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All you need to know about fixing Garage Door Rollers

Rollers are a fundamental principle in almost all garage doors. When you have a broken or damaged roller, your garage door will perform poorly. Often, when you do not maintain your garage door, you will find the track misaligned.

In most 7’ and 8’ high garage doors, you will find approximately 10-12 rollers. There are different varieties of rollers. Plastic garage door rollers and steel garage door rollers

Steel rollers are durable and reliable. However, after years of service, they might become rusty and loose. You need to lubricate the system thrice a year.

Plastic rollers are easy to maintain and are reliable. Most plastic rollers have a steel shaft. When poorly maintained, the steel shaft might break or bend. Also, the plastic roller can break if mishandled. You need to lubricate the system twice a year.

Why do rollers break?

No matter the roller type, they will break if mishandled. Below are four reasons that make your rollers break.

Poor maintenance practice: You need to oil your garage door rollers regularly.

Normal wear and tear: Wear and tear is a normal thing if you have an old garage door. Replacing the worn out parts will ensure a long-lasting service time.

Accidents and stress: A sudden impact as a result of an accident cannot only cause rollers to break. Your garage door panels and frame can get damaged too.

Poor roller quality: If your garage door was installed with substandard rollers, they will fail after a short while. Luckily, at ZAAAP, we can advise you on choosing the best types of rollers for new installations.

If your rollers are in good working condition, your garage door will open and close smoothly. Also, you will require less force to open the door.

Call us today on +1 (818) 406-4995 and let the expert advice.

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