Annoying Garage Door Noises
Mechanisms consisting of hundreds of components are hardly completely silent but when the noise of garage door parts exceeds normal levels, we know by experience that there is something wrong with the system. When Carl Pittman called our company for a noisy mechanism, we got worried because he described a fully damaged system on the phone and despite the fact that it was Sunday afternoon, we dispatched a couple of technicians to his place right away. “You will see by yourselves that I am not exaggerating at all” said Carl when we arrived “…the noise is terrible and, frankly, I had to park outside last night to avoid further problems”. When he pressed the garage door clicker, we realized that he was right and the noise was very loud.
Detecting the origins of noisy garage doors is not always easy because it could be caused by many parts.
It can be a simple or serious problem but we never take our chances. We checked all components from springs to rollers and found some problematic parts, which needed our intervention. The chain drive opener was extremely old and we suggested to Clark a new belt drive garage door opener knowing that he would need to pay equal amount of money for the repair of the current chain and the motor.
Most parts are mechanical and they constantly need good lubrication since it's the only way to avoid friction and the best way to keep components in better condition for longer. Clark informed us that he hadn't done lubrication maintenance for a long time and we could see that in the worn parts but the most serious problem was with the extension springs, which needed adjustment and good maintenance. We never underestimate the warning signals of mechanisms and loud noises are always signs of some kind of problem. We like to check the small parts extensively knowing that a single hinge can cause great damage. When our work was over, Clark was amazed by the smooth and quite movement of the door. There is a reason we always remind our customers about the value of garage door maintenance and this case was certainly a proof that frequency of services can make the difference!