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Liftmaster Garage Door Opener Rebate

Steich Overhead Doors is offering, for a limited time, a $20 rebate on a Liftmaster Garage Door Opener.

garage door opener rebate

If you have an insulated sectional metal garage door, a common type found on todya’s homes, we recommend the elite series 8557 3/4 hp gelt drive opener.   This Elite Series Garage Door Opener gives you powerful yet quiet performance. It is designed specifically for heavy-load doors and reinforced doors. It comes fully equipped with Security+ 2.0™, MyQ® Technology and the Timer-to-Close feature.

Give us a call to take advantage of this limited time rebate offer.

Contemporary Garage Door for a Modern Style Home

You hear a lot about Carriage house Garage Doors these days.  They are a very popular and offer a classic look to your home, but what if you are the proud owner of a more modern style home?

These modern, sleek garage doors from Amarr Entre-Matic Door Corporation perfectly mirror the clean lines and glass expanses of your home’s contemporary design.  They are available in a variety of tempered glass window options.  You can choose from 24 stocked colors of powder coated frames or an unlimited number of custom colors.


Door sizes are available up to 24’ wide with wind load reinforcement systems.  Wind load doors are built specifically to withstand specific high-wind pressures with an interior wind load reinforcement system. Wind load reinforcement can be added to practically all Amarr doors to meet local building codes.  Simply choose the door style that is right for you and Steich Overhead Doors will confirm what wind load door is required in your area.  It is the homeowner’s responsibility to make sure the garage door meets local building codes.  We can help you with this.  Give us a call.


ADA and Pedestrian Access Garage Door

Did you know that American Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has a resturant  in New Jersey with community in mind.  The Soul Kitchen is a Community Restaurant, a non-profit  program run by the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.  There are no prices on the menu; customers donate to pay for their meal. If you are unable to donate you may do volunteer work in exchange for your family’s meal. Here’s a little blurb from their website:

“It’s about the older lady who pulls into the handicap spot. She takes ten minutes to get out of her car. With a look of pain she comes to the door and says she is glad to be here because she needs to get out of the house. Yes, she is willing to fold napkins, polish silverware or write thank you notes to be here to do her part. She is seated at a table with people she has never met. Awhile later you can hear laughter from the back of the room. She is smiling, laughing and enjoying the company and her meal. She leaves later, walking a little straighter, with a smile on her face. She says, “Glad I came; it’s the best medicine. See you Thursday”.

The access to this resturant is provided by Arm-R-Lite doors, a Titan model ADA pass door.  Arm-R-Lite is one of our top Garage Door suppliers.  Take a look at this innovative door in this video.  Give us a call if you have a commercial access need.  We can help you solve your problem.

Amarr Garage Doors Bedminster PA

Steich Overhead Doors would like to highlight one of Amarr’s carriage style garage doors, the Classica Series Steel Garage Door.

Here are just a few features of this high value garage door:


With only 3-sections to build this garage door in standard heights, the innovative Classica garage doors are the first-of-its-kind to offer more vertical and authentic carriage house door design with larger sized windows that provide more natural light into the garage.

amarr classica



A high R-value means the garage door insulates well and has increased thermal efficiency.  When comparing R-values among garage door manufacturers, be sure to look for statements that mention Calculated R-Value based on the Door and Access System Manufacturer’s Association (DASMA) TDS-163.

classica r factor


Built with the Amarr Safe Guard System that features patented center and end hinges, exclusive safety bottom brackets and uniquely-designed pinch protection sections to enhance overall safety for homeowners.  These garage doors are designed to reduce the risk of serious hand and finger injuries.

pinch protection

Contact us for more information on this style of garage door.   Did you know that it is the homeowner’s responsibility to make sure your new garage door meets local building codes?  Call us, we will be glad to provide you with the requirements for wind loads in your area.


Amarr Garage Doors

Amarr Residental and Commerical Garage Door Installation

Steich Overhead Doors is proud to supply, install and service Amarr Garage Doors.  They have over 60 years of quality garage door manufacturing in the USA and provide you with a product that will give you years of service.  Check out their warranties on Amarr Garage Doors.

Here are some common issues that our customers have with their existing doors.  This information is from the Amarr website.

• My door squeaks when it opens and closes. Springs, rollers and hinges can squeak and be noisy. This is caused by normal use and does not necessarily indicate a problem. Before calling a professional service technician, use a spray-on lubricant (recommended specifically for garage doors). If the noise persists, call a professional garage door installer for service.

• The Cable is frayed.  Contact a professional garage door dealer/installer. Do not attempt to remove, repair or adjust springs or cable. HIGH SPRING TENSION CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

• Garage door does not open smoothly, but in a jerky motion or with loud noises.  This may be due to the lack of maintenance of the garage door or garage door opener.  Consult a garage door dealer for a service check-up.

• When I push the button on my garage door remote, the garage door doesn’t open.   This could be due to several issues.  The most common is that your garage door remote may need the batteries replaced.  The safety photo eyes on your garage door opener may be out of alignment or your spring(s) may be broken.  Please consult your local garage door dealer for help.

• My garage door does not close all the way, but goes back up into the open position.  An object may be blocking the path of the photo eye sensors of a garage door opener or the photo eye sensors of the opener may be misaligned.

• I have a black residue on the exterior of the garage door.  These marks are caused by the oil-coating that is on torsion springs.  Care for your garage door with an annual washing of the door to remove these marks.

• The bottom of my garage door has rust spots.  These rust spots may be caused by salt used during the winter to melt ice and snow or chemical splatter from a driveway cleaner.  Make sure to clean your garage door with water and soap to remove any debris that may remain on your garage door exterior.

Garage Door Care and Maintenance

Take a few minutes to inspect and test your complete garage door system. Make monthly inspection and testing a part of your regular routine. Safety is everyone’s business. Make garage door and garage door opener safety automatic in your home.  Consult owner’s manuals for additional recommended maintenance for your models of door and opener. 


Garage Door Opener Tests:  Reversal Test, Force Setting Test, Additional Safety Devices
Garage Door Visual Inspection:  Springs, Rollers, Pulleys, Cables and Track Lubrication, Door Balance.

There are routine safety and maintenance steps that you should follow once a month. Review your owner’s manual for the door opener. If you don’t have the owner’s manual, look for the opener model number on the back of the power unit and request a manual from the manufacturer.

Garage Door Opener Reversal Test

Make sure your opener has a reversing feature. If a reversing feature is not present, it should be replaced. Garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993 are required by federal law to have advanced safety features which comply with the latest U.L. 325 standards. Contact your manufacturer or installer for additional information.

Test the reversing feature every month.

First, test the balance of the door (see “Testing and Maintaining The Garage Door”). If the door is properly balanced, then proceed.

With the door fully open, place a 1-1/2″ thick piece of wood (a 2″x 4″ laid flat) on the floor in the center of the door.

Push the transmitter or wall button to close the door. The door must reverse when it strikes the wood. (Note that the bottom part of “one piece doors” must be rigid so that the door will not close without reversing.)

If the door does not reverse, have it repaired or replaced. Have a qualified individual adjust, repair or replace the opener or door.

Garage Door Opener Force Setting Test

Test the force setting of your garage door opener by holding the bottom of the door as it closes. If the door does not reverse readily, the force may be excessive and need adjusting. See your owner’s manual for details on how to make the adjustment. Test the reversing feature after any adjustment.

Additional Safety Devices for Garage Door Openers

Many garage door openers can be equipped with additional safety devices. Consider adding a photo eye or edge sensor as an extra measure of safety to protect against entrapment. Keep in mind that adding more safety devices will not make an old opener meet the current U.L. standards.

Make sure the additional safety devices, such as photo eyes or edge sensors, are properly installed and adjusted (see owners’ manual).

Never remove, adjust or loosen the screws on the bottom brackets of the door. These brackets are connected to the spring by the lift cable and are under extreme tension.


Perform routine maintenance steps once a month. Review your owner’s manual for the garage door. If you don’t have a manual, look for the model number on the back of the door, or check the lock handle, hinges, or other hardware for the manufacturer’s name and request a manual from the manufacturer.

Visual Inspection

Look at the garage door springs, cables, rollers, pulleys, and other door hardware for signs of wear. If you suspect problems, have a qualified person make repairs.

Lubrication:  Regularly lubricate the moving parts of the door. However, do not lubricate plastic parts such as plastic rollers and plastic idler bearings. Consult the door owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommendation.
WARNING - Springs are under high tension. Only qualified persons should adjust them.

Garage door springs, cables, brackets and other hardware attached to the springs, are under very high tension and, if handled improperly, can cause serious injury. Only a qualified professional or a mechanically experienced person carefully following the manufacturer’s instructions should adjust them. The torsion springs (the springs above the door) should only be adjusted by a professional. Do not attempt to repair or adjust torsion springs yourself.

A restraining cable or other device should be installed on the extension spring (the spring along the side of the door) to help contain the spring if it breaks.

Door Balance

Periodically test the balance of your door.  Start with the door closed.  If you have a garage door opener, use the release mechanism so you can operate the door by hand when doing this test.

You should be able to lift the door smoothly and with little resistance. It should stay open around three to four feet above the floor. If it does not, it is out of adjustment. Have it adjusted by a qualified service person.

Carriage House Garage Doors

Create a Bold Design Statement With a Custom Garage Door

Why are Carriage House Style Garage Doors so popular with our customers?  Simply put, they look great.  Nothing else can make your house stand out from the crowd like custom Carriage House Garage Door.  You might be surprised at how affordable we can install one of these eye catching models on your home.

Garage Doors can be more than just a functional part of your house. Your garage door is, more often than not, the major element of your homes’ curb appeal and first impression. It is the easiest and most economical way to make a bold design statement for your home. Steich Overhead Doors offers a complete line of custom garage doors in wood, metal, composite and glass.

Carriage House Steel Garage Door

Garage doors with a carriage house design offer old-world charm and look like swinging stable doors. However, these garage doors are made of steel and move up and down just like regular garage doors. Wayne Dalton, one of our superior manufacturers,  offers you the option to add large windows and decorative hardware to create the perfect carriage house style garage door for your home.

steel carriage house


We would love to show you the many different designs and colors and materials we offer in Carriage House Garage Doors.  Give us a call!

STEICH OVERHEAD DOORS INC. is a family owned business which was started by John C. Steich in the early 80’s. Throughout the years the family has participated in the growth and success of the business. In 2000, Jason Steich, the youngest son, became the sole owner of the company.  We are a full service installation and repair garage door company serving  Bucks County, Montgomery County and surrounding areas.


Commercial Roll Up Overhead Doors

We would like to show you some of benefits of Commercial roll up overhead doors from Armarr Entrematic, one of our major suppliers of Overhead Door products.


The Model 2700 is Amarr’s top-of-the-line high R-Value door designed exclusively for the Commercial and Industrial sectional overhead door market.

Amarr’s top-of-the-line high R-Value door is constructed with a thermal break, and uses foamed-in-place polyurethane insulation createing a strong monolithic panel that is energy efficient.

  • Duty Rating Heavy-Duty
  • Insulation/R-Value19.40
  • Layers 3
  • Warranty 10-Year
  • Upper Price Range

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Amarr Model 2400 Commercial Garage Doors provide the security and durability needed for industrial use.

The Model 2400 is the workhorse of the industry.The deep ribbed 24 gauge steel sections can be factory- or field-modified with CFC-free polystyrene insulation that features a nylon or steel backer to fit the needed application.

  • Duty Rating Heavy-Duty
  • Insulation/R-ValueN/A Or 6.64
  • Layers 1, 2, or 3
  • Warranty 10-Year
  • Mid Range Price

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The 4000 Series Rolling Steel Service Doors provides maximum security and years of worry free operation.

The standard of the industry, the 4000 Series provide excellent security and years of worry free operation. Doors are available in three steel gauges (18, 20, and 22) , depending on the size of the door.

  • Duty Rating Extra HD or Heavy-Duty
  • Insulation/R-ValueN/A
  • Layers 1
  • Warranty 2-Year Limited
  • Upper Price Range

Amarr industrial on a roll



The Amarr Model 5536 Rolling Sheet Door is designed to be economical without sacrificing performance, craftsmanship, or aesthetics.

The Model 5536 is economical and durable door option for most light-duty commercial applications.

  • Duty Rating Medium-Duty
  • Insulation/R-ValueN/A
  • Layers 1
  • Warranty 25-Year
  • Mid Range Price

amarr roll up triple

How to Choose A Garage Door

Choosing a garage door might seem like a simple task, but with the almost unlimited styles and types of doors available, it can be a little confusing knowing where to start the process.  Steich Overhead Doors is a leading supplier of residential garage doors in Bedminster PA and the greater SE Pennsylvania area. Our manufacturers include Amarr, Overhead Doors, Clopay, General and all the major residential overhead door manufacturers.

Check out this video from Amarr Door.  It will help you get started in selecting your new garage door.



Please contact us if you are thinking of replacing your overhead door.  We can go over the selection process with you to find a door that fits your home’s style and needs as well as your budget.

Liftmaster Garage Door Openers Rebate

You can save $10 on a new Liftmaster garage door opener with a limited time offer.  Liftmaster is the nations top garage door opener manufacturer.  They have the most current technology built in to their products.  They also have a complete line of openers that will satisfy any homeowners budget.

Liftmaster Elite Series Garage Door Openers

Read consumer reviews of this product at Liftmaster Residential Garage Door Openers.


Check out this video for a quick look at Liftmaster

Choosing a Garage Door Dealer


We believe that the installation of a garage door is not a do-it-yourself job. A garage door is the largest moving object in your home and because of the large number of parts, installation of a garage door is highly technical. Connecting the springs can be particularly dangerous, and proper installation is critical to the performance of your door.

Professional garage door dealer/installers can typically install a door in a few hours and are careful to make sure safety requirements are met. Installations by most homeowners typically span several days and cause much frustration. In addition, incorrect installation can void certain warranties, so we recommend a trained garage door installer to handle the job for you. One of the other services a professional garage door dealer can provide is the disposal of your old garage door if you are replacing a door.

Steich Overhead Doors Is a Leading Supplier of Garage Doors

Steich Overhead Doors is a leading supplier of residential garage doors in Montgomeryville PA and the greater SE Pennsylvania area. Our manufacturers include Amarr, Overhead Doors, Clopay, General and all the major residential overhead door manufacturers.

Proximity, 24 hour service, or dealer showroom available may be factors in determining the right dealer for you. Other factors to consider may be insurance, lead safety certification, warranties, professionalism, references, as well as dealer service and support.  We will be glad to provide you with all of this information so you can feel confident in your selection of the best garage door dealer in the area.