3 Easy Ways to Fix a Noisy Garage Door


Do you use your garage as a home office or as a lounge where you can enjoy the weekend with friends and family? If you do, then you need the environment to be as quiet as possible at all times. Although the opening and closing action of a garage door produces some noise, the disturbance must be acceptable. However, if the garage door wakes up the neighbours, then there is a problem. Not only is a noisy garage door a nuisance, but it also exposes you to potential accidents if left unchecked. This article highlights ways you can fix a noisy garage door.  

Lubricate All Moving Parts

Garage doors comprise of various moving parts. From the hanger track and extension springs to the section joints and rollers, all the parts work hand-in-hand to open and close the garage door. Since the pieces come into contact with other surfaces during operation, regular lubrication is of utmost importance. It ensures that the parts move smoothly and with minimal noise. If you leave the parts to dry out, then you are left with an extremely noisy garage door. Most importantly, avoid using any lubricant you come across at the store because the wrong oil attracts dirt. It leads to premature wear of the components in question. Therefore, ensure that you choose a lubricant that is specifically designed for garage doors.  

Tighten Moving Parts

The track system, section joints, lift handles and garage door opener, among other components, are fixed in place by fasteners such as bolts and screws. Over time, the fasteners tend to loosen, consequently causing the garage door to rattle uncontrollably. When it happens, fast check the fasteners to identify the loose, rusty or faulty ones. If any fasteners have rust, replace them immediately. Besides, tighten loose bolts, nuts and screws with a wrench or hire a garage door repair company to do so.

Balance the Garage Door

A well-functioning garage door stays balanced during opening and closing. However, if the torsion springs on one side become slack, then the door loses its balance and appears to lean to one side. Consequently, it puts undue pressure on the other torsion spring and causes it to creak and strain. You can quickly check the door's balance by releasing it from the opener and letting the door to hang in the air. If the door leans on one side, then you have to change the torsion spring or have a professional do the replacement to eliminate the noise.  


22 August 2019

Garage Doors: Dealing with Faulty Springs

When my garage door stopped working, I didn't have the first idea of what the problem might be. I contacted a local garage door repair service and they said they would send a contractor out to examine the door. Once the contractor had taken a look, he reported that the springs within the door mechanism were broken. He then got to work repairing the problem. Within an hour or two, my garage door was operational again. The contractor explained that he thought I had been opening the door incorrectly and placing too much strain on the springs. He gave me lots of useful tips which will help to avoid this problem in the future.