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4 Ways to Help Make Your Garage Door Quieter

by Kaylee Craig

A noisy garage door can be quite bothersome, especially if you or someone in your family has to leave early for work or comes home late in the evening. You don't want your garage door to bother anyone in your household, but you also don't want it to bother your neighbors either. Here are four ways to help make your garage door quieter:

  1. Tighten Nuts and Bolts: The nuts and bolts on both the door and track will become loose overtime and will need to be tightened. This can easily be done on your own with a wrench. Just be sure that you don't over tighten the nuts and bolts since this can cause too much stress on the door or track and cause cracking. So don't force it, but just make sure that it is more snug instead of loose.
  2. Use Lubricant: Twice a year, all the moving parts of the garage door will need to be lubricated with an oil-free product to avoid attracting dirt and dust. This includes the inside of each track, the metal rollers, and the chain if you have a chain system. You will want to spray the springs with lubricant, as well. By doing this, you allow the moving parts of the garage door to move more smoothly, which reduces the amount of noise that it makes when the metal is rubbing against the metal.
  3. Replace Metal Rollers: Most standard garage doors have metal rollers, especially because initial installation of a metal roller garage door is less expensive. However, you should consider replacing the metal rollers with nylon rollers, which don't require lubrication and reduce noise significantly. The cost of replacing metal rollers with nylon rollers might seem a bit high, but keep in mind that it is only a one-time cost that is going to be worth the significant reduction in noise. You may want to have a professional do the replacement for you. He or she can get the potentially tedious job done quickly and safely.
  4. Replace the Insulation Strip: If you notice that the insulation strip on the garage door is worn, then you will need to replace it. This will prevent a loud bang from sounding out whenever you close the garage door. Plus, this will keep your garage more insulated and prevent moisture from seeping through from outside.

Knowing these four ways to keep your garage door quieter will allow you to keep a more peaceful household, which will be appreciated by the whole family as well as the neighbors. Contact a company like All Pro Quality Garage Doors, Inc. for any help you might need.


About Me

About Marcus Thompson

My name is Marcus Thompson and about 8 years ago I found myself raising 3 children on my own. Before becoming a single father, I was too busy in my corporate world to even realize my home was falling apart. However, as I began spending more time at home, I began to notice all of the issues that were quickly causing my home's value to decrease. I couldn't afford to hire a contractor to fix these issues, so little by little, I began learning how to fix these problems myself. Over the years, I became a dedicated DIY enthusiast who is capable of fixing any issue I may encounter in my home. Creating this website is my way of sharing everything I have learned over the years with other parents and homeowners so that they too can begin taking control of any issues they may experience with their home.