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13 May
2022

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
2022

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
2022

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
2022

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
2022

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 ...
08 Mar
2022

What Are Different Types of Garage Doors? (Part 1)

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 Company of Metro Milwaukee™ 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 ...
08 Mar
2022

Why Spring is the Time to Buy a New Garage Door

Do you have an aging garage door that you have been meaning to replace? If so, you are in luck! Why? Because Spring is the most ideal time to replace your garage door. Of course your door can be replaced anytime throughout the year, however below are some reasons why Spring is the best time of the year for replacement. Windchill! If you plan to install a new garage door during the frigid winter months, you and the installers will have to face the weather during this time of year and it will not be fun. Having your garage door removed for any period of time will waste your home’s heat and ...
16 Feb
2022

Why Buy an Industrial Garage Door

Buying a new industrial garage door for your Greater Milwaukee business comes with a number of benefits. The first and most obvious is that it will make your business look better and more professional. This is good for both your looks, and for how people perceive your business. Security and safety are two big reasons to invest in a new overhead industrial garage door. A new garage door can provide your personnel and you with a sense of security, which is backed up by our products. Modern Overhead Door garage doors are also equipped with built-in safety features. This will prevent the garage ...
14 Jan
2022

Commercial Door Options

If you are building a commercial structure that needs a garage door, our team has the resources, openers and other accessories you will need. We can also help with replacement doors, if your door needs an upgrade or is beyond repair. When deciding on the type of commercial door your facility may need, it is important to understand the various types of doors, as well as how they function. Below we discuss the types of commercial doors that our team at Overhead Door Company of Metro Milwaukee™ installs. Commercial Rolling Doors We offer a wide variety of rolling doors to provide security and ...
14 Dec
2021

How Can I Extend My Garage Door's Lifespan?

When purchasing a home, the last thing you may be thinking about is your garage door. However, depending upon the age of your door, this may be something you want to keep an eye on. Below are a few ways you may be able to extend the life of your garage door. Know Your Door Familiarize yourself with your garage door, after all, you can't take care of something if you don't know how it works. Be sure to read your garage door owner’s manual, as well as the manual for your garage door opener. The manual may be able to provide you with specific information about potential maintenance schedules, ...