Reasons Why a Garage Door is Noisy

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Reasons Why a Garage Door is Noisy

There are several reasons why a garage door is noisy, but most of these can be solved with garage door adjustments.

The idea is that garage doors should open and close smoothly, without any noise. However, with the passing of time, it begins to make all kinds of strange noises. Here are some reasons why you have a noisy garage door.

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The door must be lubricated

This is the most common reason why garage doors make noises. If it squeaks when you open and close it, a lack of lubrication is the culprit.

Lubricating your garage door is vital, as it helps ensure that your garage door mechanics are running smoothly. Whenever you maintain a garage door, it is important that you lubricate all moving parts. This includes the locking mechanism, tracks, hinges, rollers, springs, and the top of the rail.

When you do this, be sure to use a lithium lubricant designed for garage doors. A lot of owners use sprays like WD40, but it’s not really designed to be a lubricant. Make sure you choose the correct one to properly lubricate the door.

Worn garage door rollers are noisy

This is a sign that the rollers are wearing out, try lubricating the rollers. In many cases, this will be enough to stop the noises. However, if the sound persists, you will need to replace those rollers.

If you decide to replace the rollers yourself, be careful, as garage door repairs are often complicated and present safety risks if not done correctly. If you are unsure, always call a professional to take care of the work for you.

Loose and/or loose accessories

Take a look at your garage door and you will see that there are many nuts, bolts, and other accessories that hold it all together. They do a good job, but over time the vibration of your garage door can cause them to come loose. If you hear a rattle, you will need to find the source quickly. That is a sign that something is loosening and needs maintenance.

Look for any parts that are loose or loosening. Never try to tighten anything attached to the springs as they are very dangerous if mishandled. If this is the culprit, have a professional handle it for you.


If you need help determining what is wrong with your garage doors or if you are considering getting a new garage door installed, you are in the right place. With our no-obligation on-site FREE measure and quote, you will know exactly what a new garage door would cost but also bring you peace of mind knowing that the garage door will fit like a glove given that it is made to measure and expertly installed. Call us for your own free measure and quote today.

We look forward to talking to you now or in the future.

Stay safe.

Kindest Regards,

Paul and the Melbourne Garage Doors team.