Garage Door Rollers Toronto
Garage door rollers are among the major components that keep your garage door functioning well. They run in the tracks to align or hold the garage door in the right position. The smoother the rollers operate, the lesser resistance you will encounter when opening or closing your garage door. Choosing the right type of roller for your garage door repair can be challenge to some people.Especially if you don’t know what to look for when it comes to components. To make your work easier, there are two main things that you need to be aware of. These are; the actual dimensions and the purpose of the rollers that you’ll be using for your door.
Garage Door Roller Replacement Toronto
Is your garage door struggling to go up and down? It’s time you think about installing garage door rollers and avoid the worst thing from happening anytime soon. We are here to take away all that stress from you by replacing those rollers with our high-quality rollers. Maintaining the rollers will definitely extend the life of your garage door including the garage door opener. It will also reduce the noise created when opening and closing the door. Proper maintenance of garage door includes: lubricating the springs. Visual inspection for any damage or wear to the rollers and checking for the play in the cables.
Garage door rollers made up of plastic, steel or nylon and the common standard sizes for roller wheels are 1″, 2″ and 3″ inch. Yet, the 2″inch is most common in use for residential houses.
Types Of Garage Door Rollers
First, are steel wheels that attached on one end of the shaft. They have ball bearings although in most cases you’ll find some steel roller without ball bearings. You can carry out a visual inspection to determine if there are ball bearings or not. Steel rollers, known to be strong and durable, which means that they don’t break under normal use. These types of rollers have a life cycle expectancy of between 5,000 and 15,000 depending on the weight of the roller. A life cycle refers to a one full movement of up and down cycle.
These are steel rollers that encased in nylon. Nylon rollers have ball bearings which attached to the stems. Weight of the wheel determined by numbers of ball bearings and that affects the efficiency of the roller. The more the ball bearings the higher the life cycle expectancy. For example, nylon rollers with about 10 ball bearings has a life cycle rating of 10,000 – 15,000. These bearings are durable and much quieter compared to steel due to nylon coating.
As the name suggests, these are plastic rollers with plastic wheels attached to one end of the shaft and without ball bearings. Plastic bearings can last between 2 and 3 years under normal operation. The only advantage is that they’re cheap, but wear fast and requires no maintenance.
Nylon Double-sealed Rollers
Now, this type of rollers provides the benefits you get from nylon rollers. Which are; strength and quietness and above that they’re sealed. Nylon double-sealed rollers have a higher weight rating of more than 100 pounds with more than 50,000 life cycles. These are perfect rollers for dirty or very wet applications since they’re completely sealed. Hence, allow little dirt or moisture to enter the bearings or roller.
When your rollers are in good working condition that means that the rest of the parts are operating good. For example, when you press your remote the door will go up or down. If the rollers are bad they could get stuck on the track, rip the cables or bust the spring. It is also important for the weather stripping. Because when the door goes all the way down without distraction it seals well. If you need roller inspection and replacement. Don’t hesitate to contact Rollup garage door repair Toronto