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Noisy Garage Door

If your garage door starts suddenly making loud noises, you may wonder what the problem could be. A noisy garage door can result from several different causes. You may decide that you can live with a noisy garage door and let the problem go for months or even years! However, professionals recommend having your garage door inspected as soon as possible to ensure that you are addressing any potential safety issues before they become major concerns. If you start to notice disturbing noises, a professional can take a look at the door and make any necessary repairs to get the door functioning properly again.

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WHAT CAUSES A GARAGE DOOR TO BE LOUD?

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Sometimes, garage doors are simply noisy because of their design. Less expensive garage doors tend to be louder than garage doors that cost more. Garage doors may have different operating systems, determining how quiet or loud they are.

Three of the most common garage door operating systems are:

  • Chain drive
  • Belt drive
  • Screw drive

Chain drives are the least expensive garage door operating system. They are also the most common operating system, and they can be the noisiest out of any garage door system you use. Belt drives are less noisy than chain drives, and it is relatively easy to replace a chain drive with a belt drive if you want less noise in your garage door. A screw drive is another option. This system produces less noise than a chain drive, but it is not as quiet as a belt drive. Screw drives are easier to maintain because they do not contain as many components and do not need as much maintenance.

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Causes of a Noisy Door

Garage doors can make excessive amounts of noise for many reasons, including:

  • Bent tracks
  • Loose components
  • Poor lubrication
  • Improper installation
  • Unbalanced doors

If you notice that the garage door is struggling to open or does not seem to close easily, bent tracks may be the underlying issue. Bent tracks can also cause the garage door to make loud rubbing or grating sounds when the garage door is moving. The garage door rollers and screws can also become loose and detach from a damaged track. Contact the pros for quality garage door repair in Des Moines if any of these issues plague your garage door.

Loose components can also be an issue with your garage door. The garage door opens and closes by relying on several parts that help it function. Those components, including hinges, rollers, nuts, bolts, and the garage door chain, must stay in good shape for the garage door to operate correctly. Most of the components will eventually wear down, making it difficult for the door to function correctly. Even if one small part on the garage door breaks, it can produce quite a bit of noise. Whether you know which part is broken, or you need a professional to check the door out, give us a call to set up an appointment. We will closely examine the door to pinpoint the cause and help you determine which components are due for maintenance.

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Some parts are more likely to become loose on your garage door. That includes the rollers and hinges, which may need to be replaced or tightened if they are wobbling. Fortunately, the hinges and rollers do not necessarily break instantly. They usually wear out over time, which causes them to produce a grinding sound or a high-pitched noise as they start to go. The chain can also wear out and produce unusual slapping sounds. The chain can also make jerky movements. The garage door also has nuts and bolts that can break. The bolts can start vibrating, making the garage door rattle when the door opens or closes. Even though the nuts and bolts are small parts, they can make quite a bit of noise if they detach from the garage door.

Poor lubrication can also affect the function of the garage door. If there is not enough lubrication, the rollers and hardware can rub together, generating considerable noise. The components may produce grinding, squeaking, and rattling sounds.

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Improper installation can also produce noisy doors. The garage door can get stuck partially open or close, and it can also seem to struggle when you try to open or close it. The door can also make rattling, grinding, and squealing sounds.

An unbalanced garage door can also create noise. An unbalanced garage door can also be dangerous, as it can ultimately cause a spring or cable to snap. That happens when too much strain is placed on the garage door opener.

Aside from simply being annoying, a noisy garage door can also be a safety issue. Contact us for fast and efficient garage door repair today.

What causes garage doors to go off track? Read more about it here.

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Google Average Review is 4.9/5 Stars

Jamie Hartman
Jamie Hartman
2022-10-24
Kyle was great!
LEE McCalester
LEE McCalester
2022-10-24
The technician Jordan did an excellent job adjusting my torsion controlled garage door. Would highly recommend!
Leah Gudgel
Leah Gudgel
2022-10-21
Thank you Kyle for doing a very nice job of repairing my garage door. You explained what you were going to do, how long it would take you, and the cost to me before starting the job. I will call Precision again if needed.
Paul Porter
Paul Porter
2022-10-20
Precision Garage Door Service was a life-saver. They were able to come out within 24 hours and fix my issue. Technician Colton Myers did an excellent job. It was very difficult to even get into the garage, but Colton managed to do so. He got my opener replaced within an hour. He is a great communicator and kept me updated every step of the way. My car is now free! I would definitely recommend to others.
Peggy Aerisolphal
Peggy Aerisolphal
2022-10-18
If you are giving any thought to a new garage door, I suggest you connect with Precision Garage Door of Des Moines. Everyone there is very helpful. I was especially pleased with the installers, Hunter and Tom.
Joan D.
Joan D.
2022-10-17
Ryan was prompt, professional, and personable. He explained things clearly and made the necessary repairs quickly. We've been happy with our garage door that Precision installed eleven years ago, and their repair service today was great!
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sarkified gaming
2022-10-15
Cool dude 😎
jeff yates
jeff yates
2022-10-11
Woke up to our garage door not opening. Called Precision and had a service tech on premises within an hour. Colton Myers was the technician. He did fantastic and quick work. Thank you Colton and thank you Precision.

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