Enjoy the Silence
Is your garage door nauseatingly loud? Does the entire neighborhood know when you are coming or going? A noisy garage door can be bothersome for sure, especially if you have a room above or close by the garage or have converted your garage into a living space.
If you have an overhead door, the most important thing is to make sure you have a licensed, well-trained, garage door company perform an annual inspection and tune-up as an overhead garage door is a complex system made up of garage door pulleys, cables, hinges, rollers, and springs each of which can be responsible for making your garage door noisy.
Some garage door noise can be reduced simply by lubricating moving parts which you can do yourself and should do often if you have an overhead door. If the noise is coming from components such as the torsion springs that are found on the top of the door, you should call a professional. If the hinges are squeaking oiling them can be the solution but if the hinges are making a grinding noise, it might be an indication that it is time to replace the hinge. And don’t forget the metal rollers.
If you have metal rollers you are rubbing metal against metal which can create a loud shrieking sound. We recommend replacing the metal rollers with nylon rollers as nylon rollers are much quieter, lower maintenance, and an inexpensive fix to a loud garage door. All our horizontal doors are nylon to metal for this very reason as well as the fact that it makes for a more robust door.
Another good choice to reduce noise is to, if you have a chain driven garage door motor, replace it with a direct drive motor. We only use direct drive motors on our horizontal doors not only because they are quieter but they are more energy efficient and are more durable thus they last longer.
But if you are fed up with the noise and the maintenance, listen to our door compared to an overhead door Nice huh!
Oh and by the way, even though we sell horizontal garage doors, if you are interested in our direct drive motors for your overhead door, we can hook you up. Just contact us and we can help you select a direct replacement with the newest technology and accessories.