Common Garage Door Repairs: Rollers

When it comes to garage doors, we often find ourselves repairing a few key parts. A very common garage door repair is replacing or cleaning the rollers. Check out the video below or read along for a guide on what rollers are and how to check for wear and tear.

What is a garage door roller?

Rollers are wheels that glide up and down the track when you open and close your garage door. Most of the rollers have a lifetime of 10,000-15,000 rolls. This means that typically after about 15,000 cycles, they begin to wear down and fail. Once they begin to wear down and fail, this could potentially be dangerous. It could also lead to a squeaky garage door.

How can I tell that my garage door rollers need replaced?

The rollers shown in the video are steel rollers. If you look, you can see the different parts. There’s the shaft and the wheel (see graphic below).

How can I test my garage door rollers for wear?

The way you can test your rollers for wear is by rocking the wheel back and forth with your fingers. If you can rock it back and forth, that means there is starting to be some wear and your rollers should be replaced soon.

Let the Garage Door Guy replace your rollers!

Here at Garage Door Guy, we sell premium 25,000-cycle rollers that are steel-bearing, making them very strong. You won’t have to worry about dust and debris getting in. You also don’t have to worry about lubricating the rollers every year, as is the case with most other rollers. If you’re in the Springfield, MO area and you need a repair or parts replaced, please don’t hesitate to reach out! It might be time to join our Garage Door Guy Membership Plan which includes professional service and tune-ups, discounted parts and materials, priority scheduling, and more!

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