CHI Commercial Overhead Door Line

An overview of C.H.I.'s Commercial Overhead Door Line.

C.H.I. understands the importance of owning a commercial garage door that is not only functional but also able to withstand the daily operations in the toughest industrial environments. We offer a wide selection of insulated and non-insulated commercial upward acting doors to fit your exact specifications.

Ask Ramirez: Why is my garage door making noise?

Got a garage door question? Ask Ramirez Custom Overhead Doors! Once every month, our team picks a topic and answers one of our most frequently asked questions. Our first addresses noisy garage doors. 

“Why is my garage door making noise?”

Are you hearing clanking, squeaking or a grinding sound when you open or close your garage door? If you are, it’s usually a sign that your garage door is in need of attention — sooner than later. When you hear those suspicious sounds, it’s best to contact a garage door professional who can locate the source of the problem and fix it quickly.

Here are common reasons why garage doors start making noises, and what you can do about it.

Rollers with wear and tear. This is one of the main culprits of a noisy garage door. Rollers, like garage door springs, wear over time. You’ll likely have to replace your rollers once they start making noise. As a general rule, nylon rollers make less noise than nylon rollers.

Your garage door is off track. If you hear a loud cranking or rumbling sound when you open or close your garage door, it could be due to a garage door that’s out of balance or gotten off track. Alignment issues always need to be addressed by a garage door professional. Do this sooner than later, as delaying this repair can lead to bigger issues.

Loose parts. If components like nuts and bolts are loose, you may be able to hear it. Usually, this problem creates a screeching sound. A garage door technician can look closely to quickly find the loose parts and tighten or replace them.

Springs and rollers need lubrication. We recommend lubricating your garage door with a good quality metal lubricator on a regular basis. Luckily, this is an issue that can usually be solved by picking up a can of good quality metal lubricant at your local home improvement store.

Your garage door is old. Sometimes, no matter how well your garage door is maintained and lubricated, it will still make noises. This is usually due to wear and tear from opening and closing for years, if not decades. If this is the case, it’s time to invest in a replacement garage door.

Worried about your noisy garage door? Give our team a call!

CHI Residential Doors

An overview of C.H.I.'s line of Residential Garage Doors. Discover the possibilities for your home.

A Better Experience with C.H.I.

A look at what makes C.H.I. Overhead Doors a better experience. Call us for a consultation to pick the best garage door for you!

Martin Door Designs

Martin Door Designs

Martin Door designs, manufactures, and sells some of the world’s finest overhead doors for residential and commercial applications in the western U.S.

RESIDENTIAL: Martin Door has dozens of residential doors to choose from to fit the style and dimensions of your home. Experience the beauty, safety and functionality of a residential door from Martin.

COMMERCIAL: We've got your business covered as well. Choose from a myriad of commercial options to add the style, security and functionality that your customers have come to expect.

DOOR ACCESSORIES: A Martin Door isn't complete without the right opener, mount and accessories to help it operate properly. Choose from several different powerful belt chain and wall mount openers and accessories.