Overhead Door Blog

Garage Doors and WD-40

Posted by Michael Garnett on Tue, May 15, 2012 @ 09:01 AM

  The best maintenance product for a garage door will always be a reliable can of WD-40. Have you you ever wondered what the main active ingrediant is? Fish oil! The product was developed by some missile scientist to prevent rust and used as a degreaser to protect missile parts back in 1953. The WD stands for "water displacement" and the stuff we use today was the fortieth formulation. Ken East was one of the original founders and proclaims that nothing in the product is harmful to humans and the list of other household uses are amazing.

  • protects silver
  • removes lipstick stains
  • removes water spots from glass shower doors
  • removes bug stains and tar off cars
  • restores chalkboards
  • untangles jewelryWD 40 Picture
  • great fish attractant for artificial lures
  • keeps bathroom mirrors from fogging
  • restores and cleans vinyl
  • removes tomato stains
  • cleans bbq grills
  • keeps pigeons off your balcony
  • takes the sting out of fire ant bites
  • keeps flies off of livestock

 These are some of the claims that have been made, but try it on your garage door springs and hardware for quiet and smooth operation. It is also great for removing grease and grime build up in unwanted areas on your door. We recommend lubricating the door in the half open position so that the moving parts will rotate at least one cycle with the fresh lube on the parts. If an annoying squeak doesn't go away immediately, run the door a few cycles before adding more lubricant. Just a little goes a long way in keeping your door running well between check ups from the professionals at Overhead Door Company of Greensboro.

Topics: maitenance, service, lubrication, garage door, Winston Salem, Greensboro, Durable, performance

Top 3 Things to Consider When Buying a New Garage Door

Posted by Michelle Snover on Fri, Mar 30, 2012 @ 08:04 AM

describe the imageMany people don’t realize what a big part of the house their garage door is. The garage door is the largest moving part of any house and can make up 30% to 40% of the street view of the house. When selecting a new garage door, we can break it down into three major categories to consider: style, insulation, and glass design.


This is one of if not the most important aspect to consider. Do you want a standard raised panel design like you see on 90% of the homes in your neighborhood or do you want to spice things up with a carriage house garage door? There are a plethora of different carriage house designs available that can enhance the curb appeal of your house. You can boost the appeal even more by adding decorative hardware on the outside of the door to fit the design you choose. When deciding between a raised panel door and a carriage house door consider what will fit best with the design of your house.


The advantages of an insulated garage door are numerous, including the obvious of one of regulating temperature in the garage. Garages aren’t just for cars anymore, many people use them as workshops and an insulated door can make things much more comfortable to work in by keeping the cold air out in the winter and the hot air out in the summer. The insulation also gives the door more rigidity making the door more durable and harder to dent and ding. Another advantage of an insulated garage door is that it will run quieter than an un-insulated door. You will pay a few more dollars for an insulated door but the benefits far outweigh the minimal increase in price that you will pay from an un-insulated door.

 Glass Design

After you have chosen the style garage door you want and whether or not you want it insulated, the next decision is to decide if you want glass and what design you will choose. Some people decide they want glass for the added style and light that it lets in to the garage and others prefer the privacy of not having glass in the door. If you do decide to include glass you might want to consider the design of the rest of the windows in the house. You can try and match the garage door window design to architecture of the house.


Give us a call if you would like more information on the different types of garage door styles available at 1-800-333-3667.

Topics: garage door installation, garage doors, showroom, Burlington, Winston Salem, window design, insulated garage door, Greensboro