How to Fix a Noisy Garage Door

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    How to Fix a Noisy Garage Door

    Garage doors are such a great thing to have but when it becomes unnecessarily noisy, it can be such a nuisance.

    Imagine waking up one day and finding out that your garage door is suddenly producing loud noises or loud screeching sound, wouldn’t that just ruin your day?

    Not only that, think about the inconvenience it brings to the people around you as well.

    Indeed, a noisy garage door is never a good thing for anyone.

    It is true that depending on the type of opener you are using, opening your garage door can cause a bit of noise, but tolerable noise.

    When it becomes more than that, it just becomes a problem.

    Fixing your garage door and finding out what’s causing the noise will certainly solve your problem but do you know how to fix a noisy garage door?

    Well if you don’t, then let us help you out.

    Here are some things you can do and try to solve your noise situation.

    Make sure the nuts, screws, and bolts are secured

    If your garage door is making some noise, it is entirely possible that it is due to some loose hardware like nuts, screws, bolts, and the like.

    Encountering loose parts on your garage door from time to time can be understandable though since it moves and produces a lot of vibration during opening and closing.

    Not to mention using it almost a thousand times per year.

    To make sure if this is causing your problem, try investigating and checking the screws, nuts, and bolts on your garage door.

    Check if they are held in place tightly.

    If there is anything loose, make sure to tighten it. Or better yet replace the screw being used with a new one.

    However, make sure that you do not over-tighten it as this might produce dents and lead to other potential problems.

    Do not touch the screws holding your springs and any other component that is supporting your garage door’s weight.

    If you do this, you might just be inviting unnecessary and even potentially risk your safety in the process.

    Lubricate your garage door’s parts

    If your garage door is producing loud screeching sounds, then it’s possible that contact between two component parts that aren’t supposed to create friction is doing so.

    It could be possible that your roller or your spring or any moving part of your garage door is causing this sound.

    But what exactly can you do to fix this problem?

    Well, try to check and assess all of your garage door’s moving parts.

    Check one by one if they are having any contact with other parts that they shouldn’t.

    Try to understand what exactly is causing the sound.

    After, that, apply lubrication on that part so as to minimize the loud noise that it is producing.

    Applying lubrication on your garage door’s components can really help reduce unwanted noise and at the same time prolong the lifespan of your door’s parts.

    So make sure to do this as frequently as you can.

    If you have no idea on which part you should lubricate first, and then start with the listed components below:

    • Hinges
    • Roller Shaft
    • Bearings
    • Lift Cable
    • Rollers
    • Springs

    Doing this might not solve your problem entirely especially if something else is causing the noise but it can surely help to some degree.

    So make sure to try it out.

    Check this video out to help you with this task further:

    Check your garage door’s springs

    Another possibility is that your spring may be the reason behind all this unwanted noise.

    When the spring breaks or is damaged, it tends to make loud noises especially when you open or close your garage door.

    This being said, your garage door spring causing the noise is surely another possibility you must not neglect.

    To confirm your suspicion, try to examine the physical condition of your garage door spring.

    Check if it’s broken or worn out to some degree.

    If it is indeed your broken spring that’s causing all this unwanted noise, then do not attempt to replace it just yet.

    First, assess your capability to do so.

    Are you confident in your technical skills to get the job done?

    If you are, you can refer to DIY tutorials online to get the job done.

    If you aren’t, then it is recommended to call for professional help as attempting to perform the repairs even when you are a complete amateur will be more detrimental than helpful.

    It may even end up risking your safety.

    If you wish to replace your garage door’s spring on your own, then check out this DIY tutorial on replacing garage door springs:


    And we’re all done. That is how to fix a noisy garage door.

    Hopefully, our tips and suggestions above have helped you with your problem.

    If you find that the above suggestions do not help you solve your problem, then I think it is best you ask for professional help.

    If you are in Calgary and are looking for a garage door repair company near you to help you with your unwanted garage door noises, then do not hesitate to reach out to us.

    Kald Gart Doors is a garage door repair company in Calgary that has been serving both residential and commercial clients for about 15 years now.

    If you are looking for someone you can trust, then there is no one better than Kald Gart.

    We also offer emergency garage door services at any time of the day and week.

    We are open 24/7 so if your garage door breaks down at the oddest time of the day, you do not have to worry.

    We can attend to your needs as soon as we reach your place.

    You can contact us at 587-316-9739. Call us now for any of your garage door repair needs.

    I assure you, we will certainly not disappoint.

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    David Martin

    David Martin

    Servicing garage doors for over a decade has thought me a thing or two about garage doors. In this blog I will try to share with you all I've learned over the years. I hope you find these tips helpful for a DIY fix before paying for a technician. If you still need help, don't hesitate to give us a call.

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