Here's how to make your garage door less noisy.

Posted 2/13/2020

Your garage door is usually the largest moving equipment in your home. This combined with its frequency of use can lead to noise nuisance. Disturbances of the day and unexpected rumblings while people may be sleeping are never really fun. Excessive vibrations are usually the culprit. Here are a few quick and easy ways to make sure your garage door moves as smoothly as possible.

Lubricate

Keep your garage door properly lubricated. Spray all moving parts, springs and hinges generously. If you have an opening of the chain assembly, make sure the chain is not loose and also give it a good spray. Use a lubricant made specifically for garage doors to avoid any problems in the future. This must be done at least twice a year.

Change your old metal rollers to nylon rollers

While metal rolls can be a bit more durable than their nylon counterparts, they tend to be markedly noisy. Look for nylon rolls with sealed bearings, they are a little more expensive but are much quieter. This easy replacement also saves you from having to lubricate your tracks and cut down on the time you spent maintaining your door. Never attempt to change rollers in the bottom bracket as they are under constant tension and can cause serious injury. Call your garage door for this job.

Tighten and fasten

Make sure all nuts, bolts and track hardware are tight and secure. This will greatly reduce vibration, reducing noise and also helping to extend the life of the garage door. While doing this, check for worn parts or blown bearings on your rollers and replace them.

Anti vibration pads

If you really want to get down and dirty, you can add anti-vibration pads to your door tracks and opener.




UA-35588124-1