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Posted on 2016-11-24 by Author SandiegogaragedoorAdmin

Even the smallest part of your garage door can determine its efficiency or cause it to break down. For instance, the rollers on your garage door track guide the door up and down smoothly. Garage door rollers mainly come two materials: nylon or steel. Regardless of the material, garage door rollers should be inspected twice a year and replaced every seven years. Here are a few signs you should look out for to decide if you should replace the rollers. Also, learn about a useful tips on how to maintain garage door rollers and how to replace them if needed.

When to Replace Your Garage Door Rollers

Ideally, you should replace your garage door rollers every 10-20 years depending on the type of material used to make them. In some cases, garage door rollers need replacement before completing their lifespan. If you have steel rollers, the metal can corrode and rust, and seize up. Few visual cues that you can look for to decide if your rollers need replacement are mentioned below.

  1. Physical damage to the rollers. If you notice substantial wear and tear to the surface of the rollers, you may need to replace them.
  2. If your garage door roller keeps popping out of the track, it means the diameter of the roller has worn out its diameter. You may need to change the rollers as they will not stay inside the garage door track and can cause further damage to the garage door system.
  3. In other cases, garage door rollers parts will start to break down. The wheel can break from the stem. This can affect the door operation if not replaced immediately.

Also Read: 5 Major Issues With Garage Door Spring

How to Maintain Your Garage Door Rollers

To make sure your garage door rollers work efficiently, you need to maintain them properly. Given below are a few pointers you can consider for maintaining your garage door rollers.

  1. Inspect your rollers every six months to look for visual evidence of wear and tear.
  2. Lubricate your garage door tracks and rollers when needed. Overdoing it may cause dirt to accumulate.
  3. Test the balance of your garage door. Imbalanced garage door may result from faulty garage door tracks and rollers.

Must Read: Important Tips for Maintaining Garage Doors

How to Replace Your Garage Door Rollers

If your garage door rollers need replacement after the inspection, follow the given procedure carefully to replace your damaged garage door rollers.

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