A garage door creates a lot of nuisance if it rattles, squeaks and shrieks while opening and closing.The situation gets even worse when you can hear and feel your garage door opening in every room of your home. Garage doors often create vibration while their operation. This leads to loud and disruptive noises. Homeowners need to reduce the vibration to reduce the noise level. For this, a little maintenance and changes in the door enhancements is required.
How to Quiet Your Doors?
- Sometimes, the loose nuts and bolts on the door lead to excessive disturbing noise. Make sure you tighten the nut and bolts on the door. But, remember not to over-tighten the screws.
- Garage doors comprise of many moving parts that must be maintained. Spray good quality lubricant to the top of the springs. Make sure the oil flow down to the base of the springs. Also lubricate the tracks, hinges between the panels, metal rollers and any other moving part of the door causing vibration. It is advised to lubricate the moving parts twice a year to attain a noise free door.
- Inspect the garage door rollers – The metal rollers create a lot of noise as compared to nylon rollers. Nylon rollers are not only quieter, but also require less maintenance and lubrication. They can be a great help for homeowners fed up of the garage door noises. It is advised to replace all the rollers together and hire a professional as they can do this job in less time.
- The rubber pieces used as buffers for the door and its opener can help in cutting down the noise. You need to first unplug the motor of the opener. Then, place a solid ladder and let the door rest on the ladder. Remove the opener from its bracket and the bolts in the door holding the tracks. Now, slide a rubber piece of about ¼ inch wide between the door and the bolts, then tighten the bolts. Next, use two thick rectangular rubber pieces and drill two holes onto them. Then, bolt one end to the frame of the door opener. Use the rubber pieces to hang the motor from the mounting straps on the door opener and suspend the opener from the frame. The rubber will absorb the vibrations and don’t let the metal frames shudder and create noise.
- The worn out insulation strip on the bottom of the door can also be the reason for noise. If the insulation strip is missing, it will allow cold and wet to come into your garage. Moreover you will also hear a loud banging noise when the door is closed. The strips can be replaced easily, you just need to slide the new rubber strips through the door tracks. The rubber insulation may shrink, so it is advised to not to cut it exact to the fitting of the door width.
- The door can be noisy, if its hitting the cement floor too hard. The springs may be potential culprit in this regard. Springs can be deadly, so it is advisable to call a professional to fix the springs properly. While regular door maintenance, lubricate the springs for smooth functioning of the door.
In case, the above mentioned methods don’t help you in reducing the garage door noise, call professional technicians to replace the aged parts and add new enhancements. We, at Promaster, offer reliable repair and replacement solutions for every make and model of garage door at the most competitive price. Our adroit technicians can provide reliable solutions for garage door openers, springs, cables and other crucial parts of the door.