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Noisy Garage Door? Here are Some Common Causes

Noisy Garage Door? Here are Some Common Causes

If you cringe every time you open and close your garage doors because of the squealing noise it makes, it’s time for an adjustment. Not only is a noisy garage door annoying (to you and your neighbors), it could signal a safety issue that should be addressed promptly. While you may be hard pressed to find a garage door that operates in total silence, it should never be excessively noisy.

Listen to what your garage door is saying to you and fix it. Schedule a garage door inspection and repair immediately with M&M Garage Doors at 586-610-5434.  

Common Causes

Noisy garage doors stem from a variety of problems, such as:

  • Loose parts (screws, nuts, bolts, belts, chain drives)
  • Worn, damaged or broken parts (rollers, springs, hinges)
  • Dry or poorly lubricated parts
  • Malfunctioning garage door opener
  • Cold, dry temperatures
  • Excess moisture

All garage doors will make some amount of noise when they open or close, but the amount of noise you are experiencing will depend on the age of your door as well as the age and type of garage door opener you have. But despite these factors, you shouldn’t witness excessive or strange noises coming from your door. If you notice noises such as scraping, screeching, grinding or rattling, you will need a professional repair.

Don’t attempt to fix it on your own, unless you’ve simply tried to add some oil to the tracks and springs to no avail. Anything more involved than that is asking for trouble. Don’t compromise the safety of your family. Call a pro at the first sign of a problem.

Dangers of Ignoring Noises

You don’t have to live with a noisy garage door. In fact, your door could be telling you something. Yes, a noisy garage door will remain operational (at least for now), but do not ignore the problem and hope it will go away. Overlooking repairs can decrease the life span of your door and pose a safety risk.

Unusual noises may point to a problem that will soon compromise the functionality of your garage door, resulting in a more expensive problem. For example:

  • Loose parts can make doors wobbly
  • Springs can break, causing the door to fall and entrap someone
  • Poorly lubricated parts may seize up or produce friction
  • A malfunctioning garage door opener may soon not work at all.

Prevent and Resolve Noisy Garage Doors

Do your part to protect the function and lifespan of your garage door through prompt action when you notice a problem. This includes scheduling a professional garage door inspection or repair when you hear strange noises. Annual inspections and maintenance are both great ways to ensure your door is operating at peak performance.

Your technician will make sure all parts are secure, tight, lubricated, and in good working condition. He or she can also give you recommendations as to new or upgraded options that would improve the function and efficiency of your garage door.

Contact M&M Garage Doors

To learn more or to schedule a repair, contact us at 586-610-5434. We are open Monday through Saturday for your convenience.

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