How to fix a noisy garage door Tighten the nuts and bolts. Garage doors have more than 100 screws, nuts and bolts. Another common cause of a noisy garage door is worn out rollers. Let's not forget the garage door opener.
A weak or aging engine may be to blame for that thunderous noise. It is also possible that the metal chain attached to the opener will cause noise when it hits the rail. Tightening the chain quickly should fix the problem. Adjust the bolts and pulls with a friend or family member and disconnect the garage door opener to make sure no one opens it while you work.
For some, a loud garage door opener is a little annoying; for others, it's a cause to wake up at night. While the garage door opener is installed directly under the room, even if the garage door motor is relatively quiet, the vibrations that pass through the wooden posts tend to sound and feel louder in the upstairs room. If your garage door makes a loud noise when opened or closed, especially a creak or creak, the problem may be with the rollers. Repairs or replacement of hinges should ONLY be performed by a Clopay dealer or a technician specializing in door systems.
If the mechanism is loose, you'll need to contact a Clopay dealer or a technician specializing in door systems to inspect and repair the garage door operator. In addition, drilling angle gauges, door balancing, good maintenance and proper installation can help increase or reduce garage door noise. Take a little time to inspect each one, as a garage door can have more than 100 nuts, bolts and screws in total. Continue to lubricate once every two months, even if the symptoms of a loud garage door go away before the next garage door maintenance session.
While it may be as easy as greasing the hinges, treating a broken door comes with certain risks that can harm the typical person who doesn't know the details of the repair. WARNING: If the bottom bracket is removed, the garage door may fall and cause serious injury or death. Repairs or replacement by garage door operators should ONLY be performed by a Clopay dealer or a technician specializing in door systems. If lubrication doesn't silence the garage door, it's time to call a Clopay dealer or a technician specializing in door systems to inspect and repair the garage door.
Unplug the garage door opener to ensure that no one uses it while you are working and completes the work with a friend or family member.