Garage Door Roller Repair in Boynton Beach, Florida
You may not realize it, but your garage door is the largest appliance in your house. It’s also far more complex than you’d realize at first glance. There are myriad moving and non-moving parts, and each part must be in good condition for the door to operate in the smooth, quiet way it was built to run. If one part breaks or malfunctions, it can rapidly affect the other parts, leading to a full system breakdown.
One of the most vital – yet most often neglected – parts of the garage door is its rollers. These little wheels and rods bear the brunt of the door’s weight as it opens and closes hundreds of times each year. When you consider that a garage door typically weighs more than 500 pounds, it’s not surprising that the rollers are some of the first things to break down. And when they do break or wear out, it’s important to call for garage door roller repair in Boynton Beach.
Your rollers may be fine right now, but it’s wise to keep an eye on them, as when a roller breaks, the door is usually moving. This will cause the door to come off its tracks, and this can be very dangerous for anyone in the garage. It’s generally recommended to replace rollers every 5-7 years (depending on the quality of the rollers), though it’s also a good idea to change them any time you replace a spring.
There are three main types of rollers, and each has its unique benefits and drawbacks:
Plastic rollers are the cheapest of the three, but they’re also prone to far more wear and tear. The plastic wheel tends to get brittle and shrink over time.
Steel bearing rollers are an excellent (though noisy) option, and have long been the standard in garage door rollers. Only in recent years have they been replaced by a better option.
Nylon bearing rollers are the last word when it comes to garage door rollers. They are not only extremely quiet, but they’re also extremely durable and rarely shrink or break.
Give JHowen a call at 561-856-5081 for garage door roller repair in Boynton Beach, Florida, and we’ll help you to decide which rollers are best for your home.