Converting Garages to Living and Working Spaces: Garage Door Blog

Converting Garages to Living and Working Spaces: Garage Door Blog

Squealing Garage Door? 3 Possible Causes

by Landon Little

If you are like most homeowners, you place more energy on maintaining certain areas of the home. The garage door, for instance, may not be a main concern. Unfortunately, minor issues with your garage door could be a sign of a more serious problem. While it's surprising to learn, many injuries and even fatalities occur because of faulty garage door systems. Therefore, if you are hearing unusual sounds from your door, have it inspected to prevent possible accidents. Here are a few common reasons why your garage door may be excessively noisy.

Insufficient Lubrication

One possible reason why your door is squeaking is a lack of lubrication. Without the right amount of lubrication, the doors rollers and wheels will not move together smoothly, resulting in the squeaking or another loud noise when the door is opening and closing.

Make sure to use a spray lubricant on multiple areas of your garage door system. Basically, if there are any moving parts or components, spray them with the lubricant.

Lubricant will not only reduce the noise when your door is in operation – it will also help keep the door and rollers on the tracking system by preventing wobbling and other movement or shifting when in operation.

Worn Hinges and Springs

There are many components that allow the door to open and close whether the door is on an electrical system or used manually. These components are not meant to last forever, so they will wear out over time with basic use and age.

Inspect the hinges, springs, rollers, and tracks carefully for signs of wear. Any visible damage is a sure sign that the component needs to be replaced to ensure the door stays on track to avoid accidents. If you notice discoloration, the component may have started to rust and corrode. These pieces should also be replaced.

Improper Balance

Lastly, the door may make a great deal of noise if it is out of balance. The door may be out of balance for a few different reasons.

If the door is old, an excessive amount of dirt and moisture may have built up over time. This can weigh down the door, reducing its ability to stay on the track properly. Adjusting the door back on the track or replacing the door will be recommended.

Help is available if your door is making a loud screeching or squealing noise. After a full inspection, contractors will determine if a garage door repair or replacement is the best option to restore the door back to a functional and safe state.


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Converting Garages to Living and Working Spaces: Garage Door Blog

Welcome to my corner of the internet. My name is Gina, and I have always loved making the most of spaces. In this blog, I am going to give you the tips and tricks you need to turn your garage into a living space. Here, I plan to cover everything from insulating the garage to installing new garage doors. If you need to add anything from a music studio to a kids' play room in your garage, you have come to the right place. I have been converting garages both professionally and personally for years. Please explore, and I hope you like these posts!