Does the entire neighborhood know when you’re coming home or going out? A noisy garage door can be inconvenient and annoying. The good news is that most times, a noisy garage is something that can be easily fixed and you can say goodbye to the anxiety of opening your garage late at night. If you have a noisy garage door, check these 3 things first to repair your garage door.
Tighten Loose Parts
One of the first things to do if you have a noisy garage door is to tighten any loose parts. Normal wear and tear on your garage door can loosen parts and create unnecessary noise. Go through all the parts of your garage door and make sure that everything is tight and in place. While doing this, look for any worn down or broken parts that may need replacing.
Replace Worn or Broken Parts
If you find any worn down or broken parts, it’s a good idea to have those repaired or replaced. A worn-down hinge or roller can create a lot of noise. These parts are easily replaced and can make a big difference in the amount of noise from your garage door. Some parts of your garage can be replaced on your own, but it’s always best to have a qualified garage door repairman fix any issues.
Once you’re confident that all the components of your garage are in great working order, it’s also important to make sure that there’s no resistance to your garage door. First, grease the track of the garage door to decrease friction as the door opens and closes. Secondly, use a garage door lube to lubricate all the pieces that move when the garage door is in motion.
After completing these three things, if your garage door is still too noisy, it may be time to look into replacing your garage door with a quieter option. If the noise of the garage door is coming from the opener, you can install anti-vibration pads to decrease the noise. A new and more efficient garage door opener may also be a way to decrease the overall noise of operation.