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Overhead Garage Doors


Overhead Garage Doors

What does an “overhead” garage door mean? An overhead garage door refers to the type of movement it makes upon being opened or closed. Like a bifold, some garage doors fold open while others slide open or swing outward. These are not as common, but overhead garage doors are by far the most common. The overhead motion is one that lifts up. This is the most popular garage door in San Antonio, TX, and across the U.S.  


Whether you are replacing your current garage door or installing a brand new garage door, choose an overhead garage door that is simple to use and simple in design. An overhead garage door provides easy access to your garage. At the push of a button, your garage door will rise and tuck into your garage with ease and close in the same fashion. Overhead garage doors also pair with most garage door openers as they are the most common type. Others may be more difficult to find an opener for. You can also rest easy knowing this garage door type provides more security than others.


Overhead garage doors require less maintenance than other garage doors, meaning there are no specific, individualized cleaning methods you need to do. The type of material your overhead garage door is will dictate what upkeep you will need to do. Overhead doors are also typically durable against extreme weather conditions.

Overhead doors require the same amount of maintenance as other garage doors. Ensure the parts of your garage door are in tip-top shape by getting your garage door serviced at least once a year. 


Frequently Asked Questions

How much room should be above a garage door?

12 inches.

Do I need to repaint my garage door over time?

Your painting should last a long time, but it is wise to periodically paint it, especially if you live in an area with extreme weather conditions.

What R-value should my garage door have?

A good rule of thumb is to have an R-value between R-6 and R-9. If you have energy efficiency in mind, choose from R-13 or higher.

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