Roller garage doors are very popular because they occupy very little space so the garage opening is not adversely affected by their installation. Over time, one may need to replace the rollers on this door but many myths discourage people from undertaking this fairly simple task. This article discusses some of those myths that should not deter you from replacing the rollers on your garage door:
Myth #1 - "You Must Remove the Hinges in Order to Replace the Rollers"
People who circulate this myth think that it is impossible to replace rollers when the hinges are still in place. This myth makes the task of replacing a roller very lengthy so many people are deterred from undertaking this project. The truth is that it is possible to replace rollers without removing the hinges.
All you have to do is to bend a corner of the track so that you can get access to the roller underneath. Once you have removed and then replaced it with a new one, use a strong tool such as a hammer to restore the track to its original shape.
Myth #2 - "The Latch Mechanism Will Break When You Use the Opener to Engage the Latch"
Scaremongers also say that once you have replaced the rollers then you should never use the garage door opener to re-engage the emergency latch. Such a myth may be because the people propagating it do not have any trust in their handiwork so they fear using the opener to test how well they replaced the rollers. The truth is that there is nothing wrong with using the roller garage door opener after your project.
The emergency latch can only fail to engage if the opener was left on lock-out before the rollers were replaced. In this case, all you have to do is to disengage the lock-out mode on your opener and everything will operate smoothly.
Myth #3 - "The Garage Door Can Roll Out of Its Upper Limit"
Some people wrongly believe that replacing garage door rollers by yourself can result in the door rolling out beyond its horizontal tracks. This is very wrong and betrays a lack of knowledge regarding the components of roller garage doors. Each roller garage door has a stop bolt installed at the end of its horizontal track. This bolt prevents the door from "rolling out" of the track and onto the floor.
The best way to identify fact from myth is to get accurate information from a trustworthy source, such as a supplier of roller garage doors. The next time you hear myths like those in the discussion above, ask your garage door installer about those myths before you believe them. To learn more, contact a company such as United Doors Pty Ltd with any questions you have.