Recommend Garage Door Rollers

Old 02-23-17, 06:28 AM
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Recommend Garage Door Rollers

I'm looking to replace the rollers on a 30 year old single overhead garage door. The door is a standard wood panel door covered with 3/4" cedar which makes it a heavy door. The existing rollers are original non-ball bearing steel wheels. I would like to replace them with nylon but I'm confused with the types: Nylon vs Nylon over Steel.....Sealed Ball Bearings (# of bearings)......Load 75lb or 150lbs. I'm hoping to get a smoother and quieter riding door. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
Old 02-23-17, 02:27 PM
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I'm no expert, have only had two overhead doors and never changed the rollers but my general thinking in most matters is to over-engineer. That would mean in this situation I would opt for the nylon-over-steel wheels and the highest load rating bearings that would fit. I doubt the cost differential is sufficient to buy anything less.

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