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Dealing with a Noisy Garage Door

08/22/2017

Squeaky GarageA noisy garage door isn’t just annoying – it’s a sign that there’s a problem with your door. Fortunately, most garage door noise can be fixed with a simple tune-up. Start by inspecting your garage door for signs of damage. Make sure there are no obstructions in the track and that hinges and screws are tightened. If you don’t notice any apparent signs of wear, then the issue is most likely due to a lack of lubrication.

Using a silicone lubricant or white lithium grease, apply a light layer of lubricant to metal garage door parts including the spring and hinges. You can clean the track with a gentle solvent but do not apply lubricant to it. If there is any rust build-up, you’ll need to remove it with a solvent prior to lubricating the garage door parts.

This should resolve most issues involving excess noise but if you still have a problem then you may want to call a repairman for a garage door inspection.

Why a Door Off Track Is a Dangerous Situation for Garage Owners

When a garage door is off track, it comes a dangerous hazard that could seriously injure someone or damage property. Why is this? In simple terms, your door is no longer connected to the track and could completely collapse. In many cases, home and business owners will try to “force” the door closed or open. Trying to operate your door while it’s off track often leads to irreversible damage to parts or the door itself. If you notice any signs that your panel is no longer on track, then immediately block off the area surrounding the door and call a technician for help. Repairs for a door in this situation are simple and inexpensive if taken care of right away.

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