How to fix a stuck or noisy garage door
Hearing squeaks and screeching when opening or closing your garage door? The cause could be:
Rollers that are old, hardware that is loose, or parts that need lubrication.
Tighten all parts (nuts and bolts) on your garage door, check for old/worn parts and replace where needed. Replace the old rollers by unbolting the hinge and tilting the roller out of the track. If needed, install new hinges. Then spray all moving components with garage door lubricant (3 in One oil, or a good Silicone or Teflon spray). Spray the roller shafts and hinges first. Slip a piece of cardboard behind the torsion springs and spray them too. Many manufacturers recommend that you do not lubricate the chain or the tracks. On the other hand, some screw drive openers do need to be lubricated. Some good advice is to read the owner’s manual before lubricating. If you don’t have an owner’s manual, you can order a replacement by contacting an installing dealer or the manufacturer. Some owner’s manuals are now available online, you just need to know the brand and model number of your garage door. If the track needs lubrication: do so by squeezing a large dollop of grease onto your gloved hand and wiping it onto the track. Close and open the door several times to spread the grease along the track and into the trolley.
If you are uncertain of what to do, or simply don’t have the time, we can do tune-ups for you. The service will include the trip to your house, an approximately half-hour to a forty-five minute safety check, the garage door adjustment, and lubrication.
If you have an attached garage and your opener seems loud inside the house, you need to mechanically isolate the opener from the garage beams and framework with specially made rubber or cork anti-vibration pads. You will need to install one anti-vibration pad between the mounting bracket and the ceiling and the second anti-vibration pad under the bracket. More then likely, longer screws and fender washers will be needed due to the fact the pads will be adding around an inch in thickness.