Causes of a Noisy Garage Door

Garage doors are expected to make a little noise when going up and down, even if they use silent technology. But when your door starts coughing, or spluttering downright barking at you, you know you’ve got a problem. 

If your garage door has recently become a bit noisy, it’s a good thing you’re looking into it ASAP. A noisy garage door can be a sign of a serious problem: one that could compromise its safety. Here are the different causes of a noisy garage door and what to do about them:


Bent tracks

Bent tracks are a leading cause of excess garage door noise – shuddering, in particular. If your door is shuddering on the way up or down, it could be caused by bent tracks that aren’t running smoothly. Call up your garage door expert to take a look and get it serviced. Your garage door technician will either repair the tracks or set about replacing them.

Broken rollers

Your garage door functions on a set of rollers which help your door go up and down smoothly. Think about what would happen if you were rollerblading (as you do) and one of the wheels in your shoe jammed up. It’s wouldn’t turn out pretty. The same goes for your garage door rollers; if they jam or get broken, they can cause shuddering and grinding noises. Inspect your rollers and see if there’s any sign of a broken one. Then, call up Star Door Service so they can replace it.

Poor lubrication

Haven’t got your door serviced in a while? The cause of the noisy door could be down to poor lubrication. This is a simple fix that Star Door Service take care of, all the time. Your door parts need to be well-lubricated so that they work together smoothly. Without proper lubrication, your door could start to make squeaking, rattling and grinding sounds.


Your door may look like it’s even, but it may actually be slightly misaligned. If this is the case, your door might be making a squeaking or scraping sound – enough to send shivers down any homeowner’s spine. Call up the team at Star Door Service for an inspection on your door and they’ll identify the issue. A misaligned door is at serious risk of snapping a spring or cable.

Loose parts

There are many components to a garage door and if they’re not tightened properly, you’ll start to hear a combination of worrying sounds like scraping, squeaking or grinding. 

If your garage door has learned a new language in the past couple of days, refrain from using it and call the team at Star Door Service. As Perth’s premier team in garage door maintenance and repairs, they pride themselves on versatility, diligence and affordability. No job is too big or too small for Star Door Service – grab a quote from the legends today.