Have you been hearing a popping, hissing, scraping, gnawing, squeaking, rattling, or rubbing sound coming from your commercial garage door recently? There are a number of possible reasons if that’s the case. After spending a lot of money on numerous garage door issues, I decided to learn how to do many of the repairs myself. Some I know require a professional.
Today’s article focuses on some typical garage door issues that produce a variety of distinct noises. We’ll also provide you with tips on how to fix the problem and silence the noise.
Uncoiled Torsion Springs
Let’s start with the most obvious repair, broken garage door springs. You might hear a loud popping noise. A damaged torsion spring is not repairable, so the entire spring must be replaced when it breaks.
The reason we are concerned about a damaged, noisy torsion spring is that it has a significant effect on the operation of your garage door. Springs and levers are used to operate garage doors. When the springs, which are under a lot of stress, break, you won’t be able to utilize your automatic garage door opener again to raise the door and it will remain shut. People frequently try to manually lift the hefty door in this scenario, endangering themselves or others as a result.
Springs are dangerous, so you’ll want to get a professional garage door service to handle this for you. Springs are complicated and delicate, and replacing them requires you to disassemble part of the garage door mechanism. Unless you’ve had experience fixing springs, this is a job for a professional.
Debris Nestled in the Side Tracks
Debris in the tracks, especially if it becomes trapped in a solid location, can scratch or gnaw garage doors. Anything from ice and pebbles to twigs and leaves may be caught along the route.
Examine the area beneath your garage doors for anything that may have fallen and caused problems with how effectively your garage door closes and opens. Remove any items caught in the tracks as soon as possible. To keep the amount of rubbish lying around to a minimum, sweep your garage on a regular basis.
Worn-Out or Rattling Hardware
The most prevalent causes of noise are loose hinges, rollers, and screws, all of which must be kept tight on a regular basis for optimal performance. It’s also possible that your garage door hardware is rusted, or that some of the screws are stripped. When your door isn’t precisely level, it puts strain on one side or another, wearing down the hardware faster.
Using a few methods, loose, broken, and clattering hardware may be repaired.
- Use the correct screwdriver size to secure your garage door’s hinges if they are loose; an inch-pound torque wrench will usually be enough. Check all of the screws on your garage door (including those that aren’t visible) to ensure they’re tight.
- Replace any rotten or rusted screws if you’re able to.
- If your garage door is squeaking, try using some garage door lubricant; it’s especially useful if the hinges are only squeaking. The sound produced by a garage door may be amplified because of the acoustics in the garage itself. A low-cost lubricant will often enough resolve the issue and your door should operate more smoothly as a result.
If everything else fails, your garage door may be broken. Then it’s suggested that you visit a professional garage door repair business to inspect your door. They’ll give suggestions for repairs as well as a new garage door if necessary.
Rough or Inoperable Rollers
The rollers on your garage door, the circular components that allow your door to glide up and down the tracks without making a lot of noise, may make a grinding noise on rare occasions. It’s conceivable that they just require some simple maintenance or that it’s time for garage door repair from an expert business.
Using a standard lubricant on the rollers could help. It is possible to get it at any hardware store. The lubricant for rollers can become dirty, dry and otherwise inefficient. This is an easy fix to try.
If that doesn’t work, their lifespan may be shortened, and you’ll have to hire a professional garage door service company to replace one or all of them for you. It isn’t advised that you go out and purchase the necessary garage door components yourself. This is serious business, and there’s a good chance you’ll get in trouble if you don’t do it correctly.
There Is Always a Solution!
Garage doors are prone to a variety of issues, and the most prevalent ones have simple remedies. If you hear one of the noises described above, we hope this article has offered a possible solution!
If you’re having problems with your garage door that aren’t addressed in this post, do some more study to see whether there’s a DIY solution or whether you should simply call the experts if you need an immediate repair. Some businesses offer services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Also, keep in mind that if the fix appears to be dangerous in any way, calling the professionals is probably your best option.