Garage Door Roller Replacement

Garage door rollers have a big role in the smooth operation of your door.

Replacing Garage Door Rollers

Garage door rollers play a big part in the smooth operation of your garage door. Designed to reduce friction as the door glides along the track, a defective roller can be noisy and have impact on the other garage door components. Garage door rollers may not get the same attention that garage door springs do, but they probably should. If you’re in need of garage door repair, there’s a good chance rollers may be involved.

Garage Door Roller Types

Like everything these days, there is a range of roller types that vary in construction, durability and cost. Like a garage door spring, once one breaks, you’re in trouble. A broken roller will usually result in the garage door being off the track making it very hard to open or close. So let’s look at the roller types available to help decide which type is right for you:

Standard Plastic Roller
Most new garage doors come with standard plastic rollers which is a plastic bushing on a steel stem with no ball bearings. Cheap and mass produced, they are popular only because they keep a new garage door system cost down. Over time, they get dirty and wear out faster than other roller types. You can expect 2-3 years out of these, which is usually less than the life of a garage door spring. So it’s important to keep an eye on these.

Steel Roller With Ball Bearings
A steel roller is a good upgrade from the standard plastic roller. The ball bearings reduce friction and add to the overall weight rating of the roller extending the life of the roller. The ball bearings can and should be lubricated as part of a routine maintenance plan and can be expected to last over 5 years. The number of ball bearings varies with more bearings making for a smoother, more durable component.

Nylon Roller With Ball Bearings
Upgrading from the steel roller, a nylon roller adds value by reducing the overall noise and are rated for more weight. Nylon rollers typically come with 10-13 ball bearings making for an even stronger component. These rollers are good for 10000 to 15000 garage door cycles which makes their lifespan similar to a standard garage door spring. Most garage door pros, including Keen Garage Doors, recommend replacing garage door rollers whenever you replace the torsion springs with this type of roller unless your are upgrading to a heavy duty garage door system.

Nylon Roller With Sealed Ball Bearings
A nylon roller with sealed ball bearings is the high end of garage door rollers. The nylon roller is durable and quiet and the sealed bearings means no dirt, moisture or other debris get into the bearings. These rollers are designed to last over 100000 cycles with a 100lb load so these guys are going to last. They are the roller of choice for any heavy duty garage door system.

Replacing Garage Door Rollers

Most garage door experts recommend replacing your rollers whenever you replace your garage door springs, so it makes sense to replace the rollers with a component that will last as long as your springs. We recommend nylon rollers when using standard garage door springs though the sealed nylon roller is a great choice if you don’t want to worry about your rollers again. They cost more but will outlast any other roller type. If you are upgrading your garage door springs to a heavy duty type, then it makes sense to go with the sealed nylon roller, providing a quiet, durable garage door system.

If you have any questions regarding your rollers, torsion springs or garage door maintenance, our team is always ready to help, so don’t hesitate to contact us!

Garage Door Rollers

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Nylon rollers are quieter than steel rollers

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Sealed nylon rollers recommended with heavy duty spring upgrades

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Cody Johnson
Cody Johnson
2022-08-10
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So impressive! I was out of town and our spring broke. My wife's vehicle was trapped in the garage. We were so concerned because my wife had to pick up the kids in a few hours from church. I called Keen garage doors (based off their great reviews) and Jeramie answered the phone . I explained everything to him and he put my family on the urgent list. They miraculously got to my house within a couple hours and got us fixed up. My wife was able to pick the kids up and everything worked great! The Technician was friendly and helpful gave my wife options of what to do. I definitely recommend this company and will refer to my family and friends in the future. Thank you Jeramie and Keen garage doors!
Patricia Seffens
Patricia Seffens
2022-08-09
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I cannot say enough about how awesome this company is. I wanted to stay local, and decided on Jeramie and his crew. I am so glad I did! I am super indecisive about big purchases/changes, and couldn't settle on a style of door...mainly because I knew what I wanted but couldn't articulate it. Jeramie had me text a pic of my house and within a minute he sends me a photo of exactly what my brain was thinking. He's got a great eye for style! The door arrived within the expected timeframe and scheduling the install was a breeze. His crew arrived on time and did the whole install in less than three hours. Polite, professional, clean, and obvious experts of the craft! Then of course I had tried to keep everything basic...one remote, no keypad, etc., and instantly regretted not ordering both. I reached out to Jeramie and asked to order them, thinking a 4-6 week turnaround. Nope, his installer came right over and in 15 minutes, I'm all set with the new equipment. The new door is gorgeous; perfectly fits the look of the house; super quiet motor; and the quality is top notch! Thank you Keen!
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chproperty chproperty
2022-06-20
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On a Saturday late night my garage door could not close. I called several companies. One promised they would come to check but never showed up. Then I called Jeramie’s company. Dereck came on Sunday morning and did a excellent job to fix it. Follow their suggestion, I decided to replace rusted springs and 20more years old opener. Of course another excellent job was done by his team. And the previous fixing cost was deducted from this bill. Definitely I recommend this company for any garage works
Marya Grechko
Marya Grechko
2022-06-17
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I live in Cloverdale and needed to get one of my garage door springs fixed. I called 3 places as I always get 3 estimates. As I was leaving a message for Jeremy, he texted me and said he was with a customer, but would call me as soon as he was done. He called within a few minutes and was very pleasant and informative. I made an appointment right away, good thing I did as the other 2 companies I called and left messages for, never called back. Keen Garage Doors will be my go to company moving forward!
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philip scott
2022-06-15
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Had new garage door opener installed. Very quick response and good pricing. Installation went well but turned out there was factory defect with motor. They were quick to replace and correct with no problems. Highly recommend.
Jennifer Terwilliger
Jennifer Terwilliger
2022-06-03
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Keen is the best! They came through for me in a pinch as no other company would. Price was reasonable, installation of new garage door and motor went flawlessly (under not so ideal conditions - angry tenant being evicted who damaged the garage door was onsite), and the customer service top notch. THANK YOU JEREMY! Great company **********
LeeAnn Keever-Norton
LeeAnn Keever-Norton
2022-04-04
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Our 13 year old garage door somehow stopped closing all the way one day!! I'm sure we made it worse by forcing it closed. Keen sent someone as soon as their schedule permitted and he showed up exactly when we were told he would. It only took him an hour and a half from start to finish to remove the old bent tracks and install new ones, and to lubricate them. So thankful for this company and their timely and excellent service.
Hollis Prichard
Hollis Prichard
2022-03-22
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I HIGHLY recommend Keen garage doors. I received a quote from a competitor who recommended a total garage door replacement. I called Keen to come out for a second opinion. They were able to come out quickly and tell me that I needed just a few replacement parts; no replacement door needed. They saved me a lot of money and were able to provide quick and timely service. Josh and Jeremy are honest reliable, skilled and very reasonable. I will be using Keen Garage Doors for all future garage door needs. Thank you Keen!
Doug Ryan
Doug Ryan
2022-03-03
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Couldn’t have been either easier or more professional. Keen garage doors came to me on a personal recommendation by a mutual friend. Everything done on time and as promised. All communications were clear, timely, and professional. Highly recommended. Oh and the pricing was good too. But actually that’s not the most important factor to me. Truly a pleasure to deal with. Last thing. Jeramie, the owner, is personally and actively involved. That is a big thing to me.
Ian Hlinka
Ian Hlinka
2022-02-22
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Great job guys thanks for the help.

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