Garage doors that make too much noise are a serious nuisance, particularly if they will be used during times when other people want peace and quiet on a regular basis. Fortunately, there are a number of common causes for excessive noise, meaning that there are also a number of common solutions to the problem.
Here are some common causes as well as their solutions:
Lift Cables and Torsion Springs
If your garage door is opening and closing with a thud, you should check your lift cables and torsion springs for signs of damage. If there is damage, contact a garage door specialist for professional assistance as soon as possible because both components can be dangerous for people who don’t know how to replace them.
Worn-out rollers that slide instead of rolling in their tracks can create a lot of noise. Once again, you should call in a garage door specialist to get them replaced. There are a wide range of rollers available to you, such as a set of nylon rollers- which can reduce noise- a set of nylon-covered steel rollers- which can provide longer-lasting usefulness by being more resistant to wear and tear.
Sometimes, how a house is built causes the vibrations from the opening and closing of the garage door can be transferred throughout the rest of the structure. The simplest and most straightforward solution is to install vibration isolators between the housing of the door opener and the brackets that hold it to the ceiling.
A lack of lubrication can increase the friction between moving parts and create more noise in the process. For metal parts that are touching other metal parts, use a petroleum-based lubricant. In contrast, use a silicone-based lubricant for the weather-stripping, because it will perform better with freezing temperatures.
Loose Nuts and Bolts
It is possible for loose nuts and bolts to cause more noise by creating more movement in the moving parts of a garage door. So tighten them up during an inspection, but don’t hesitate to call in a garage door specialist if that fails to fix the problem.
The best way to ensure a quiet garage door is to get an annual inspection done by Quality Garage Doors, so please contact us to learn more about how our garage door repair and replacement services can help our valued customers.