Well-maintained rollers contribute to the safe and smooth operation of your garage door. Because they incur wear each time the door is opened or closed, rollers require regular service and lubrication. The challenge for homeowners is ensuring this work is performed on schedule by a qualified technician.
That’s where TF Draper comes in. We are your local experts in garage door service for the Pacific Northwest. We can provide garage door roller inspections and lubrication, either on their own or as part of a larger preventative maintenance package. Get in touch with our Forest Grove, OR office to book an appointment today.
When and Why to Service Your Rollers
Garage door rollers are typically made of nylon or steel. Different types have different service requirements, though the principle of their operation is the same. Worn out rollers lead to uneven, wobbly opening and closing, sticking and even potentially the complete failure of your garage door.
Most rollers will require lubrication twice annually and replacement every seven years. However, in high-traffic commercial facilities or in homes where people are coming and going several times a day, more frequent service may be necessary.
A TF Draper representative can help you determine the best schedule for your property. If you notice signs of wear or have other concerns, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and contact us to arrange an inspection.
Garage Door Roller Service: What’s Involved
Inspecting and servicing a garage door’s rollers is a multi-step process that must be performed by a qualified professional to minimize the risk of injury. To ensure your rollers are working their best, our technicians will:
- Raise the door and clamp it in place to minimize spring tension and ensure safety while they work
- Unplug the opener, disengage the roller and remove the hinges to gain access to the main serviceable components
- Perform a thorough visual inspection looking for cracks, chips, corrosion, sticking or other obvious signs of physical damage
- Replace any damaged rollers
- Inspect the hinges, cables and other related components
- Lubricate all moving components using a silicon spray or similar product
- Reassemble and test the garage door to ensure its smooth operation
Unlike a lot of home maintenance, garage door service is something that should be done by a professional. While none of the above steps are overly complicated, failing to do any of them properly can lead to damage or possible injury. It may also void your manufacturer’s warranty, costing you money should another component fail later.
We Service All Makes and Models
The TF Draper team includes technicians qualified to provide roller inspections and lubrication for all garage door makes and models. Our clients include both residential and commercial facilities.
In addition to being a Clopay® dealer, we are also an authorized partner for Amarr, Northwest Door, Wayne-Dalton and other manufacturers. Not sure who made your door? Don’t worry. Give us a call, and we’ll send a team member with the tools and training to service any model.
We Offer Service Throughout the Pacific Northwest
From our headquarters in Forest Grove, OR, we are ideally situated to provide garage door roller inspections, lubrication and preventative service to clients in Portland, Lake Oswego, Vancouver and beyond. If you suspect your rollers are in immediate danger of failing, call us for emergency service right away. Alternately, book an inspection at your convenience or get in touch to discuss your maintenance requirements.
Whether it’s a major repair or routine service, we are committed to respecting your time and your budget in everything we do. Discover for yourself why we’re the Pacific Northwest’s leading garage door experts.