When you have squeaky garage doors or entry doors that squeal, there is often a problem with one or more of the moving parts. Fortunately, an experienced locksmith and door service company is able to conduct an inspection and troubleshoot the problem. Since some of the causes of squeaking and squealing can be signs of a safety hazard, it is in your best interest to have any door problems repaired as quickly as possible.
Causes of Squeaky Garage Doors and Entry Doors
Misalignment is the leading reason why you may have squeaky garage doors or entry doors as they open and close. If any single part of the opener is not in proper alignment, then metal will be scraping on metal. The sound of metal on metal is what makes the squealing sound that you hear. Your locksmith from Coastal Contract Hardware in Myrtle Beach may need to remove the tracks and reinstall them in order to get the noise to stop.
Any type of debris on the tracks will cause a squeaking or squealing noise. The debris interferes with the smooth gliding of the wheels of the door along the track. Your locksmith or technician will inspect the tracks and door for debris. Common debris that causes the door to squeal includes thick cobwebs, leaves, dust, dirt, and dried up grease. Pollen, seed pods, and flower petals can also get stuck on the door or its tracks and cause noise.
Years of exposure to humidity and the elements may cause parts of your door’s opener to rust. An annual maintenance service is one way to slow down the corrosion process, as the locksmith can spray a lubricant and corrosion-resistant sealant onto the door’s tracks and movable parts. Rusted nuts, bolts, and wheels can also cause an immense amount of noise each time the door opens or closes. A spray or wax lubricant can be put on all metal door surfaces.
Coastal Contract Hardware is experienced in all types of garage door and door repairs for residential and commercial use. We service areas in North and South Carolina such as Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Conway, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and Horry County, SC and other surrounding areas. To find out more, get in touch by visiting our contact page and filling out the form or call us at 843-946-3500. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook !