Fix Your Squeaky Garage Door

There’s nothing worse than being serenaded by out-of-tune squeaks and squeals every time you open your garage door. It’s a symphony that only elicits frustration and annoyance. The good news is there are a few things you can do to fix your squeaky garage door.

Add Lubrication

One easy way to get rid of a squeak is by adding creating smoother movement as your garage door opens and closes. Without the proper lubrication, the moving parts of your garage door can rub together and create that annoying squeak you hope to never hear again. With a glove on your hand, carefully rub or spray lubricant up and down the track. Once you’ve applied the product, open and close your garage door several times to help evenly spread the grease.

As you add lubrication to the tracks of your garage door, it’s important that you are applying the correct amount. Too little and you won’t get results. Too much and you may find yourself with a garage door off the tracks. This is definitely much worse than a little squeak!

If you add lubrication to your garage door track and you still have a squeak, you can also try adding some to any and all moving components of your garage door. Use a quality lubrication, and again, be sure you are using the correct amount. You may be tempted to use grease, but try to use a lubricant as grease will attract dirt and grime, which will cause future problems with your garage door.

Tighten Moving Parts

If lubrication isn’t doing the trick, you can try tightening all the moving parts of your garage door. Not only is this a great way to fix, and avoid squeaks, but it’s a great way to see how your garage door is wearing and whether or not anything needs to be replaced or fixed.

Replace Worn Rollers

Sometimes worn rollers can cause unwanted squeaks, but these can be difficult to replace on your own. Instead, find a garage door repair company you trust to replace them for you. Why not choose a company that has the highest-rated customer satisfaction… The Garage Door Man. You can count on top level service and a complete satisfaction guaranteed. That squeak? Gone! A loose door? Fixed! Rather than a repair, if you’re looking for a new garage door, they The Garage Door Man can help with that too. No matter what your garage door needs, contact them today.

New Hinges

While unlikely, new hinges may be the solution to your squeaky garage door! It’s only unlikely because your hinges should last a long time. But if they’ve been installed incorrectly or other parts of your garage door are causing them to overwork, they may need to be replaced sooner. To replace, remove one hinge and look closely at the back. As you buy replacement hinges, make sure that any numbers or markings from the old ones match up with the new ones. Then, swap out the old ones for new, and enjoy your squeak-free garage door!