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Invest In Your Garage Doors!

Posted by Overhead Door Company of Waterbury on Thu, May 31, 2012 @ 12:18 PM


Did you know? Upgrading a garaged door is an investment that nearly pays for itself!

Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report of 2011-12 has compared national and regional 33 average popular remodeling products.

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Remodeling Magazine states on the Cost vs. Value Report that replacing a basic garage door with an upgraded garage door brings a remarkable return of 71.9%. In fact, up grading your garage doors you can see a higher than expected return at resale than remodeling your kitchen or master bathroom. The Cost vs. Value Report concluded in their study that replacing a basic garage door ranked as the top renovation!

Now, you can take that investment to the bank!

Call Overhead Door of Waterbury (860) 274-3332 for a FREE Sales Consultation or

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Tags: Home Remodeling, Replacing your garage doors, Upgrading your garage doors, Cost vs. Value on your garage doors

Commonly asked questions about garage doors and motors

Posted by Overhead Door Company of Waterbury on Thu, May 24, 2012 @ 11:46 AM


Can my garage door be painted?

     Yes. 100-percent acrylic latex paint.

Can I replace a section in my garage door or do I have to replace the whole door?

     Yes and No, it depends on the damage.

     Call Overhead Door of Waterbury 860-274-3332 and we will have our sales professional

     come out and give you an estimate on your situation.

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

      R-value is a standardized measurement of thermal efficiency.

      The higher the R-value, the greater the garage door’s insulating properties.

What is the difference between the Screw, Belt and Chain drive garage door openers?

     Well, the Screw Drive is powerful, fast and quiet. Maximum power for heavy doors.

     Belt Drive has a quiet and smooth performance. Ideal for garages above living areas.

     Chain Drive is rugged and reliable. Suitable for most garage doors.

How can I get a new remote control for my opener?

     The first step is you need to determine the opener name and model number. If your opener was manufactured before 1980, then you have an analog-type opener for which we no longer carry remotes. If that is the case, you need to purchase a new motor.

For additional garage door opener help, contact Overhead Door of Waterbury they can provide you with a broad range of garage door openers and opener accessories. Please call us at 860-274-3332 or visit our show room at 56 New Wood Road, Watertown, CT.

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Tags: Paint Garage Doors, Replace Garage Doors, Replace Garage Door Motors, R-Value, Screw Drive, Chain Drive, Belt Drive, Garage Door Remotes

Garage Door Safety Tips

Posted by Overhead Door Company of Waterbury on Thu, May 17, 2012 @ 02:12 PM


A garage door is one of the largest moving objects in your home,and is typically used every day, giving you good reason to keep it in proper working order.

Overhead Door Company of Waterbury is dedicated to providing safe and reliable products that last for many years.

We would like to offer the following practical tips for keeping your garage doors and openers in safe, proper working order.

Garage Door Safety Tips

garage door child safety tips

  • Mount the garage door opener control button out of the reach of small children (at least five feet from the floor) and where you have a clear view of the door.
  • Do not let children play with garage door remote controls; explain that the remote controls are not toys.
  • Set a good example for children and discuss garage door safety with them; explain how to operate the door safely.
  • Test your garage door opener’s reversing mechanism monthly by placing a 2 x 4 board in the door’s path. If the door does not reverse after contacting the object, call Overhead Door Company of Waterbury at 860-274-3332 for a professional repair.
  • Know how to use your garage door opener’s emergency release feature. Your owner’s manual provides instructions.
  • Visually inspect your garage door each month. Look at the garage door’s springs, cables, rollers and pulleys for signs of wear. If any of these components appear damaged, contact Overhead Door Company of Waterbury for inspection or repair.
  • Do not attempt to repair cables or springs. These parts are under high tension and require special tools for adjustment. Improper handling or disconnection can cause breakage and serious injury.
  • To avoid damage to your door and/or opener, make sure you disable and/or remove any door locks, ropes, and/or cables prior to operating your opener.
  • Use the release mechanism on the garage door opener to manually open the door using its interior or exterior lift handles. The door should lift smoothly with little resistance and should stay open around three or four feet above the floor. If it is difficult to perform this task, your door may be out of balance, causing premature wear. Call Overhead Door Company of Waterbury at 860-274-3332 for an adjustment.
  • To prevent accidents when a garage door is closing, invest in a garage door opener that features photoelectric eye safety beams, which are mounted a few inches off the floor and send an invisible beam across the door’s path. If the invisible beam is broken, the garage door will automatically reverse to its fully open position. The invisible beam provides added safety to the auto reverse mechanism, as the door does not have to contact an object in order to reverse. The Safe-T-Beam® is a standard feature on the entire line of Overhead Door garage door openers.

Tags: Emergency features for Garage Doors, Safety Tips for Garage Doors

Common Garage Door Problems (and repairs).

Posted by Overhead Door Company of Waterbury on Tue, May 15, 2012 @ 03:35 PM

A garage door that doesn’t work can be a major problem!

courtyard garage doors

As you look at your garage door that will not go up or down it can be a little intimidating. What should you be looking for? Where do you start?

Here are some common garage door problems (and repairs).


  • The garage door won’t open or close. You might just need new batteries in your remote, keypad, or wall button. Perhaps they might need to be reprogrammed.
  • The garage door sticks.  Tracks, rollers or hardware may be dirty. The tracks may have small dents which can be gently tapped out.
  • The garage door sags on one side. If it’s a multi-sectional door, the hinges on one side may need tightening. It’s also possible the pulleys on each side are out of alignment.
  • The garage door closes then reopens again. Closing pressure or limits may be out of adjustment.
  • The garage door doesn’t close all the way. Something may be obstructing the photocells/electric beams, or they may not be aimed directly at one another.
  • Broken springs or a broken motor. These are the most serious garage door repairs. It is always recommended to replace springs in pairs, to ensure balanced operation. A professional should repair a broken spring or motor.


Regular maintenance of your garage door system may help prevent some garage door repairs.


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Tags: Garage Door Repairs, Garage Door Service, Garage Door Problems