Is your garage door annoyingly loud?
A noisy garage door can be bothersome for sure. This may be especially true if you have a room directly above or adjacent to the garage, or you find your neighbors complaining about the noise. The worst thing you can do is ignore the problem, hoping the noise will go away, as this is often not the case. In fact, most of the time the noise will only intensify. Here are some tips for silencing a noisy garage door.
Tighten all nuts and bolts
This first tip is an easy one! Spend a few minutes checking your garage door’s nuts, bolts and screws, tightening them with a basic wrench and socket set as you go. However, if any look worn or are stripped, they may require replacement. Contact a local garage door repair company to take care of replacing these. While you’re at it, inspect the hinges, lubricating them with a high-quality silicone spray.
Replace your garage door rollers
If your door is still noisy after you’ve checked, tightened or replaced all of the its nuts and bolts, try checking its rollers. Worn out or damaged garage door rollers can be major source of noise. To correct this situation, hire a 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.
Upgrade your garage door opener
Chain-drive garage door openers are by far the nosiest openers out there. Because they utilize a chain similar to the one you would find on a bicycle and trolley which pulls or pushes the door on its tracks, it’s important to understand that you’re always going to have some noise with this model opener. If you truly want to eliminate a noisy garage door opener, consider upgrading to a belt-drive.
Contact APEX Garage Door and Repair. Our professional technicians have repaired, serviced and installed all makes and models of garage doors, and garage door openers for many years. This affords us the opportunity to provide our customers with the highest quality workmanship in an efficient and affordable manner.