Does Your Clunky Garage Door Wake You Up at Night?
Do you or your kids have a bedroom above a noisy garage door? This situation can be a nightmare. Sleep is precious. When earplugs aren’t enough and you’re tired of being jolted awake, take action with the help of the garage door service professionals at GDI Garage Doors.
Top Reasons for a Loud, Clunky Garage Door
If your noisy garage door is waking you up at night, look for these common causes:
- Loose Chain
A loose chain causes bouncy garage door movement. Rollers smack on the garage door track, slapping noisily and waking your family. Tighten the chain with the help of your owner’s manual.
- Track and Hinges Need Lubrication - non-lubricated parts can make a lot of noise, squeaking, rattling, and grinding from friction. Spray your tracks and hinges, including the ones between the door panels, liberally with lubricant. If your door uses metal rollers, consider upgrading the rollers to quieter nylon and steel ball bearings options.
- Mounting Hardware Loose and Moving
Mounting hardware, door nuts and bolts will eventually come loose with use, rattling and vibrating when your door is in motion. Carefully tightening these can eliminate noise and help your garage door system last longer.
- Worn Opener
If your opener is excessively loud, it may be time to upgrade your garage door opener with a quieter, belt-driven model.
- Old or Undersized Door
Worn or undersized garage doors that have warped can put a strain on garage door components, causing noise with use. If you’ve tried all of the above and your garage door is still noisy, it may be time for new garage doors.
Don’t let your sleep suffer, quiet your clunky, noisy garage doors on your Livermore, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Vallejo, Richmond, Moraga, Lafayette, or Berkeley - Schedule a garage door inspection today.