What Are Garage Door Rollers And Why Do I Need To Maintain Them?
When you activate your garage door opener, the operator uses torsion springs to pull the door up into the garage. The way the door is able to slide up is with rollers on the door that slide along tracks until the door fully retracts. When you close the garage, the process works in reverse.
Either way, if you do not properly service and lubricate your garage door rollers, they will not roll smoothly along the tracks and you will have problems with the operation of your garage door.
Why Do I Need Garage Door Roller Inspection?
Your garage door rollers are steel or nylon wheels designed to fluidly roll along your garage door tracks. (If your garage door is too loud when opening or closing, your steel rollers may be the problem. Let us know and we can discuss replacing them with nylon wheels instead).
Like all other moving parts of your garage door system, constant use day after day will wear down your rollers and cause them to lose lubrication. This can ultimately result in a door that starts and stops, stutters and jerks, moves too slowly or doesn’t work at all.