Garage doors are designed to provide safety and security for the homeowners against intruders. In addition to that, these doors can also accentuate the aesthetic appearance of the exterior of the property. Indeed, garage doors are becoming important to most homeowners for various reasons.
However, as the garage door ages, you may encounter problems with it mainly on its operation. No, it is not about the door breaking down, but mainly on the sound –the noisy operation of the garage door. This sound caused by aged door is inconvenient for some people. A noisy door can be a big problem because it is a serious disruption especially if there are people sleeping next to or above the garage. As long as the door is operating properly, which is opening and closing, it is normally pretty simple to minimize the racket.
There are things you can do to make some garage door repair to lessen the noise of the door. Before you do this, do your homework about your garage door. Use the internet or contact your garage door dealer about it.
- Tighten the nuts
The first thing you can do is to tighten the nuts. You can do this using an adjustable wrench or socket wrench. Check every nut on the door and track. Make sure you snug tight them and not over tighten.
- Replacing the rollers
This option is not usual to happen because it is not that usual for the old metal rollers to make excessive noises as they operate on the metal track. Nevertheless, if you are certain that this is the root problem of the noise especially if the rollers appear worn down, and then consider making replacement for them. The usual five-section garage door will need dozen rollers. If you will replace them use nylon rather than the metal rollers because the nylon ones are quieter and does not need to be lubricated on a regular terms. However, the nylon ones are expensive than the metal. The standard rollers come with two inches roller with four inches stem. Check out the measurement of your rollers before buying a replacement. Do the replacement of the rollers one at a time. Some precautionary measures, garage door uses two types of spring mechanisms when it comes to the operation of the door. You can ask your dealer about these two types of springs. One type of the springs will be problematic for you because it comes under pressure and it is only the professional service technicians who can do the replacement of the rollers.
- Replacing the hinges
Over time, the hole of the hinges housing the roller stem can also experience usual wear and tear. Hence, try inspecting each of the hinges and then make the necessary replacement of anything that have a hole that is not round anymore.
If you are not sure about your skills in making simple repairs such as above, consult your service technicians. These professionals are not only skilled in installation and gate repair they can also conduct maintenance job as well.
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