If you have a noisy garage door and are looking for some quick and easy maintenance tips, you’ve found the right place. There’s nothing more annoying or embarrassing than getting home after a late night and worrying about waking up the neighbors by opening your noisy garage door.
By performing some at home maintenance and inspections, you’ll be able to keep your garage door running smoothly and quietly.
Noisy Garage Door Maintenance Tips
- Lubricate – Over time the metal rollers, wheels and hinges can become worn or corroded. If they’re fairly new and don’t look to have too much damage or rust buildup, lubricating these moving parts with a basic 3 in 1 lubricant will reduce rust buildup and quiet that loud squeaking noise you hear.
- Replacement – If the rollers are older and look to be rusted or corroded it may be time to completely replace them with a new set. Your local garage door installer can give you price quotes on the cost associated with new rollers.
- Keep Things Tight – One of the smallest things that can make the biggest noise is loose nuts and bolts rattling around as the door moves up and down. If you are not sure where a sound is coming from, consult a certified door dealer/installer before removing or tightening any bolts. Some components are under an increased amount of tension and can cause damage or injury if repaired incorrectly.
Overall, with simple and regular maintenance your garage door should function smoothly and quietly for years to come.