Overhead doors (also commonly called garage doors) are upward-operating doors that swing, slide, or roll up to create a large entryway. Used in residential, commercial, and industrial settings, overhead doors allow vehicles to pass through with ease and efficiency while also providing insulation, security, and an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
- Range of sizes and styles
- Options for automation
- Safety and security
Is it difficult to install an overhead door myself?
Installing an overhead door is more complex than installing an entry door or interior door. Though it may be possible to do it yourself, depending on your experience and comfort level, hiring a professional installer is common.
Can an automatic garage door opener be installed on these overhead doors?
Most types of overhead doors can operate with an automatic garage door opener, but it’s usually most efficient to make this decision at the time of installation. For more information, speak with a knowledgeable STAR representative.
What factors should be considered when selecting an overhead door for a specific purpose?
Keep in mind cost, material, quality, function, and aesthetics. Factors such as insulation, speed, and custom dimensions may also come into play.
How can I properly maintain and troubleshoot common issues with overhead doors to ensure their smooth operation?
Regular maintenance will help keep your overhead door in tip-top shape. Watch and listen for any irregularities, inspect and replace rollers as needed, keep moving parts lubricated (especially in extreme weather conditions), and seek advice as necessary.