It is frustrating when you have a noisy garage door. Since garage door has several moving parts, inevitably, they will always cause friction, and thus the noise, or the squeaking. However, it is not difficult to quiet a squeaky and screeching garage door. You do, however, have to know what to use and where to apply it. Well, there are many different brands of quality spray oil and general-purpose lubricants available. Before settling for any particular one, make sure it will work just fine with your garage door. Let us now dive on how to quiet your garage door;
Lubricating garage door hinges.
Much of the noise generated by a garage door. It comes from the friction caused when hinges lack lubrication. To lubricate a hinge, focus the spray lube where the two halves of the hinge pivot, wipe up any excess with a rag and repeat this process on all hinges.
You may have noticed that the hinges at the ends of your garage door have rollers. Even though there could be slight differences in how your door is hinged, noise could be coming from the rollers as well. In this case, make sure you lubricate where the two halves pivot.
To keep the roller stems of these hinges free of corrosion and rust, spray into the hinge tubes that contain your rollers and turn the stems so that the lube is evenly applied. Repeat this process on both sides. For all hinges that contain roller stems. Well, only in the hinges alone may be enough to quiet your garage door considerably. There are other components that need attention.
How to lubricate your garage door Fixtures.
At the bottom, corners of your garage door are your bottom fixtures. These serve not only to hold your bottom rollers in place, but are also where the cables that lift your garage door are attached. To lubricate your bottom fixture coat the tabs that hold the roller stem in place as well as the roller stem itself. This will help to keep rust and corrosion away so that the roller stem can move freely. Repeat this procedure to the other fixture.
Also, your top fixtures hold your rollers in place and are located at the top of your garage door on both sides. Focus the applicator’s draw at the end of the tube containing the roller stem and fill with lubricant. Rotate the roller so that it receives an even coat within the tube and repeat on the other top fixture.
Lubricating garage door cable posts.
Next, locate the cable posts on your bottom fixtures. You’ll find them behind the track at the bottom of your door at opposite ends. Once in view, simply coat the cable posts and cable with a lubricant and repeat on the opposite fixture. Lubricating your cable posts reduces wear on your cable and this can help to prevent costly repairs.
Quickly lubricate the rollers.
Now is a good time to spray your garage door rollers. Simply, focus the spray onto the bearings of each roller
Lubricating garage door balance system.
so now you have all of the components attached to your garage door are lubricated, but you’re still not done. If you want to complete a professional style lubricating job, look above your garage door to the counterbalance system. Make sure that you are aware of the type of balance system on your garage door. Spray lube on the outer portion of the torsion tube where it comes to the bearing plate. Next, place the applicator straw between the bearing plate and cable drum and lubricate the torsion tube. Then spray directly onto the cable drum. This will help to reduce cable wear and tear.
DIY garage door lubrication
Now move to the middle of your garage door and coat your garage door spring or Springs thoroughly with the lubricant. You can use a piece of cardboard to protect finished walls from splatter. Once you are done, raise your door. Respray your Springs again from beneath. This will prevent your Springs from rust and corrosion which will cause your spring coils to stick together. Sticking spring coils not only generate noise but can also result in reduced spring life. Finally, the tracks should not need lubrication. If you have nylon rollers, keeping your tracks free of dirt will help to ensure your rollers move smoothly in the tracks.