If you hear a strange noise whenever you open or close your garage door, this sound may be caused by several things. With all the moving parts, it can be a challenge to determine what the issue is if you aren’t quite sure what you’re looking for. A repair technician can certainly help you determine what the issue is and offer a viable solution, but if you’re interested in finding the cause yourself, here are some of the things to look out for.
Worn or Damaged Tracks
If you hear a bang or grinding sound, it might indicate that the tracks on your garage door are damaged, either because they are old or because a force has been exerted on them that caused the damage. The tracks allow the garage door to go up and down smoothly, so if they’re damaged, you’ll likely need the services of a repair technician.
A loose chain may be the culprit behind the rattling noise you hear when using your garage door. Take a good look to see if the chain is sagging somewhere. If this is the case, call a technician to see what your options are.
If you have ruled out that the tracks are not damaged and that the chain is not loose or dropping down, then the noise coming from your garage door could simply be a lack of good lubrication. This can be the case especially if you hear a grinding noise. Call your repair person to see what your options are for a good lubricant and where and how it should be applied.
You may notice your garage door hanging in some strange way while closing. If it’s squealing, it could be the result of an imbalance in your door, which might be causing the noise. If your door appears imbalanced, you should notify your garage door repair person at Bayside Garage Doors.
Other Common Issues
Some other common noises may indicate the following issues:
- Rumble: Loosened spring or coil tension
- Tick: A worn pulley or bearing
- Clink: Springs or coils rubbing together due to rust buildup
- Strain: Defective motor or inadequate power or horsepower
Now that you have a better idea about what could be causing the noise, it’s time to take the next steps. If you don’t feel confident fixing the issue yourself, you’ll need to enlist the services of a garage door repair technician from Bayside Garage Doors. Give us a call today at (813) 433-7395 or contact us online to find out how we can help.