We all have heard what a noisy garage door sounds like. Very few of us actually take the noise for what it is, a sign that something is failing on your garage door. Many homeowners think that the garage door is supposed to make noise which is true, but if you are hearing loud squeaking, popping, banging or grinding these are signs that something is not functioning properly. This was recently the case for one of our Minneapolis, MN customers. This customer initially called stating that the garage doors were starting to make a grinding noise, and requested for us to come out and perform a tune up on his two garage doors. Upon arrival it was obvious to the technician what was causing the issue. The rollers in both garage doors were worn out and the hinges in return were cracking and pulling away from the garage door. After going over all the options with the Minneapolis homeowner, he elected to replace all the rollers and hinges on both garage doors.
What causes Garage Door Rollers to make Noise?
When you are operating your garage door and you hear grinding or squealing, often times it is due to the garage door rollers. This is a result of the ball bearings inside the roller either getting corroded with rust and dirt, or just being at the end of their life cycle. Many customers often overlook these issues as a result causing further damage to the garage door. Here are some examples of other issues that can occur by running your garage door with worn out rollers.
- Stripped Gear on the Garage Door Opener
- Snapped Sprocket on the Garage Door Opener
- Broken Torsion Spring
- Snapped Cables
- Crooked Garage Door
- Garage Door out of Tracks
- Rollers Pop out of Tracks
These issues can be avoided with proper garage door maintenance and inspections. If you notice your garage door is making noises that are new or just seems to be running louder than normal. Don’t wait until something breaks, set up a free onsite evaluation of your garage door to ensure you don’t end up with a bigger problem on your hands. Setting up an appointment with Rise & Shine Garage Doors couldn’t be easier, simply call 612-886-9606 or fill out our online appointment form. We always provided Same Day Garage Door Service to our Minneapolis Customers. Mention this blog and you will get $25.00 off your next repair!