Rusty, worn garage door hinges can make a lot of noise when your garage door is opening or closing.
If you're looking for a set of quiet garage door hinges we recommend trying these:
These are super heavy duty 14 gauge hinges. They can handle the weight of a very heavy wooden door without creaking, groaning or warping over time.
This kit is designed for an 8-foot wide x 7 foot high or a 9-foot wide x 7-foot high garage door, you can use it on smaller doors too.
As well as quiet hinges the kit also includes premium quiet nylon door rollers and adjustable top roller brackets.
Regular lubrication is essential to keep hinges operating efficiently and avoid as a way of avoiding unnecessary wear and tear.
Below are a few things to watch out for:
If you notice metal filings or an oval pinhole shape then chances are your hinges are already quite noisy.
Every time you open the door metal elements in the hinge are scraping against each other.
This is indicative of a lack of lubrication. Your best option is to replace them now and then ensure you keep on top of lubricating your new hinges.
If your hinges seem to be stuggling under the load of a heavy door they should be replaced immediately to avoid a dangerous accident.
Providing you've installed the correct hinges for your garage door keeping the running smoothly and quietly is easily done.
Here are three things to do to keep them in top condition:
Lubricating your hinges is the most effective thing you can do to keep your garage door working quietly and efficiently, it will also significantly extend their life.
Hinges, along with door springs, rollers and tracks, should be lubricated every three months if your garage door is getting daily use.
This will prevent moisture from getting into the hinge and rusting it, it will also prevent it from drying out which will cause parts to start grinding against each other.
Over time weather changes and regular door movement can cause bolts nuts and screws to loosen.
If bolts securing your hinges become loose this will allow for more movement in the hinge when the door is moving which will create a lot of noise.
Hinge bolts should be checked and tightened every six months.
It is not uncommon for leaves, dust and other things to get trapped in hinge mechanisms.
This will make the hinge noisier and cause it to move less efficiently, it can even jam the hinge eventually.
Hinges should be checked and cleaned every six months too.
If you find anything trapped inside a hinge open and close the garage door slowly and carefully to help ease it out.