Around the Garage

Our house is 20 years old — not very old in “house” years but things start creaking and falling apart right around this age.

So — my husband decided to be proactive and replace the metal garage door opener rollers with nylon ones so the “rolling” would be less noisy and (according to what he’s read) will last longer.

Well — I would have never, in a bazillion years, thought of changing out those rollers. The doors would literally have to be falling off before it would pop in my head. Thank God for husbands who think ahead.

Here’s one of our garage doors … (you didn’t think I was just going to talk about it without pictures, did you?) Notice the metal on the sides of the door? I thought we were going to have to unscrew each latch but my husband said there’s an easier way.

Garage Door
Garage Door

Here’s a look up close. The roller is sitting in a groove in the door. My husband rolled the door all the way up and then, one by one, took the metal roller out and replaced it with a nylon one.

Metal Door Glide
Metal Door Glide

Here are the two rollers side by side.

Garage Door Rollers
Garage Door Rollers

I don’t think the nylon one will stay nice and pretty for very long.  (laughing)

Just a proactive chore in a regular house. Have you ever replaced yours?

Here’s a video that shows you how to do it both ways.

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