How to Fix a Loud, Squeaky Garage Door

Do you create a racket when pulling in and out of your garage? Loud, squeaky garage doors are an annoyance. The noise becomes a nuisance to both you and your neighbours. It is especially bothersome in the morning or in the middle of the night. Although the best way to avoid a noisy door is to prevent it with regular maintenance, often homeowners neglect this chore until it is too late. If you don’t want to disturb anyone in your neighbourhood, you will need to fix the matter when you first notice it. Fortunately, it’s easy to eliminate the noise with simple steps that you can do yourself. All you need to get started are a few essentials. Read more about garage door repair Draper Utah

Items You will Need:

• A tub of door lubricating grease
• Silicone spray lubricant
• A rag
• A ladder

  1. Always use caution when utilizing a ladder to access out-of-reach places. Using the ladder, inspect all moving parts of the door. At this time you will look for debris or dirt on the track and rollers. Dirt or debris could be causing friction. The friction created between the dirty tracks and the rollers may result in the squeaking noise. Also look for signs of broken roller tracks that can cause excessive noise as well.
  2. Using a rag, apply the grease to the inside of the track. Remember to cover it as best you can so that the friction is minimized. If you can’t find door grease, you can use silicone spray lubricant to spray the inside of the track. It is not recommended to use lubricants like WD-40 because it will attract dirt and grime and also acts as a degreaser. Since these parts need grease, using this type of lubricant would defeat the purpose.
  3. To ensure proper lubrication of moving parts, make sure to open the door and close it a number of times to distribute the grease evenly. Wipe any excess grease from the tracks and rollers. This will ensure that no excess grease gets on the floor of your garage, onto your car or on any other items stored in the vicinity of the tracks and rollers.
  4. Using silicone spray, lubricate the spring and chain liberally. The chain is found in the motor area. The area should be fully, if not partially, exposed. The spring is located in the center of the door of your garage, near the motor. All of these parts require lubrication. The door should not be squeaky at all. It should open and close with a minimal amount of noise.

If you have been parking in your driveway to avoid the embarrassment of your loud, noisy door, following the simple steps above should result in quiet and smooth operation. Usually, simple troubleshooting will work to stop the noise. The steps above should work flawlessly. However, if you still find that noise is a problem, it may be time to call an expert. Call Burien Garage Door Repair services for help with your squeaky door.

I am the owner of Burien Garage Door Repair []. I have been in the garage door trade since 1977 and have been fixing and replacing garage doors and door operators ever since. I have worked for some of the biggest and smallest door companies in the area before opening Burien Garage Door Repair in 1989. I love to educate and serve those interested in garage door repair in their local area so that they have the best quality services to match the size of their wallet.

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