Overhead Door Blog

Garage Door Remotes

Posted by Tom Radenz on Fri, Jun 01, 2012 @ 16:06 PM

Has your hand held garage door remote just simply quit working! The first thing you will need to do is check the battery in the remote. Battery`s should last about five years before they will need to be changed. You can stop by our facility and we will be more than happy to check the voltage on the battery and install a new one at simply no cost.

Need a new gargae door remote! Simply give us a call and we will then ask a few simple questions to determine what brand of remote and the frequency in which it operates. We currently have five different brands in stock. The price`s range from $30.00 to $38.00 plus tax.


Again, if you think it is time for the battery to be changed out, stop in and we will do so at no charge!


Curb Appeal

Posted by Tom Radenz on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 @ 15:04 PM

What is the first item you see when entering a driveway? Bikes, toys? Typically it is the garage door and the most overlooked part of the home to be upgraded. With so many styles and options to choose from gives you the homeowner the biggest bang for your buck.

The choice is usually based off of what kind of accent trim is on the windows of the home along with the entry door to the home which is generally in close proximity of the garage door. We offer a wide range of colors and your door can also be custom painted to match existing color schemes.

If you do have concerns on just how a new door would compliment your home we can help. Our new software system Doorview allows us to take pictures of your home along with the existing door and then download them. We can then choose from our selection of doors and put them into the picture for you to see just what a difference a new door can make.


Now is the time of the year for this type of project for you to enjoy through the remainder of the year. Please feel free to check out the different styles and selections and then give us a call with your ideas. We will be more than happy to set up an appointment with you to take care of your Curb Appeal

Tags: Garage door curb appeal

Safety Tips for Garage Doors

Posted by Tom Radenz on Wed, Feb 15, 2012 @ 16:02 PM

Here are some safety tips to ensure proper operation of your garage door and electric operator. These should be checked about every four to six months.

Make sure that the door operates smoothly when it is manually operated. Your operator will have a red release cord when pulled will allow you to manually open and close the door. If the door is properly balanced it will not drop to the floor and it will not shoot up to the open position.

Check the lift cables for any frayed portions or loose hanging pieces of the cables. The cables can be lubricated with a white lithium grease.

If your door has stretch springs you will want to inspect the four cable pulleys for worn out bearings. Inspect the hinges and rollers for any excessive wear. The typical roller will also have ball bearings which also should be checked for wear.

Make sure that your photo reversing eyes are operating correctly. Each photo eye will have a small led light and if they are in correct alignment both of these eyes will have a constant beam. To check the eyes you can start the door to the closed position and wave a broom past one of the eyes and the door should reverse. They should also be mounted 6 '' or less from the garage floor.

Torsion springs are under an extreme amount of tension and should not be adjusted if you are not familar with them.

If you notice any items that might require replacing, please do not hesitate to call us today.

Tags: photo eyes, stretch springs, cables, overhead door safety, pulleys, tension springs