PA Garage Door Installation – Repair Tips
When you open your garage door does the entire neighborhood know when you are coming or going? Noisy garage doors can be annoying for sure.
Here are some quick tips to fix your garage door.
Hire A Professional
The most important thing you can do is have a licensed, well-trained, garage door professional perform an annual inspection and tune-up. Regular maintenance of your garage door is inexpensive and can insure the safety and reliability of your garage door for years to come.
Your garage door is a complex system with multiple moving parts; all of which can contribute to making your garage door noisy. Maintenance is the key. Some of them have simple solutions that can be easily fixed, while the more complex ones will require a professional.
Garage Door Opener
So which type of garage door opener do you have. Is it a screw, chain, or belt drive. The noisiest of these is typically the chain drive opener. Lubricating the chain occasionally will really reduce the noise that your garage door opening. Screw drive openers are usually quieter than the chain drives, but after a few years of use, they can become just as noisy. Belt drives are the quietest and require the least amount of maintenance.
Springs, Bearing, Hinges
Hinges can wear out over time. try a little silicone spray and see if it helps. If the hinge is making a grinding noise, it may be time to replace the hinges. Bearings in the pulley or the rollers might be worn, causing a loud ticking noise. The only solution is replacing the bearings, which again should be done by a trained professional. A grating noise may be due to the coils in the springs becoming bent. The coils will then rub against one another causing the noise. The solution would be replacing the springs.
Replace The Rollers
A lot of garage doors have metal rollers. When a metal roller is rubbing against a metal track this can obviously create a loud noise. Replacing metal rollers with nylon ball bearing rollers would be the best option. These are a much quieter, require less maintenance, and often quite that loud garage door.
Following these suggestions along with regular maintenance of your garage door and opener will make it more durable, longer-lasting, quieter, and operating smoothly. Repairs can be very time consuming I always suggest calling a licensed professional.
Lancaster County Finest Garage Door Service
Good Door Sales https://www.gooddoorsales.com/
Address: 326 S 7th St, Akron, PA 17501
Hours: Open today · 9AM–5PM
Phone: (717) 690-0440