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Difference between 84-074 nylon wheel and 84-074 steel wheel

A home owner from Neche, ND says:
morning! Looking to replace the rollers on a couple of patio screen doors. Curious to know why 84-074 is available in both nylon and steel wheel versions. Have you a preference? Mine are steel, and up here, of course, we get all kinds of weather. Mine are about fifteen years old and in pretty rough shape. Appreciate any tips you might offer...

Tim
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Hey, Tim! Both rollers work just as well, but nylon holds up better in salt air environments, like down the shore. Some people also find that steel is stronger and less likely to wear down or break. That's more or less the trade-off you're looking at.
A home owner from Neche, ND says:
hi Paul, thanks so much for your prompt reply. Wonder if nylon might not be a bit quieter too. Will probably try a couple of each. Have to measure mine against your listing just to make sure, but I assume they're roughly the same. I will order them shortly. So glad to have found your site. Thank you!
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Sounds good to me! Thank you for considering us. Please let us know what you go with, and how the project turns out. If you have any other questions, I'm always here to help.
A home owner from Neche, ND says:
hi Paul,

very pleased to report the screen doors in our home work beautifully thanks to your rollers. I have two doors on steel rollers and one on nylon. Will let you know how it goes.

Thanks for your prompt, courteous and professional service, and delivery of my order at warp speed! Appreciate it.

Tim
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
When you're happy, we're happy! We are glad everything worked out for you!
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