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Why Is My Garage Door So Noisy?

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You hear it every time you leave the house or come home—a blood-curdling shriek that makes you look around and wonder what type of animal you just ran over. Or maybe you’re hearing a grinding noise that just won’t quit. No matter what type of sound you’re hearing, there’s a logical explanation and you can get it fixed quickly and easily even if you don’t understand the cause.

Simple Fixes That You Can DIY

There are some simple fixes that you can DIY, such as tightening the door and track hardware to tighten up all the bolt heads as long as you’re careful not to over-tighten and strip the lag screw holes. Another simple solution is to review the hinges and rollers for wear. If you’re seeing any type of dry rot or other wear on the rollers, it might be time for a replacement. Hinges that are out of place or twisted from years of wear are another source of sounds from your garage door, but they can be a little more serious than the rollers. Fixing up your hinges is something you probably want to call in a professional for.

If you still haven’t stopped the sound yet, try oiling all the hinges, springs, and roller bearings as well as other points that pivot. However, you can’t use a “normal” automotive grease as it will dry gummy and can attract dust and dirt—two things that are deadly to moving mechanical parts. Instead, use a special garage door lube to keep things running smoothly and quietly.

After stepping through these different options and your garage door is still squealing or grinding, it’s time to call in the professionals at Garage Door Pro. They will come to your home the same day and will answer your call any time 24/7 to get your garage door fixed … fast!


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