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Have you ever stopped to look at your garage doors? Although most people don't think twice about how they appear, the fact of the matter is that garage doors can take up quite a decent amount of outdoors space, making your home look terrible. I took a good, hard look at my garage doors a few weeks back, and then I started making some changes that helped them to look better alongside the rest of my home. Read this blog to understand how to use your garage doors to improve the outer appearance of your home. After all, every detail counts.




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2 Tips To Make Your Garage Door Less Noisy

by Sheila Berry

Your garage door opens using an automatic system that will make some noise from time to time. Unfortunately, excessively loud noises could be sign that the door or opener system is malfunctioning. Without addressing the issues, your door can become a dangerous part of your home, failing to open and close properly, which can injure your children, pets, and even belongings. Here are a few simple tips to help reduce the noise of your garage door while ensuring it is working safely.

Inspect and Adjust Springs

The door springs are essential if you want it to open and close in a smooth and even manner. If there is an issue with the springs, the doors may squeak and wobble, creating an annoying and unsafe environment.

If the springs lack tension, the door will wobbly excessively, increasing the risk of it falling. If the tension is too tight, the springs will not allow the door to open and close fully. To adjust the springs, close the garage door and disconnect power to the garage door opener system. Then, pull the release cord to disconnect the door from the door track. Manually lift the door up to the halfway point. If the door stays at this mark without any assistance, your springs have the appropriate amount of tension. If the door falls, the springs are loose. If the door moves up, the springs are too tight.

Locate the lock nuts on each spring of the door. If the tension is too tight, undo the nut slightly to loosen up the spring. If the tension is too loose, screw the nuts in more tightly. If the thread of the nuts is worn, replace it with a new nut.

Lubricate all Components

Once you inspect and adjust the springs, focus on the other components of your garage door system. Without proper lubrication, the roller wheels of the door will not move smoothly along the door track. This can cause a few issues including squeaking and grinding noises in addition to a lack of proper opening/closing.

A spray oil lubricant is best for lubricating all the areas of your garage door. Spray the rollers, hinges, and tracks to get started. Then, apply the lubricant to each of the springs of the door after adjusting the tension. Remember that a little lubricant goes a long way, so you do not need to soak these components.

Your garage door can work in a safe manner that does not make a lot of noise. These simple tips will ensure your door is opening and closing with ease. If you continue to have trouble, talk to a garage door repair company like R & S Garage Door Inc.