Why Is My Garage Door So Loud?


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Garage doors are very big and complex pieces of machinery that consist of springs, pulleys, cables and different moving parts. It is important to keep in mind that you should always have an annual garage door inspection from a licensed professional to make sure everything’s running smoothly. When your NWI and Chicago garage door starts making loud noises when it goes up or down, there are a few possible things that could be happening to make this occur. Some causes of the noises have simple fixes, and some are more complex. Here are a few causes of screechy garage doors:

Garage Door Opener

There are a few different types of garage door openers, some noisier than others. Yours could be a chain, a belt-drive, or a screw type of opener. Chain-drives, the least expensive yet sturdiest option, is much noisier than the rest just by the nature of the design. Belt-drives are the least noisy.

Balance of Door

An unbalanced garage door not only can be very loud when opening and closing, it can also over time stop working altogether. There is an easy way to figure out if this is the cause of the noise. All you have to do is pull the red emergency cord on the garage door opener to manually open and close the door. If you raise the door halfway before releasing it and it starts to fall, you know the door is unbalanced.

Springs, Hinges & Worn Down Parts

Over time, the rollers of the door wear out and as a result the garage door noise increases greatly. Hinges that hold the garage door panels together can be lubricated or replaced if they are the cause. Also, worn down springs can cause the noise, and those can also very easily be replaced.

Garage Door Rollers

Many doors have metal garage door rollers and a loud noise can be made when the metal from the roller rubs against the metal on the track. Metal rollers can be replaced with nylon rollers, which are much quieter and not as much high-maintenance. This is a very simple and affordable fix.

Call your experienced Homewood IL and Chicagoland area Garage Door Repair Company

Garage door repairs should not be messed with if there is any weariness of one’s ability to fix the issue. Attempting and failing to fix a garage door can cause serious damage to property and serious injuries to the person trying to fix the problem. It is always best to call a professional. At Preferred Window and Door, we offer a free estimate at your location by appointment. Contact us today to take a look at your noisy garage door, and we will get to fixing it for you.

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