A certain amount of noise comes with the territory when you’re dealing with a residential garage door opener. With all those moving parts, it’s no wonder that your system makes a racket. But there’s no reason why it has to be incredibly loud or annoying. There are many ways to make your system run smoothly and quietly, and it all starts with a regular inspection by qualified service professionals, such as our company's. Besides the obvious, there are a few things that you as a homeowner can look for as well.
Useful tips to quiet your door
One thing you can do right away is to do some lubrication maintenance. The hinges and springs in your system wear down over time, and as they degrade, each time they move they make more noise. A little three-in-one spray or WD40 can go a long way towards making your garage door quieter. Some parts won’t get better with this solution, though. The bearings and the pulley system or the rollers might be making a loud ticking noise. If that’s the case, it’s very likely that they’ve simply worn down, which is normal over long periods of use. This is a situation where you’re better off simply replacing the bearings. It’s easy and quick, and can make a world of difference with the noise level of your system.
The metal rollers engage every time the door moves, and the track they roll on is metal as well in most systems. Replacing those metal rollers with nylon ones isn’t quite as simple or easy as other solutions, but it makes a huge difference. Metal on metal makes a lot of noise, but metal on nylon makes hardly any. You’ll be amazed at the difference this one single change makes in the overall volume of your door.