5 Reasons Your Garage Door Is Making Noise, and How to Fix Them

A noisy garage door can be rather annoying for both you and your neighbors. In addition to the noise, it may be an indication of a bigger issue that needs immediate attention; thus, ignoring it for too long may lead to greater problems with your garage door opener system that can be expensive to fix. In this blog post, we’ll examine the five most common reasons behind a noisy garage door and how to fix them.

Improper Installation

If you’re hearing noises from your garage door, chances are it’s due to improper installation. These noises include loud grinding, rattling, squealing when opening or closing the door, and even slapping sounds from a loose chain. Vibrating, rumbling, or rattling noises might be a sign that the nuts or bolts are loose. In this situation, consider promptly calling a professional to fix the improperly installed door.

Worn Rollers

Over time, your garage door’s rollers can wear out, causing the door to move out of alignment or slip off the tracks, creating a squeaking, screeching, or vibrating sound. You may need to replace or lubricate the rollers depending on the type you have. Steel rollers can last longer but are prone to rust and corrosion, while nylon rollers make less noise and last as long as steel rollers. If the noise persists after applying lubrication and replacement, it’s wise to call professionals to have a look.

Poor Lubrication

Another common problem that can make a garage door noisy is poor lubrication. Proper lubrication of all parts keeps your door running smoothly and helps prevent rust and corrosion that can result in squeaking, grinding, clinking, and rattling sounds. If you hear any of these sounds, it may be time to lubricate your door.

Off-Balance Door

An off-balance garage door can create a scraping or banging noise. An unbalanced door also causes an uneven appearance, closes after being manually opened, doesn’t open at all, and has a slow response time. This problem may be a result of loose or aging springs, broken torsion springs, or weight added to the door.

Failing Opener

Your garage door opener is one of the most essential parts of your system, and a quick and reliable opener will help you stick to your schedule and safely enter or exit your home. When you hear straining, grinding, or buzzing sounds, it could mean that your opener is failing. The noise could be a result of overheating or an old motor that needs to be replaced.

Sometimes, the solution to a noisy garage door may be as simple as lubrication or replacing worn rollers, but other times, you may need to call a garage door professional. To avoid garage door malfunctions, it’s necessary to give your garage door regular maintenance so that any issues are caught early on. Maintenance can go a long way in keeping your garage door functional, quiet, and safe.

Need help with a noisy or damaged garage door? Bayside Garage Doors is here to assist you anywhere in the Tampa area. Contact us at the following numbers for more information: 813-670-2087 (Hillsborough County), 352-405-1492 (Pasco & Hernando), 727-285-8171 (Pinellas County).