Expert Garage Door Cable & Roller Repair in Los Angeles
Modern conveniences save all of us time, money and work by helping us do things faster, more efficiently and with less effort. The automatic garage door is certainly one of those conveniences. Gone are the days of going outside to manually lift a heavy garage door at the end of a long day or simply parking outside where the elements wear away your vehicle.
The trade off for the convenience, of course, is that automatic garage doors have hundreds of parts. If any of these parts are not working properly, it can mean that your door stops functioning, potentially leaving your vehicle stuck inside or outside your garage.
If you discover problems with your garage door, you may be having problems with your cables or rollers. The professionals at Precision Door Service of Los Angeles can help. We are on call 24/7 and are well-versed in all garage door makes and models as well as openers and remotes.
Our trained technicians can come out and diagnose your problem. We may suggest performing a repair or replacing parts as needed. Whatever your situation, you can trust that we will provide quality parts and excellent workmanship.
Get the Right Rollers
Garage door rollers come in various sizes to properly match your garage door. You will need to have rollers of the right size to match your garage door. Otherwise, the door and the rollers will not work properly. On your own, you can measure the rollers on your garage door if you feel comfortable performing the task. You will need to remove one of the current rollers on your garage door to get the correct size. Sometimes, you may not be able to remove the garage door rollers if the door is stuck, heavy, or if you cannot reach the rollers. If that is the case, try lowering the garage door to eye level so that you have easier access to the garage door rollers. For residential garage doors, the most common sizes for rollers are ¾ of an inch, one inch, and 2 ¾-inch rollers. You should also measure the length of the stem that the rollers are attached to. Older garage doors may need to have rollers built of a custom size. If your garage door is newer, however, you can look for replacement rollers yourself or contact professionals who are knowledgeable about Los Angeles garage doors to make sure that you are getting rollers of the correct size.
Garage Door Rollers
Garage door rollers play a big role in the functioning of your garage door. They provide support and guide the door as it functions. Precision Door Service of Los Angeles use rollers that are designed to perform up to 80,000 cycles, extending the working life of your automatic garage door. Talk with our trained technicians about which rollers will fit and work best with your particular garage door make and model.
Nylon or Steel Rollers?
In addition to finding rollers that match your garage door in size, you will have to decide whether to get rollers made out of nylon or steel. Both materials are used for residential and commercial garage doors, but they vary in factors such as longevity and noise level. Generally, the more ball bearings a roller has, the less noise it will make when you open and close the garage door. While that might seem like a minor detail, it is an essential consideration if the garage door is located under the main floor or next to a room where the excess noise may be a problem. Although having more ball bearings on a roller makes the garage door quieter, it also increases its price. However, keep in mind that most rollers last 15-20 years. To have a garage door that does not annoy you and your family, you may decide it is worth the investment to get rollers of a higher quality to start with.
Nylon garage door rollers will last anywhere from 12-20 years. Nylon rollers have about 13 ball bearings, which allows them to run smoothly and quietly for awhile. Nylon rollers do not have to be lubricated, which reduces the likelihood of them making excess noise. Steel garage door rollers may last even longer than nylon garage door rollers, but they also make more noise. Steel rollers are ideal for residential garage doors where noise will not be an issue, and they can also be used successfully with commercial garage doors.
Does Your Garage Door Need New Rollers?
When you own your house, you will use the garage door hundreds, if not thousands, of times. The rollers are one part of the garage door that is used heavily. Therefore, they can break or wear out and need the evaluation of a technician who performs garage door repairs in Los Angeles. You should always hire a professional to assess and fix your garage door’s problems, but before help arrives, you can do some troubleshooting on your own. You can look for signs that your Los Angeles garage doors need new rollers, including excessive vibration or shaking when you open the garage door. If the door is rattling and making noise, the rollers may be worn out and need to be changed. The door may also become misaligned, which will happen more frequently as the rollers become worn out. The garage door may also fall off its hinges regularly, which is another sign that the door’s rollers should be inspected at the least and changed if needed. The garage door may also make more noise than usual. If your garage door seems to be making a racket, the rollers may have developed rust. They will need to be lubricated or replaced.
If you need prompt garage door repair, do not hesitate to get in touch. We can assess your garage door and recommend replacing parts for the door’s smooth operation as needed.