Based in Broward County, Garage Door Pros has 9 Florida locations. We are in Cooper City, Davie, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise, Plantation, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, and Weston. This article will focus on our Cooper City office, located at 10620 Griffin Road. Garage Door Pros has been an industry leader since 2012, and we continue to gain recognition each year for our exceptional garage door services.
Garages, and the doors that enclose them, can become damaged from time, wear, and daily use. Problems can include rollers getting detached, springs getting bent out of shape, and doors coming off their tracks. These seemingly small problems can turn into serious and expensive issues. Our Cooper City garage door repair services are available for all your garage door service needs.
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One of the most common garage door failures is the rollers. These are part of the system which keep the door on the tracks, and even though they seem like little things, they are very important parts of the door. Not only do garage door rollers hold the weight of the door, they also help to open and close the door. Due to the tremendous pressure on these parts, the rollers need to be well maintained, and repaired or replaced when needed. Attempting such a repair on your own, without the proper experience and training can lead to sever injuries, as well as permanent damage to the garage door. When the time comes to work on garage door rollers, let our Cooper City garage door repair professionals handle the job correctly and efficiently.
There will usually be some type of warning sign that your garage door rollers need to be replaced. The first thing to be aware of is a squeaking sound each time your garage door open or closed. Many rollers have bearings, which have not been sealed, and being exposed to a less than ideal environment, and improper service can lead to premature failure. The bearings tend to wear out after years of use. If you notice that you do, in fact, have worn out rollers, you can trust our service professionals to recommend and install the best type of rollers for your particular garage door. Simply put, once you hear your garage door begin to squeak, it is better to replace than repair damaged garage door rollers.
Types of Rollers and Stem Materials:
There are basically 4 different types of rollers that are used on garage doors. They are the steel truck rollers, steel rollers with zinc stems, sealed nylon rollers with a zinc plated stem, and a sealed nylon roller with a stainless steel stem. All of these rollers are made with metal stems that have wheels at one end of the roller. The difference is in the wheel itself. In addition to steel and nylon, wheels can also be covered in plastic. These plastic wheels are fitted at one end of the roller stem, and do not use ball bearings.
Steel wheels come in two varieties, some come with, and others come without ball bearings. Nylon wheels are nearly identical to a skateboard wheel, in that they always have a built in ball bearing system. If your rollers are constructed with ball bearings, note that they will be visible, and that they will need to be lubricated at least once a year. Rollers that do not use ball bearings will deteriorate much faster than ones that do.
There are three main sizes of roller wheels, 1 inch, 2 inch, and 3 inch. Typically, the heavier the door, the larger the wheel. If you were to take a ruler to measure the size of the wheel, you would notice that they are about a quarter inch smaller than the 1, 2, or 3 inches. Our garage door repair specialists are able to determine which size you need, and get you the correct replacement rollers that you need to keep your garage door in top working order.
What To Do When You Need New Rollers:
With all the different types, sizes, and materials of garage door rollers available, it is difficult to determine what is the best option when you are in need of a replacement. Garage Door Pros offers the best in Cooper City garage door repairs. Our professional repair personnel are skilled at determining what parts you need, and can determine what the best options are for your garage door roller repairs. We also feature competitive prices, and will beat any written estimate by 10 percent, to ensure that you are getting the best value for your dollar. Garage Door Pros is committed to bringing you the best value, the best service, and the very best installation you could ask for.
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