14 Dec

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, ...
10 Nov

Why Won't My Garage Door Open?

As the days begin to get shorter and the temperatures start dropping, it is more important than ever that you have a reliable garage door. Many people notice that their garage door isn't operating properly when it begins to get cold outside. There are a number of reasons this can occur. You can start by checking your door for spots where it may stick, likely caused by grease buildup. To do this you would want to manually open your garage door, after disconnecting your garage door opener. This is also a great way to check for broken springs. If your garage door seems heavy and cumbersome to ...
15 Oct

Winterizing Your Garage Door

When you live in the Lake Country region of Wisconsin (Oconomowoc, Waukesha, Watertown, Jefferson, Lake Mills, or anywhere in between) you are well aware of just how brutal winter can be. From the below zero temperatures, to the driving winds, to the several feet of snow that can accumulate without warning. Then, to make matters worse, your garage door stops working properly. One thing you can do to help keep your garage door operating properly during the coldest time of year is to winterize it. Below are steps to winterizing your garage door, as well as some maintenance tips (should you need ...
16 Sep

Boost Your Curb Appeal

The first thing people notice about a home is the curb appeal. Curb appeal is an important factor in the buying and selling of a home. One major factor in curb appeal is the garage door. An outdated or damaged garage door can greatly reduce your home's curb appeal. When replacing your garage door, it is important to take into consideration the style of your home and the aesthetic you wish to portray. At Overhead Door Company of Metro Milwaukee™, we have a plethora of styles, colors and materials to choose from. Styles: The style and design is often the most important decision homeowners need ...
17 Aug

Reasons Your Garage Door Sustains Damage

Living in Southeastern Wisconsin, there are certain necessities one becomes accustomed to: heat in the winter, air conditioning in the summer, garage doors that work properly. However, when any of these things stop working properly, it can be a huge inconvenience. Just as your heat or air conditioning unit can become damaged over time, so can your garage door. Below are the top reasons your garage door may sustain damage. Blown Fuses: If you have an electronic garage door opener, a blown fuse may be the culprit behind your door suddenly not operating. If a blown fuse is suspected, you will ...
14 Jul

Why You Should Invest in an Overhead Door™

Having an Overhead Door™ garage door and a new garage door opener can be helpful in times when you are in a rush, your hands are full or you may not have the strength to lift one open manually. With just the press of a button, you will be able to enter in and out of your garage hassle free. You also do not have to worry about unlocking your garage door every time you need to park your car inside. To avoid this, some people may just leave their garage doors unlocked all day, or even every day, which can lead to security issues. A burglar may enter and steal things from in the garage or even ...
17 Jun

Summer is the Best Time to Replace Your Garage Door

No matter what time of year it is, there is never a bad time to replace your garage door. However, summer may be the best time of year for you to replace your garage door for a plethora of reasons. Summer Activities: Families often enjoy getting to spend as much time outside as possible during the beautiful summer months. Whether it be a family pickup game in the driveway, hanging out in the garage during a summer rainstorm, or parking the families bikes, outdoor toys, equipment, etc. you will want to make sure you have a garage that is safe, secure and functional. Don't let a broken garage ...
15 Apr

What to Consider When Buying a New Garage Door

Once you have decided to replace your garage door there are still several things to consider. Some major factors being how much maintenance & upkeep it may require and the “return on investment” (ROI), in case you decide to sell your home in the future. The ROI refers to what something is worth after the initial investment to make the improvement. New garage door installation is a rather inexpensive way to make an impactful upgrade to your home. Garage doors are often the first thing people notice when looking at homes and can make a huge impact on curb appeal . Besides curb appeal, other ...
17 Mar

Signs You Need To Repair Your Garage Door

Garage doors, just like anything else, require regular maintenance to ensure they continue to work properly. As a homeowner, one may not know what to listen or look for. Below are a few tell tale signs that your garage door may need repairs. Your garage door makes a lot of noise – While a noisy garage door may be annoying, that may not be the only thing you should be concerned about. A noisy garage door may also be a sign that repairs are needed. For instance, if a grating or rumbling sound is being heard, this could mean that the torsion springs are malfunctioning. If it’s a popping noise you ...
15 Feb

Garage Door Repair

Garage doors provide a plethora of different functions. They provide protection for your vehicles from various natural elements (rain, snow, hail, falling branches, etc.). They also help to keep your vehicles warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Modern garage doors also open and close with just a simple press of a button or code entry, making access to your garage super simple and convenient. Garage doors also allow for the garage to become an extra storage area or workspace. However, when your garage door isn't working properly, all of the pros of a garage door may quickly become ...