A client who had recently moved into a house in Council Bluffs, IA, requested Titan Garage Doors Lincoln NE for a garage door repair. They were annoyed by the amount of noise their garage door made every time it was operated. Our technician found that they had steel rollers that were not tight in the tracks, causing them to rattle against the metal tracks and make a lot of noise. So we replaced them with premium 13 ball sealed bearing nylon rollers for reduced noise levels and improved durability. The homeowner was delighted with this fix and surprised at how quiet their garage door is now.
If your garage door makes a squeaking or grinding noise when opening or closing, the problem may be your rollers. Sometimes, all it takes to subside the annoying noise is lubricating the rollers and all other moving parts with a product like WD40. But if that does not seem to work, the problem may have more to do with the type of rollers you have. The truth is that the type and quality of your garage door roller significantly impact the overall smoothness, stability, and quietness of your garage door.
Plastic rollers are a budget-friendly choice for home builders. However, plastic rollers are not advisable as they do not roll well and have to be constantly sprayed with lubricants, or they will freeze up when the weather is below freezing. Good-quality plastic rollers typically last about two to three years under regular use.
Steel rollers are inexpensive, but they wear quickly and are prone to rust and corrosion when exposed to the elements. There are two types of steel rollers: with ball bearings and without. Both types require regular lubrication; otherwise, they will start grating and squeaking.
Nylon rollers are the quietest among all types of rollers, making them perfect for homes. They are more robust than plastic and steel rollers and can withstand rough use. In addition, they do not rust, meaning they work well in high-humidity environments.
Steel rollers not only rust and corrode with time, but they also require frequent lubrication, or they will start creaking and screeching. Bear in mind that garage door tracks are also made of steel. So, steel against steel is a noisy problem waiting to happen without sufficient lubrication. You can mitigate this problem by having a garage door repair company come in for routine maintenance.
Nylon rollers are your best option if you want the quietest garage door. These rollers roll up and down the track quietly and smoothly. Additionally, nylon rollers usually come with 10-13 ball bearings, reducing friction and further decreasing noise levels. When you have a screw-drive opener, pair it with nylon rollers, and you will hardly hear any noise when the door opens and closes.
Ball bearing garage door rollers are designed to reduce wear and require less frequent replacement, allowing you to avoid costly maintenance at inconvenient times.
Ball bearings and nylon material reduce friction, resulting in a smoother roll and virtually silent garage door operation.
Inferior rollers are prone to problems such as running off the track and may lead to premature wearing of other door components such as the gear, sprocket, and belt. On the other hand, nylon rollers with ball bearings operate more smoothly, preventing a costly cascade of garage door repairs.
Titan Garage Doors Lincoln NE is a local garage door company serving the Council Bluffs, IA, for over ten years. We specialize in garage door installation and maintenance, and we offer emergency garage door repair service to meet your garage door needs. Our experienced garage door specialists can help you with everything from garage door roller replacement to residential garage door repair. And to make sure you are getting the best possible price, we offer free estimates on all our services. So why wait? Contact us today and let us show you what we can do!