Quiet Garage Door Rollers

Quiet Garage Door Rollers

At this point, you really are deciding between how quiet you want your garage door to be, how much money you want to spend, and how long the rollers will last you. Nylon rollers are much quieter than steel rollers, but they also do not last as long and are a little more expensive than steel rollers. Additionally, the number of balls in the bearing for the roller can influence strongly how loud your garage door will be. The more ball-bearings inside the garage door roller there are, the quieter and smoother the garage door will run. Additionally, rollers with more ball-bearings in them tend to last a little longer than ones with less ball-bearings, but they are more expensive than rollers with less ball-bearings.
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Quiet Garage Door Rollers

Essentially that means that a single roller can support 150lbs and will last for 50,000 cycles on a track for a 12 ft. high door. A single roller does not support the entire weight of the door, so this should not be alarming. So if we take that into context that means that using this particular roller on a door with ten rollers on it, the rollers could lift a 1500lb door that is 12 ft. high approximately 50,000 times before it breaks. Mind you, such a door is massive, and likely is not what you have. However it gives you a glimpse into the strength of these rollers. Now, after determining the weight of your garage door as explained above, you can compare the weight of your garage door to the weight and rating of the individual rollers. If your rollers are too weak to lift the door, the roller will break much more quickly than under normal circumstances, so be careful to pick something that can support the weight of your garage door.
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Quiet Garage Door Rollers

The materials of a garage door roller can influence how long the roller lasts, how resistant it is against high-moisture environments, how quiet the garage door will be, and how heavy of a door the roller can lift. Your first priority, in any case, would be to determine a garage door roller that can handle the weight of your garage door without breaking quickly. The safest way to replace your garage door roller is to look at the material that your garage door rollers are currently made out of. However, if you are considering upgrading your rollers, you will need to know the weight your garage door. Usually, the weight of the door itself is on a sticker somewhere on the garage door itself.
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Quiet Garage Door Rollers

I was surprised at how quickly the rollers showed up. I installed all ten in about 15 mins following the online video instruction. If you are ordering these rollers simply to reduce the noise of your garage door opening and closing, like I did, be aware that just replacing the rollers will probably not give you the entire benefit your are looking for. Make sure you order some garage door lubricant and lube all pivot points and the torsion spring. After installing the rollers my door was much more quiet, but after lubing the pivot points and the torsion spring the noise is almost non-existent. My wife says, “it is creepy how quiet the door is now.” My kids no longer wake up at 5:30 in the morning when I leave the house. I am very pleased with the rollers and online instructional videos. I was able to do the entire job for $35. Not too shabby.

Quiet Garage Door Rollers

I bought the nylon 13 bearing rollers for my garage door. I received them in 3 days. I watched the install video. Before installing, I cleaned the rails, and pivots using a solvent. My garage door is a double door, and pretty heavy, but I was able to change all the rollers by myself. After the install, I used white lithium to lubricate all pivots and roller stems like the video says to do. The door is now very quiet when opening or closing…no more squeaks, squeals, moans or groans from the motor. With the old worn out metal rollers, the motor lift was really slow….now with the new rollers, the door lifts quick…like when it was new. The entire job took me about 2 hours, but an hour of that was the pre-cleaning, I highly recommend these rollers.

Quiet Garage Door Rollers

5 out of 5 paulm_go_ou (verified owner) – March 13, 2014: I bought the nylon 13 bearing rollers for my garage door. I received them in 3 days. I watched the install video. Before installing, I cleaned the rails, and pivots using a solvent. My garage door is a double door, and pretty heavy, but I was able to change all the rollers by myself. After the install, I used white lithium to lubricate all pivots and roller stems like the video says to do. The door is now very quiet when opening or closing…no more squeaks, squeals, moans or groans from the motor. With the old worn out metal rollers, the motor lift was really slow….now with the new rollers, the door lifts quick…like when it was new. The entire job took me about 2 hours, but an hour of that was the pre-cleaning, I highly recommend these rollers.
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Quiet Garage Door Rollers

Next, check for worn rollers and hinges (Photo 2). Many track rollers have unsealed bearings that self-destruct after years of rolling around in a dirty environment. The wear can be so severe that the rollers actually wobble as the door operates. If your rollers are worn, consider replacing them with nylon rollers with sealed bearings (available at garage door suppliers or online). Nylon rollers are quieter and don’t require periodic oiling. But they are more expensive than steel.

Quiet Garage Door Rollers

Easy to install, I was very happy on how much noise reduction, prior rollers were metal rollers. I cleaned tracks and installed new nylon rollers. Mr. Kyle Hogge was very helpful. Appreciate his advice. I installed nylon rollers on 16 x 7 door. I liked so much I’m going to replace 8 x 7 garage door metal rollers also. Very good rollers, I liked the specs. 125 lbs., 25,000 cycles and sealed nylon 13 bearing roller. The more the better. The price is right also.
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5 out of 5 Benjamin Perez – April 19, 2013: Easy to install, I was very happy on how much noise reduction, prior rollers were metal rollers. I cleaned tracks and installed new nylon rollers. Mr. Kyle Hogge was very helpful. Appreciate his advice. I installed nylon rollers on 16 x 7 door. I liked so much I’m going to replace 8 x 7 garage door metal rollers also. Very good rollers, I liked the specs. 125 lbs., 25,000 cycles and sealed nylon 13 bearing roller. The more the better. The price is right also.

The DURA-LIFT GDR2IN13 2-inch, 13-ball Garage Door Roller 10-Pack is a replacement roller kit for old, noisy or broken garage door rollers on sectional, track-style garage doors. The 13-ball bearing results in quieter and smoother opening and closing of your garage door. Rollers can be installed on either side of your door. This product is perfect for Do It Yourself garage door repair and maintenance. 13-ball bearing and nylon wheel combine for extremely quiet door operation Contains lubrication groove to disperse lubricating oil over an extended period of time 4-5/8″ long overall, with 4-1/8″ shaft, 1/2″ shoulder, 7/16″ shaft thickness 1/2″ thick wheel, 1-13/16″ wheel diameters Can be installed on either side of garage door
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5 out of 5 Michael Darooge – November 25, 2012: When the steel rollers on my 35 year old garage door started to disintegrate, I ordered 10 of these 13 ball bearing sealed nylon rollers from DIY. They arrived 3 days later via USPS priority mail. Installation took about a half-hour using the track bending technique shown in the helpful video tutorial. The only thing I did different was to unbolt the top brackets to swap out the top rollers. This saved getting up on a ladder and making a second bend in the track. These rollers are exceptionally smooth & quiet. WIth the new belt-drive opener I installed a year ago, I now have the quietest garage door in the neighborhood. Wish I would have made this upgrade years ago!

When the steel rollers on my 35 year old garage door started to disintegrate, I ordered 10 of these 13 ball bearing sealed nylon rollers from DIY. They arrived 3 days later via USPS priority mail. Installation took about a half-hour using the track bending technique shown in the helpful video tutorial. The only thing I did different was to unbolt the top brackets to swap out the top rollers. This saved getting up on a ladder and making a second bend in the track. These rollers are exceptionally smooth & quiet. WIth the new belt-drive opener I installed a year ago, I now have the quietest garage door in the neighborhood. Wish I would have made this upgrade years ago!
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The video on changing rollers was very good but I was concerned about deforming the tracks on my door with channel lock pliers to extract the rollers and axles. Fortunately my good friend George Trax, who lives nearby had just finished installing new rollers from DIY on his two 8 ft doors. He did the first just like the video shows but, on the second, he elected to unbolt each bracket, change the roller, then re-install. It takes more time, but using a light-weight 12 volt cordless hammer drill to remove and replace the bolts makes for a quick and easy job with no track bending. Do-It-Yourselfers don’t charge by the minute. I did my 16 ft by 8 ft. single door in under an hour with no distorted tracks. I was really impressed with the quality of the rollers and bearings. The wife reported the door is now so quiet, she can no longer hear it opening or closing. Nice web-site, product, and service. Thanks.

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