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4 Reasons Why Your Garage Door Is Squeaking

By Blog Master on 20 Apr 2021 In

Garage doors can produce intense vibrations as it opens, resulting in a squeaking and disturbing sound. It may not trouble your family and other people living in your house during the daytime, but the noise can keep everyone, including your neighbors from having a goodnight's sleep. To make sure everyone gets well-deserved goodnight sleep and help ease your problem with your noisy garage doors. We have rounded up, “Top 4 Reasons Why Your Garage Door is Squeaking or Making Noise”.

1. Faulty Hinges, Springs, and Rollers

One of the most common reasons why your garage door is noisy is when the rollers and hinges of your garage door get old and defective. As these parts wear out, they create a grating noise. Another reason for the irritating noise are the loose hardware, as the bolts and nuts loosen, they can also create vibrations when opening or closing your garage doors. That’s why it is important to always make a point to tighten all bolts and screws of your garage door. There could be several mechanical problems with your door, please call us and we will schedule a technician to checkout your problem.

Faulty Hinges
Faulty Rollers Hinges and Springs


2. Type of Garage Door Opener

Of all the types of garage door openers (belt, screw, or chain drive), screw drive and chain drive type operators are undeniably the loudest.  You may not notice the noise during the first few years of use, but will eventually turn just as noisy.  So, if you’re looking for peace of mind and silence; a belt drive is the best option. Please call us to quote you a belt drive opener.

Noisy Screw Drive Operator
Belt Drive v.s. Screw Drive v.s. Chain Drive


3. Poor Lubrication and Worn Metal Rollers

It is highly recommended that every moving part of garage doors should be properly lubricated at least two times, every year.  A little bit of lube can prevent vibrations when operating your garage door. Aside from poor lubrication, metal rollers become worn and noisy over a long period of use. Try replacing them with nylon to reduce noise.

Better Lubrication Needed
Better Lubrication Needed

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4. Improperly Balanced Garage Doors

An unsteady garage door can be loud and after a while might become feeble. Try to manually open and close the door by lifting the emergency cord. It will fall if it is unbalanced. You can now solve this issue by getting an expert to repair your door.

Improperly Balanced Door
Improperly Balanced Door

If you can’t determine why your garage door is noisy, or don’t know how to do repairs. It would be better for you to call an expert. Our expert technicians at Overhead Door Company of Central Jersey can provide valuable repairs and replacements for your noisy garage door.

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