Top 3 Best Secrets To Reduce Noise On Your Garage Door

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Top 3 Best Secrets To Reduce Noise On Your Garage Door

Hello DIY homeowners! We will keep this short and sweet for you. We get a lot of DIY'ers looking to reduce noise while their garage door is in operation. So we're going to tackle the top 3 best ways to accomplish your goals. 

  1. Lubricate Hinges - Hinges are metal and without lubrication they tend to create a scraping noise when the door goes up and down. It's important to use a silicone based lubricant. 
  2. Nylon Rollers - Nylon rollers are great for reducing noise. We still have a lot of metal rollers rolling through metal track. Replacing plastic or metal rollers with nylon rollers will help reduce noise and run smoother.
  3. Belt Drive or Side Mount Opener - The most expensive option is purchasing a belt drive or side mount opener. Side mount openers are the most quiet and a growing trend. Options such as screw drive or chain drive can be cheaper up front but they do tend to cost more in maintenance but are also by far the loudest options. We're fans of the LiftMaster 8500W and the 8550W or the 8550W-LED. 
See a theme? Garage doors have a lot of metal. Metal on metal will always make noise regardless of what you do but you can reduce noise by following these tips.

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