tips for fixing noisy garage door
Written by Queen City Garage Doors on August 10, 2021

How to Fix a Noisy Garage Door

The key to fixing a noisy garage door is the simple maintenance.

Many homeowners don't realize that noisy garage doors are usually the result of worn rollers, loose hardware, and parts that need lubrication.

You can prevent door noise by performing simple maintenance on your garage door. Below are troubleshooting tips to get your garage door working properly.

Basic garage door maintenance checklist

The checklist below will help you maintain the standard components of your garage door system.

Tighten all parts

By simply tightening up all the nuts and bolts on the track, you can often cure a lot of problems, not to mention extending the life of your door.

It would be best if you did this once every year. Most DIYers will tell you that it's best to at least check for loose parts once a month, but I think once a year is more than enough.

Replace worn rollers

Rollers make a big difference to the noise level of your garage door. When they are worn, the door can start to sound like it's scraping along the ground rather than gliding up and down on its tracks. You can remove the roller and swap it with a new one simply by unscrewing the hinges and swapping it out.

Install new hinges

The hinges on the door itself can become loose or wiggly, making a jingling sound when opening and closing. By installing new hinges, you can get rid of that annoying noise and extend the life of your garage door.

You can either write down the number that’s stamped on the hinge or take the old hinge with you to match it up. Either way, you can find replacement hinges at any hardware store.

Grease the track

If you never grease your garage door track, you're inviting failure. The rollers and trolley that operate the door rely on a smooth surface to move easily. Grease keeps things running smoothly by preventing rust from forming, leading to sticking and binding of the moving parts.

Take a large dollop of grease and rub it on the garage door track. Then operate your door to spread the grease around.

By grasping your track, you will extend the life of the garage door and prevent future noise.

Lube everything that moves with garage door lube.

First, roll the garage door halfway up and spray both roller shafts and hinges, then make sure to wipe off any drippy lube. To lubricate the springs, slide a piece of cardboard behind the springs and soak them with lube.

Isolate the opener

One of the main problems with a garage door opener is that it can be noisy. This is the main thing that people complain about when living in an attached or tuck-under garage.

By isolate your garage door opener, you can solve this problem.


There are several ways to fix noisy garage doors. By following the simple maintenance tips we've provided, you can prevent your door from making noise and extend its life in addition to preventing failure down the line.

While it may seem like an intimidating task if you're not sure where to start or have questions about how to maintain your garage door system, it is better to call a professional garage door company in your area.

Call Queen City Garage Doors For Professional Garage Door Repair Services

Do you have a noisy garage door? Do you want to stop the noise and prevent future damage but are unsure how to take care of your garage door? Relax. Queen City Garage Doors has got you covered!

We're a professional garage door company that specializes in everything related to fixing and maintaining your garage door system. We provide different maintenance services for our valued customers. Not only will we fix your noisy garage doors, but we'll also provide tips on how to maintain them, so they don't become noisy again!

We are working around Charlotte, North Carolina, including Concord, Matthews, Mooresville, Gastonia, Huntersville, and other nearby cities.

Give us a call at 980-949-0990, and let us fix your noise problem today!

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