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My Garage Door Rollers Are Problematic!  What Happened?

By Blog Master on 29 Jun 2017 In

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Garage door rollers allows your garage door to effortlessly move up and down in a track. The rollers on your door are like the tires on your car, they have a life expectancy.  

My Garage Door Rollers Are Problematic! What happened? Door Rollers Replacement; Different types of garage door rollers My Garage Door Rollers Are Problematic! What happened? Door Rollers Replacement; Different types of garage door rollers

Like any garage door parts, a garage door roller will need replacing at some point. If not properly maintained, they will have a tendency to come off track after years of operation.  In order to know the best solution to your garage door roller problem, it is best to determine what’s causing the problem first. 

Garage Door Roller that Needs Fixing

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Common Causes of Your Garage Door Roller Problem:  

Inadequate Lubrication
- Garage door rollers and tracks that don’t have enough lubricant will cause other problems. Other problems are, but not limited to, shaking door movement, loud noise coming from operation of door and roller bearing failure.  If the internal bearings of a roller seize, then the roller iteself can fall off causing the garage door to come off the track.  

Maintenance is extremely important for proper function and safety of your garage door system.  Door rollers are ideally lubricated with silicone spray. You can also use household oil as a substitute, if silicone spray is not available.

Garage Door Rollers  with Inadequate Lubrication

Most of these problems can be solved by either lubricating or replacing the garage door rollers.  Keep in mind that when your garage door roller, tracks and other parts are in top condition, you it will extend the life of your door and cut down on costly repairs down the road.

Tracks that have come off the wall and detached brackets.
If tracks are not well-anchored against the wall, the rollers will go off track. Tighten the brackets to make sure that tracks are anchored appropriately.

Tracks That Have Dents or Damages
Simple dents can be repaired, but replacement is recommended for instances wherein there are heavy damages to the tracks.

Misaligned Tracks
Tracks become misaligned when a car or a large object bumps into the garage door.  Misaligned tracks produce rubbing noises and you may also observe gap between rails and garage door rollers.

My Garage Door Rollers Are Problematic! What happened? ; Misaligned Door Tracks; Tracks that have dents or damaged

Dity Tracks
Excessive grease build up in the tracks will not allow the rollers to move properly.
 

My Garage Door Rollers Are Problematic! What happened? ; Dirty Garage Door Tracks

Tracks should be cleaned of all excessive grease.  Excesive grease build-up will cause the garage door rollers to slide instead of roll!  Failure to clean the track on regular basis can attract dirt and cause rust buildup.

Old and rusty garage door roller

Learn more about  the importance of servicing your garage door .

Our highly skilled experts at Overhead Door Company of Central Jersey can provide budget wise solution for your garage door roller problem. We find the best solution for your garage door concerns; may it be rust accumulation, dents and misalligned tracks. We also provide  and top-of-the-line repairs and replacements.

You can count on us to do repairs, service and maintenance for all types of garage doors and door openers.  For 45 Years, we have been servicing the following counties: Somerset, Warren, Hunterdon, Morris, Mercer, Middlesex, Union, Hudson, Essex, Bergen and Passaic. 

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