Fixing a Noisy Garage Door

Unpleasant and unusual noise from garage door can be unpleasant to the ear. Here are a few steps on how to aid this problem before it turns into a bigger problem. Make sure you have periodic maintenance service done on both your garage door and door opener. It is recommended to do these maintenance services twice a year or every season change.

Tighten the Nuts and Bolts

A garage door has a number of nuts and bolts fixed at different parts. Loose screws on the door and track are one of the common reasons for noise. Check for any lose nuts and tighten them with a wrench to bring down the noise. Make sure every nut and bolt in the assembly is tightly fitted, but be careful not to over-tighten them.

Lubricate the Moving Parts

Garage doors have several moving parts such as springs, hinges, metal rollers, and chains that can cause vibrations and noise when they are not in good condition. That’s why they need regular maintenance. Inspect the door and lubricate each of these parts at least twice a year. This will keep the noise down to a minimum.

Grease the Garage Door Opener

If the noise is coming from the door opener, all it needs is a few tweaks. Check the chain of door opener. A loose chain causes loud slapping sounds, leads to jerky movements of the door, and smacks the rollers against the track. Tighten the chain, and lubricate the track and threads with grease.

In Conclusion

The problem of noise in garage doors can be traced to loose hardware, worn rollers, and parts that require lubrication. Make sure to have maintenance done on your garage door periodically. All moving parts to the garage door need attention when lubricating as well. Recommendation for maintenance is twice a year. If something seems too dangerous please contact us for professional service. Give us a call to schedule your appointment here.

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