dreamstime_xxl_19782625One common complaint people have for their older garage doors is how noisy they can be. A loud garage door can be a real nuisance, particularly when your garage is attached to your home. When you find that your garage door wakes you up when someone comes home late at night, it’s time to call Lifetime Garage Doors for our garage door maintenance services. When you hire us to come and perform regular maintenance on your garage door, you can rest assured that your door won’t be nearly as noisy. So why is it that your garage door is making so much noise?

Worn out rollers

The rollers of your garage door can have a big impact on the amount of noise it creates. Over time, your rollers have a harder and harder time rolling, and the rollers sliding rather than rolling in the tracks can cause some major squeaking. We can help by oiling your rollers, but after a certain point, you will want to replace them. Fortunately, quieter rollers exist; these models are made of nylon or steel and are less likely to make noise.

Chain drive garage door openers

dreamstime_xxl_20766447Chain drive garage door openers are the noisiest opener option. While we can eliminate some of the noise associated with chain drive garage door openers by keeping them well-oiled with our garage door maintenance services, the simplest way to eliminate this problem is to replace your garage door opener. A rubber belt drive is a much quieter option.

No vibration isolators

Often times, the reason a garage door is so noisy is because the vibrations from the drive opening the door is transferred to the garage structure. If this is the case and you don’t want to switch to a new garage door opener, we can install vibration isolators between the door opener and the metal brackets attaching it to the ceiling. The same way mufflers quiet the engine of your car, vibration isolators make your garage door quieter as it opens.

As you can see, there are several different potential causes to your noisy garage door, and you need an expert to help you determine exactly what is going on. Fortunately, we can help. When you need garage door maintenance services, call Lifetime Garage Doors in Sarasota, FL. We can help you with your noisy garage door, whether you live in Sarasota or Tampa. Contact us today for a free consultation!