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Silencing a Noisy Garage Door

You only need to be woken up in the middle of the night once by a noisy garage door for you to realize how much of a nuisance it can be.

Don’t let your door drive you crazy. Contact Smarr Garage Door to have the root cause of the problem inspected and repaired ASAP, or try these tips for getting the job done on your own.

What Causes a Loud Garage Door?

A noisy garage door is the result of excessive vibrating or banging caused by loose or broken elements somewhere on your door’s system. Finding out the exact cause of your garage door’s noise problem may take some time, but fixing it could be simple once you locate the issue.

DIY Tips for a Quieter Door

1. Lubricate

Regularly maintaining moving parts on your garage with regular lubrication can keep noise down and prevent wear and tear over time. Try spraying the tops of the springs with lubricant, making sure you give it enough to coat the spring down to the base. Your door’s chain and the hinges between panels are also places to lubricate for noise prevention.

Normal maintenance on residential garage doors should be performed once yearly. Contact Smarr Garage Door today to schedule your routine maintenance.

2. Insulate

Your door’s weather stripping, which is added to increase insulation, may be causing some excessive noise, particularly if it is worn out. The weather strip is located at the bottom of your garage door to prevent air from getting in while closed. If this strip is damaged, it could be causing a loud bang when your door closes due to lack of padding before the door hits the ground.

3. Replace

If lubrication isn’t doing the trick, you may need to replace an element of your door’s system, such as the springs, rollers or hinges. If you notice the location of the excessive noise, this should clue you into what needs to be replaced. If you have no experience replacing these elements, schedule a professional repair to avoid injuring yourself or damaging your door in the process.

4. Repair

Loose screws, nuts or bolts anywhere in your system can be a potential hazard and may be the cause of some of your excessive noise. Tightening them may help lessen noise. At the same time, make sure your rollers and tracks are properly positioned and are rolling (not sliding) on the inside of the track.

5. Install

Install noise insulation to help buffer vibrations between your doors many parts. Noise insulation includes small, cylindrical pieces of rubber placed between the motor block and metal brace that connects your door’s motor to the ceiling of your garage.

Do you have a noisy garage door?

Smarr Garage Door is a family-owned business that has been serving Columbia and Mid-Missouri for nearly 40 years. No matter what issue needs to be repaired, our top priority will always be customer satisfaction. We promise to be available at every point during your project and to always be available in the friendly, honest manner you expect.

Have more questions about aluminum garage doors or need more help deciding on the right material for your garage door? Contact Smarr Garage Door for questions, appointments, or free estimates today!

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