How To Make Garage Door Quieter

by Jennifer Porterfield | Last Updated: November 1, 2021
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Garages are so useful to own. Not only do they help to keep your cars and other vehicles safe and secure, but they are useful for storage too. While they are great to own, garage doors can be an issue when it comes to noise. 

How To Make Garage Door Quieter

In general this is fine, but if you are accessing your garage in the morning or evening, this can be disturbing both for your family and your neighbors. As a result of this, it is only natural to want to find a solution to this noise issue. 

To help you along, in this article, we will be discussing some of the ways in which you can make your garage door quieter. These techniques are easy to implement and use. 

How To Make Garage Door Quieter

Here are a few different techniques you can implement to help make your garage door quieter:

Lubrication 

To begin with, you will want to make sure that all of the components within the garage door are suitably lubricated. This will allow them to move easily and not get caught.

If the parts and gears are not suitably lubricated, this can cause the mechanics to become quite noisy.

Lubricating the door is simple, but it is important that you use a lithium-based oil, as this is the best option. You can lubricate all of the moving parts, such as the rollers, hinges and the rails.

After you have done this, you will notice that the door opens and closes more easily, and it can cause the sound to lessen too. 

Noise Insulation

In order to lessen the noise created by the garage doors, you will want to insulate them and the surrounding areas. This will help to prevent the sound from traveling, as it will be absorbed by the insulation instead.

There are three different types of insulation that can be used with garage doors – reflective, batt, and foam board insulation. The type you use will depend on budget, space, and the best option for your doors.

They are all great options to consider and help to reduce the noise levels significantly. The insulation can be placed on and around the garage doors.

While it is not guaranteed to reduce the noise completely, it will cause it to be quieter, especially when paired with the other noise reducing solutions we have included in this article. 

Mechanics

You will want to inspect the mechanics of the garage doors to ensure they are working as they should. If they are not, this could be the cause of the excess noise produced.

By fixing any mechanical issues you have, the garage doors will be quieter on the whole. 

There are a number of different parts of the garage door you will want to inspect. To begin with, take a look at the rollers. These should move with ease, and secure the garage door.

If the rollers are not placed correctly, this will cause issues with the doors opening and closing. By placing them correctly, this can stop these noise issues. 

Next, you will want to take a closer look at all of the nuts, bolts, and screws. These should all be secure. If there are any missing, these will need to be replaced.

You will also need to tighten and secure any components that may have loosened over time. This will help to lower the noise levels. 

If the noise is still significant, you can choose to replace the rollers. In some instances this may be the cause of the problem and by changing them so that they are new, the noise levels will be reduced.

Silencer

If you have tried all of these suggestions and the garage doors are still producing a lot of noise, you can choose to purchase and install a silencer.

These are a great way of helping to keep the noise levels down, especially when they are used alongside insulation. 

The silencers help to prevent and absorb the vibrations that are caused and created by the garage doors when they are in operation. It does make a significant difference to the noise levels. They are best used when installed by a professional.

Garage Door Seals

Garage door seals are useful to purchase or replace, as they do help with the noise reduction overall.

They stop the sound of the rattling, and help to prevent the loud noises created when the bottom of the shutter hits the concrete floor. It absorbs the noise, and stops the impact of this from being so severe.

The padding that is provided by garage door seals is great. If you already have garage door seals, it is useful to take a closer look at them and inspect whether or not they are working correctly. 

If they are slit or broken in any way, this can affect the padding that has been created, which can lead to an increase in the noise levels. The garage door seals are fairly inexpensive to repurchase and fix if there are any issues with them.

Summary

We hope you have found this article helpful and useful. As you can see, there are a few different ways in which you can help to make your garage door quiet.

You no longer have to deal with the noise it creates, and your neighbors will also be pleased about this! 

To begin with, we would always recommend using the easy noise reducing solutions we have recommended, such as lubrication and maintenance. In a lot of cases, these will be the solution to the problem. 

Even so, there is no harm in using garage door seals, a silencer and insulation to help with the noise reduction too. Feel free to use more than one of these solutions together. This will provide the best possible noise reduction, and will make a significant difference. 

Overall, the options we have suggested in this article are inexpensive to purchase. If they still do not work, then you may need to look into purchasing new garage doors.