Garage door rollers facilitate the upward and downward movement of a garage door. They are made up of a wheel and a metal rod, which are attached to the garage door’s frame. These rollers are found along the metal tracks that run along either side of the garage door. For your garage door to open and close smoothly, the rollers must work well. At King Garage Door Repair, we provide garage door roller replacement services if your garage door rollers start to malfunction. You might even be considering switching to an alternative garage door roller type, so let us assist you on which roller wheel you should get with our professional garage door roller replacement service.


Whether you are opening or closing your garage door, the garage door rollers allow the lifting and gradual releasing of the door as required. There are several ways in which you can see that you need to replace your garage door rollers. We provide all types of rollers in our garage door rollers replacement.

You know there might be a problem with your rollers if you start hearing louder or unfamiliar noises when your garage door is going up or down. Other things you may witness include the garage door jerking and getting stuck. If you notice any of these issues, schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible. You don’t want to risk property damage or have your garage door stop working altogether. Our experienced and licensed technicians can get to the bottom of the issue very quickly and replace your old roller with quality materials. 

There are a few possible reasons why your rollers may start to misbehave. It could be the tracks themselves that are now loose or dented, preventing the rollers from functioning as normal. As the garage door moves up or down, the roller can get off track or stay stuck in the tracks. Roller issues often crop up when your rollers are damaged or were not properly installed in the first place. Sometimes, we find that the rollers and the garage door lift system are not working well because the rollers are not well-lubricated. Lubrication is crucial to keep the rollers working well and quieter, avoid premature wear and extend their lifespan for years.

Depending on your issue and our recommended solutions, you may have to consider replacing garage door rollers with another roller type.

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Whether it's a weekday or weekend, you can rely on us to assist you in case of an emergency.

Types of Garage Door Rollers

There are three types of garage door rollers – plastic, steel, and nylon, and they all have their own advantages. When considering garage door roller repair, we recommend the best option for our customers, specific to their setup and needs. Replacing rollers can help you with noise reduction and other factors. Here is a comparison of the three roller types, looking at the price, durability, roller sizes, weight that can be supported, the noise made during the operation, and the best applications based on these factors.



Plastic Garage Door Rollers

Plastic garage door rollers have plastic wheels. The main advantage of this type is that it is the least expensive. However, that does come at a price because plastic rollers don't last as long. They are likely to need replacement more often. They also have a lower limit on how much weight they can support. We recommend that you only use them when you have a single-panel garage door in your home because larger doors can put tremendous strain otherwise.

Steel Garage Door Rollers

Steel garage door rollers have steel wheels instead. These are reliable and durable because they can support more weight than the plastic option, and they can be used for a wide range of garage doors.
Nevertheless, It is worth noting that steel rollers make a lot of noise when they operate. If you have a garage door that is particularly noisy, then you might want to replace the rollers with plastic or nylon options.

Nylon Garage Door Rollers

Nylon garage door rollers are the newest type of garage door rollers on the market. We highly recommend them because they offer the best benefits. While they might cost more than the other options, they are a good long-term investment. Nylon rollers can support large weights similarly to steel rollers. They are also lightweight, like the plastic option. Their movement along the garage door tracks is particularly smooth and the quietest of all the options available.

Nylon rollers significantly reduce garage door noise by 75% or more compared to standard steel rollers.

Our team of professionals can quickly diagnose the exact problem with your garage door. If you need roller replacement or other garage door repairs, we are ready to assist. Call us today to receive same-day service from one of our expert technicians.

Garage Door Replacement:

Why it is Important to Replace Your Rollers

A garage door is a mechanically sophisticated mechanism that requires regular maintenance to work properly. The roller is one of the most crucial components of a garage door since it helps guide the door up and down. These rollers can deteriorate with time, leading them to become loud, difficult to work, or even entirely break. If you don't repair your garage door's rollers when they begin to show symptoms of wear and tear, the door may become inoperable. In this situation, it may be necessary to replace the entire garage door system, which may be a time-consuming and costly process.
To find out more about garage door roller replacement, don't hesitate to contact us.

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