How to Make Garage Door Quieter: 5 Ways

If your room is above the garage, you’re going to be disturbed anytime the garage is being opened or closed. Not only that, the noise can be heard throughout the house!

Fortunately, it’s possible to do try a few things to make your garage door quieter.

If you’re ready to get back some silence in your life, let’s get into it.

How to Make Your Garage Door Quieter

1. Lubricate The Door

First step is a bit obvious, but it’s something that you likely haven’t done in a while. You want to use specially made garage lubricant, grease can damage your garage.

Make sure that you spray the garage door rollers, pulleys, chains, tracks, springs, and hinges. You want to get all the moving parts lubed up so they can move freely. If you have a belt-driven garage door opener, then you should not apply any lube to the belt.

Once that’s done, your garage should work noticeably better.

2. Inspect the garage door rollers

Garage door rollers can last 10-15 years depending on use. If you have recently bought your home or can’t remember the last time you changed your garage rollers, it may be a good time to do so. Also, check if they are misaligned, which can cause the garage door to make noise.

You can find the best garage door rollers for any sized garage door.

3. Tighten all the Nuts and Bolts

Get your wrench out and inspect your garage’s nuts and bolts. Any loose screws can create unwanted noise.

4. Soundproof your garage

Soundproofing your garage can seem intimidating, but if you learn how to do it’s quite an easy task. You can start by installing insulation on the garage door which reduces the amount of vibration that will come into the garage. The best insulation would be fiberglass bats, but that would be a big investment to quiet your garage door.

5. Upgrade your garage door opener

Did you know that a belt-driven garage door opener can significantly reduce the noise that your garage door makes? This is the last resort option as it’s also the most costly.

You’ll have to replace your garage door opener completely and if you aren’t confident in your DIY abilities, it’s best to leave it to the professionals.

If your garage door opening and closing is bothering you that much, then it may well be worth the investment.

About Roy Cohen

I'm Roy, founder of Hack My Garage. I started out like most not knowing how to hammer a nail, but now I know more than most people about home improvement and DIY. I want to spread my wealth of knowledge with the world and hope to make it a better place.