How to Eliminate Grinding and Screeching From Your Garage Door System07/21/2013 Back To Blog
One of the most frustrating symptoms of the need for garage door repair is grinding and screeching noises. This can usually be an indicator of a more severe problem developing so it should be addressed as quickly as possible.
There are a number of reasons why your garage door opener system has started making these noises. They are usually the result of improper maintenance but it is worth checking for certain common issues. These include;
Rust forming on the door hinges
Garage door parts such as bolts, nuts or rollers may have become worn and in need of replacement
Your door may have become warped by extreme elements or a bent garage door track
Components require lubrication
In many cases, eliminating the noise is as simple as applying a spray lubricant to the moving parts. If this does not resolve the issue, examine the components of the system looking especially for rusted parts, loose fixings or bent tracks. Spare parts are readily available to replace rusted or worn out components.
Bent, dented or misaligned tracks can also be resolved. Use a hammer to gently tap out any dents, bends or damage to the track. Use a level to check the tracks are properly aligned. If they are not, loosen the fixings and manipulate them back into a straight position before retightening the fixtures.
It is worth spending a little time on maintenance for your door openers. A regular routine of cleaning debris and dirt from the tracks, lubricating moving parts and tightening any loose fixtures can not only eliminate grinding or screeching but can reduce the risk of more severe malfunctions occurring. This can also prolong the lifespan of your system and ensure smooth reliable function for many years. Your opener is a sophisticated mechanism, so why wait until a fault develops to give it a little care and attention.