Most of the time, garage door issues need to be addressed by a professional who has years of experience. However, there are some instances where a homeowner can take care of a minor problem on his or her own. For example, if you have a noisy garage door, the fix to the issue could be relatively simple. Here are a few examples.
If you’re hearing a screech or a bang when your door opens or closes, try tightening the nuts on the door and on the track. You want them to be tight, but not too tight, so be careful not to use too much force. You’ll need either an adjustable or a socket wrench to get the job done right.
As a door ages, its metal rollers typically get fairly noisy as they move up and down the track. Check your rollers; you will want to switch them out if they look especially worn. The typical five-section door will use about 12 rollers; try using nylon rollers because they’re not only a lot quieter, they also don’t need to be lubricated as often. The trade-off is they usually cost about twice as much.
It is extremely important, however, that you are very careful if you try this type of repair for your noisy garage door. For example, your model more than likely has torsion springs, which are under a great deal of tension and can be very dangerous. You’ll definitely need to have a professional take care of replacing the bottom rollers. Get in touch with Action Garage Door and we’ll be glad to help.
If the part of the hinge that houses the roller stem becomes worn, that can make the door sound rickety. A good tip-off is if the hole in the hinge appears to be more round than oblong. If the replacement doesn’t work, then get in touch with an expert.
Again, we cannot stress enough the importance of getting in touch with a professional if you are at all uneasy about fixing a noisy garage door on your own. Make the safe choice and contact Action Garage Door online or call us at one of the local numbers at the top of this page to schedule an appointment.