Discover what a garage door technician can do to your brand-new garage door in order to ensure that it operates as quietly as possible as soon as it is installed onto your home’s garage.
Three Ways Installers Keep Brand-New Garage Doors Working Quietly
While a new garage door will not have the rust or loose screws or bolts that can cause noisy movement, the newly installed system could still make more noise than you prefer. During the installation process, there are several techniques that your installers can use to minimize noise when the door opens or closes. Ask your installation team to do these three things so that your door will open as quietly as possible.
Lubricants and Weatherstripping
When the garage door and opener system are installed, ask the installers to use a high-grade silicone lubricant. This type of lubricant is long-lasting and helps the rollers to move smoothly along the tracks each time the door opens or closes. It is also a good idea to have the installers apply a piece of rubber weatherstripping around the door’s sides and bottom. Not only does the rubber weatherstripping reduce wind and dust intrusion, but it also reduces noise when the door reaches the garage floor.
Upgrading the Rollers
Steel rollers are the standard material for the parts that glide the door along the opener’s tracks. However, the steel can expand and contract, and the material may also rust over time. Instead of having the installers use steel rollers, ask them to use nylon rollers. The nylon operates with less noise, does not corrode and remains the same size regardless of the temperature.
Belt Drive Options
The standard type of drive for a garage door is a steel chain. These chains can be noisy and require regular maintenance, lubrication and cleaning. The metal can expand, contract or rust. Ask your garage door technicians to install the new door with a rubber belt drive instead. Rubber drives have a shorter life span, but they do not make much noise while opening and closing the garage door.