The garage door might be a part of the home that you barely notice. However, when your garage door starts making excessive amounts of noise, you are reminded of its presence around the clock. Garage doors are designed with many different parts, and any one of the parts on your garage door can break and start producing excessive amounts of noise. If the garage door starts sounding strange, be sure to contact us for garage door repair so that we can fix the issue before it causes major headaches.
What Causes a Noisy Garage Door?
Noisy garage doors can be caused by several reasons. Some of the most common include a problem with the garage door opener, a garage door that is off its tracks, broken springs, worn or broken hinges that normally safely open and close the garage door, loose hardware and components, parts that need to be lubricated, and other kinds of wear and tear. No matter what the cause is, a noisy garage door signals that there is a problem that needs to be fixed. If your garage door is creating strange noises, let us know immediately. We’ll listen to what you have to say about the garage door and listen to the noises to determine the root cause of the problem. Skilled technicians will be able to tell if the unusual sounds are coming from the garage door opener, a problem with the door’s alignment, worn-out rollers, or another cause altogether. Whenever you tell us that something is wrong with your garage door, we’ll send out a truck prepared for diagnostics, repairs, if possible, and a thorough inspection. Depending on the source of the problem, we may be able to fix the garage door on the spot. We can also tell you about upgrades available to ensure your garage door runs smoothly and efficiently.
Along with the issues above, a garage door may develop excessive noise due to:
- Bent tracks
- Loose parts
- Poor lubrication
- Improper installation
Bent tracks are one possible reason your garage door has trouble opening and closing. If that is the case, it might mean that the metal track that helps the door to move is bent out of shape. Bent tracks may cause a loud rubbing sound when the garage door is moving, indicating that the tracks are the source of the problem. The door may have rollers or screws that become loose and detach from the track. A specialist knowledgeable about garage door repairs can fix the tracks to be correctly aligned.
Loose components in the garage door can also cause excessive noise. The garage door contains numerous parts, including hinges, bolts, nuts, rollers, and the drive train. For the garage door to function properly, all of its components must be working well, too. Naturally, the garage door’s components will break and wear out over time. When they do, the garage door doesn’t function as well as before. Even if one piece of equipment breaks, it can cause quite a bit of noise. The rollers and hinges are components that can wear out and need to be replaced. The door opener chain can also become loose and cause the door to make a loud slapping noise. It can also cause the rollers to hit the track. The nuts and bolts in the garage door can come loose and cause excessive vibrations. This can cause the garage door to rattle when opened or closed. The nuts and bolts can also become detached from the door and make even more noise.
Lubrication is necessary for the garage door to run smoothly and quietly. The rollers and hardware can become worn out if there is not enough lubrication, which produces grinding, rattling, and squeaking sounds. Fortunately, insufficient lubrication is one of the simplest fixes for troubleshooting garage door noises. If you aren’t sure what is causing your garage door to make loud and unusual sounds, start by applying more lubrication to see if that puts an end to the noise. If it doesn’t, contact us for diagnostics and garage door repair in Mission Viejo.
Sometimes, a garage door will make squeaking sounds if it is installed incorrectly in the first place. The garage door should open and close without making much noise. If it is making excessive amounts of noise, you may need to contact us for proper garage door repairs to get the door working as it should. The garage door may have a faulty installation if it doesn’t open and close properly, if it gets stuck halfway, or if it often makes grinding and rattling noises.