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FAQ - Garage Doors 

 


For quick answers to common garage door questions, check our FAQs below. If you need additional help, seek the professional assistance of your local Overhead Door Distributor using our distributor locator or call 1-800-929-3667(DOOR).

We also have compiled resource materials in our Architect’s Corner and on our download support and programming/settings help pages.

Also see our Garage Door Opener Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions about Garage Doors


How do I find a dealer?

To find an Overhead Door Distributor near you call 1-800-929-3667 (DOOR) or use our distributor locator.


Do you have resources for Architects?

Yes. Visit our Architect’s Corner, for technical and specification information on our commercial and residential products. This tool allows you to download full product specifications, CAD drawings, BIM models, and product brochures with a few simple clicks.


Where do I find my door's owner's manual?

Garage door owner manuals are located under the support section on our website.


What are the standard sizes of Overhead Door’s residential garage doors?

Our doors range from 8' wide to 20' wide (in 1 ft. increments). Standard heights are 7' and 8' tall. Odd-heights and odd-widths are also available and vary by individual door series.


Can my garage door be painted?

Many of our residential garage doors can be painted. Please see your owner's manual for specific painting instructions. In addition, most of our commercial doors can be powder coated. We offer 197 powder coat colors to best complement the look of your home or your facility.


Can I replace a section of my door, or do I need to replace the whole door?

Yes, replacing only a section of your garage door is possible in some cases; however, depending upon the damage involved, the entire door may need to be replaced. Contact an Overhead Door Distributor to evaluate your specific situation and make recommendations for the best solution.


What is R-value, and how does it benefit me?

R-Value is a measure of thermal efficiency, the higher the R-value the greater the insulating properties of the door. Overhead Door Corporation uses a calculated door section R-value for our insulated doors. We have several door styles to meet your insulated door needs for both residential and commercial applications.


How much does a new garage door system cost?

There are many factors that play into the price of a garage door such as: design, material, level of thermal efficiency, and geographic region. The great news is, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2013 Cost vs. Value study, purchasing a new garage door is a great remodeling investment. To get a quote on a specific product, contact your local Overhead Door Distributor.


What maintenance does my garage door require?

Our garage door systems are built for long-lasting performance and daily use, but we recommend inspecting your garage door annually. If you suspect a problem, your local Overhead Door Distributor can conduct a thorough evaluation and perform routine maintenance. Read our blog article about garage door maintenance.


I have a low ceiling in my garage. Will a garage door and opener work in this space?

Yes. A residential garage door requires a minimum of 4 1/2” of headroom space. Your garage door system may need a low-headroom track system or a low-headroom-torsion rear-track system. For a garage door opener, you will need slightly more headroom (about 6 1/2” minimum).


Can my non-insulated door be insulated?

Yes, your Overhead Door Distributor has insulation kits available to add insulation to your existing garage door.


What garage door best complements my home’s architecture?

Overhead Door’s wide selection of designs provides a variety of garage doors to complement any architectural style. Use DoorView®, our online visualization tool, to upload a photo of your home and select the right garage door for you.


What garage door best complements my home’s architecture?

Although all garage doors require some level of maintenance, many of our doors offer a low maintenance solution without sacrificing design.

  • The Durafirm Collection® features a vinyl skin, which minimizes maintenance, dents and rust.
  • The Modern Aluminum Collection features commercial-grade aluminum frames that are low maintenance and corrosion resistant.
  • The Impression Collection® features a fiberglass exterior that captures the finest wood-grain texture with less maintenance than natural wood.
  • The Courtyard Collection® features rust and corrosion resistant painted steel doors with woodgrain-textured trim boards that are treated to resist weather, fungal decay and termites.
  • The Carriage House Collection features hot-dipped galvanized steel with two coats of baked-on polyester paint to reduce chipping.

What garage door works best in my climate?

We make a door for every climate.

Extreme temperatures:

  • Thermacore® doors ensure your maximum comfort whether it’s hot or cold. With R-values up to 17.5, this is our premium insulated door.
  • Courtyard Collection® doors give you the insulation of a Thermacore® door in a carriage-house design.

Extreme wind:
Overhead Door offers a variety of heavy-duty, wind load doors built to withstand hurricane-force pressures. We customize our doors to meet or exceed any state or county wind load codes.


What residential garage door is the longest lasting?

Garage door warranty information can be found on our website under support.