An overhead garage door is a type of garage door that is made up of hinged sections. This allows the door to open and close by moving up and down tracks, usually going toward a garage's ceiling when opened fully. It is also occasionally called a "sectional" garage door.
Common problems with overhead garage doors include the door not closing all the way, the door stopping before it opens completely and a door that starts to close, but stops and reverses back to its open position. Garage door operators sometimes exhibit problems such as not starting or running withou
As of 2015, Overhead Garage Door provides services such as repair and installation of residential garage doors and garage door operators. The company also provides 24-hour emergency service in the Chicagoland area.
Malfunctioning circuit boards, a power surge or a thunderstorm are potential causes of a garage door opening by itself. In rare cases, a neighbor may accidentally open a homeowner's garage door, especially if the door has been operating for more than 20 years already.
The reasons a garage door might not open include broken springs, low batteries in the remote control and worn cables. Broken springs are a common problem for garage doors. Motors cannot lift garage doors on their own if a spring breaks or snaps. Installing new springs fixes this issue.
Common problems with garage door openers include problems with the remote control, out-of-adjustment limit switches and problems with the close-force adjustment. Many of these problems are within the ability of the homeowner to fix.
Consumers can find a list of top 10 garage openers on the Top Ten Reviews website. The Chamberlain Premium wins the 2015 Gold Award for garage door openers.
Garage doors typically range from 9 feet to 20 feet wide and 7 feet to 8 feet tall. Popular widths for one-car garage doors are 8 feet, 9 feet or 10 feet, while those for two-car garage doors are 12 feet, 14 feet or 16 feet.
If the garage door opener has a keypad, change the code by erasing the old one from its memory and entering a new one into the pad. For garage door openers without keypads, change the code by changing the switches inside the remote and setting the ones on the opener unit to match. The slide switch t
To install a garage door, take important measurements such as the length of the door, its width and the distance from the top of the door to the ceiling; attach the weatherstripping to the bottom piece of the door; and then fix the piece in place using nails. Attach any necessary hinges and lift han