WHICH OPERATORS ARE THE QUIETEST
Although the chain drive operators are the most reliable, they are noisier by nature...lots of metal moving against metal.
A belt or screw drive operator are the quietest of the choices. Both are still reliable choices, but may be a little pricier.
HOW CAN I MAKE THE OPERATOR I HAVE QUIETER?
First off, if you have a chain drive you may want to consider having that changed out for a belt or screw drive operator.
Secondly, if you have steel rollers consider having those replaced with new nylon rollers.
Thirdly, if you have extension springs consider upgrading to a safer less noisy torsion spring system.
Fourthly, lubricate all moving parts with 3-IN-ONE Garage Door lubricant.
Fifthly, tighten all loose nuts and screws.
Furthermore, adding insulation to the back of the doors can reduce the noise from metal doors.
We have available a Vibration Isolator Kit that can be installed to the operator itself to minimize any remaining noise.
Contact your local garage door professional for further details.
Garage door professionals have many ways to reduce the noise coming from your garage door and operator. The LiftMaster Vibration Isolator Kit is one tool available.
Not only can they be installed on the operator itself, but also where the angle iron attaches to the ceiling or wall.