So your garage door is making more noise than it should and you don’t know what to do? It’s even more frustrating when your bedroom is located over your garage and you’re woken up late at night.
What might be a cause of this noise?
Worn out rollers: we often forget that rollers should roll in the tracks and not slide. This can be a major source of noise. To correct this situation, there are quieter rollers made of nylon or steel rollers covered in rigid nylon that are solid and stronger.
Chain-drive door openers are much noisier than openers with a rubber belt drive (reinforced with steel). Choose this type of door opener if you need a new one.
Often the sound and vibrations of a door opener are transferred to the garage structure. If you don’t want to change your opener, there are vibration isolators which are placed between the door opener housing and the metal hanger brackets holding it to the ceiling. These isolators act like mufflers do on a car.
What more can you do yourself to reduce this noise?
When your door is closed, take a good look to see if there are parts that seem broken, very worn or loose. As needed, tighten any nuts or bolts.
Lubricate all metal parts that come in contact with another metal part, meaning hinges and the spring system. Use a petroleum-based lubricant.
Refer to the garage door or door opener manufacturer’s maintenance guide.
Hopefully with these steps, you’ll be able to cut down on the noise. If it’s not something you can do yourself, then Garage Door Doctors has you covered.