It often happens that the garage is below a room in a condo or apartment building where the noise of the door opening and closing may cause a problem.
What can you do?
Here are some basic tips if the building is constructed in wood.
- Change the steel rollers for nylon rollers
- Choose an opener with a belt drive instead of a chain drive
- If you already have an opener with a chain drive, you can get a vibration isolator kit.
- A torsion-type spring will be less noisy and the choice of an aluminum door (lighter door) will reduce the noise.
Finally we advise you to do regular lubrication of the rollers and the tracks. If the building is concrete-based, noise transmission is even more significant. Here is a text from the CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) that proposes a practical solution: www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/publications/en/rh-pr/tech/99110.htm