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Fix Your Squeaky Garage Door in Plano, Texas

Written by Nick McGregor. Posted in About Our Different Garage Door Services in Plano, TX, Fix That Squeaky Garage Door in Plano, TX, Garage Door Maintenance in Plano, TX

Damaged_Hinges

We all know how annoying it is when you open the garage door and it squeaks and makes a bunch of racket! Well, we here at Plano Overhead Garage Door are here to let you know that you no longer have to put up with that any longer!

Tips on quieting down your garage door

The fixes for a garage door that makes a racket when it opens and closes are actually fairly easy. All it takes is about an hour or so for you to fix the problem and address a few of the culprits. Three of the main reasons why your garage door may be loud are, worn hinges, worn rollers, or the door may need to be lubricated.

Replacing worn hinges

Over the years, the garage door hinges can actually wear out over time and may even be bent. This can cause the hinges to bind and begin to squeak. If you can notice that the hinges or damaged, you will need to get them replaced.

 

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Replacing worn rollers

The most important thing to know is if you are planning to replace rollers yourself; DO NOT replace the bottom two rollers unless you are skilled and knowledgeable in how garage doors work. The two rollers are in the bottom corner brackets which are connected to the cables which are connected to the springs. The springs are under pressure and can be replaced without having to worry about the springs. Check each roller and see if they are rolling freely and there’s no excessive wear.

Garage Door Lube

Lubrication

 

Making sure that your door is lubricated is the #1 cause of a very annoying, loud, squeaky garage door.  Lubrication is often overlooked seeing as how important it is. simply spray the springs, rollers, hinges, pulleys, and bearings. STAY AWAY from WD40!!! WD40 and other lubricants such as grease, oil, or spray lithium are somewhat cheaper, but they don’t penetrate and tend to pick up dust and grit. Stick with a light chain and cable fluid or garage door lubricant. Do this at least once a year and your garage door will be happy!

 

By Nick McGregor, General Manager of Plano Overhead Garage Door

 

Selecting the Right Garage Door Lubricant

Written by Nick McGregor. Posted in About Our Different Garage Door Services in Plano, TX, Garage Door Maintenance in Plano, TX, Posts for Garage Doors & Openers in Plano, TX, Types of Garage Door Repair in Plano, TX

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Lubriplate

WD-4o

The most common belief is that WD-40 fixes everything. Well, almost. Regular WD-40 can be used for many purposes in relation to servicing and repairing a garage door. However it’s not the best lubricant to use altogether. WD-40 is Great to use in order to flush out screw drives, clean out old grease, loosening joints and hinges, removing dirt and residue, extricating stuck screws and bolts, and especially to prevent rust. Regular WD-40 is NOT A LUBRICANT, rather it cleans objects and leaves them dry- NOT lubricated. WD-40 provides water displacement, and is actually a DE-greaser.

Lubriplate White Lithium Grease

Lubriplate is best used for screw drive rails, rollers, plastic gears, and bearings. Lubriplate is a long lasting, thick lubricant that performs well in cold tempuratures, and works very well for specific garage door applications that involve friction.

3-in-One Garage Door Lube Silicone Spray

3-in-one garage door lube waterproofs, protects, lubricates, and preserves rubber, plastic, vinyl, leather, metal & wood. Silicone spray is a convenient aerosol applicant of silicon. It provides general purpose lubrication to eliminate squeaking. Other purposes include lubricating, protecting and cleaning everything from hinges, locks, cables, and torsion springs. It also helps prevent rust & corrosion. This silicon spray is highly effective at covering a wide range of issues that garage doors encounter over time. There are very few applications in which this lubricant is not usable.

So which Lubricant is Best?

The 3-in-One Garage Door Lube is the best overall garage door lubricant as far as an over the counter remedy. The truth is…to properly and professionally service and maintain a garage door opener system, you’re going to need all of these lubricants- and maybe more. Please be sure to do yourself a favor and do not over-grease or lubricate the tracks, as it can cause rollers to come dislodged, and tends to build up and cause a mess over time. Keep in mind that anything you spray will be hanging over your car when the door is in the up position. It is best to gently wipe excess lubricant from any parts on the door, run the garage door a few times, and wait a few hours before parking underneath them.

By Nick McGregor

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Testimonials

  • September 23, 2016:

    "We've used Plano Overhead many times since the late 1990's and have been pleased every time!"


    -Sally R.    Plano, TX
  • September 7, 1987:

    "Prompt, courteous, and took care of the job in a very professional manner.  The enthusiasm to do the job right was refreshing to say the least."

    -Jared F.    Richardson, TX
  • January 2, 2017:

    "The customer service of this company is great.  They go the extra mile to make things right.  Use this company.  They fix your problems correctly and have quick service too."

    -Richard S.    Dallas, TX
  • March 14, 1995:

    "Plano Overhead quickly diagnosed my problem, made the necessary repairs, and adjusted the door for proper operation.  All I can say is, again, thanks for the excellent service and very professional service personnel.  The cost was very reasonable as well!"

    -Lynn P.   McKinney, TX
  • December 4, 2006:

    "Great service! I couldn't be happier!  I'm just amazed that in today's hurry up, make a quick dollar and get out world, this kind of expert service and friendly attitude still exists.  I don't mind paying for this kind of service and attitude.  I'll never call anyone other than Plano Overhead!"

    -Steve S.   Wylie, TX
  • January 27, 2017:

    "My garage door spring broke this morning.  I had used Plano Overhead before and was really impressed with their customer service and the professionalism of their technicians.  They stand behind their work and their products.  I have always recommended them to people I know and will continue to do so!"

    -Mark Z.   Allen, TX
  • January 14, 2004:

    "Thank you for your timely and professional service and your reasonable prices!"

    -Emmett W.   Garland, TX
  • December 6, 1993:

    "As a small business owner myself, I would like to commend your company for taking the extra step many business fail to take these days. Please feel free to add me to your list of references."

    Johnathan T.    Plano, TX
  • March 12, 2011:

    "Great service, great price, great company."

    -Chris H.    Plano, TX
  • August 13, 2006:

    "I cannot believe I got a Thank You Note from you guys!  Your promptness, courtesy, sympathy, and efficiency all made my situation a little easier."

    Richard W.   Murphy, TX
  • June 27, 2013:

    "The entire process was fantastic.  I walked into their showroom, and a representative was more than ready to help!"

    -Tony B.    Plano, TX
  • February 23, 2017:

    "Technician arrived on time on very short notice.  He worked efficiently and completed work in about one hour.  He even took time to answer questions and go over the work!"

    -Viadhe T.    Carrolton, TX
  • May 7, 2014:

    "Everyone from the technicians to the receptionists are always so pleasant to deal with.  You will not be disappointed with this company!"

    -Betsy Y.    Allen, TX
  • May 30, 2015:

    "Service was great, very professional and helpful!"

    -Steve J.    Frisco, TX
  • August 8, 1997:

    "I appreciate the fast service.  It's great to find a company I can rely on.  I'll recommend you every chance I get!"

    Stephany R.   Richardson, TX
  • January 5, 2012:

    "It is great to find a local company that you can depend upon.  I will definitely recommend your company to others who may have problems with their garage door."

    -Christina L.     Allen, TX
  • October 31, 2014:

    "About as good an experience as you can get, the installer was professional about his business, showed up on time, and completed the job in the time estimated."

    -Mark M.     Frisco, TX
  • August 19, 2014:

    "Plano Overhead Garage Door runs their business the way consumers wish all businesses were run.  They are simply a premier service provider."

    -Arlene M.    Plano, TX
  • January 6, 2017:

    "Scheduling was very responsive both via email and over the phone.  They were very professional and timely during the install, and even programmed my vehicles to the garage door opener before leaving.  I will continue to hire Plano Overhead Door in result of my experience today and will highly recommend them to my neighbors!"

    -Jon M.    Plano, TX
  • June 17, 2014:

    "Punctual, knowledgeable, and fast."

    -Dawn H.    Richardson, TX
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