Curb Appeal: The Battle of the “Snout House”

Chances are, you’ve seen the Snout House, but you didn’t know what it is. You may even have one! Most of us do…So what is it? A Snout House is a home that has the garage protruding from the front elevation. This causes the garage to actually take up the majority of the home’s street-view [...]

2017-05-24T00:00:19+00:00 June 1st, 2017|

Garage Door Safety Eye Sensors

Do I HAVE to use them? We get this question ALL THE TIME! First thing’s first – what are safety sensors? Safety sensors are mounted to the door track on the left and the right side of the door. They should be mounted no higher than 12” off the ground. Each one of those sensors [...]

2017-05-24T00:00:19+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

How Do I Program My Keyless Entry Keypad?

You will need a ladder to access your motor hanging in the center of the ceiling. Most find it helpful to have an additional person to assist with these steps. These steps are meant as a guide. As always, you should refer to your manufacturer specific owner’s manual for more detailed instructions. For LiftMaster (Chamberlain [...]

2017-05-24T00:00:19+00:00 April 1st, 2017|

Angie’s List Super Service Award 5th Year In A Row

Madison Overhead Garage Door Services Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service Madison Overhead Garage Door Services has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer [...]

2017-05-24T00:00:19+00:00 March 1st, 2017|

Why Do I Have Snow and/or Water in My Garage?

In the Wisconsin winter, we all get some snow in our garage from time to time. It’s impossible to avoid it entirely. However if there is an excessive amount of snow (or water) in your garage, that is not normal. Another circumstance that falls under the realm of “need to look into” for a homeowner [...]

2017-03-01T15:38:17+00:00 February 1st, 2017|

Repair vs. Replace.. That is the Question?

This is an excellent question and one we hear often! Garage Door Openers (also called Operators): The major tipping point between repairs vs. replacement with regards to your operator is age. The average life expectancy of an operator is between 7-15 years. At this point you’re probably saying “Wow, that’s a huge span! Why the [...]

2017-05-24T00:00:19+00:00 January 10th, 2017|

How Do I Change The Battery In My Transmitter (Remote Control)?

One would think this could be an “easy fix.” But if you’ve never closely studied your garage door operator’s transmitter (also called the remote control) it can be somewhat daunting. Never fear! We have some great tips and even a video that can help you out. But remember, these are simply some guidelines. We always [...]

2017-05-24T00:00:20+00:00 December 28th, 2016|

Why You Should Skip The “Boring” Garage Door

Make it easy.. Are you a homeowner that loves maintenance? Painting, sanding, refinishing? If you’re not one of the lucky people who enjoys those types of projects, eliminating unnecessary tasks should be at the top of your list. A new overhead garage door already comes prefinished in a large variety of colors and styles. Even [...]

2017-05-24T00:00:20+00:00 November 29th, 2016|

When to DIY vs. Time to Call a Professional

All of us have a little “do it yourself” streak in us. There’s a great deal of satisfaction we derive from a job well done – and well done by ourselves. Rightfully so! While there are some small maintenance jobs you can do on your own (we’ll discuss those opportunities later) there are some garage [...]

2017-05-24T00:00:20+00:00 October 20th, 2016|

Rollin’ with the Rollers – What are “rollers”?

One question our field service technicians hear frequently is “What are rollers?” and the follow up question is “Why should I care about the rollers?” Both are actually great questions! The rollers are the wheels that run vertically inside the channel of the vertical track. In other words, the rollers “roll” in the track of [...]

2016-07-28T17:46:49+00:00 September 26th, 2016|

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