Garage Door Maintenance: What you can do!

4 Things you can do YOURSELF to keep up your garage door maintenance 1.) Wax door once a year. 2.) Wash weather-stripping with mild soap every month to help maintain flexibility. 3.) Keep your eyes open! While door is down, look for any fraying on the cables. 4.) Keep your ears open! When you put the door[…]

Garage Door Maintenance: How often is too often?

At American Overhead Door, we care about each of our customers and want to make sure their needs are met based on the individual. If your garage doors won’t be cycling more than 3,000 times a year, there’s really no reason for you to pay for a maintenance program every 6 months. We will create[…]

Design Your Own Garage Door

Wanting to create your perfect home? Well start by creating your perfect garage door with one of our great vendors, Wayne Dalton. In just 3 easy steps you can create the garage door that will really set your home above the rest! First, you upload a photo of your home or choose one from their gallery.[…]

Carriage House Garage Doors Options

Choose a Window Wayne Dalton’s Model 9700 garage door designs are offered with solid panels for the top section or you may select window options from the following 10 styles of garage door windows. Optional insulated glass available for improved thermal performance. The above garage door window options can be doubled to create a two-car[…]

Raynor’s OptiFinish™

Raynor’s OptiFinish allows you to add a touch of color. More than 1,800 colors are now available on RockCreeke™, Masterpiece™, ShowCase™, TradeMark™, BuildMark®, and Aspen Series™ residential garage doors. Raynor’s OptiFinish process allows the sections to be painted after the sections are built, giving homeowners the unprecedented ability to customize the color of their garage[…]

The Heart of American Overhead Door

“American Overhead Door! This is Rhonda. How can we help you?” Rhonda Perry is a Huntsville native, born and raised. She attended Lee High School and then went on to college in South Carolina. She started she career as the assistant to the president of Time Warner in Tampa, Florida before moving back to Huntsville to[…]

Garage Door Openers Options by LiftMaster

Their Elite Series® will make you rethink what’s possible in a Garage Door Opener. With a full-suite of innovative features including smartphone control, Battery Backup and advanced security features, these openers will give you peace of mind that your garage is always safe and secure. One of the options in this series is:   Elite[…]

Safety Tip

LiftMaster’s Professional Garage Door Opener Surge Protector safely protects the entire garage door opener system, including AC power line, control panel and photo eyes from most power surges and lightning strikes. It can be used with LiftMaster garage door openers manufactured from 1994 to present. The LiftMaster’s Professional Garage Door Opener Surge Protector provides 5-[…]

So what’s the harm of a little bit of rattling?

Even when the brackets or fasteners are just a little bit loose, it can affect the distribution of the stresses your door experiences while in operation, which can accelerate the wear of other parts. No reason to allow something small to become something big. Not to mention, loose parts can easily become real safety hazards.[…]

Torsion Spring Maintenance

How can spreading oil over torsion springs make them work any better or longer you ask? Well, as a door raises and lowers the torsion spring coils and uncoils, rubbing against itself. Oil reduces the friction for slower wear and smoother door operation. Furthermore, it reduces the rust that can actually bind older springs and[…]