The Best Garage Door Rollers
The best garage door rollers are the 13 Ball Bearing Nylon Garage Door Rollers. We recommend this roller because it features a heavy duty nylon wheel equipped with 13 ball bearings. The nylon wheel is quiet as it makes contact with the metal garage door track and the 13 ball bearings ensure smooth, quiet operation and less stress on your automatic opener. These rollers are a huge upgrade from the plastic bushing rollers that come standard with a builder grade garage door. Do yourself a favor and upgrade your garage door rollers today.
Best Garage Door Rollers
Quiet Down Your Garage Door
Let’s face it. Everyone want’s a quiet garage door. When garage door rollers start to wear, they will lean to one side and some rollers will make a clicking sound like a train on railroad tracks. This sound will only get louder as the ball bearings wear unevenly from normal usage. Most people don’t realize how loud their garage door has become because it happens slowly over time. Every day it gets a little louder.
New 13 Ball Bearing Nylon Garage Door Rollers will quiet down your garage door and provide smooth operation for many years. You will notice the difference immediately after changing out the rollers. The garage door is the largest moving object in your home and having good rollers is very important to ensure it is running at its best everyday.
Long Life 13 Bearing Garage Door Rollers
The more ball bearings a garage door roller has, the longer the life. The 13 Ball Bearing Nylon Garage Door Rollers has the maximum amount of ball bearings available in residential garage door rollers today. This ensures the maximum number of cycles your garage door can make before the roller wears out. Opening and closing the garage door is equal to one cycle.
A typical garage door spring will last 8,000-12,000 cycles and these rollers will last that long if not longer. They are a great upgrade for your garage door without spending a lot of money. Rollers on a garage door are the only thing that comes in contact with the track and making sure they are the highest quality is of utmost importance.
Prevent Garage Door Off Track
It is important to replace your garage door rollers if they appear to be wobbly or leaning. When they start to wear, the shaft will no longer be perpendicular to the roller wheel therefore it will lean to one side. A leaning roller will walk itself out of the track at the radius because the bushing or bearings are worn out. Homeowners often wonder why their door has come off track and many times it is due to bad garage door rollers.
Another issue we see if the rollers are never changed is they wear down to the point the shaft comes out of the wheel. When this happens, the shaft will slide down the track without a wheel or the door will come off track altogether. Many times when this happens the homeowner is not aware the wheel has come off the roller shaft. Taking time every six months or so to inspect your garage door will ensure you are maintaining the largest moving object in your home the proper way.
Garage Door Opener Noisy? Try the LiftMaster Isolation Kit
If you want to go one step further in quieting down your garage door system, you can install the LiftMaster Motor Isolation Kit. This is a kit that was specially designed to help eliminate the noise that comes from a garage door opener motor when running. The rubber isolation mounts absorb the vibration from the motor therefore reducing much of the sound you hear and feel when the garage door is activated. This kit is a great inexpensive way to quiet down a loud garage door opener especially if you have a bedroom or living space above your garage.
The garage door is used as the front door on many homes today. This is a trend we are seeing more and more as garage door openers are being released with more convenience features. Because of this, your garage door needs to be maintenance more often. If you want to ensure your garage door is running at its best, install 13 Ball Bearing Nylon Garage Door Rollers. Most likely you currently have builder grade garage door rollers with plastic bushings. Upgrading your garage door rollers will ensure smooth, quiet operation for many years to come.