10 Oct

You’re Telling Me There Are Garage Door Service Scammers?

Service industries exist for the various needs consumers have. We all know there is a fullness of gratitude for businesses out there that perform their services with excellence and integrity. Unfortunately, some people don’t create businesses and services with integrity in mind. A good business understands the market's needs and tailors their services to meet those needs in an honest and economically advantageous way. But when people start to think of what others don’t know and then use the unknown to exploit them, there ends up being a whole dark market full of fake businesses preying on ...
09 Sep

History of Overhead Door Company ™ (Part Two)

Note: Begin in Part 1 for full story Connected to Community Johnson was heavily supported by the chambers of commerce in both Lewistown and Hartford City for his commitment to the community. In both cities, Johnson partnered with the community by selling stock in the factory and allowing the locals to be part of the success of Overhead Door Corporation. According to Tom Wadsworth from DASMA, when the stock market crashed and the Great Depression hit in late 1929, Johnson kept Hartford City alive, and even added more factories despite the economic crisis. In 1930, the company then announced a ...
21 Jul

Garage Door Installation for The Garage of Harley Davidson

Overhead Door of Metro Milwaukee™ is servicing projects all over Southeastern Wisconsin. We are passionate about providing the American working family with everything that involves garage doors, but have also completed many commercial projects we are proud to display. One of our most recent completions was for The Garage of Harley Davidson, which is part of the new construction to the Harley Davidson museum right here in Milwaukee! Our team installed 5 full vision glass doors in the front of The Garage of Harley Davidson located on 400 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53201. This garage matched the ...
12 Jul

History of Overhead Door Company™ (Part One)

Overhead Door Company ™ – A History (Part One) In 1896, Henry Ford developed the first automobile, and a couple decades later he began using the first assembly line to begin mass production. It wasn't long before consumers realized they would need a place to store and easily access these new vehicles. In 1921, C.G. Johnson began his journey to develop a garage door that could safety function and allow an automobile to maneuver through an opening. Thus, the up-ward acting, sectional garage door was invented, and changed the way Americans leave and enter their homes. Over 100 years later, The ...
10 Jun

All About Rolling Garage Doors

Many know that at Overhead Door Company of Metro Milwaukee™, we install residential and commercial garage doors. However, many are not aware that we also install rolling garage doors . Rolling garage doors are ideal for providing security to businesses in high pedestrian traffic locations, warehouses, counter-top stands, security grills for retail, commercial and industrial applications, as well as many other functions. Rolling Service Garage Doors : Overhead Door Company of Metro Milwaukee™ offers a complete line of rolling steel garage doors with insulated or non insulated slats. These slats ...
13 May

Garage Door Spring Failures

Many of us pay no attention to our garage doors until something goes wrong. Garage doors do a lot for our homes, helping to retain heat in the winter, keep cool in the summer, and provide storage and an extra layer of safety, just to name a few. For this reason, we want to keep them working well. One major reason for your garage door to suddenly malfunction may be a broken spring. Your garage door springs are responsible for the heavy lifting, and when the door is lowered, the springs take on tension. This is why when your garage door springs break, it is often when your garage door is lowered ...
12 Apr

Things You Should Know Before Buying a New Garage Door (Part 2)

When purchasing your new garage door, there is more to think about than just material, cost, and motor speed, as discussed in Things You Should Know Before Buying a New Garage Door (Part 1) . There are many garage door accessories and upgrades that you may want to invest in as well. Garage accessories are often just as important as the garage door itself. Stronger Garage Door Springs – Worth the Cost Garage door springs help your garage door to run smoothly, as well as help your garage door to operate properly. Your garage door should raise easily and lower slowly. Most garage doors operate ...
29 Mar

Getting Your Garage Door Ready for Summer

Summer is on its way, and it’s important that your garage door is ready for it. While it may seem like you shouldn’t need to do much for your garage door, a number of factors such as the humidity and heat can affect your garage door system. Here are some tips to making sure your garage door is ready for summer, and will help it last as long as possible. Wash Your Door You should wash your garage door at least twice a year, as every time it opens it gets more and more dirty. While using a power washer may seem like an appealing idea for such a large area, we recommend using a mild detergent, ...
20 Mar

What Are Different Types of Garage Doors? (Part 2)

Overhead Door Company of Metro Milwaukee™ has been providing residential garage doors to homeowners in West Allis, Waukesha, Brookfield, Menomonee Fall and the entire Milwaukee area since 1975. With a wide variety of quality Overhead Door™ residential garage doors available, we can help you find the best garage doors for your home. Whether you need the sophistication of an aluminum door, the beauty of a carriage house garage door or the insulation of a Thermacore® door – your needs are covered. Every garage door has color, window, and panel options to customize the door to your home's style. ...
09 Mar

Things You Should Know Before Buying a New Garage Door (Part 1)

If you are thinking about purchasing a new garage door, there are many factors to take into consideration before buying. Be sure to do your research as garage doors come in many shapes and sizes. Remember, after your garage door is installed, it will be a focal point of your home for years to come. However, it is important to remember that the look of your new door isn't the only factor to take into consideration. Cost While cost shouldn't be the only detail in choosing your new door, it should play a part in planning your budget. Speaking with a knowledgeable outside source on garages and ...