Unique Strain Is Placed On Commercial Garage Door Rollers And Hinges

Commercial garage doors are bigger and heavier than residential doors. As a result, they have unique design considerations that must be considered. Commercial garage doors are more likely to develop roller and hinge problems. Luckily, an experienced commercial garage door repair technician can fix your door for you.

Commercial Garage Doors Are Under More Strain

The heavier weight of the commercial garage door places extra strain on the door's rollers. This problem is compounded by commercial garage doors' tendency to be opened and closed more frequently. In some commercial settings, they may also be exposed to:

  • Dust
  • Debris
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Chemicals

These factors cause rollers and hinges to wear out more quickly.

Your business may also use a commercial garage door designed to open more quickly to maximize productivity. However, greater strain is placed on the rollers and hinges by opening more rapidly.

Warning Signs of Damaged Rollers and Hinges

When these components become damaged, your door may become louder. It will operate more erratically. Fortunately, a commercial garage repair technician can fix your door by following several steps.


The technician will start by inspecting the entire door system to identify the extent of the damage. They will assess the condition of the rollers, hinges, tracks, and other components to determine the appropriate course of action.

Before any work begins, the technician will ensure that the garage door is properly secured and supported to prevent accidents or injuries during the repair process.

The Removal of Damaged Components

The technician will carefully remove the damaged rollers and hinges from the door. This might involve loosening bolts, screws, or other fasteners holding these components.

The Replacement of Rollers and Hinges

The old or damaged rollers and hinges will be replaced with new ones that match the specifications of the door. Commercial garage doors often use heavy-duty rollers and hinges designed to handle the door's weight and usage frequency.

Installation and Adjustments

Before installing the new rollers and hinges, the technician will lubricate them to ensure smooth movement. Then, the technician will install the new rollers and hinges, ensuring they align correctly with the tracks and other door assembly parts. 


After the installation, the technician will manually operate the door several times to ensure the rollers and hinges function correctly. If necessary, they will also test the door's automatic opening and closing functions. To ensure proper balance and alignment, the technician may need to adjust the tension of the door springs and other components. 

Safety Inspections

Before completing the repair, the technician will perform a safety inspection to verify that all components are working correctly. This includes checking safety features, such as sensors and emergency release mechanisms.

Contact a professional to learn more about commercial garage door repairs.