At Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Riverside, CA, we get a lot of calls with concerns about noisy garage door operation. There are a lot of reasons that you can be getting especially noisy functioning of your garage door system, some more serious than others. Here are the three main areas that prevent you from having a quiet garage door.
Worn Out Hardware
Garage door systems are made of many moving metal parts that can wear out over time. If even one part has broken down, it can cause other parts to wear out increasing the noise all the more. Some of the parts to keep an eye on include:
- Broken rollers that don’t roll properly
- Warped or bent tracks
- Creaking hinges
- Rusty springs
- Loose bolts, nuts, and screws
Make sure all moving parts are properly lubricated on a regular basis to quiet them down. Tighten any loose nuts or bolts you may find during a maintenance inspection. Repair or replace damaged tracks, rollers, or springs.
Noisy Drive System
Not all automatic garage door opener systems are created equally, especially in regard to noise. Chain-driven openers are the noisiest option because of all the moving metal and the slackness in the chain. If this is causing a great deal of racket as your door opens and closes, consider a quieter style of opener.
However, belt-driven openers are quieter because they use a taut, steel-reinforced rubber belt to lift the door. Screw-driven doors are quieter still, utilizing a long screw that pulls the shuttle forward and backward to open the door. Jackshaft openers are the quietest of all, as well as the most compact, being a simple mounted motor next to the door.
The basic cause of the noise of your garage door cycling is vibration, which is amplified when transferred to the garage itself. Vibration in the automatic garage door opener motor can transfer into the ceiling causing reverberation throughout the garage. The same is true of the noise caused by faulty parts that we discussed above.
One simple solution to this problem is installing vibration isolators between the mountings brackets and the ceiling. These simple rubber pieces are attached to the various brackets that attach the tracks and opener to the ceiling. They absorb most of the vibration themselves and prevent it from transferring into the ceiling.
Call A Pro
Some of these simpler repairs, like lubrication and tightening of hardware, can obviously be performed yourself. However, if you are in need of service to your torsion spring, repair of your tracks, or replacing of your automatic opener, you’ll need help. Call a certified garage door repair technician to advise you on the best plan of action.
Contact Us For A More Quiet Garage Door
Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Riverside, California offers all of the services we’ve discussed above. We’re available 24/7 to take your call and get a technician to you right away. Don’t wait, call us to get the quiet garage door you deserve today.