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[…]

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,[…]

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[…]

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-[…]

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.)[…]