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How to Quiet a Noisy Garage Door

Anyone who lives in a neighborhood knows how disruptive a noisy garage door can be. If the door still opens and closes properly, you probably don’t need major repairs, which is great for your wallet, but maybe not so great for your neighbors. Try these troubleshooting tips to reduce the racket.

  • Tighten Garage Door Nuts

You can use a socket wrench or adjustable wrench to tighten the nuts on your track and door. Make sure not to over tighten.

  • Replace Rollers

Old metal rollers can create a lot of noise rolling up and down the track. If your rollers are worn or you are sure they are causing the disruption, it is probably time to replace them. A five-section garage door usually needs a dozen rollers. Rollers should be replaced one at a time.

It is important to know what kind of spring mechanisms your garage door has. If your door utilizes torsion springs, never attempt to replace the bottom bracket rollers. This is because they are under extreme tension and could cause major damage and injury. Contact Arlington Heights Garage Doors for this specific repair.

  • Replace Hinges

Hinges, like most of the parts in your garage, are subject to damage over time and usage. Each hinge has a hole that the roller stem is threaded. If the hole is more oblong than round, it is time to replace the hinges.

Is your garage door still noisy after following these steps? It might be time to call a professional like Arlington Heights Garage Doors for a complimentary garage door diagnosis. Our licensed, bonded, and insured professionals can arrive on the scene in as early as 45 minutes. Don’t waste another moment suffering from a noisy garage door! Call us today so we can get to work!

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