Having a garage on your property is a great benefit, as this extra space can be helpful for many reasons. You can use it to store your vehicle, you can use it as a hobby space, or you can use it for storage. Whatever it is you use it for, properties benefit from having a garage in place.
However, what do you do when your garage door becomes incredibly noisy? A noisy garage door can be irritating not just for you, but your neighbours too, especially if you need to open it in the morning to get your car out for work.
Luckily, there are a few things that you can do to make your garage door quieter, and we will discuss three of these methods here for you:
- Tighten Nuts and Bolts
- Lubricate the Rollers
- Upgrade the Garage Door Opener
The first thing that you can do is to tighten any nuts and bolts on your garage door. When these become loose, they can rattle as the door opens and closes, creating quite the noise. Simply tighten these nuts and bolts, taking care not to tighten them too much, and they should stop rattling as the door is in motion.
If your garage door is squeaking or grinding when opening or closing, it could be the rollers. So, the next method that you can try is lubricating the rollers of the garage door. Lubricating the rollers is advisable every few months, as it keeps the garage door operating smoothly and can also help to keep the garage door quiet. It is important to note that you should not lubricate nylon or plastic parts, only steel.
Finally, it could be that the garage door opener (the automatic motor) is to blame for the noise. As these motors get older, they can begin to get loud. If this is the case, upgrading the motor to a new and modern one will stop the noise.
Get in Touch
If you require any assistance with a noisy garage door, get in touch with us at The Garage Door Repair Company and we will be happy to help.