Garage Door Rollers
A1 Garage Door Service carries various types of rollers for your garage doors. If you book us to install your door, we usually include your garage door rollers with the package.
Rollers are important to your garage door system. The rollers, which are the small wheels with ball bearings attached to a shaft on your door, enable it to slide smoothly and quietly. The rollers also help in making your garage door energy-efficient and long-lasting.
There are different types of rollers:
- Plastic rollers – These rollers do not have ball bearings. These are the most affordable type of rollers, but they easily get damaged. With regular use, the plastic wheels tend to break apart over time. Also, the steel track system in which it moves will result in the wheels’ eventual wear and tear and may even cause it to pop out of the track and bring other problems related to the functionality of your door.
- Steel rollers – These types of rollers come in two versions: with ball bearings and without. Both comprise of steel wheels attached to steel shafts. Both types are strong and perform better as compared to plastic rollers. However, those without ball bearings will usually get damaged faster, will break from the roller stem, and if not fixed immediately, will lead to a crooked wheel. Steel rollers require regular lubrication as they can be a bit noisy.
- Nylon rollers – These are usually the best type of rollers. They can be very stable, requires less lubrication, and can absorb vibrations, hence very quiet. This type is also more durable as compared to plastic and steel rollers.
A1 Garage Door Service can advise you on the most appropriate type of roller to use in your garage door. Oftentimes, your choice of garage door brand, design, and make is already inclusive of your garage door rollers. But, if you feel that you need to upgrade, just let us know, and we can discuss your requirements. Contact us now at 844-214-2724.