When you have a noisy garage door you may wonder what you can do to stop the noise. Some people may wonder why the garage door may make loud noises each time the door opens and closes. A garage door will make noises when metal grinds on top of each other. If you leave a noisy garage door unattended, the problem will only become worse, including additional wear on the garage door opener. To stop the noise and promote a healthier garage door system you should lubricate your garage door. AAA Action Garage Doors will share the importance of lubricating your garage door and how and when to lubricate your garage doors.
Why Does Garage Door Make Loud Noise?
A garage door will become very loud when it is not properly maintained. A noisy garage door is a sign the garage door needs to be greased or lubricated. When the garage door is left ungreased the rollers will grind along the tracks and make a loud squeaking noise. When garage doors aren’t lubricated the annoying noise won’t be the only problem. When the roller and track is dry it will add stress to the total garage door operating system. When your garage door begins making noise it is important to lubricate your garage door.
How Do You Lubricate a Garage Door?
It is strongly recommended to also seek out a professional garage door technician to perform garage door maintenance. When the garage door needs to be lubricated the first step is to turn off the power to the garage door opener. The next step is to check the rollers and all of the screws and bolts. If they are loose, they should be tightened. The roller bearings will need to be inspected to make sure they don’t need to be cleaned out, if they are dirty it will result in the loud squeaking noise. The garage door hinges and chain will need to be checked as well. The rollers, hinges, chain, and the track will then need to be lubricated. It is important to not over oil the garage door as the grease will trap dirt all over the garage door system. If you plan to lubricate your garage door yourself, make sure to use a lithium or silicon based grease spray. Avoid using WD40 as it will trap in the dust and can potentially damage the garage door.
How Often Should I Oil & Lubricate the Garage Door?
Often many homeowners will ask “how often to lubricate a garage door”? A garage door greatly benefits from being lubricated about every six months. With proper maintenance you can extend the life of your garage door. Not only will you extend the life of the garage door but the garage door will open and close quietly.
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When your garage door begins making a loud noise and you decide it is time to maintain and lubricate your garage door, call the professionals. AAA Action Garage Doors can perform garage door maintenance, lubrication, repairs, installations and more. For quality garage door services, contact AAA Action Garage Doors today.