One of the most common garage door problems that you can easily solve on your own is garage door noises. It is common to hear the garage door make squeaking, scrapping or popping noises when it is in operation. There are several reasons why the garage door may make these noises. One common cause that you can easily solve is lack of lubrication. The tracks, the rollers and all the other moving parts of the garage door need to be well lubricated. Ensure that you get rid of all the debris on the door before applying the lubrication. The lubrication should also be applied generously but not overdone. Applying too much lubricant can increase chances of trapping dirt and other debris hindering movement of the door.
Another cause of the sounds is frayed cables. Garage doors come with high tensile cables that facilitate movement of the door and hold it in place. When any of the cables in the mechanism become frayed for whatever reason, the door makes a lot of squeaking noises. When you notice any frayed cables on your garage door, you should call on a professional to come and replace the cables. Frayed cables are a recipe for disaster since it means that soon they will break. The garage door opens and closes by rollers moving the door on set tracks. When the tracks and the rollers are not aligned, the door is bound to make lots of noises as it moves. Check to ensure that the tracks are properly aligned.
Also, the noises could be as a result of damaged rollers. When the rollers are damaged they will make noises as they move on the tracks. If broken, the rollers should be replaced by a professional garage door repair technician. The garage door should be maintained and serviced regularly by a professional to ensure that it operates smoothly and quietly all the year round. You can also do some maintenance on your own to ensure that small problems with the door are handled before they become major.