It’s not because your garage door opens properly that it is in perfect condition. Sometimes, some components can be damaged and put your security at risk without you realizing it. Indeed, in the heat of the moment, we do not always think to check that everything works well. Fortunately, there are sound cues that warn us of the malfunction of some components. If your garage door makes noise, inspect these eight items to determine the source of the problem.
Also called spring systems, they can emit noise if they are broken, whether they are torsion or extension type. The next time you open your door, check that they are not broken.
- Moving parts
Pay attention to the casters below each side of your door. If your garage makes noise, a moving part may be broken or in very bad shape.
- Horizontal rails
To allow your door to open, the horizontal rails must be straight and straight. If there are missing bolts or they are crooked, the door will make a noise by sliding on the rails.
A suspicious sound may come from a missing screw on a hinge (hinge). You can inspect them visually to make sure the screws are tight and are not missing.
- Lifting cables
Frayed or damaged cables can be the source of the suspicious sound you hear. Also, check that they are wrapping around the drum, an important part of the wiring system.
- The opener cart
For trolleys with three pieces, look for missing bolts connecting the parts. If this is the case, the device may make a noise.
- The chain or belt drive system
When the drive system, and what is done by belt or chain, is a problem, you may hear a noise. Check the tension and make sure that the chain or belt does not hang on the outside of the truck.
- Exterior weather-stripping
Insecure weather-stripping can cause suspicious sound signals.
Maintenance work to be done
If you are looking for a garaged door spring replacement in USA and In order to avoid problems, it is generally recommended to perform a good maintenance (lubrication) of your moving parts, that is to say your wheels, your hinges and your spring systems. For this, it may be helpful to ask a garage door expert to do the work for you. You can also use a cloth, motor oil and lubricant offered by one of our specialists.
While doing the work, you may discover an important anomaly. If this is the case, do not attempt to repair yourself – doing so could put your safety and that of your family at risk – and leave it to a garage door expert.
Our professionals offer a complete program for the verification of defective parts as well as the maintenance of moving parts. In addition, we provide you with detailed explanations of the work to be done before making the repairs so that you can make an informed decision.