A noisy garage door can mean tons of various issues, small or large. A noisy garage door can also be very irritating to those around it! Thankfully, there are several issues that can be fixed easily, on your own. Below, you’ll find a few Raleigh garage door repair tips from about.com that will help you easily fix your noisy garage door! If you need help at any point during your maintenance check and repair call Hanson Overhead.
Raleigh Garage Door Repair Tips
With a socket wrench or adjustable wrench, tighten all nuts on the door and track. You want everything snug, but don’t overtighten.
Replace the rollers
It is not uncommon for old metal rollers to make a lot of noise as they roll up and down the metal track. If you can clearly identify this as the source of the noise, or if the rollers just look worn down, consider replacing them.
Standard rollers have a 2-inch roller and a 4-inch stem, but measure yours before buying replacements. Replace the rollers one at a time. The whole job shouldn’t take more than an hour.
A typical five-section garage door will require a dozen rollers. Consider using nylon rather than metal rollers, as they are quieter and don’t have to be lubricated on a regular basis. They also cost more—roughly $60 for a full set of nylon rollers versus $38 for metal.
Garage doors use two different types of spring mechanisms to ease lifting and lowering. Extension springs are located above the upper tracks on both sides. Torsion springs are attached to the header directly above the closed door. If you have torsion springs, do not try to replace the rollers in the bottom bracket. Because they are always under tension, tampering with the bottom brackets could cause serious injury. This is a job for a professional only.
Over time, the hole in the hinge that houses the roller stem can become worn. Inspect each of the hinges and replace any that have a hole that is more oblong than round.
If you feel uncomfortable replacing any of the garage door components above, feel free to contact our Raleigh garage door repair team. We are here to help you with any problems you may have with your garage door. As the largest, heaviest moving component of your home, it’s understandable if you’re uncomfortable working with it. That’s why Hanson Overhead is here. No matter what the problem is, we are here to help!