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How To Make Your Garage Door Silent

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A garage door and a garage door opener has a lot of moving parts. Over time these garage door parts can start to wear out. When this happens, the garage door can start to make a lot of noise and run rough. A noisy garage isn't just annoying, it is a sign that the garage is not working as well as it used to. By reducing the amount of noise that the garage door gives off, you are also helping to make it last longer. Below are some things that you can do to ensure that the garage door is not noisy.

1. Tighten the Chain. One common problem that makes the garage door very noisy is a loose chain. A loose chain will begin to rub against the garage door as it opens and closes. The chain is connected to the trolley. There are usually 2 nuts that can be adjusted to tighten the chain. The inner nut should be loosened and then the outer nut should be turned to take the slack out of the chain, being sure to not tighten it too much.

2. Tighten and Lubricate. There are also many other moving parts on the garage door that tend to dry out and begin to squeak. In order to fix this problem, you will need to tighten the bolts on all of the joints and hinges. You will also want to lubricate the hinges and the rollers so that they can operate more smoothly. Making the garage door less noisy can be easily done by using a can of silicone spray on all of the moving parts. It is amazing how this simple step can make such a big difference when it comes to how silent the garage door can become.

3. Add a Pad to the Garage Opener. Another common reason why the garage door is so loud is because the overhead garage door opener can vibrate against the ceiling. One way to prevent this from making a lot of noise is to add a anti-vibration pad. This pad goes between the garage door opener and the ceiling and prevents any noise that the vibrations may make.

These are just a few of the ways that you can make your garage door less noisy. It will also help to extend the life of your garage door and your garage door opener as all of the parts will be properly taken care of. Contact a company like Rogers Overhead Door Co for more information.