Garage Door Rollers
Garage door rollers are an integral part of any garage door and they can make all the difference in the world in how long your garage door opener may last. Worn or broken garage door rollers make it harder to raise a garage door and put a lot more strain on the garage door opener motor and can cause it to fail a lot sooner than expected.
Garage Door Rollers On Older Homes
On older homes, it is important to check the garage door rollers to make sure that they are not broken or worn and that the are properly lubricated.
As garage door rollers age, they may need to be greased on a regular basis. They should be checked each year to make sure they rotate easily. A good lithium grease is recommended for use on open faced bearings where the balls are exposed to the air, dust, dirt and the elements.
Sealed or closed rollers may simply need to be replaced.
Garage Door Rollers Are Easily Replaced
Here is an excellent video describing the best way to change the garage door rollers on a garage door. Be sure to watch the entire video to avoid making any mistakes. This is a simple process when done correctly. The gentleman in this video is an experienced garage door serviceman and knows what he is doing.