Noisy Garage Door?
Customers often ask what to do about their noisy garage door. They sometimes describe rattles, squeaks, grinding, or groaning when opening or closing the door. If this persists, this ruckus can disturb the peace of the entire neighborhood and even wake family members in your home. While this clanging and clattering is annoying, it may indicate a direr situation. A healthy garage door should operate with a minimal amount of noise and effort. Once the decibel level begins to rise, it’s a likely cry for service. In the San Antonio area, R&L Overhead Door has the experience and technology to silence the beast.
What Causes a Noisy Garage Door?
Noisy garage door operation may have several possible causes and is often difficult for homeowners to troubleshoot. Automatic openers typically operate using a belt or chain drive system, which produces its own sound. This sound is easily recognizable as the normal hum of the motor moving the chain. If the opener begins to protest too much, the problem is with components unrelated to the automatic opener. When torsion springs need service or repair, the extra effort required to lift the door triggers a noisy clamor and can cause potential damage to the opener and other functions.
The most common causes of garage door noises are much simpler. Over time and with regular use, components wear down and shake themselves loose. Tracks, roller brackets, and panel hinges are attached with nuts and bolts. R&L Overhead Door may be able to restore peace and quiet by simply tightening viable parts and replacing those that have become overly worn or damaged. Steel rollers and cables may also wiggle and screech, another problem easily resolved through lubrication and worn roller replacement. Finally, R&L Overhead Door will inspect the chain or belt mechanism, tightening and lubricating to stop the racket.
Maintenance and Repair to Silence Your Noisy Garage Door
The most effective way to prevent the damage, wear, and tear that normal operation can cause is by regular maintenance. R&L Overhead Door offers a 20-point safety inspection and component maintenance service program designed to prevent the onset of noise-causing trouble. If your door has already begun to groan in protest when opening or closing, a service call may be necessary to prevent further damage. In most cases, tranquility can be restored with a few simple repairs. Allowing the problem to progress may result in additional damage or even component failure – which will require extensive repair or replacement. Before your noisy door becomes a catastrophic failure, contact R&L Overhead Door for an expert evaluation.