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[…]

How to finish your wood garage door

Finishing instructions for all wood doors: 1.All six sides (front, back, top, bottom, left, fight) of each section should be finished using the same method. If the outside of the door is painted, the inside should be painted. If the outside of the door is stained, the inside should be stained. 2.When painting a door,[…]

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[…]

Why is grease a bad idea?

Rollers are supposed to do just that- roll. Grease is thick and will trap particles, which cause the rollers to slide instead of roll. In time, they can actually become worn flat on one side. That’s why we use a synthetic lubricant made especially for your door.   To find out more about how we[…]

Garage Door Maintenance: What WE Can Do!

8 things WE can do to keep up your garage door maintenance: 1.) Customized your maintenance schedule. 2.) Closely inspect all cables and rollers to detect any fraying or sticking. 3.) Conduct tests on drums and sheave wheels. 4.) Lubricate all moving parts of the door, including rollers and bearings and even the torsion springs. 5.)[…]