Nix Garage Door Noise With these Tips from Madden Door
noisy garage door interrupting your life? Needing to yell to be heard over the
sound of your garage door or being woken up at inopportune times due to garage
door volume can be frustrating. Luckily, there are a few ways you can reduce
garage door noise with the help of the experts at Madden Door & Sons.
5 Ways to Dampen Garage Door Noise
construction, component selection, and worn or broken parts all play a role in
the amount of noise your garage door makes. What can you do about it?
- Design your door with the right components.
Each of your door decisions affects decibel levels. To construct the quietest door possible, when changing or installing a new garage door opt for a rubber belt drive reinforced with steel rather than a noisy, chain-driven door, and an insulated sandwich-style door over a non-insulated door.
- Replace rollers.
Worn rollers are usually the main culprit for door noise when they slide as opposed to rolling, which they were designed to do. Quieter black nylon rollers without ball bearings or white steel rollers encased in rigid nylon with 11 ball bearings can reduce noise.
- Add a vibration isolator.
To prevent noise from being transferred through the structure of your garage, avoid attaching door tracks to roof trusses, muffling door sounds with an added vibration isolator between the door opener housing and metal hanger brackets on the ceiling.
- Address loose or worn parts.
Examine your garage door closely, checking for loose, worn, and broken parts, tightening and replacing components as needed.
- Grease the wheels.
Lubricate wheels and other components, addressing metal parts like hinges and the spring system with a petroleum-based lubricant, and perimeter weather-stripping with a silicone-based lubricant to prevent sticking.
Time to tone
it down? Ensure a quiet garage door
in your El Cerrito, Fairfield, Lafayette, Oakland, Berkeley, Vallejo, Hercules,
Walnut Creek, or Pleasanton home.
Call Madden Door & Sons at 925-208-4907 and request a service appointment today.