One common problem that homeowners often need to correct through garage door repairs is noisiness. If your garage door is too noisy, it could be distracting and irritating for both your household and neighbors. An excessively noisy garage door could also indicate underlying mechanical malfunctions that will worsen over time.
The following are six possible reasons why your garage door needs repairs to reduce noise.
Damaged tracks or rollers
The tracks and rollers of a garage door may begin to make more noise over time if they become damaged.
Remember that the rollers on your garage should be rolling rather than sliding over the track. If they become caught, they may stop rolling properly. This could lead to high-pitched squealing noises and other noises when you open and close your garage door.
Malfunctioning rollers can be repaired through realignment of the track or replacement of damaged parts.
Dried out moving components like hinges and springs
One of the most common reasons why a garage door is making a great deal of noise is because moving parts are not adequately lubricated. Fortunately, it's a simple repair to lubricate rollers, tracks, springs, and hinges to minimize noise.
Loose nuts, screws, and other hardware pieces
Garage door hardware can come loose through regular garage door use. One thing your garage door technician is likely to do when called to repair a noise issue is inspect hardware pieces like nuts and screws and tighten them where necessary.
Having a chain-driven garage door
In general, chain-driven garage doors make more noise than belt-driven garage doors. Therefore, you may be able to address noise issues by having your garage door technician replace your chain-drive system with an opener that is belt-driven.
Lack of noise insulation
If noise is an issue and there aren't any underlying malfunctions, noise insulation can be installed on a garage door to correct the noise problem. Noise insulators can be installed between the motor and motor block to cut down on noise that's produced when an automatic garage door is opened and closed.
Having a garage door that is too old
If your garage door is making too much noise, it could be that you simply need to have your garage door replaced. Consider the age of your garage door. Over time, garage door components will wear out and become rusted or misaligned.
The best way to minimize noise if you have an old garage door may be to simply have a complete replacement system installed.
For more information, contact a local garage door repair service today.