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COVID-19 Message

On 06/01 our showroom will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and adhering to CT state CDC guidelines. If you need hours before, after or on weekends- just call for one of sales representatives to meet you. Thanks again for your patience and loyalty. For guideline information please  see https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Covid-19-Knowledge-Base/Latest-COVID-19-Guidance – The American Overhead Doors, Inc. team

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Entry Door Buying Guide

Your front entry works hard — it greets you after a long day of work or shopping, it keeps you and your loved ones safe from would-be intruders and it sets the first impression of your home for neighbors and guests.  Whether you’re replacing an old door or planning for new construction, elevate your entry with a quality door. More than just beautiful, a front door should be: Stylish Durable Low-maintenance Energy-efficient Are you thinking about installing a new exterior door? Read on to learn how to pick a front door for your home. How to Choose a Front Door […]

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Dangers of DIY Garage Door Repairs

Many homeowners or business owners use their garage doors several times per day, resulting in a lot of wear and tear. Eventually, your garage door will need some repairs. When you notice your garage door is working incorrectly, you may try to do the repairs yourself. This can be costly, difficult and even dangerous. Your best course of action is to hire a professional to get the job done, keeping you and your loved ones safe from garage door repair dangers. Garage Door DIY Dangers If you’re wondering if you should fix your garage door yourself, we recommend thinking about the […]

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My Garage Door Is Frozen Shut

You’re heading out on a cold morning, bundled up and prepared to go. But when you try to leave, you realize your garage door is frozen shut. Or perhaps you arrive at your business, ready to work. But when you try to open the garage, the door doesn’t move. If your garage door gets stuck when it’s cold or you want to prevent a frozen garage door, you need this guide. Your garage door is a main entry point to your home or business, so you need it to function year-round. Learn more about how to get a frozen door open […]

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Preparing Your Garage Door for Winter

Your garage door is likely the largest functional appliance of your home or business. It withstands heavy use as you might open and close it thousands of times each year and multiple times a day. It’s exposed to the elements of each season, sustaining a great deal of wear and tear. The cold winter weather in a state like Connecticut can be unforgiving, so it’s important to prepare your garage for winter.  There are several precautions you can take before temperatures start to dip. Investing in these precautions can help prevent emergencies and reduce repair costs long term. Many precautions […]

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Tips for Garage Door Safety Month 2020

It’s June, which means it’s Garage Door Safety Month! Here’s a friendly reminder to ensure that you and your family maintain a safe home environment. Your garage door may not seem like the biggest threat, but many individuals are hurt by garage door malfunctions each year. Fortunately, you can help prevent these accidents. Start by taking a look at these garage door safety tips. 1. Check Door Balance Your garage door should move up and down with ease when it’s balanced. If you neglect its maintenance, however, it can become unbalanced. You’ll notice this problem if your garage door seems unevenly […]

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Guide to Buying an Insulated Garage Door in Connecticut

Let’s face it — Connecticut weather is unpredictable. Especially in the spring and autumn months, outdoor temperatures can spike or drop in a heartbeat. With an insulated garage door, you can always be sure you’re pulling in to a comfortable garage, no matter the season. An insulated garage door has many benefits that make it worth the cost. There’s also a lot that goes into choosing the right one for your Connecticut home, which is why we’ve put together this insulated garage door buying guide. Benefits of an Insulated Garage Door Does an insulated garage door make a difference? Yes. […]

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