Do you have a loud garage door that wakes up the whole block anytime you come home late at night? Because garage doors are the heaviest moving part of a home some noise is expected but it shouldn’t terrify the children every time it opens and closes. Fixing a loud garage door is not a difficult task and here are a few tips to help bring the noise levels down.
Tips for Quieting a Loud Garage Door
- Tighten Up Hardware
- Replace Garage Rollers
- Apply a Buffer
Garage Door Parts
There are many parts and pieces that make up a garage door. One reason doors get louder is overtime some of the nuts and bolts loosen up. When this happens you may hear rattling which adds to the loudness factor. Get a ranch and find any nuts that are loose on the door or track and tighten them. Be sure to not tighten too much but firm.
Garage Door Lubrication
Lubrication also plays a part in how loud your garage door sounds. Find yourself a lubricant spray that’s made for metal parts and lubricate the rollers, the inside of the track and also on the top of the door springs. For garage doors with chains, make sure to lubricate the chain and also hinges located on the panels to reduce noise.
How old are the rollers on your garage door? Are they made of metal or nylon? Old metal rollers are noisy. It’s best to replace them with nylon rollers. Even if your home garage has nylon rollers and you hear noise still, replace them with new nylon rollers.
Rubber Noise Insulation
Many homeowners are able to fix a loud garage door by using thin rubber pads or specialized insulation strips made especially for garage doors. Placing the rubber pads or insulation strips between the motor and the brace that attaches to the ceiling will dramatically reduce noise. This rubber buffer makes for a much quieter door when it opens and closes.
Doesn’t take much time to quiet your garage door with these tips. We also understand people having the time and the technical ability to perform these tasks is not something all of us have. If you’re an Austin area homeowner in need of a garage door service we here to lend a hand.