Since there are so many moving parts on a garage door that weighs upwards of 150 pounds and gets used four or more times per day (on average) – it’s easier to understand why the door may be making some noises. Although you can expect some noise when it comes to garage doors opening and closing, there are some things to keep an eye out for to ensure the longevity of a quieter system.
Tighten All Nuts and Bolts
It’s not uncommon for nuts, bolts, and screws to work themselves loose over time. Checking all of these on your garage door with a socket wrench every six months is an opportune way to spot loose ones. If any look worn, stripped, or are simply missing, they will require professional replacement. While you’re at it, it’s a good idea to lubricate all moving parts, including rollers and hinges using a high-quality silicone spray.
Replace Your Garage Door Rollers
If your door is still noisy after you’ve checked, tightened, or replaced all its nuts and bolts, try checking its rollers. Worn-out or damaged garage door rollers can be a major source of the noise. To correct this situation, hire a garage door professional to replace the rollers with ones made from nylon or steel covered in rigid nylon, as these are both quieter and stronger than traditional metal rollers.
Add Noise Isolators
Noise isolators are an inexpensive way to minimize noise emanating from garage door openers. These are cylindrical pieces of rubber fitted with two independent screws that are installed between the motor block and the slotted metal brace used to attach the motor to the ceiling. You can purchase noise isolators from your local garage door repair company. They should be professionally installed.
Upgrade Your Garage Door Opener
Sun Devil Garage Door is your local source for garage door installation, maintenance, repair, and new garage door and opener sales. In addition to stocking durable, high-quality replacement parts on our service trucks each morning, we can order specialty replacement products such as high-cycle torsion springs. Our company is here to help you solve all your garage door system issues, often the same day you call, so don’t delay contacting us at (480) 838-9397.