Everything You Need to Know About Quiet Garage Door Installation
There was once a time when the idea of having a quiet garage door was almost an impossibility—in the old days, garage doors were loud, and that was that.
These days, however, things are very different. The technology for garage doors has become whisper-quiet. Gone are the days of waking up the entire family when you need to leave for work in the morning!
In this expert article, you’ll learn:
- The surprisingly huge benefits of installing a quiet garage door
- When quiet garage door DIY just doesn’t cut it
- How quiet garage door motors and rollers work
- How to learn more about getting a quiet garage door in Denver
A quiet garage door is truly a thing of beauty—especially if your family is constantly complaining about not getting enough beauty sleep. Let’s first cover why a quiet garage door motor or rollers is such a fantastic home investment, and then we’ll learn more about how it works.
How Quiet Garage Doors Can Have a Surprisingly Large Impact on Your Quality of Life
A screeching, rattling garage door is generally unpleasant for everyone within earshot.
Let us ask you a series of questions about your garage door:
How many times have you woken up your family when you leave for work in the morning?
Or maybe you’re the one that’s being woken up every time someone else has to leave the house?
How about this one: you’re having a conversation with someone and you’re about to open or close the garage door. You both look at each other knowingly, because it’s just understood that your conversation is going to have to be put on pause for the next few seconds while the door opens or closes.
Have you ever worried about your neighbors hearing your extremely loud garage door when you have to leave late at night?
All of these problems can be avoided with a quiet garage door!
Quiet Garage Door DIY: Is it Possible to Quiet Down a Garage Door on Your Own?
The reality is that some garage doors have just been manufactured in such a way that they’re loud—and that’s that. No amount of WD-40 is going to quiet down a screeching garage door if it’s just built that way (although it can help some).
This is because the technology used in quiet garage doors is different. Each component of the door from the motor to the rollers has been designed to minimize the amount of sound produced. Sometimes, however, a complete garage door replacement isn’t entirely necessary. This is because sometimes only a certain component of the garage door is the culprit for making so much noise.
For example, some garage doors are equipped with relatively silent motors, even if they’re not specifically marketed as quiet garage doors. This is increasingly likely based on how new the garage door is and the general build quality—most high end manufacturers understand that quiet opening is more or less universally desired by consumers, and so they make their garage door motors that way by default, or at least good enough to be sufficiently muffled by the home’s insulation compared to an older motor model.
In these cases where the motor is generally quiet enough, the culprit for making all that terrible noise is usually the rollers. This is when the rollers can be replaced and the tracks greased with a quieter model.
Having said that, sometimes the inverse is true—the rollers are fine, but the garage door motor is the thing causing all the noise. Generally, this is easy enough to determine on your own just by standing in the garage. In the event it’s the motor causing the noise, that’s the component to replace.
Quiet Garage Doors: How do They Work?
The component of a garage door opening system that creates the most noise is the motor. Thus, quiet garage doors are designed to operate with quiet motors. These motors aren’t entirely silent, but if you’ve never owned one before, are likely to be much, much quieter than any opener you’ve ever owned before.
With a quiet motor, the sound of the garage door opening will only penetrate the insulation and walls of the home the tiniest bit, if at all—we’ve worked on many installations that were completely silent from just a few feet inside the hallway leading to the garage. If you use your garage as a workshop, it’s truly a blessing to be able to open the door without waking up the entire neighborhood.
The other component of a quiet garage door are the rollers. The rollers themselves are typically made of a material other than metal (such as a hard resin). As with any garage door opening system, the roller tracks and any other metallic components must still be regularly lubricated to maintain an acceptable level of noise.
Stop That Awful Sound—Get a Quiet Garage Door Installed ASAP By Denver’s Leading Garage Door Company
If you’d like to know what to expect during a garage door installation, we’re happy to inform you that our team of respectful, polite, and knowledgeable technicians are all experienced installers who would love nothing more than to help you eliminate the noise from your garage door once and for all.
The installation process of a new, quiet motor is typically completed within a day, and our team services not only the Denver Metro, but many of the surrounding areas as well. If you’d like to learn more about getting a quiet garage door, we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you have when you contact us. Please feel free to get in touch by dialing (720) 376-4026. We look forward to making your garage a pleasant place to be again!