Garage Door Roller Replacement: Best Leave it to the Pros!

Published on October 14, 2022

A garage door roller replacement is a common repair for most homeowners. While it may seem simple, hiring an authorized garage door repair company is recommended to properly replace the rollers on your garage door so that you can ensure the safety and security of your home.

Read on to learn more about the steps taken by the garage door technician to prevent property damage and expensive garage door repair in the future. 

Types of Garage Door Rollers

There are several different types of garage door rollers, but they all serve the same purpose: to help move the door up and down. 

Richards-Wilcox Landmark Garage doors only feature the highest quality Nylon Rollers.  

The service technician should lubricate each roller with silicone grease to keep them moving smoothly. 

Replacing Your Garage Door Rollers: Steps Required

Step 1: The technician will remove your old garage door rollers. If your door doesn’t already have one, they will remove the old roller from its track by sliding it out from the bottom of the track with a screwdriver or other tool.

Step 2: The technician will place each roller in its track, securing it using screws or bolts (depending on the roller type).

Step 3: The technician will test your new rollers by opening and closing your garage door several times while checking for any issues with alignment or movement.

Bonus Tips: 

  1. Clean your garage door regularly. Apply oil to the tracks and keep them free from debris. 
  2. Inspect your rollers monthly to ensure they are still working correctly. If you notice any issues with the track’s metal or cracks in the door, call a professional as soon as possible.

Contact the Garage Door Experts Today!

Garage door rollers are one of the most critical parts of a garage door system. Rollers are responsible for lifting your garage door and moving it up or down, so if they wear out or break, you could end up with a garage door that won’t open or close.

At Richards-Wilcox Garage Doors, we recommend having your rollers checked at least once yearly. If you notice that they are wearing out or breaking, we can connect you with authorized technicians in your area to replace your garage door rollers while they are in good condition. 

These Richards-Wilcox Garage Doors dealers also provide services such as lubricating and replacing parts like garage door opener systems, cables, and springs. 

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