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My cats can never work if they want to be in, out or somewhere in between. They have the run of the house though, so we have placed pet doors all through the house on both the external and internal doors. Some doors can easily have a pet door added to them and in some doors it is nearly impossible and very expensive to have a pet door added. This blog has some tips on what to look for in a door if you have pets, to make sure that your new door is perfect for the whole family (including the furry members!).


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You might rely on your roller door so that you can pull your car in and out of your garage, so you might use your roller door multiple times a day. Your roller door has probably always made some type of noise when being opened or closed, but now, you may have noticed that it's making more noise than usual.

If you're tired of your roller door making so much noise, you're probably curious about why it's operating more loudly than usual. Read on to learn about a few scenarios that could explain the situation and learn when it's time to hire roller door repair services. 

Aging Garage Door Opener

If you have an older garage door opener installed, you should know that it might be a lot noisier than some of the newer systems that are on the market. You can look into replacing it with a newer garage door opener that is designed to operate quietly. Many of these newer garage door openers are more energy-efficient as well.

Lack of Lubrication

The various moving parts of your roller door have to be properly lubricated if you want them to work properly. If you haven't added lubricant to your garage door's moving parts, this could be the cause of the noise that you are hearing. Additionally, this can contribute to your garage door not opening and closing smoothly like it's supposed to, and it can even contribute to added wear and tear to some of your garage door's moving parts. A garage door repair professional can add lubricant to these moving parts so that everything will begin moving smoothly and easily again.

Worn-Out Parts

Your garage door might be getting old, and some of its parts—such as rollers and hinges—might be worn out. Older, worn-out rollers and hinges can make a lot of noise when your garage door is in operation, so hiring a roller door repair professional to inspect these parts for wear and tear -- and to replace them, if needed -- is a smart move.

Lack of Anti-Vibration Pad

The garage door opener component of your roller door system is the primary part that tells you garage door when to open and close. The actual opener can vibrate a bit if it's not installed properly, such as if it's missing an anti-vibration pad. A professional can easily install an anti-vibration pad on your garage door opener, which should help with making your roller door much more quiet when it's opening and closing.