Fixing a Noisy Garage Door

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Noisy Garage Door
Unpleasant and unusual noises from the 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. Of course, also make sure you have periodic maintenance service done on both your garage door and door opener. It is recommended to do these maintenance services at least twice a year or every major season change to prevent a noisy garage door.
Tighten the Nuts and Bolts
A garage door has a number of nuts and bolts that are installed in a variety of different areas. Oftentimes, these come slightly loose from the normal movement of the door as it opens and closes each day. Loose screws on the door and track are one of the most common reasons for noise. Check for any loose nuts and simply tighten them with a wrench to bring down the noise level. Make sure every nut and bolt in the assembly is tightly fitted, being 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 optimal 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 basic adjustments, and the problem is simple to correct. First, check the chain of the door opener. A loose chain causes loud slapping sounds, leads to jerky movements of the door, and can cause the rollers to bang against the track. Tighten the chain, and lubricate the track and threads with grease.
A noisy garage door is an annoying problem, that can reduce the peacefulness of your home. The problem can almost always be traced back to straightforward fixes like loose hardware, worn rollers, and parts that require lubrication.
Contact Alliance Garage and Gates today via our online contact form or 817-422-5925. We can help you quiet that loud garage door today, and schedule you for regular maintenance that keeps it quiet for good.
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