Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I find my door's owner's manual?

Garage door owner manuals are located under the support section on our website.

What are the standard sizes of Overhead Door Company of NWI residential garage doors?

Our doors range from 8' wide to 20' wide (in 1 ft. increments). Standard heights are 7' and 8' tall. Odd-heights and odd-widths are also available and vary by individual door series.

Can my garage door be painted?

Many of our residential garage doors can be painted. Please see your owner's manual for specific painting instructions. In addition, most of our commercial doors can be powder coated. We offer 197 powder coat colors to best complement the look of your home or your facility.

Can I replace a section of my door, or do I need to replace the whole garage door?

Yes, replacing only a section of your garage door is possible in some cases; however, depending upon the damage involved, the entire door may need to be replaced. Contact us to evaluate your specific situation and make recommendations for the best solution.

What is R-value, and how does it benefit me?

R-Value is a measure of thermal efficiency, the higher the R-value the greater the insulating properties of the door. Overhead Door Corporation uses a calculated door section R-value for our insulated doors. We have several door styles to meet your insulated door needs for both residential and commercial applications.

How much does a new garage door system cost?

There are many factors that play into the price of a garage door such as: design, material, level of thermal efficiency, and our Northwest Indiana region. The ballpark cost of a new garage door is anywhere from $1,000 to $3,500, depending on size and options. The great news is, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2013 Cost vs. Value study, purchasing a new garage door is a great remodeling investment. To get a quote on a specific product contact us.

What maintenance does my garage door require?

Our garage door systems are built for long-lasting performance and daily use, but we recommend inspecting your garage door annually. If you suspect a problem, your local Overhead Door Distributor can conduct a thorough evaluation and perform routine maintenance. Read our blog article about garage door maintenance.

I have a low ceiling in my garage. Will a garage door and opener work in this space?

Yes. A residential garage door requires a minimum of 4 1/2” of headroom space. Your garage door system may need a low-headroom track system or a low-headroom-torsion rear-track system. For a garage door opener, you will need slightly more headroom (about 6 1/2” minimum).

Can my non-insulated garage door be insulated?

Yes, we have garage door insulation kits available to add insulation to your existing overhead garage door.

What garage door best complements my home’s architecture?

Overhead Door’s wide selection of designs provides a variety of garage doors to complement any architectural style. Use DoorView®, our online visualization tool, to upload a photo of your home and select the right garage door for you.

What garage door best complements my home’s architecture?

Although all garage doors require some level of maintenance, many of our doors offer a low maintenance solution without sacrificing design.

What garage door works best in my Northwest Indiana climate?

We make a door for every climate, especially our home here in NWI where temperatures swing from hot summers to frigid winters.

Extreme temperatures:

  • Thermacore® doors ensure your maximum comfort whether it’s hot or cold. With R-values up to 17.5, this is our premium insulated door.
  • Courtyard Collection® doors give you the insulation of a Thermacore® door in a carriage-house design.

Extreme wind: Overhead Door offers a variety of heavy-duty, wind load doors built to withstand hurricane-force pressures. We customize our doors to meet or exceed any state or county wind load codes.

What residential overhead garage door is the longest lasting?

Overhead garage door warranty information can be found on our website under support.