Your sliding door rollers are one of the most critical components of your door. The reason is simple. Your rollers, which sit at the bottom of a sliding door, are constantly in use.
Most people are not aware that their current door may have cheap plastic rollers. As you can imagine, your sliding door is pretty heavy.
The key thing helping your door slide smoothly are the rollers.
How to fix sliding door rollers
You may have noticed in the image at the top of this page how impossible it is to fix sliding door rollers.
The ‘How to fix sliding door rollers’ question can only be answered by saying you must replace them.
Look at the roller 2nd from the top left. It is completely gone. There is no way a door will roll after that.
But people do not realise how important their rollers are.
You see, if you do not replace your sliding door rollers as soon as possible, then they will likely do untold damage to your roller mechanism and track.
You need a sliding door roller replacement.
The good news is we have a number of sliding door roller replacement options available.
The image above shows a tandem roller pivot cassette. We gauge which roller you need based on your specific door.
The need for high-quality sliding door rollers
However, the need for high-quality sliding door rollers far outweighs the case for settling with the cheap ones.
The cheap ones can disintegrate much faster and cost you so much more in the long run.
Not to mention the frustration that goes with having to constantly replace them.
Why are cheap and low quality sliding door rollers no good?
Before we jump into the problems with cheap sliding door rollers, let’s consider the amount of traffic you get through your sliding door.
If you have a busy household, your sliding door is constantly opening and closing.
The average sliding door will weight anywhere from 30kgs up to 100kgs for the really heavy duty ones.
Your rollers are trying to support that weight day after day, month after month, year after year.
Just think about the wear and tear on your door when you have young kids. During school holidays, your door is constantly opening and closing and that weight and pressure is being held together by your sliding door rollers.
If you have low quality sliding door rollers, they are going to disintegrate, chip and break off over time. Not to mention they will likely ruin your sliding door tracks, which will then need repairs as well.
Top 3 problems with cheap and low quality sliding door rollers
There are 3 main problems with using cheap and low-quality sliding door rollers.
- Peace of mind: If you have cheap rollers then you know it is just a matter of time before they break. You will constantly be thinking about when they will break, making the door impossible to open.
- Your family’s safety: You need to know your sliding door will line up properly with your locks. The challenge with cheap rollers is when they break, the door falls. As a result, the locks often do not line up. This is now a security risk to you and your family. You must get the door fixed ASAP if this is to happen and have your sliding door lock repaired.
- It is costing you more money in the long run: Cheap rollers always cost more in the long run. The time and effort required to fix the door every time they fail is way more expensive than using high-quality sliding door rollers the first time.
Yes, poor quality sliding door rollers bought from a Bunnings or local Mitre 10 hardware store would be fine for a while but not for long.
Also, they can break or malfunction at the worst possible moment and can, therefore, lead to an accident when least expected.
Why are high-quality sliding door rollers so important?
Unless you never have visitors in the house or you live alone and lead a solitary life, the best quality sliding door rollers should be your first choice.
Manufacturers of these first-class sliding door rollers are quick to warrant their products against any defects; a 5-15 year guarantee isn’t unheard of.
With all these considerations, there’s absolutely no reason why you should settle for anything less.
With the ease of operation offered by quality sliding door rollers and the fact you’re not paying for the price of a major appliance or apparatus, the answer is clear.
At Lock Roll and Tracks, we use the highest quality sliding door rollers on the market in Australia. We identify your door type, check the weight of the door and install the highest quality door rollers for your door.
We will even show you the type of roller in your door which has just broken and our brand new replacement part so you can see the difference.
Get in touch with us today.
We service the Greater Sydney area and able to speak to you on the phone, arrange a time and a quote quickly and get your door back up and running fast.