Roller Garage Doors
Garage Door Tracks & Garage Door Roller Repair
Garage door tracks have a simple function: guide the rollers when the door is being raised and lowered. When the tracks and rollers are both in good shape, the door moves smoothly and quietly. When the tracks and rollers become worn due to age or damage, the door may become loud and difficult to operate.
CARING FOR YOUR GARAGE DOOR TRACKS & ROLLERS
Galvanized garage door tracks should not rust, but they can be clogged with dirt and debris. During the winter months in some parts of the country, road salt can cause the metal to corrode.
The rollers which run up and down the tracks are also prone to wear. Replacing rollers is an easy job as long as you get the correct size for your track. Two-inch wide track uses what are called two inch rollers, but the diameter of these rollers will be less than 2 inches in diameter to fit to the track. When purchasing replacement rollers, you can stumble across steel, plastic, and nylon constructs. Steel rollers have a longer operation life and cost less, however, the noise reduction of the nylon rollers makes them a favorite.