Tips for Troubleshooting a Noisy Garage Door


Having a well-functioning garage door is critical to ensuring the safety of garage users as well as keeping cars and/or other expensive equipment stored in garages secure. Over time, however, garage doors may start making noise while operating. There may be a number of different reasons behind the problem, but some tend to be more common than others.

Here are some of the most probable reasons for your noisy garage door:

Your door probably needs lubrication. 

Garage doors comprise several different moving parts including tracks, springs, rollers and hinges, which all require frequent lubricating to keep the doors working as quietly as possible. Failure to keep your garage door properly lubricated can result in uncharacteristic screeching, moaning, groaning and other types of noise, which can be quite irking, but also lead to premature wear and tear of moving parts. The best way to prevent such noise is to make sure you frequently lubricate your door with the right lubricant—not using the correct type of lubricant may be detrimental to your garage door. Be sure to follow your garage door manufacturer's instructions when applying lubricant on your garage door.

Your motor could be faulty.

If the noise is coming from your garage door opener, it is likely that your garage door motor isn't in good working order. If your motor is faulty, it will have to be repaired, but if it is too old, it will need replacement. The professionals at a garage door service can help you to diagnose the exact cause of the problem and suggest the best solution.

Some parts could be loose.

Normal operation of your garage door can cause screws, nuts and bolts used to hold various components in place to become loose over time. This may cause your garage door to make annoying sounds during operation. For that reason, it is important to keep all parts tightly secured in place by ensuring that any loose screws and bolts are re-tightened. You can use a screwdriver to tighten loose screws and an adjustable wrench to snugly tighten loose nuts and bolts.

Your rollers could be bad.

Old, worn-down metal rollers can also make your garage door noisy. If you notice that your garage door rollers are the source of the noise, you will need to replace the rollers. Consider replacing your rollers with nylon rollers, which are generally quieter and also don't have to be lubricated as regularly as metal rollers.

For quiet and smooth operation of your garage door, you can follow the above-discussed tips. In case you need further assistance, do not hesitate to contact a garage door expert. 


13 November 2017

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