There are several operational themes home and building owners will need to consider when it comes to their garage door, and noise is at or near the top of this list for many such individuals. Garage doors can become noisy in some situations, often based on minor areas of damage or misalignment, to the point where they are very annoying – and also often presenting you with audible signs of the damage that’s recently occurred.
At Crawford Door Sales, we’re here to provide you with a variety of commercial and residential garage door repair services, including assisting with noise issues from your garage door. Whether you’re concerned with the noise itself and the racket it’s creating, or whether you’re worried it’s signaling problems you need repaired, we’re here to help. This two-part blog will go over several tips for a quieter garage door, including areas that help you maintain long-term garage door quality at the same time.
One of the top themes when it comes to maintaining a quiet garage door, not to mention keeping several parts in top working order, is ensuring proper lubrication for several components of the garage door. There are a few different metal components that will require regular lubrication to ensure they don’t create friction with others and begin wearing down: Springs, hinges, weatherstripping, plus tracks and rollers.
These areas should be sprayed with proper lubricant at least once or twice a year, and more often in specific areas if you notice friction or hear sounds indicating such issues. There are several lubricants out there to choose from – just ensure you select one that’s specifically made for metal use.
One of the primary sources of noise from a garage door is metal rollers that have begun to wear down or fall out of alignment on their tracks. There comes a point, even, where lubrication might not entirely prevent these noises.
In such cases, one potential solution is to replace the rollers with a quieter material, namely nylon rollers. Not only are nylon rollers quieter, requiring less lubrication than metal parts, they also require less overall maintenance and are very durable.
Another potential culprit in garage door noises is loose bolts or other parts like nuts, screws and related areas. As these parts move around when the garage door opens or closes, they may create several noise types – but these noises are usually easily resolved by tightening some of these areas. Once again, this will also improve the overall quality of the door and help prevent wear-down over time.
For more on how to limit noise from your garage door while also improving its durability, or to learn about any of our garage door installation or repair services, speak to the staff at Crawford Door Sales today.