Your garage door is more than likely a part of your home that you don’t often think much about. The times that usually trigger your thoughts are those where something has gone wrong. It isn’t uncommon for a garage door to start making loud and unusual noises. There are several reasons you may be experiencing garage door noises. AAA Action Garage Doors is here to talk about some of the most common reasons your garage door has started sounding like its coming off the tracks.
Problems with Garage Door Tracks or Rails
The garage door tracks in your garage are what keep your garage door in line as it opens and closes. These tracks are important for your garage door to work smoothly. When something is awry with the tracks, it can cause unpleasant noises to come from the garage door as it rises and lowers. Sometimes, this is caused by old age and other times it is caused because the tracks have gotten damaged somehow. Too much weight, something hitting them with strong force, and other issues can lead to a damaged track. If there are signs your tracks are damaged, it’s time to call in the pros.
Loose Garage Door Chain
The chain that works to lift and lower your garage door is another common cause of garage door noise. When you look at the chain, it should be taut. You shouldn’t see it sagging anywhere or looking loose at all. If it is, the chain will get stuck or caught up as it tries to work. Anytime there is a drooping chain, it’s time to get it fixed to fix the loud noise you’re dealing with.
Garage Door Parts Need Lubrication
There are several working parts to your garage door to help it open and close. If you are hearing loud noises and the tracks as well as the chain look fine, you more than likely need to put some lubrication on the other working parts of your garage door. It may sound easy to slap some lube the garage door, but it is important that you’re using the right kind of lubrication and putting it in the right spots. You should call on a professional to ensure the right parts are getting the lubrication that they need.
Out of Balance Garage Door
Your garage door needs to be perfectly balanced to operate the right way. If the garage door isn’t balanced, you will not only hear loud noises, but you will also more than likely see that it isn’t opening and closing right.
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If you have any garage door problems that are leading to loud noises, you can turn to AAA Action Garage Doors to help you find out what is causing the noise, and what needs to be done to fix it. We have a team of technicians that can repair your garage door so it’s working flawlessly. Call us today!