Your dishwasher, washing machine, or dryer probably produces some noise, and that’s normal. However, when it comes to your garage door, noise means trouble.
A noisy garage door is annoying, but that’s not all. It may also mean there’s a mechanical problem with your garage door that calls for immediate fixing.
Before you get to the fixing, you may be wondering what the cause of the noise is. Depending on the noise you’re dealing with, we’ll help you point out the origin and what the noise means.
Some garage door noises that signify trouble include:
- Rattling noise
A rattling noise may mean your garage door has loose nuts and bolts that need tightening, or the hinges, rollers, and springs need to be lubricated.
A rattling noise may also mean the door is misaligned.
You can consider tightening the nuts and applying lubrication to the parts that need lubrication. What you don’t do is try to align the door.
If your door is grinding, check the rollers. Worn-out rollers tend to make a grinding sound.
Sometimes lubricating might save the situation but if the intensity of the wear is more like damage, seek a professional’s help for a roller replacement.
For squeaky sounds, the problem may still be at the rollers, hinges, springs, pulleys, or the bearings, and the solution is lubricating the troubled area.
If that doesn’t solve the problem, check if the ball bearings or the rollers are loose.
A banging noise may mean your door is out of balance, or the torsion spring is broken. Problems with broken springs are not a light issue; call in a technician as soon as you can.
When it comes to garage door repair, use this rule of thumb: if you have no idea how to fix the problem, let the experts do it.
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