Garage Door Roller Replacement

Garage Door Roller Replacement

Aladdin Doors of Austin is a garage door repair, sales and installation company based out of Austin, TX and serving most of Travis County.  We specialize in garage door repairs, garage door spring replacement, garage door openers and new garage door installations.  No trip fees and the estimate is always FREE. Same Day Service Guarantee: If you call us by 2pm we guarantee same day service or the service call is FREE.
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Garage Door Roller Replacement

Next, spray the hinges, roller bearings (unsealed style), and springs (Photo 5) with a garage door lube like the Prime Flo garage door lubrication kit (about $7 at home centers). Also hit the torsion bar bearings, and any other pivot points. The special garage door lube penetrates the parts as a liquid and dries to form a non-tacky grease that won’t attract dirt and dust, which can gum things up. Lubricate all moving parts every six months to reduce wear and keep the door quiet. Avoid other lubricants such as oil, grease, or spray lithium grease. They’re cheaper, but they don’t penetrate as well and tend to pick up dust and grit—just what you don’t want on moving parts.
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Garage Door Roller Replacement

Because your garage door is a major entryway to your home, it is important to keep it in good working order for your own safety, security, and convenience. Choosing the right style and appropriate materials will lessen the amount of repairs that may arise. Additionally, investing in regular maintenance can be cost-effective in the long run. If your garage door is in need of major repair, it is best to call a professional garage door repair company for assistance. Typically, the company will charge for at least one hour for making a service call. However, the benefits of a professional repair job can well outweigh any costs, as a professional can ensure the safety, security, and proper operation of your garage door.
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Garage Door Roller Replacement

Once all bolts are fastened down, remove all clamps, braces, etc., and test door manually a few times. If you used your garage door opener to hold the door up, disengage it. If the door panels don’t align properly, you might have to reposition the hinge(s) slightly. Be sure all nuts are tight. Then, reengage the garage door opener, if you have one, and make sure it works smoothly.
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Garage Door Roller Replacement

Once you’ve replaced the worn door components, check the garage door opener chain. A loose garage door opener chain makes loud slapping sounds and causes jerky door movements that smack the rollers against the track. So start by tightening the chain (find the procedure in your owner’s manual). If you have a track drive opener, the next step is to lubricate the opener track with grease. If you have a screw drive opener, grease the threads (Photo 4).
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Garage Door Roller Replacement

Regardless of the material, you will likely need to perform some regular maintenance tasks. A garage door professional can examine common problem areas to ensure all are working as they should. Additionally, it is necessary to examine the integrity of the door itself, since your garage can be especially vulnerable to security issues if your door is not structurally sound.
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Garage Door Roller Replacement

It is important to unplug your garage door opener before starting. Some situations may require you to raise the door a little higher than the upper limit of the opener to relieve spring tension. In that case, disengage the opener from the door, raise it as much as needed and install the clamps to stabilize the door.
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Garage Door Roller Replacement

Garage doors provide one of the major entryways into your home. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that they are secure and in good working order. If you are having problems with your current door, then you need to have a professional determine if it can be repaired or if it will need to be replaced. Here are some of the most common factors that will affect the cost of a garage door repair.
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Squealing, screeching, or grinding noises from your garage door are usually indicative of a lack of lubricant or an accumulation of dirt or debris in the tracks. When removing debris, do not use harsh chemicals to clean the tracks. Once the track is clean, coat it with lubricant designed especially for garage doors, if possible. If you do not have access to this special type of lubricant, you can use WD-40 on the tracks and hardware.
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Next, check for worn rollers and hinges (Photo 2). Many track rollers have unsealed bearings that self-destruct after years of rolling around in a dirty environment. The wear can be so severe that the rollers actually wobble as the door operates. If your rollers are worn, consider replacing them with nylon rollers with sealed bearings (available at garage door suppliers or online). Nylon rollers are quieter and don’t require periodic oiling. But they are more expensive than steel.
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Instead, it has a square lip beneath the head that presses through and locks into the wood of the door. If you try to tighten the nut without tapping the carriage bolt in fully, it may not engage into the same square hole it made in the door when originally installed. This could cause the hole to strip and the bolt begin to turn. Then, you’ll have to hold the end of the threaded part of the bolt with pliers while you tighten the nut with a wrench. Older garage doors often show some rot around the bolt openings, especially near the ground, and the carriage bolts may turn no matter how careful you may be..
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Mechanically isolate the opener from the garage rafters/trusses with rubber pads. Cut rubber pads out of an old tire, or buy specially made rubber/cork anti-vibration pads. (Four 5-1/2- x 5-1/2- x 3/8-in. pads are $14, available through our affiliation with amazon.com.) You’ll be adding about an inch in thickness, so you’ll need four longer lag screws and four fender washers.
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For safety reasons, hinges and rollers are best replaced with the door in the “up” position so spring tension is minimal. Since spring tension is naturally relieved in this position, I’ve learned to work this way.

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