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Why is My Garage Door Making so Much Noise?

If your garage door makes a loud noise every time you use it, there are ways to make it run quietly. The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair of Cincinnati has a few tips to help you. Here’s what you need to do if your door is noisy.

1. Tighten Up The Nuts and Bolts

As the door opens and closes, the vibrations can cause the nuts and bolts to loosen up and jiggle when the equipment is moving. There are nuts and bolts on the hinges that hold the panels together. Take the time to tighten up the top and bottom of the hinges.

2. Spray Moving Parts

Your door needs lubrication on a regular basis to work smoothly. Use a water-based lubrication and apply to the rollers, drums, cables, and hinges. Prime Flo garage door lubricant is a good option for your system. It is a non-tacky type of grease that is designed to stay clean, rather than collect dust and dirt from your garage.  

We recommend you do this two times a year at least. You can also have one of our technicians come out and do this for you.

3. Remove Old Rollers

Look at all of the rollers on your assembly to determine if any are worn out. If the rollers show signs of wear, you will need to replace them. When the rollers start to shred or become misshapen, it will make the door wobble when it moves. The excess shaking can cause noise.

4. Replace the Hinges

Another idea to reduce noise is to replace old hinges that are rusted and damaged. New hardware will tighten up the panels and make the equipment move better.

5. Put Grease on the Garage Door Track

In addition to putting lubrication on the moving parts, you will grease the track itself. This will allow the rollers to glide across without any issues. In order to spread the grease around, open and close the door a few times.

6. Get a New Garage Door Opener

Some openers are designed to have a quieter function. If your opener is old or outdated, then it will likely be louder. Go with a belt drive opener for the quietest function. Chain drives and screw drives are much louder and should only be used for detached garages.

If you don’t want to replace your opener altogether, you can add anti-vibration pads between the mounting bracket and the ceiling. Also, you can put a pad under the bracket itself.

Call us For a Tune Up

The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair of Cincinnati offers our signature Lube n’ Tune maintenance service. We’ll send one of our experts out to your home to do the tune-up. They’ll look over all of the parts on your system to make sure that everything is working. If they find something that is broken or worn, they will let you know.

Call us now so we can take care of your garage door. We are happy to help you any way we can.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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