How to Ensure a Quiet Garage Door
Nix Garage Door Noise With these Tips from GDI Door
Is your noisy garage door interrupting your life? Needing to yell to be heard over the sound of your garage door or being woken up at inopportune times due to garage door volume can be frustrating. Luckily, there are a few ways you can reduce garage door noise with the help of the experts at GDI Door & Sons.
5 Ways to Dampen Garage Door Noise
Door construction, component selection, and worn or broken parts all play a role in the amount of noise your garage door makes. What can you do about it?
- Design your door with the right components.
Each of your door decisions affects decibel levels. To construct the quietest door possible, when changing or installing a new garage door opt for a rubber belt drive reinforced with steel rather than a noisy, chain-driven door, and an insulated sandwich-style door over a non-insulated door.
- Replace rollers.
Worn rollers are usually the main culprit for door noise when they slide as opposed to rolling, which they were designed to do. Quieter black nylon rollers without ball bearings or white steel rollers encased in rigid nylon with 11 ball bearings can reduce noise.
- Add a vibration isolator.
To prevent noise from being transferred through the structure of your garage, avoid attaching door tracks to roof trusses, muffling door sounds with an added vibration isolator between the door opener housing and metal hanger brackets on the ceiling.
- Address loose or worn parts.
Examine your garage door closely, checking for loose, worn, and broken parts, tightening and replacing components as needed.
- Grease the wheels.
Lubricate wheels and other components, addressing metal parts like hinges and the spring system with a petroleum-based lubricant, and perimeter weather-stripping with a silicone-based lubricant to prevent sticking.
Time to tone it down? Ensure a quiet garage door in your El Cerrito, Fairfield, Lafayette, Oakland, Berkeley, Vallejo, Hercules, Walnut Creek, or Pleasanton home. Call GDI Door & Sons at 925-208-4907 and request a service appointment today.