Is Your Garage Door Making Too Much Noise?05/23/2016 Back To Blog
A noisy garage door can be exceptionally irritating. Especially if it is so noisy that it wakes you up or you can’t hold a decent conversation when it’s in use, because it’s just too loud. Sure, every garage door makes some amount of sound when they are running, but if yours is roaring, then peace and quiet could well be the least of your worries. An excessively noisy door could point to much bigger problems somewhere else in your system, something latent and unseen, but definitely not heard. If this is happening to you then you should act fast, because as your system grinds away each day, the problem that is causing the sound is getting worse and worse.
So what is all that noise about?
As I said earlier, garage door openers should make some kind of sound when operating, but excessive noise can be a problem for more than one reason. Usually it points to something else in your setup, usually a moving part which is struggling tremendously with friction as it grinds up and down along another every time you open and close the garage. This friction can usually be attributed to the tracks, the motor itself, the bearings or wheels on your door, possibly even the springs. So if you are hearing the sound, inspect the door while it works to find out exactly where the problem is coming from.
If the noise is coming from the garage opener motor itself, you might find that getting it fixed is not a simple matter of applying some lubrication. The parts on the inside are finicky and can damage easily when they are tampered with. So if you find the motor is where your problem lies, then you should probably get a technician around as soon as possible. Continued use when your opener is in this state can lead to irreparable damages to it.
How to solve the problem
Since, in most cases, the problems highlighted by a noisy garage are signs of friction, a little bit of lubrication maintenance is often enough to sort it out. Be very careful to use the right amounts though, too much can cause residue to build up and cause even more problems, and too little might be ineffective. Apply lubricant modestly and you’ll have the problem solved 9 times out of 10.
Of course if the problem is with the opener itself, or lubrication doesn’t seem to do the trick, you will probably need to take slightly more drastic measures. Have a technician inspect the problem and see if they you are in need of more serious maintenance like motor repair. It is essential and you’ll be glad you did it at a later stage.
So it’s a good idea to have the details for a good garage door repair service nearby, because you also can’t exactly plan when things like this will occur. But if your system is screaming for your attention, then getting a pro in to look at it is your best bet at making it less annoying, and keeping it in proper working order.