There are all kinds of reasons for a noisy garage and usually these are quite easy to deal with, although it is human nature to keep putting it off, even when the noise is driving you mad. The squeaking door may be caused by a lack of lubrication of areas of the door, rollers which are worn out or hardware which has become loose. If you are sick of the sound of your noisy garage door, it is time to take action and you can do this without much fuss at all.
You don’t need to be an expert in DIY to deal with a noisy garage door, simply follow these garage door repair instructions and you should hopefully find yourself enjoying some peace and quiet, not to mention avoiding a new garage door installation.
Step 1 – Tighten the Door
The first thing you need to do is ensure the door is tightened up, as this can be the cause of the creaking. Secure the nuts on the door lightly, using a socket and ratchet. Do this as gently as possible, to avoid causing any damage. You may find that this step alone completely eradicates the noise, or you might need to find another solution.
Step 2 – Check the Rollers
One of the main causes of squeaky garage doors is rollers which are worn out, so have a check to see what kind of condition these are in. If they are in a bad condition, you might need to look at replacing them, unless you can continue to bear the sound of the creaking!
Step 3 – Look at the Hinges
If the rollers are not the problem, it may be the hinges. If you can see any obvious signs of damage, such as gray dust, it might be worth replacing them. It is quite easy to replace hinges on a door and shouldn’t take up much time at all.
Step 4 – Garage Door Opener Chain
Another culprit of a noisy garage door is the opener chain, which can make all kinds of crazy noises if left unattended. You should tighten the chain in the first instance and if there is an opener track present, you may want to try some grease on that to lubricate it.
Step 5 – Lubricate
The dryness of areas of the door can cause it to become squeaky, which is why it is important to always keep it lubricated. Always use a good lubrication (look up reviews if it helps) and use on the hinges, rollers and the springs. You should aim to do this as often as possible, but definitely every few months as this will keep the noise at bay, as long as there are no other causes of it.
You should find that your garage door is not squeak free! However, if none of these steps have offered a solution, you might need to look into a complete garage door repair from a professional or a garage door installation, if the problem is irreparable. What’s more, this is also a splendid way of saving you lots of cash.