Garage Door Noises08/08/2013 Back To Blog
It’s very annoying whenever you open your garage door only to hear some peculiar sound being produced. This sound often makes one’s body crunch and in most cases makes your teeth numb. So what are the reasons behind this? The reasons behind your garage door producing some noise mostly depends on the type of garage door.
A side hinged garage door will produce some noise probably because its moving parts are not well lubricated. On the other hand, garage doors that use Slideaway mechanism can produce some noise due to grim and dirt stuck on the tracks. It can also produce a sound if the garage door is slightly off track.
How do I get rid of the noise from my garage door?
Noise produced from garage doors often mean that there is friction in between moving parts. So the best way to start is by lubricating the moving joints. This will ease the movement mechanisms and reduce the amount of friction. However, you should lubricate the tracks since it attracts more dirt and grim that will make it even harder for the garage door to open. For this type of garage doors, the best ways to reduce or stop the noise is by adjusting the garage door and ensure that it properly follows the tracks.
Alternative methods to reduce noise from your garage doors
You can also replace some of the worn and torn parts of your garage doors. This will greatly increase the garage door’s efficiency and at the same time reduce or stop the noise produced. Screw drivers are a very good option for balancing and reducing the noise produced when opening and closing your garage door.
You can also use torsion springs to reduce the amount of noise produced. Well installed spring will definitely counter the weight of the garage door and thus reduce the friction, force and pressure that create the noise. You should consider hiring a professional if all of these methods fail to yield positive results.