Garage door rollers and tracks make a perfect match! They actually need each other in order to move overhead and sliding garage doors and without them the movement of these types of doors would definitely be impossible! Sliding doors are actually considered some of the most stable garage systems since they are secured at top and bottom with these components.
Garage systems are built in a very constructive, smart way! Components are interrelated in such a way that allow the safe movement of the door and help each other fulfill their purpose. The main role of rollers is to carry the overhead door from the closed position on the floor to its full opening position along the ceiling. This means that the rollers must slide in the tracks without obstructions and for this reason both tracks and rollers ought to be in tip top condition.
Make sure rollers and tracks are durable and lubricated
Distorted garage door tracks won’t serve you anything! Dents will only keep the rollers from traveling smoothly and it is most likely that they might not make it to the top position. In this case, the door will not open properly and you might have a problem driving your car in the garage. In case the rollers won’t make it all the way to the floor, the door will remain open compromising the security of your house.
Since these two garage door parts are such essential parts of mechanisms, you need to let the experts of Homeland Garage Doors inspect them often and make sure of their good condition. First of all, it’s important to lubricate them. Lubrication maintenance will help them last longer, minimize noise to zero and allow wheels to roll smoothly. Remember that lubricants must be applied after the tracks are perfectly clean or grime and dirt will make them sticky and prevent the good movement of the wheels. You don’t need to overdo it with lubrication! A couple of drops in different parts of the components twice every year should be sufficient and always remember to run the door a couple of times afterwards to help lubricants flow to all parts.
Unless seriously damaged, these components will last for many years! If they are made of steel, they will need replacement sooner due to rust. For this reason, next time you replace them prefer stainless steel! Though, you need to keep in mind that galvanized materials must be lubricated, too. It’s also crucial to get the right size tracks and rollers based on the weight of the door!