Fixing a Squeaky Garage Door
One of the responsibilities that comes with being a homeowner is treating a variety of problems that may occur in the home. Among those problems can be a squeaking garage door. Hearing doors in the home squeak is not only annoying, but it can likely lead to more problems later on. This article will give you the information you need to properly diagnose the problems with your squeaky garage door and methods on how to fix them!
What Causes Squeaking
There are a few common problems that have tendencies to cause squeaking in a garage door.
- Lack of Lubrication
These problems tend to happen over time due to the constant open and closing of a garage door. This would be a perfect time to inspect the door to see if you notice any of these things.
Find Out Where The Squeak Is Coming From
You should easily be able to find the source of the squeak in one of these three places:
If you do not notice any visible wear and tear or loose parts, the next step would be to attempt lubrication. It is always good to lubricate the parts of the garage door on a regular basis, at least a couple of times a year. If you haven’t done them in a while, take the time to lubricate the entire door.
Lubrication will differ slightly depending on which part of the garage door you are wanting to treat. You will lubricate the hinges at the rod with one coat. For your rollers, you will lubricate the ball bearing. For the spring, put lubricant on the entire spring. Make sure to clean excess lubricant.
After lubrication, open and close the garage a few times to give it a chance to circulate through the lubricated part. If lack of lubrication was the source of the squeak, you will begin to notice that the sound goes away.
Hire a Professional and Contact Top Choice Garage Doors
After lubricating the source of the squeak on your garage door and finding that the squeaking still persists, it may be possible that parts will need to be replaced. It is recommended that you do not attempt to replace any parts on your own and to hire a professional. Top Choice Garage Doors will happily be available to send an experienced technician to perform any necessary maintenance to the door such as lubrication or replacement. We want you to be able to enjoy the benefits of your garage without any problems!