The material used to make the rollers selected will make a huge difference on how quiet the garage door operates, how long the rollers will last and how much those will cost. Rollers are filled with ball bearings that make a huge difference on how quiet a garage door operates. The more ball bearings, the quieter the door, and the longer they last. However, it’s also important to remember that the more ball bearings, the higher the cost. But, when you are making an investment that will last 12-20 years, paying more for quality is a consideration.
Truthfully, steel rollers last longer, but are also far noisier. Premium nylon garage door rollers will last anywhere from 12-20 years. A quieter door for 12 to 20 years or a noisier door that may give you another five years on those steel rollers?
We can replace those noisy rollers with “premium high cycle” nylon rollers containing 13 ball bearings for quiet, long-lasting operations. Nylon rollers never require lubrication, which makes them efficient, trouble-free and non-vibrating. Although costlier than steel, they are the better choice for residential applications.