According to the National Sleep Foundation, 74 percent of people report that they need a quiet atmosphere to get a good night’s sleep. But with a noisy garage door opener, there is increased cause for disturbance and sleep disruption. Keeping this in mind, we’ve developed unique, quiet garage door openers to diminish excess noise and help homeowners get the rest they need.
The technology necessary to produce functionally quiet garage door openers has advanced greatly in the last decade. One of the top reasons people call a Merlin Dealer to replace their working garage door opener is a noise disturbance – a prevalent issue for homes with family members who work odd hours, individuals who have a bedroom above or adjacent to the garage, as well as households with infants. To reduce the noises that are often associated with a garage door opener more than ten years old, both SilentDrive Elite myQ and WhisperDrive garage door openers offer a solution.
Merlin is dedicated to improving the lives of homeowners through our industry-leading innovations that help create a quiet home environment. Upgrading an outdated, noisy garage door opener for one of Merlin’s models, which are virtually silent, ensures a more quiet and relaxing setting for all members of the household.
Belt-drive garage door openers, which feature a steel-reinforced rubber belt, eliminate the vibrations and noises associated with older chain drive models, resulting in a quiet garage door opener. Separately, wall mount garage door openers, which hang on the wall next to the garage door, run ultra-quiet by eliminating sound and vibrations through the ceiling. Wall mounted quiet garage door opener models, such as Merlin’s MJ3800 also free up ceiling space in the garage, providing homeowners with additional storage options to reduce clutter. Visit the garage door openers page to learn about all the different low noise garage door opener models available from Merlin.
Properly lubricating your garage door system also helps to eliminate noises and unwanted squeaks. Every few months, apply a small amount of silicon lubricant to the door rollers, bearings, and hinges to keep your door running smoothly. If noise continues to persist, contact your local Merlin Dealer to service your garage door opener.