Causes of Noisy Garage Door:
The garage door is made up of complex systems of springs, cables, rollers, hinges, tracks, bearings and opener. From time to time, these components wear and cause the noise coming from your garage door. Some of the causes of noisy garage door or rusted track have simple solutions that are easy to implement. However, there are times when homeowners have to deal with more complex problems. Such challenges demand a certain level of knowledge and skills. Most of the time, it is advisable to seek the help of an expert.
Here are some of the reasons your garage door is noisy:
1.Lack of balance
An unbalanced garage door can be extremely noisy. It might even stop functioning after some time. If you wish to determine the stability of your door, there is a simple way of doing it. Start by pulling the emergency cord to open and then close the door manually. Then, try and raise the door halfway prior to releasing it. The door is properly balanced if it stays in place and does not move up or down.
2. The garage door opener
Find out if your garage opener type is a chain, screw or belt driven. The chain driven opener is the noisiest of them all. Don’t belittle them, though- they are associated with a couple of benefits such as suitability to harsh weather conditions, durability, and affordability. Belt driven garage door openers are the quietest. Most of the time, proper lubrication should minimize the noise.
3.Springs and hinges
Springs and hinges are notorious causes of noisy garage doors. This is particularly true when they are worn out or faulty. Springs running down the door sides are mostly replaceable. However, if the problem is due to the torsion springs (at the top of the door), special tools and knowledge are required. The most prudent thing is to seek the assistance of a professional with the expertise to repair or replace the noisy garage door springs.
The solution to noisy hinges is oiling – if it causes a squeaking noise. However, a grinding noise is usually a sign of faulty gear and sprocket which are found inside the central console. These kinds of repair should be done when the unit is unplugged. Essentially, it is a task best left to a technician.
Are you dealing with the irritating noise of your garage door? Speak to us today to finally get rid of the nagging noise. Who knows, you might even have the opportunity to save your door before it’s too late.