How to Fix A Loud Squeaky Garage Door

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Got a loud squeaky garage door? Don't worry. Most cases of the squeaks can be quickly silenced with a little garage door grease. Here is a step by step guide for fixing a loud squeaky garage door yourself.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 tube of Garage Door Grease
  • Silicone spray lubricant
  • Rag
  • Ladder
  • Using a ladder, carefully inspect your garage door track and wheels. Your looking for anything that could be causing excessive noise. A broken wheel or piece of debris can cause frictional binding (squeaking).

  • Apply the Garage Door Grease liberally to the inside of the track with a rag. Make sure you cover the entire inside of the track as best as you can. If you weren't able to find a tube of Garage Door Grease, you can use the silicone spray lubricant or any other type of lubricating grease. Even simple candle wax will work. Whatever you do, DO NOT use WD-40. WD-40 is not a lubricant and will cause more problems than it solves down the road.

  • Open and close the garage door several times until the squeaking stops. The will work the grease into the track evenly and give you a nice quiet result. Make sure to wipe any blobs of excess grease from the track. The last thing you want is to get grease on your car and garage floor.

  • Use a spray silicone to lubricate your garage door spring and chain. The chain is located on the motor and should be partially, if not fully exposed. Your spring should be in the center of your garage door coming off of the motor. With all of these parts lubricated, your garage door should glide smoothly and quietly open and closed.

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