Like most items that are regularly used, your garage door is prone to normal wear and tear over time. Rather than replacing your entire garage door when it starts to break down, why not just replace the parts that need it? The team at Neighborhood Garage Door can get you the parts that you need!
What Are Garage Door Rollers?
While you may have never noticed the garage door rollers, they actually play a significant role in how your garage door operates. They are located on both sides of the door and work to move the door up and down the track. If just one roller malfunctions, your garage door could be thrown off of its track.
Prior to 2008, most garage doors would come with rollers that were usually made of metal or plastic. While these both seem to be a durable material, rollers made from metal or plastic will typically only last a few years. The best garage door rollers are made from nylon and can come sealed, unsealed, or semi-sealed.
When to Replace the Garage Door Rollers
Since most of us use our garage doors without even realizing we are doing it, we may miss the signs that we need to change our garage door rollers. While squeaking is a good indicator that you should change them, there are also visible signs to look for. These signs include cracking or missing chunks from the roller, run-down rollers, or dirty, grimy rollers that are beyond cleaning.
Rollers secure your garage door to the track, so failing to change out worn-down rollers could result in it coming off the track. Once off, the door could fall, presenting an extremely dangerous situation.
The Best Garage Door Roller
While it’s been mentioned that the best garage door rollers are made of nylon, it’s important to know the other features you should look for. To find that out, it’s beneficial to look at the best rollers which happen to be the Z Bearing Garage Door Rollers.
The Z Bearing Roller
With excellent design and top-notch quality, the Z Bearing roller is not only the longest-lasting roller but one of the strongest. It is often dubbed the “lifetime roller” due to the fact that it will last up to 50,000 garage door cycles, or 70 years, 50 years longer than other garage door rollers. Each roller can sustain about 105 pounds of weight, again, making it far superior to its competitors.
The design of the Z Bearing Roller is also unique. The ball bearings in this roller are enclosed individually helping to protect it from dirt and dust and preventing the roller from wearing down prematurely. Because of the quality of this roller, you may pay more, but will typically receive a longer warranty or guarantee on the product.
Have Your Rollers Replaced Today!
If you have noticed a decline in the functioning of your garage door, it may be time to replace your rollers. Call our team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair to set up an appointment today! We’ll upgrade your rollers and have your garage door working like new!