Our customer, Kathy, has lived in her home for 20 years. She is the first owner of the home as well.
Her garage door has been making noises for a few years now. It also reverses randomly, and for no reason. Weird, and also super annoying!
She wanted to try and save money and not replace the garage doors if possible. We drove out to take a look at what was going on and what we might be able to do to repair her garage door without replacing it.
When we arrived, we could tell the hardware was not in great shape, and neither was the opener. But we decided we could fix and replace most parts, and that would save the expense of a new door.
As you can see in the two photos below, the rollers are old and rusted. The garage door opener is also 20 years old. Generally, any opener over 20 years old should be replaced immediately to take advantage of all updated safety features.
Below are the new parts we had on hand to get this door back in shape. We replaced all moving parts of Kathy’s garage door. This includes new springs, cables, and new rollers. We also lubricated all moving parts like her hinges and rollers after installation.
Below are the 2 new springs we installed. Looks good!
The last piece of the puzzle to solve most of the noise issue and the random reversing issue was installing new garage door openers. Kathy chose these great LiftMaster belt drive openers. They have built-in WiFi which is great for controlling the doors from a smartphone or tablet. The belt drive openers are also maintenance free, and the quietest of the 3 opener types. This means less noise when opening and closing her doors!
Below we have a video of her two new openers at work. You can hear how quiet they are!
Kathy’s door sounds amazing, she’s so happy she didn’t have to replace the doors completely!