Garage doors may be noisy for a variety of different reasons, like loose hardware, worn rollers, or certain parts in the door that need lubrication. Spending a few hours a year on maintenance for your garage door will keep it functioning properly, smoothly, and quietly.
Tips and Areas to Check to Fix a Noisy Garage Door
Loose Rollers and Hinges
If you are hearing high-pitched squeaking and grinding sounds, your rollers and hinges may be loose and/or damaged. Check these areas to determine if they need to be tightened or replaced.
Loose Nuts and Bolts
If your garage door rattles or vibrates when it opens, your nuts and bolts are most-likely loose and need to be tightened.
If you hear a loud slapping noise and notice that your garage door moves in a very jerky and unpredictable way, the chain for your garage door opener may be loose. This causes the rollers for your garage door to loudly hit against the track. It’s essential to tighten or replace your chain as soon as you hear these noises.
If you happen to hear a rubbing noise when opening or closing your garage door, the tracks that help open your garage door may be bent and in need of adjustment. Screws and rollers can easily come undone when the tracks of your garage door are bent, so it’s important to hire someone to take a look and fix this right away.
Not Enough Lubrication
Another reason why your garage door could be so noisy is that it may be poorly lubricated. Without the proper lubrication, many parts in your garage door will rub together and make annoying noises. However, this is an easy fix, since all you need to do is keep your hardware lubricated with lithium grease or silicone spray.
Poorly Installed Doors
If your garage door seems unbalanced and is not opening and closing as smoothly as it should, your door may be unbalanced or poorly installed. An unbalanced door is dangerous, as the cables and springs may snap if not fixed right away. If your garage door gets stuck, it won’t open and close easily, it may look uneven when shut, or it may let out loud grinding, scraping, squealing, or rattling noises when in motion.
If you experience any of these issues, it’s best to hire a reliable repair service to take a look and fix it. Thankfully, American Door Works will always have your back and can easily fix these issues as soon as you give us a call!
We provide repair and replacement services for your home’s garage. If your garage door is making a lot of unnecessary sounds, then we can help fix it in a jiffy. Give us a call or visit our website to learn more.