Not only can it cause disruption to sleep, work, or concentration, it can also be stressful especially if the living room or bedroom is located near or above the garage. If your door makes annoying squeaking noises and you can no longer endure it, do not worry, you don’t have to suffer any much longer. With these practical tips, you can finally make the garage door shut up and you can have the peace and quiet you’ve always wanted.
1. Check for loose nuts
One possible cause for a noisy garage door would be loose nuts. Using a socket wrench or an adjustable wrench, tighten all the nuts on the door and track. Just make sure that you do not over tighten it. If you are not confident about your handy skills, have someone who is to do this job.
2. Buy new rollers
Metal rollers begin to make noise when they get old and worn out. To determine if this is the cause of the problem, open your garage door and identify if the rollers are making noise while they roll and up and down. If yes, consider replacing them.
3. Opt for nylon rollers
Nylon rollers are much quieter than metal rollers. Not only that, they also don’t have to be lubricated all the time. This is a good choice if you don’t mind the extra cost, as this type of rollers is more expensive.
4. Install new hinges
The hole in the hinge that holds the roller stem eventually becomes worn out. Check each of the hinges on both sides and replace them if the hole has become more oblong than round.
5. Buy a new garage door.
If all else fails, maybe you need an entirely new garage door. But before you go to the nearest home improvement store to do this, think carefully first if you really need one. If your garage door is already old and worn out, you may want to replace with a newer model. New garage doors have updated safety features for maximum protection.
Most of the new models of sectional, up and over, and roller garage doors have a safety emergency reverse feature that reverts the door to its original opened position when an object blocks its door path. This is important for the safety of your family, pets, and possessions.
If you are feeling so stressed out lately and it is not about work or chores, it is probably because of the noisy garage door that has been keeping you wide awake for last few days or weeks. You don’t have to endure this for long, as there are many things you can do to solve this problem.
You can either fix the cause of the noise or replace your old worn out garage door with a new one. If you decide to go for the latter, see to it that you only rely on trusted brands and high quality products that will give utmost protection for you and your whole family.