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The maintenance of your building’s overhead doors must be taken seriously. Your employees’ safety and the smooth running of your operations (receiving/shipping) depend on it. Overhead Door Company of Brookfield recommends that you call an expert installer to look after the maintenance of your sectional garage doors.

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Why do they break all the time?

A garage door system is an important component of a building. It is important to understand what might be happening if the system is not performing according to the user’s expectations.

  • The accessories that have been installed are not appropriate for the usage of the door system (actual number of operation cycles has been underestimated).

  • The number of cycles of the torsion springs is not appropriate for the frequency of use (springs break more often).

  • Inappropriate operation by users.


How to reduce maintenance costs?

If you select the components best suited to the conditions of operation of your doors and do regular maintenance before they break, you will significantly reduce your annual maintenance costs.  Look at the annual maintenance costs of your doors plus the indirect costs related to a malfunction (ex.: inoperative door at certain times) and you will come to the conclusion that the additional initial investment is well worth it.


To help you determine how often you should perform preventive maintenance on your doors, we have divided the sectional doors in 3 categories:

  • Type A buildings which require maintenance every 3 months (more than 7,500 cycles per year).

    Examples: apartment building or condominiums, transit companies.

  • Type B buildings which require maintenance every 6 months (between 3,000 and 7,500 cycles per year).

    Examples: auto repair shops, car dealerships, distribution centers.

  • Type C buildings which require maintenance every 12 months (less than 3,000 cycles per year).

    Examples: municipal garages, fire stations, warehouses


What are the maintenance costs?

You can enter into an annual maintenance contract with your overhead garage door specialist. You can also pay for the work done on an hourly basis.


In all cases, it is preferable to set up a technical file for each of your sectional garage doors. By having all the technical data available on file, your garage door specialist will be able to respond promptly in case of unforeseen incidents.


Call Overhead Door Company of Brookfield to schedule maintenance right now – (203) 740-7691 – or click the link below.