Garage Door Rollers
A1 Garage Door Service carries several types of rollers for your garage doors. When you book us to install your door, the garage door rollers will typically be included as part of the package. If you have any questions or want to discuss your garage door roller options, call us at 844-214-2724.
Rollers are an important component of the garage door system. The rollers, which are the small wheels with ball bearings that are attached to a shaft on your garage 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, including plastic, steel, and nylon.
Garage Door Cables
Whether your garage door system has a torsion spring or an extension spring, the brunt work of lifting your garage door rests on the cables, with the tension provided by the springs. This means that the cables are quite prone to wear and tear.
We suggest that when installing your garage door, you consider hiring A1 Garage Door Service. Aside from advising you on the most appropriate garage door for your needs, we also give you tips on the proper maintenance of your door and all of its components, including the cables. You can be guaranteed that the cables that come with your installed door will be durable and high performing.
Garage Door Cable Drums
A garage door drum works alongside your door springs for the smooth operation of your garage door mechanism. It also keeps your garage door balanced as it opens and closes.
There are three types of garage door drums:
Standard lift – Generally used for most residential garage doors
Vertical lift – Most commonly used in industrial or warehouse settings
High-lift – An increased vertical rise for the door; horizontal track closer to ceiling
Each type of cable drum is designed to accommodate/balance the door based on the maximum door height, the overall weight of the door, and the cable thickness and length. Over time and if not properly maintained, your garage door may become noisy or shaky. This is likely due to a problematic garage door drum with a buildup of dirt and rust.
Garage Door Lubricant
A garage door is often the most regularly used part of a home. As such, in order to maintain its efficiency and performance, it will require lubrication.
A1 Garage Door Service carries several lubricants, spray-based or liquid-based, to use with your garage door. With the right lubricants, you can easily eliminate your garage door’s creaks and groans.
The most important parts of your garage door that require lubrication are the following:
- Springs — A spray-based lubricant may be used on your garage door springs regularly for max-imum performance.
- Hinges — You may put liquid-based or spray-based lubricants on your steel garage door hinges to improve its movement.
- Rollers — Lubricant may be applied on all metal rollers and if you have nylon rollers, simply lu-bricate the bearings.
- Locks — Your garage door lock may also benefit from the regular use of lubricants.