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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.

MAXIMUM ENERGY EFFICIENCY FOR THE INDUSTRIAL OPENING

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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DURABILITY AND SECURITY

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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INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH SECURITY ON A ROLL

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

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 THE ECONOMICS OF DURABILITY

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

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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.

Garage Door Safety

One in fifteen residential garages may lack the latest garage door safety features or may not be operating properly.  Many more garage doors and openers could be showing sins of wear and tear, indications of a need for service.

One of our most trusted garage door opener suppliers is Liftmaster.  LiftMaster® has always been a leader in safety, quality and innovation and  has recently created “Don’t Chance It – Check It”, a national campaign designed to boost awareness of garage safety and encourage you to check your garage door and opener to make sure it is operating properly.

 

Give Your Garage Door and Opener a Checkup

You may not be able to see or hear it, but your garage door may not be operating properly, or even safely. Don’t Chance It. Check It. with these 3 easy steps.

 

  1. Check the sides of the garage door for properly installed Photo Eyes (black sensors) mounted no higher than 6 inches off the floor.
  2. Block the Photo Eye with an object over 6 inches tall and press the garage door opener’s close button. The door should not close.
  3. Lay a 1.5 inch-high object on the ground in the door’s path and press the close button. The door should reverse off this object.

Steich Overhead Doors, Your LiftMaster Dealer, Can Help

Once you complete the 3-Step Safety Check, if you find that your garage door is not operating properly or are unsure, contact us immediately and we will work with you to determine the most efficient and economical solution.

Wall Mount Garage Door Openers

You may not realize that there are garage door openers that can be wall mounted.  If your garage has limited ceiling space  or if you just want to free up your garage ceiling for whatever reason, you can still utilitize the latest technology in garage door openers.  Liftmaster, one of our most respected suppliers, offers this type of opener.  The Liftmaster Wall Mount Garage Door Opener mounts on the wall beside the garage door, freeing up ceiling space and is available with an optional power standby power system that continues working even when the power goes out.

 

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Connectivity

  • MyQ® technology enables you to securely monitor and control your garage door opener and houselights with your smartphone, tablet or computer.
  • Alerts can be received as email or pop-up (push) notifications on your mobile device so that you always know the status of your garage door and houselights.
  • MyQ mobile app is a free download requiring no annual activation fee.

Performance

  • P3™ Motors from LiftMaster® are reliable, durable and powerful – designed specifically for your needs
  • Ultra-quiet eliminates sound and vibration through the ceiling – perfect if you have a home with a room above or next to the garage.
  • Wall mount design frees the garage ceiling of hanging operators and rails and opens up the space for additional storage – ideal for cathedral or obstructed ceilings.
  • Remote light delivers 200 watts of light with adjustable light time delay.
  • Lifetime motor and 5-year parts warranty.

Security

  • Security+ 2.0™ safeguards your household – with every click a new code is sent to the garage door opener so that the door opens only for you.
  • Alert-2-Close warning system provides audible and visual warnings when the garage door is about to close when using MyQ technology or Timer-to-Close.
  • Motion detector activates the garage door opener lights as soon as you walk in so no more fumbling in the dark.
  • The Protector System® has safety sensors that project a light beam across the garage door opening automatically reversing the door if anything interrupts the beam.
  • Power Lock Deadbolt ensures the door cannot be forced open.

To reduce the risk of injury to persons – When the LiftMaster® Internet Gateway is used with garage door openers, the operator must be installed with sectional doors.

Design Your Own Garage Door

There are hundreds of  types and styles of garage doors available today.  Choosing which one is right for you can be a daunting task.  Fortunately, there are websites that allow you to see how different styles and colors of overhead doors would look on your own home.  One of our suppliers, Overhead Doors, has a great site for this.  You can upload a picture of your house and get a good idea of what the different colors and styles of residential garage doors would look like.

Some tips on taking and saving a photo of your home for this site:

  • Your photo should be less than 800 pixels in height and width  with a file size no larger than 6MB.
  • Take your picture with the sun at your  back to get a well lighted image
  • Use the landscape format
  • Make sure the focus is correct
  • Take a head on view of the garage door with entire house included in the shot if possible

 

Here’s what this webpage looks like.  Just log into Overhead Doors Design Center to get started.

 

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Painting Your Garage Door

If you are considering painting your garage door, here is a few tips from our friends at Haas doors, one of our trusted suppliers here at Steich Overhead Doors.  Like most anything else, there is a right way to prepare and paint your door so you will be proud of the results.  You can figure on about 4 hours to complete a double garage door.  It”s an easy weekend or Saturday afternoon project.

Take a look.  And as always, give us a call if you need any advice or have any questions concerning your overhead door for your home or business.  We would love to hear from you.

James Michener, Doylestown Pennsylvania

Today, February 3, is James A. Michener’s birthday.  I’m sure you’ve heard of him.  He’s the guy who wrote more than 40 novels.  You may be wondering what this has to do with overhead or garage doors.  Well… nothing actually.  But Mr. Michener was born in Doylestown Pennsylvania, located just 15 minutes from our shop in Bedminster.  We here at Steich Overhead Doors are proud to serve our Doylestown neighbors for over 30 years.   We love Doylestown and we want to celebrate the birth of one of its native sons in our blog.

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This is an early photograph from Michener’s Pennsylvania years.

Now James Michener is an American treasure, having written large sprawling novels about Hawaii, Texas, Alaska, the Caribbean and many other places.  We are wondering, however, why he didn’t write a saga about his birthplace?  Maybe part of the reason is that he wrote he did not know who his biological parents were or exactly when or where he was born. He claimed he was raised a Quaker by an adoptive mother, Mabel Michener, in Doylestown.

He did graduate from Doylestown High School in 1925 and attended Swarthmore College, just down the road a ways, where he played basketball and graduated with highest honors.  He later taught English at Pottstown, our neighboring borough in Montgomery County.

He attended Colorado State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Colorado), and the school later named the library after him.  I’m thinking we need to start a petition to name something in Montgomery or Bucks County for him.  Maybe if something was named after him, he would have donated more money to this area instead of The University of Texas, where they created the Michener Center For Writers. Seriously, let it be known that he did upon his death in 1997 at age 90 leave most of his estate and the copyrights of his books to Swarthmore College.  There is also the James A. Michener Art Museum located in Doylestown.

Michener served in the US Navy in WWII, spending time in the South Pacific on various missions.  It has been said that he got these missions solely due to the misconception by his base commanders that he was the son of an Admiral of the same name.  Just goes to show you what’s in a name.  That’s why we were thinking of changing our company name to “Michener’s Overhead Doors”.  What do you think?  (Just kidding of course.)

Well, anyway, all his time in the south Pacific led to his first book Tales of the South Pacific.  (Why not Tales of Southeast Pennsylvania we ask?)  You know they turned that book into the Broadway musical and movie “South Pacific”?  We can only guess what that musical would have looked like based on his time spent in his early and formative years in Doylestown.  Mitzi Gaynor singing “Some Enchanted Evening in Bedminster.”

That’s our tribute to Mr. Michener.  We do admire him and don’t want you to think we are poking fun at an American Pulitzer Prize winning author. We are proud to call him a native son and we love living and working in southeastern Pennsylvania.  Next blog…back to things you need to know about your garage and garage door.  And if you live in the area, and need anything garage door related give us a call here at Steich Overhead Doors.  (not Michener).

 

Smart Garage Door Openers

I was surfing the internet the other day and came across a blog about how you can use your phone to open your garage door.  According to the article, all you need is the following:

  • transistor from Radio Shack
  • soldering iron
  • Bluetooth headset
  • handful of wire ties
  • couple of 12” wires
  • various pliers, wirecutters, etc.

After your have acquired this assorted equipment, you disassemble the headset, remove the earpiece housing by carefully working it loose with a pair of pliers, isolate one of the speaker wires, cut off the black wire and solder the transistor to the red wire from the headset.  Then you need to plug this apparatus into an outlet and hang it from your garage door opener.  You then are able to open your door by going to settings on your phone, hitting the Bluetooth setting and then hitting disconnect.  You do have to do this within a couple of seconds, apparently, or it won’t work.  Different phones do require slightly different instructions.

All seems a bit much, doesn’t it? I mean, unless you possess a love of tinkering, I couldn’t imagine a normal person going through all of this trouble for the simple pleasure of opening a garage with a phone. With all the aps that exist in today’s smart phone marketplace, there should be a far more optimal way to use your phone to open a garage door.

Sure enough, there is.

Liftmaster, the leader in Garage door openers, has a solution that doesn’t require soldering iron. Their new technology “MyQ-enabled” Internet Gateway is a simple solution for using any brand smart phone to not only open your garage door but also to control your home lights as well.  And you don’t need to be standing in front of your garage.  This can be done from any remote location

Their four new garage door openers – the LiftMaster® Elite Series® 8550 and Premium Series 8360 with Battery Backup, the Elite Series® Model 8500 Wall Mount opener, and the Premium Series 8355 – are the only ones in the marketplace with MyQ® technology built right in. This offers you a new level of home activation as opposed to an expensive, hardwired home automation system.

 

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If you would like more information about the latest technological advances in Garage Doors and Garage Door openers give us a call at 215-795-2500.