Does your garage door rattle, creak, and groan every time you open and close it, leaving you very frustrated? A noisy garage door can be a severe disturbance, particularly if anybody is sleeping above or close to the garage. So, you’re thinking about how you can make your garage door quieter. Here are a few tips you can follow to make your garage door as silent as possible.
- A Simple Check
As long as the door is opening or closing correctly, it’s pretty simple to lessen the noise. Check to see if your garage door is appropriately balanced since an unbalanced garage door can be loud and could stop working at any time. Then check for worn springs and hinges, and replace them. You also need to identify what type of garage door opener it is that you have in your garage. It can be chain, screw, or belt driven and the noisiest is the chain drive opener. You also need to find out if any nuts and bolts of your garage door are loose.
- Prepare Tools And Materials
After making all of the pre-repair checks, the next thing is to prepare the tools and materials you need before you begin and it will save you time by reducing problems.
- Adjustable Wrench
- 4-In-1 Screwdriver
- Socket/Ratchet Set
- Impact Driver
- Wrench Set
- Fender Washers
- Garage Door Lube
- Lag Screws
- Nylon Rollers
- Replacement Hinges
- Rubber Anti-Vibration Pads
- Tighten The Loose Parts
Some of the garage door racket that you are experiencing may possibly be caused by the door or track supports that have missing or loose track screws and bolts that make the door rattle in its rail. So when you have everything prepared, the first step in silencing your garage door is to tighten the nuts and bolts on the door and track. With an adjustable wrench or a socket wrench, tighten all the nuts and bolts and it might simply quiet the garage door completely. Make sure that you don’t leave any loose screws on the track and door. You need everything smooth, but don’t over tighten.
- Lubricate Your Door
With appropriate maintenance and lubrication, you can reduce or eliminate the noise and prolong the lifespan of your garage door. Keeping your garage door components properly lubricated will certainly contribute to years of smooth functioning. Lubricate almost all door components – rollers, springs, and hinges. For all steel parts, apply a metal lube and for the PVC parts (outdoor structure, weather stripping), apply a silicone-based lube. Any type of exposed ball bearings must be completely lubricated. Don’t apply any kind of lubricant on nylon rollers. Open your door and apply the lube to each of the hinges. Lubricate the rolling components of the door and it will help make opening and closing the garage door much easier.
- Some Important Things You Need To Care About
To keep the door moving seamlessly, there are a few common things you have to do every year. Once you have made any necessary repairs to your door, do not overhaul, remove, or adjust springs or components to which springs are joined, such as steel brackets, cables, wooden blocks, fasteners, bolts, or other components of the counterbalance system. And don’t adjust, fix or even remove the hinges on your own or with a friend. Please, seek advice from a professional or get a professional to assist you to repair these components of your garage door.
Normally, your garage door could occupy about one-third of the outdoor of your house, so try to maintain it properly by keeping it fresh, clean, and noise-free.