To fix a squeaky door, try to tighten the nuts and bolts with a socket set. Make sure you check all of the nuts and bolts and tighten them properly. Over time, some of the bolts may get loose due to the natural vibration upon opening and closing the door. This could be a quick and easy remedy, and the noise may stop.
If re-tightening the bolts does not work, your garage door rollers may have to be replaced. Inspect the rollers while opening and closing the door. If they squeak while moving, this could be the source of most of your noise problem. Some rollers are metal and others are nylon, but both types can become worn over time.
If your rollers look worn, they should be replaced. However, if they can be salvaged, they should be squirted with a metal lubricant to quiet the noise and get the garage door running smoothly again. If the rollers do need replacing, they should be replaced with quieter nylon rollers. Please do not try to replace garage door rollers yourself. Our experts in Phoenix specialize in noisy garage door repair services and can replace your rollers without permanent damage to the opening mechanism.
Worn springs could be another cause of garage door noise. Extension springs are found above the upper tracks on both sides of the door. Torsion springs are located just above the closed door and should be handled with the utmost caution as they are under extreme pressure. If either type of spring is broken, contact one of our garage door experts immediately. Our location in Phoenix offers spring and roller replacement services to help repair your noisy garage door.
If the garage door is an older model, it may need a hinge replacement. Noise is also san issue when the roller stem on the hinge becomes worn. A loose trolley mechanism on the drive could also cause excessive noise. Consult your garage door manual or online instructions to research potential solutions. Both issues can usually be fixed with lubricant; however, you should never apply grease to a belt drive.
Lastly, but certainly not least, your garage door noise problem may not be with the door at all. If your garage is made of concrete, the noise bounces off the walls and resonates throughout the garage. The most efficient solution is to insulate the supports holding up the horizontal tracks with rubber stripping.
If none of these address your problem, please give Southwest Garage Door a call. Our team of trained professionals will fix your noise pollution issues and get your garage door running efficiently for years to come.