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How to replace garage door rollers


Garage doors can sometimes be temperamental, and considering that anyone who keeps their car or bike inside probably uses it every day, any problems that your garage door incurs can be quite infuriating and inconvenient. One of the most common problems that people experience is with their garage door rollers, so we have written a short trouble-shooter below.

At Bradford Garage doors we have been installing and repairing garage doors in Bradford for over 25 years and have built up an enviable reputation over that time. If after reading the article below the problem you are experiencing has still not been fixed, we recommend seeking professional help. Trying to fix something out of your capabilities can be dangerous to yourself and others.

Your rollers can be derailed for numerous reasons, below are some common things to check for...


If the tracks that your garage door runs on are detached from the walls or floor then the whole garage door structure can become misaligned and result in the door getting off track. If that is the case, tighten any loose screws on the structure and reattach it to wherever it has come loose.


A serious dent in the tracks that your garage door runs on can cause the runners to come loose. You can easily fix the runners with a piece of wood and a hammer.

Simply place a piece of wood in the gap of the runners and then lightly tap the runner with a hammer until it is bent back into place. Be careful not to bang the runner too hard as you could dislodge the structure.


For the garage door to function properly, both tracks should run parallel to each other and also run parallel to the ground. If these are slightly out of line it can cause your door to not run smoothly.


The rollers can easily collect dirt and grime over the years as the garage is often a slightly more rustic area of the house. Be sure to check that the garage door isn’t faulty as a result of dirt build up. If it is, simply clean away the dirt.

At Bradford Garage Doors we have been installing and repairing doors in Bradford for over 25 years and built up an enviable reputation. If you have any questions about the above article or would like to contact us for any other reason, call us on: 01274 352 303.

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