makes sense to replace the rollers with a component that will last as long as your springs.

We recommend nylon rollers when using standard garage door springs though the sealed nylon roller is a great choice if you don’t want to worry about your rollers again. They cost more but will outlast any other roller type.

If you are upgrading your garage door springs to a heavy duty type, then it makes sense to go with the sealed nylon roller, providing a quiet, durable garage door system.

If you have any questions regarding your rollers, torsion springs or garage door services, our team is always ready to help, so don’t hesitate to contact us!

Garage Door Roller Types

There are a range of roller types that vary in construction, durability and cost. Here are the different types of rollers available on the market:

Standard Plastic Roller

Most new garage doors come with standard plastic rollers which is a plastic bushing on a steel stem with no ball bearings.

These are a cheap, mass produced component that are often used in new garage door systems to keep costs down.

Over time, they get dirty and wear out faster than other roller types.

You can expect 2-3 years out of these, which is usually less than the life of a garage door spring. So it’s important to keep an eye on these.

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Steel Garage Door roller

Steel Roller With Ball Bearings

A steel garage door roller is an upgrade from the standard plastic roller. The ball bearings reduce friction and add to the overall weight rating of the roller.

This in turn extends the life of the roller. The ball bearings should be lubricated as part of a routine maintenance plan and can last over 5 years.

The number of ball bearings varies with more bearings making for a smoother, more durable component.

Nylon Roller With Ball Bearings

Upgrading from the steel roller, a nylon garage door roller adds value by reducing the overall noise and have higher weight ratings.

Nylon rollers typically come with 10-13 ball bearings making for a more durable component.

These rollers are good for 10,000 to 15,000 garage door cycles which makes their lifespan similar to a standard garage door spring.

Most garage door pros, including Sawtooth Garage Doors, recommend replacing garage door rollers whenever you replace the torsion springs with this type of roller unless your are upgrading to a heavy duty garage door system which would call for heavy duty sealed nylon roller described next.

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Nylon Sealed garage door roller

Nylon Roller With Sealed Ball Bearings

A nylon garage door roller with sealed ball bearings is the high end of garage door rollers.

The nylon roller is durable and quiet and the sealed bearings means no dirt, moisture or other debris get into the bearings.

These rollers are designed to last over 100,000 cycles with a 100lb load so these are among the most durable rollers available.

They are the roller of choice for any heavy duty garage door system.

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