Can the entire neighborhood keep track of your comings and goings by the onerous grinding, groaning, rattling or creaking made by your garage door every time it opens or closes? A garage door in good repair runs without garnering undue attention; if yours has begun to make enough of a racket to be noticeable three doors down, there is likely a problem that needs repair.
Garage doors have many moving parts that, over time, begin to work loose, rub together or wear out. The door and track hardware may have simply jiggled loose and need tightening, which is an easy fix. Worn door components are a bit more complicated to deal with.
Unsealed bearings in track rollers may disintegrate to the point that the rollers wobble as the door operates; they are best replaced by a professional. Worn hinges also make a lot of noise. An early sign of wear is metal dust or filings around the hinge pins; not only does replacing them result in quieter door operation, but this can also keep the tongue-and-groove joints of the door sections from wearing out prematurely.
If you hear loud slapping noises when the door is operating, check for a loose garage door opener chain. Finally, all moving parts on the door need to be lubricated regularly with a product made specifically for the task. General lubricants tend to attract dirt and dust, which is detrimental to the smooth functioning of your garage door’s moving parts.
The noise your garage door makes is more than an irritating inconvenience; it’s an audible signal that your door needs service. When
your garage door needs service or repair, Garage Door Excellence is your company of choice serving the greater Portland area. Their professional technicians at are highly qualified to handle all of your garage door service and repair needs quickly and courteously.