How Do I Pick the Right Garage Door Rollers?
Garage door rollers are an integral part of the smooth, quiet and safe operation of any garage door. Selecting the perfect match for your garage door can be a little tricky because there are various sizes and those can be made from different types of materials.
Determining the Correct Size of the Garage Door Rollers
The easiest way to determine the correct size of the rollers is to remove one to take a proper measurement.If removing the rollers is not possible, opening the door half way so the rollers are at eye-level for measurement will work.
To figure out which size replacement rollers you should buy, you will need to measure across the width of the roller head with a ruler or tape measure. Roller sizes are standard at one inch, two inches or three inches; except the sizes are usually ¼” short: ¾”, 1 ¾”, and 2 ¾”.
Measuring the shaft or stem, which is attached to the roller, is also important.The stem length is standard as well;just measure yours and the new one should be the same size. Older doors may require custom-sized rollers.
Should I use Nylon or Steel Replacements?
The material used to make the rollers selected will make a huge difference on how quiet the garage door operates, how long the rollers will last and how much those will cost. Rollers are filled with ball bearings that make a huge difference on how quiet a garage door operates. The more ball bearings, the quieter the door, and the longer they last. However, it’s also important to remember that the more ball bearings, the higher the cost. But, when you are making an investment that will last 12-20 years, paying more for quality is a consideration.
Truthfully, steel rollers last longer, but are also far noisier. Premium nylon garage door rollers will last anywhere from 12-20 years. A quieter door for 12 to 20 years or a noisier door that may give you another five years on those steel rollers?
We can replace those noisy rollers with “premium high cycle” nylon rollers containing 13 ball bearings for quiet, long-lasting operations. Nylon rollers never require lubrication, which makes them efficient, trouble-free and non-vibrating. Although costlier than steel, they are the better choice for residential applications.