Some garage doors, particularly those with chain drive garage door openers, can be very noisy when you open them. This is because garage doors vibrate while opening and closing, creating the rattling and squeaking you may hear when you open your door. During the day, this may not be a huge problem for you, but if anyone in your home ever gets home late, a loud garage door can be a huge nuisance. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the vibrations of your garage door so that you do not have to replace your garage door opener or the actual garage door itself.
First, make sure that the nuts and bolts on your garage door are properly tightened. Do not overtighten them, because then it will not work properly. Additionally, an important aspect of garage door maintenance is lubricating the moving parts of your garage door. Spray the springs with lubricant, as well as the inside of each track and around the metal rollers. If you have a chain drive opener, lubricate the chain. Also lubricate the hinges. If you receive regular garage door maintenance from Lifetime Garage Doors, we can take care of this whole process to ensure you avoid a noisy garage door without all the work.
After lubricating the moving parts, if your garage door is still noisy, you will want to assess whether there is a part that needs to be replaced. You may find that you are using metal rollers, which make a lot of noise against metal tracks. Switching to a nylon roller will reduce noise significantly. Lifetime Garage Doors can take care of that switch for you. Additionally, if your garage door bangs when it is closed, you may find that the insulation strip at the bottom of your door is either worn out or missing. This is another part that Lifetime Garage Doors can easily replace for you. Other potential noisy culprits include the garage door springs and the garage door opener. Both of these parts require a professional, so don’t try to do it yourself!
When your garage door is making too much noise, Lifetime Garage Doors in Sarasota can help you assess the source of the noise, and fix it in a matter of hours. Call us today!