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How To Fix Loud Garage Doors

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Noisy garage doors can irritate family members as well as neighbors, but can be fixed easily.

Let’s face it; loud garage doors are extremely annoying. No one wants to hear your doors open in the middle of the night. This can be frustrating to those who live in your home, and your neighbors. This is especially true for homes that have children’s bedrooms located over the garage, or in townhomes. However, there are some steps you can take to lower the volume of your doors.

Make Sure Everything Is Tight
The hardware on older garage doors can become loose over time. This can increase the noise level of the operation of your doors. This can be remedied by tightening all bolts and screws.

Lubricate
If your garage doors have metal rollers, spray them with silicone spray. Also, spray the hinges. If you have a screw or chain driven garage door opener, you can also apply grease to the automatic garage door opener rail. Be sure not to over do it or you will have grease dripping on your cars and floor.

Extreme Measures
If you find that after performing the above, your door is still upsetting everyone, you may want to want to replace some things. If you have a chain or screw driven garage door opener, consider installing a belt driven or a side mounted one. You can also replace your steel rollers with nylon rollers to further reduce noise.

No one should have to suffer when you open and close your garage doors. The fact is that with a little maintenance, most doors can operate quietly. However, sometimes it is necessary to install a new garage door opener to obtain a comfortable volume level. If your Glenwood, IL garage doors are disturbing the peace contact the garage door repair and installation experts at Preferred Window and Door. They have been installing garage doors in the Glenwood, IL area, the southern Chicago suburbs, and N.W. Indiana since 1994. For more information, call us at (708) 895-3667.

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