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How Do You Know if Your Garage Door Rollers Are Bad?

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You can’t drive a car if the tyres are punctured. The same idea goes for garage door rollers. If your rollers are old, falling apart or squeaky, it’s time for a new set. How do you know for sure whether your rollers are bad though? There are a few things that indicate this, meaning you need to replace your old rollers with fresh new ones. In this post, we’ll show you how to pick when your rollers need replacing and who to call to get them done.

Not running smoothly

If your garage door isn’t opening and closing smoothly, it could mean a couple of things. Maybe your tracks are damaged but, more frequently, you need new rollers. If your garage door shudders or jolts when moving up and down, this could be a sign that your rollers aren’t functioning properly. New rollers will make your garage door run super smooth, taking the strain off the motor and allowing it to do its job with ease.

Not running at all

It’s pretty easy to spot when your rollers have broken off, as there’ll usually be a visibly broken roller on the floor of your garage. But even so, it’s possible that if your garage door isn’t running at all, you may have a broken roller jamming it. If your garage door refuses to open or close, don’t force it – just call an expert like the ones at The Garage Door Guys and allow them to look at it for you.

Out of alignment

If your garage door opens and closes a bit wonky, it’s out of alignment. This can be caused by your rollers being worn-out and needing replacement. Good rollers keep the door aligned by moving at the same time, ensuring that the door closes and opens evenly. Bad rollers do the opposite of this, as even one bad roller is enough to drag the whole side, causing misalignment.


Ever heard the unpleasant screeching sound of old, worn-out garage door rollers? Yep, in this case, your rollers are bad and it’s time to replace them. Rollers in good condition should run quietly without any unusually loud noises. Screeching roller doors are enough to drive you up the wall, so change them for your benefit and your garage door’s benefit.

It’s not rocket science to tell that your garage door’s rollers are bad and need replacing. There are a few common things to look for, and then it’s time to call a professional. The Garage Door Guys are experts in all kinds of garage door maintenance, including roller replacement. They service Adelaide and surrounds and offer a top-quality service at affordable rates.

Call up the team at The Garage Door Guys today for an inspection and quote at 08 8391 0113.

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