How to Fix Residential Garage Door Rollers

Garage door rollers are key components in garage doors functioning properly.  When the rollers are working correctly, they move along the tracks to keep your garage door working smoothly by reducing friction and dragging.  Every time your garage door is used, the rollers are always under stress.  A malfunction of even a single roller could lead to all the other rollers becoming out of balance and cause not only a malfunctioning garage door but also an inconvenience.  Let’s look at some techniques on how to fix garage doors rollers.

Tighten Nuts, Bolts and Screws:  All nuts, bolts, and screws are prone to loosen up over time.  This could lead to malfunctioning of garage door rollers resulting in the garage door coming off track.  It’s important to inspect your garage door on a frequent basis to tighten all nuts, bolts, and screws. 

Check Hinges and Rollers:  Rollers with worn out bearings will drag in the track causing the door to become unbalanced and derail.  Garage door hinges often wear out or become broken because of improper maintenance or damage. 

Check Garage Door Springs:  Never attempt to replace the garage door rollers if your garage door uses torsion springs fixed on the header.  The spring is under constant tension and sudden failure can cause the spring to break apart violently.  This can cause serious injuries to anyone nearby.  The safest way to replace your spring is to hire an expert. 

Check Opener Chain:  Over time, the drive chain on your garage door opener can suffer from a loosening and slackening of the chain that leads to a few issues including your garage door rollers being pushed against the tracks.  It’s important to lubricate the garage door track to help avoid the rollers being damaged and to tighten the chain. 

Consult a Garage Door Professional for Repairs!  Attempting to repair damaged parts yourself can lead to further damage to your garage door and could be dangerous.  If your garage door rollers, springs, or any other part is damaged or broken, leave it to the professionals to repair or replace it. 

A1 Affordable Garage Door Repair can repair your garage door issues, replace your garage door or install a custom garage door. We service most of the Dallas  and surrounding areas like Frisco, Little Elm, McKinney, Melissa, Murphy, Plano and more!

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