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Reducing garage door noise

woman plugging ears over noisy garage doorGarage doors have a lot of moving parts, and that’s why they can make noise. Garage doors aren’t intrinsically noisy, but if you’ve had one for a long time it’s parts start to wear or come loose and eventually it starts making a lot of noise. If your garage door is making a lot of noises there area few things you can do to remedy the situation.

Noise is created by vibrations, so it only makes sense to reduce the vibrations associated with your garage door. Making sure hinges and mounting brackets are properly tightened and not loose will be your first step. If the hinges are not loose, try oiling them.

Next check to make sure the door is hung properly. If you close the door, you should only see a little space between the door and the garage doorjamb. If the space is wide or crooked you will need a professional to look at it. You can also make sure the door is balanced properly by pulling the emergency cord and pulling the door about half way down. When you release it, it should move a little or not at all. If the door continues to slowly slide downward, the door will need to be balanced by a professional.

Old springs are yet another source of garage door noise. When springs get old they get creaky. It usually means that the springs will be in need of change soon, but you can delay for while by spraying them lightly with oil.

Keeping you garage door in good working order is probably the best thing you can do to prevent a noisy garage door. Keeping you garage door opener lubricated with silicon lubricant will go a long way. You may also purchase kits that have dampeners–rubber disks essentially–that can be installed when you have door installed. They provide a buffer between the garage door, the opener and the surrounding wall.

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