Why Does My Garage Door Sound So Loud

Why Does My Garage Door Sound So Loud Terrible noise - Garage Door Repair Poway

Are you haunted by insufferable, rumbling sounds every time you use your garage door? Is your garage door so loud that it wakes up your family members? Whatever the reason for this is, a loud garage door can quickly become a nuisance, not just for you but your neighbors as well. Not only will you become the most hated house on the block, a loud garage door could mean that something could go horribly wrong and someone could get hurt. If you live in Poway, you should probably seek an expert garage door repair in Poway to address the issue as soon as you hear an unusual rumbling sound.

Why Do Garage Doors Produce Loud Noises?

No garage door works completely silently, but some sounds are louder than others. There’s a significant difference between normal-sounding garage door and the ones you can’t stand to hear. As with any mechanism with moving parts and gears, there could be several reasons your garage door is so loud. The exact cause of this malfunction could depend on the model or method of installation, as even brand new doors are known to make insane amounts of noise if handled improperly.

The most common cause for this nuisance is friction. As the mechanisms within the garage door age, the parts can loose lubrication and grind against each other, producing loud noises you hear. Another cause could be loosened screws and bolts or worn-out parts in dire need of replacement. The same goes for some parts of the door as well, for example the rollers or hinges. Any of the mentioned elements could be causing the unbearable noise. While the noise does not mean that there is a more serious problem with the garage door, the loud sound can become a great inconvenience. However, with some garage doors, particularly older and damaged ones, loud sounds could grow from a nuisance to a safety hazard.

Can I Fix The Problem Alone?

Sometimes all you need to do is apply lubrication to the moving parts of the mechanism. There are various lubricants available: from those created specifically for garage doors to common, silicone lubricants. When you’ve taken care of lubricating the mechanism, make sure all the nuts and bolts are tight and secure.

When Should I Seek Professional Garage Door Repair in Poway?

If you are not that handy with garage doors or have an older model in need of replacement, it is best to seek professional help. Any garage door models manufactured before 1990 showing similar issues should be replaced by a professional garage door repair company. Not only are modern garage door mechanisms quieter, they are safer and easier to use.

Rockstar Garage Door Services is a reputable company specializing in garage door repair in Poway, San Diego, El Cajon, Chula Vista and other locations. We are a family owned business with more than 15 years in the business. If your garage door is acting up and emitting unbearable noises, our seasoned mechanics will quickly and easily detect the problem and offer the best possible solution: whether it is as simple as lubricating the troublesome parts or replacing your garage door altogether. Contact us for a free estimate and a 24/7 emergency repair services.

How to winterproof your garage

Winterproofing” is something that San Diego residents don’t often worry about. However, when it comes to your garage, this is a way to not only save money on your electric bill, but also make your house more comfortable and appealing. There is a lot of low hanging fruit as far as winterproofing your garage goes, and Rockstar Garage Door Services can help you get started!

  1. Replace the weather stripping

Rockstar Garage Door Services will replace bottom rubber seals on sectional doors as well as vinyl door stops. These two parts are critical in ensuring a tight seal on your garage, and you will notice the difference in how much cleaner your garage will be since less dirt and dust can get in as well as cold air from outdoors.

  1. Paint concrete garage floors

Having a painted garage floor helps keep the ground dry and the less damp the floor is, the warmer the temperature will feel. The bonus to painting the floor is that the paint reflects dirt and dust which will, in turn, keep your garage feeling a lot tidier.

  1. Consider proper garage insulation

It is definitely a plus to have a factory-insulated door if your garage is drywalled.  An insulated door is far quieter and sturdier than than the non-insulated door and will greatly impact the inside temperature. You could also cover your water heater with an insulating blanket to keep the heater from working so hard to keep your water warm.

  1. Install heating unit or solar heating panels

Space heaters left unattended are dangerous to use in the garage, so we recommend installing a wall unit. Since we live in San Diego where the winters are more mild, your best option is to go with an electric (versus a gas) heater because they are cheaper and easier to install. Gas heaters are better suited for more extreme cold temperatures where the unit will be running constantly since the installation price is higher, while the long term run time cost is lower.

  1. Seal off cracks and holes

Cold air can seep into your garage through places other than just the door. Use a caulking foam as insulation for covering up those crevices typically around pipes, windows and vents to keep in the warmth and keep out the cold.
If you can’t take care of all these things this year, try starting with just one. Any one improvement you can do is better than nothing at all, and you will see the difference. Please give Rockstar Garage Door Services a call today at (619) 930-9854 for your garage door servicing needs, the sooner we can replace your weather stripping, the better–you won’t regret it!

 

 

 

When it’s Time to Update your Garage Door

There is no easier way to increase your curb appeal than to replace your garage door with a classy, modern, and safe door. What a lot of people don’t realize is how simple and affordable it actually is to get a new garage door installed in your home. At Rockstar Garage Door Services, we install new doors starting at $649.00, and you can give us a call today!

If you have an older home, there is a chance you have one of the wooden tilt-up garage doors which are now outdated. The problem with the older tilt-up doors is with the clunky hardware. These doors are prone to breaking more frequently and can even be dangerous in today’s safety standards. We always recommend to our customers that they choose to go with the sectional roll-up garage door for many reasons:

  • These doors are quiet. Modern rolling garage doors are ball bearing with typically 8-10 connection points and are much quieter than the tilt-up doors with only 2 connection points.
  • Your garage will be insulated from the elements including street noise with a higher quality roll-up door since the old wooden tilt doors have no additional built in insulation.
  • Your home will be safer from intruders because the newer roll-up doors are much harder to break into.
  • The retractable roll-up mechanism allows you to save space because you don’t have to account for door clearance as you do with the tilt-up doors.
  • The value of your home will increase with an added curb appeal of the modern garage door.

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If you are in the market for a new garage door or are even considering an upgrade to your existing door, look no further. We have installed every type of door there is and guarantee you will love your new garage door! Our customers are so happy with our work, they have even voted us number one on Thumbtack for garage door servicing in San Diego. Please give us a call today at Rockstar Garage Door Services: 619-930-9854

Safety Tips for your Garage Door

The average garage door is 10 feet by 7 feet and weighs up to 300 pounds. Being the largest moving object in most of our homes, we have to make sure our garage doors are safe for our families. Here at Rockstar Garage Door Services, we have some important safety tips we’ve accumulated over the years that we want to share with you.

  • About once a month, test your garage door’s safety sensor mechanism by placing a piece of wood at the base of the garage where the door comes down and try to close the garage. You will be verifying that the garage stops before it hits the piece of wood and reverses to go back up.
  • Make sure children are aware the garage door is not a toy and that they shouldn’t use the opener unless under adult supervision. Always keep the remotes and garage door controls out of a child’s reach.
  • Practice using your garage door’s emergency release trigger. The steps to test it depend on what model you have so please refer to your owner’s manual.
  • Always make sure that the door closes completely before driving away or going into the house. Sometimes small animals try to run under it and you wouldn’t want to drive away if the door is about to go back up.
  • If you suspect there is an issue with the cables or springs on your garage door, do not attempt to fix it on your own. The cables are all under extreme tension and are prone to snapping if there is something wrong with them. Please call a professional at Rockstar Garage Door Services, 619-930-9854 and we will fix it for you.
  • Never leave your garage door remote somewhere unattended where it can be accessed by strangers. Your remote is, in essence, a house key so you should treat it as so.Keep up with your regular, annual garage door maintenance by a professional at Rockstar Garage Door Services.

The garage door is most commonly used 3-4 times a day. Normal wear and tear can happen, but we want to make sure there is no damage out of the ordinary and keep everything running smoothly for you. Give us a call today: 619-930-9854.

5 Garage Door Maintenance Hints for San Diego Homeowners

With owning a home comes the tremendous responsibility for all the things you must remember to clean, change, paint, fix, and the list goes on. Considering all the interior work there is to take care of with a house, it is too easy sometimes to forget all about the garage. We would like to change that and help show you why it’s important to maintain the health of your garage door and all its parts.

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All you have to do is keep up with getting your garage door serviced once a year, and you will be in excellent shape. Rockstar Garage Door Services is the only professional you need, and we will take care of everything for you. Here are the five things you need to check and perform annually, which are all included with our Lube and Tune Special for $79:

1. Safety Inspection

We can’t stress this enough—it is necessary to ensure the garage and all it’s parts are up to par with safety standards and there is nothing that can come unhinged or snap at the wrong time.

2. Lubricate moving parts

Do you hear a squeaking noise? Lubricating the parts will make sure there is no annoying sound to bother you, and it also helps extend the life of all the parts by making sure they are running smoothly. Lubrication is also essential to prevent grime and buildup with age.

3. Rebalance

We all know too well how awful it is to deal with an off-track garage door. This rebalancing will help make sure your door is running smooth and straight so you have nothing to worry about.

4. Inspection of motor rail

The motor rail is a crucial part of the system. Our inspection of the motor rail verifies there are no dings or bumps that can interfere with opening/closing of the garage, checks for tightness of all bolts, and makes sure there is no buildup in the way.

5. Adjustment to motor setting

Your motor setting controls the whole system. We will make sure this is up to your standards and make any necessary changes.

You can add it to your list of “spring cleaning” things to take care of, plan for it with each new calendar year or whenever works for you, but we strongly recommend the annual garage door servicing to all our clients at Rockstar Garage Door Services for optimal performance. Give us a call today and you and your garage will be in the best hands in the business!

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