Garage Door Roller Repair Bolingbrook IL
Serving Bolingbrook and the Surrounding Areas
Your garage door rollers are a part of the system that often gets neglected when compared to some of the bigger bits of machinery. When something goes wrong, the first thing you do is check something like your motor rather than the small rollers that are tucked away on the garage door track.
However, a lot of the time, you’re going to find that the issues your garage door face have to do with those very rollers. In case you’re unaware, your garage door rollers are the part of the system that actually lift your garage door up. Each one is made up of a group of small ball bearings that allow the heavy door to slide up and down along the rail.
Therefore, it’s the rollers that are responsible for making sure that the door is lifting and closing smoothly and consistently. Without maintenance, though, it’s likely that your garage door rollers are going to run into some trouble. Luckily, we’re here to help.
Discovery Garage Doors have worked on countless issues regarding garage rollers, so give us a call if you think yours might need a replacement or repair job.
Garage Door Roller Issues
One of, if not the most common issue that arises with your garage door rollers is related to how your garage door is opening and closing.
More often than not, you like when the door lifts up seamlessly. You don’t want the operation to be loud and jittery, which is exactly what the rollers are there for.
➣ If your garage door is not opening and closing properly, that’s a clear indicator that something has gone wrong with the rollers. Sometimes the solution is as simple as a little bit of lubrication, but oftentimes the problem is a little more complicated than that.
➣ If you notice that your garage door isn’t as smooth as it used to be, give your rollers a check and a clean. You might see some rust or a build-up of dirt. If it’s a case that the rollers are too far gone in terms of damage to be cleaned, get in touch with us, and we can replace them that very same day.
➣ Another common issue that plagues garage door rollers has to do with the track rather than the rollers themselves. The rollers need to be able to consistently run up and down the track for the door to work, so if that path is obstructed, then you’re going to have some problems.
➣ If the track is dented or bent, you’re probably not going to be able to use your garage door at all. If this happens, it’s vital that you call us rather than trying to lift your door manually. Garage doors are heavy pieces of hardware, and the last thing you want to be doing is standing under that weight. If your safety springs happen to fail while you’re lifting the door, you could seriously injure yourself or worse.
➣ If you’re not sure what’s gone wrong with your rollers, then don’t worry; we’re able to cater to that, too. Our technicians are some of the best in the industry, and there’s not a garage door roller repair job out there that we can’t do.
Types of Garage Door Rollers
If you selected your garage door system yourself, then you know how many variables there are. There are countless brands, designs, materials, and motors that need to be chosen before your door actually gets put together. The same goes for your rollers. Specifically, there are three main types of garage door rollers. Some of these types are better than others, but there is a cost element that you need to consider, too.
Plastic Garage Door Rollers
Plastic garage door rollers sit at the bottom of the barrel but are more than capable of getting the job done if need be. Plastic rollers tend to be a lot cheaper than the other two, so if you’re on a budget, you might want to consider replacing your rollers with these.
Just keep in mind that plastic rollers can be quite noisy and require a little bit of maintenance. It’s not a case of needing to clean it every week, but you should lubricate them every so often. One other thing you need to think about when it comes to plastic rollers is the weight of your door. We talked about how heavy these doors are briefly, but we’re doubling down here.
Garage doors can be so heavy that a plastic roller might not be able to actually lift the door at all. It’s rare, but there are doors out there that fit into this category, so keep that in mind.
Steel Garage Door Rollers
Steel rollers are a step up from plastic. These rollers come with the same issues with regards to noise but can also pull a lot more weight and are more durable.
Steel rollers are going to cost you a bit more, but you’re less likely to need a replacement any time soon.
Just be aware that these rollers require pretty regular maintenance and lubrication, far more so than the other two types.
Nylon Garage Door Rollers
Nylon rollers sit on the top of the hill but have a price tag that reflects that.
If you are willing to meet that price, though, then you’re not going to have any issues. Nylon rollers are the best of both worlds. Not only can these carry the weight of steel, but you’re also going to have next to no maintenance with them whatsoever.
On top of that, nylon rollers are virtually silent. Thus, if you’re in a suburban neighborhood and you don’t want a noisy garage door, consider getting nylon.
Why Trust Us as Your Professional Garage Door Repair Company?
Garage installations have strict safety regulations associated with them. Our team members know these regulations like the backs of their hands, so you never need to worry about substandard work. All of our technicians are fully licensed, trained, and certified when it comes to garage door work. This allows us to deliver a quality of service that is unrivaled by the competition.
Trusting professionals saves you money in the long run. You’re not going to have to spend more fixing a botched repair job when you work with Discovery Garage Doors. On top of that, we offer same day service seven days a week. We know that you don’t have the time to wait around for a repair, so we aim to get out to you as soon as possible. Therefore, contact us and let us know what you need.