Like all the garage doors moving parts, rollers also get worn out after some time and will need to be replaced in order to keep the garage door working effectively. When rollers should be replaced will depend on how much the garage door is used but it is recommended that they are replaced every five years. If you notice a screeching noise whenever you roll up or close your garage door, this may be an indication that the rollers are wearing out and that they need to be replaced.
Fortunately, when the time comes to replace your rollers, you may not have to incur a lot of money in that this is a simple Do-it –Yourself project that anyone can do. The supplies you will need are also easily available at most hardware or home improvement stores. They are also very cheap and may cost you less than a $100. Below is a simple step by step guide on how to replace your garages rollers in less than an hour.
Gather the Materials Needed
Ensure that you have the following materials; New Replacement Garage Door rollers, a large flat-headed screwdriver and ratchet with 3/8 or 7/16 socket. You will also need a 5-6ft ladder.
Before you begin, Make sure that you have unplugged the garage door opener in order to prevent someone else from accidentally pushing the button and opening the garage door on your fingers.
Pull down the safety release cable in order to disengage the door from the track. Keep the garage door closed all the way.
- Start by unscrewing the bolts on the hinge, only take one hinge off at a time. Then take the hinge off the door and remove the old roller and replace with a new roller.
- Repeat the same process with each of the remaining hinge and roller.
- Your rollers should be able to function smoothly for at least another five years.
Have your helper plug in the garage door opener once you are done.