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How to Detect a Garage Door Repair Scam

If you see a deal for a garage door repair that seems too good to be true, it probably is. While many professional garage door companies offer safe repairs, illegitimate businesses attempt to scam well-intentioned home and business owners with low prices and poor-quality work. Learn about the different types of garage door scams and how to avoid them. Signs of a Garage Door Scam You can detect a garage door scam by these signs: The company’s name differs across its website, phone greetings and advertisements. The business explains the various names by claiming it has recently acquired another company. […]

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I Backed Into My Garage Door — How Do I Fix It?

Accidents happen, and sometimes they involve your garage door. If you’ve just crashed into the garage door with your car and aren’t sure what you need to do to fix it, this guide will get you started. Common Problems Caused by a Car Crash Into the Garage Door After you run into your garage with a car, the damage will depend on how fast your car collided with the door. Some typical problems include: Dented or broken panels: The bottom panels on the door may be damaged, as these sections are the most likely to be hit by a car. […]

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COVID-19 Message

Updated on 8/8/2022 As of August 8th, 2022 we have resumed normal operations regarding COVID-19. Please contact us if you have any questions! – The American Overhead Doors, Inc. team

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How to Open a Garage Door Without Power

Losing power to your garage can leave your home vulnerable or make it difficult to move your car. Knowing how to safely open and close your garage door when you don’t have power and what to do when your power comes back on is essential. Opening the Door Manually Take the following steps to manually open your garage door when your unit loses power due to wiring issues or a power outage. 1. Unlock Your Door The first step you should take is ensuring your garage door is unlocked. If the door is down, locate the latches or lock on […]

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Reasons to Buy an Insulated Garage Door in Connecticut

An important part of many residences that homeowners often overlook or put off tending to is their garage. As garage doors cover the home’s largest doorway, it is important for you to make any necessary repairs or upgrades to keep your garage functional, economical and comfortable. One of the many ways to do this is to invest in an insulated garage door.  Insulated garage doors are especially important if you live in an area like Connecticut, where the weather is often fickle and unpredictable. Having an insulating garage door is beneficial for many reasons, as it can increase the overall […]

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Benefits of MyQ Technology

An automatic garage door opener makes it easy to operate your garage door without keys or even getting out of your car. If you haven’t changed your garage door opener in a while, you may be in the market for a new one. In the past, these devices simply opened and closed your garage door. Modern garage door openers have some exciting new features, such as Wi-Fi access and connectivity to LiftMaster’s MyQ technology. Having a smart garage door opener provides many benefits to your house by making it more safe, secure and convenient. MyQ technology allows you to operate […]

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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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