What’s That Sound Your Garage Door is Making?
A garage door that is installed correctly and operating efficiently should make a minimal sound as it opens and closes. If you have noticed your garage door has suddenly become really noisy and is making unusual sounds, you need to consider finding out what the problem is and solving it.
If your garage door is making a big racket, there are a few steps to take to try to fix it. First, tighten the nuts and bolts on the door using a deep socket wrench (don’t go overboard and over-tighten) and spray all of the moving parts of the door with garage door lubricant.
If this does not work, you may have worn parts like rollers or hinges. Garages can be dirty and dusty places, and unsealed bearings on track rollers can become full of dirt and self-destruct over the years. This can lead to wobbling as the rollers on the door operate. New rollers (and especially nylon rollers with sealed bearings) can reduce the sound when your door opens and ensure quieter operation.
These are just a few of several possible ways to address a noisy garage door. If you aren’t sure what the cause of the sound is, call in the professionals for help finding a solution or consider replacing the door with a newer and better model. Visit www.AbstractDoor.com for more information.