In keeping along the line of safety in the month of June (as we should do always), there are other aspects to consider as well when it comes to safety and security in the garage. Thankfully Overhead Door products have certain safety and security features included, so you, as the homeowner, do not need to worry and can enjoy peace of mind when it comes to safety and security in the garage.

One of the most important safety and security measures to consider in your garage is the lighting. Nothing can be more dangerous than entering a dark or poorly lit garage. Overhead Door electric openers feature a lighting system that is activated upon opening your garage door and then turns off automatically after a set amount of time, thus allowing safe entry into the home, as well as acting as a deterrent to thieves. Some of our openers, like the popular Destiny model, also include a motion detection system so that the light turns on automatically for you upon entering the garage, once again keeping you safe and secure.

Additionally, if your power goes out, Overhead Door also offers a battery back-up unit to keep your garage door functioning during the power outage. This system will provide 50 cycles of usage during a 24 hour period after the initial power outage, provided the system has been fully charged. This feature is very handy, especially for those who may not be able to pull the emergency release cord on the garage door, or those who have a door that is too heavy to lift manually.

One feature you will find standard with all Overhead Door opener systems is the Safe-T-Beam system, also known as the photo eyes, which are mounted toward the bottom of the garage door on either side, sending across an infrared beam that will stop and reverse the door whenever an object passes through that beam. Anyone with small children or pets certainly appreciates the peace of mind that this system provides.

And peace of mind is always achieved with the knowledge that our Overhead door openers operate on CodeDodger technology which prevents piracy of the radio signal that opens your garage door. This technology chooses a code from billions of combinations and keeps it encrypted for security every time you open your garage door. Who wouldn’t want that safety and security?

Please call or visit us at any one of our three locations in Preston, Brooklyn, or Tolland to learn more about these safety and security features that Overhead Door provides, as well as learning about any of our other products. We look forward to being able to provide you and your family with the peace of mind that is found with our quality products.


The garage door is the largest moving object in the home and as such requires regular inspections and maintenance to keep it in its best working order. To promote garage door safety, the International Door Association(IDA) and the Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA) have therefore designated JUNE as garage door safety month. We here at Overhead Door of Norwich would like to offer safety tips to keep your garage door running as smoothly and trouble-free as possible.

First, start by visually inspecting your garage door monthly. Look at the springs, cables, rollers and pulleys for any signs of wear and tear. Do not try to remove, adjust or repair any cables and springs as these parts are under high tension and can cause serious injury. If parts are worn or in need of repair, it is best to call a trained door system technician for expert repair.

Likewise, you should test how smoothly your door opens manually by lifting it using the door’s interior or exterior handles. If you have an electric door opener, be sure to use the release mechanism first in order to test the door manually. The garage door should lift smoothly with little to no resistance and should be able to stay open 3-4 feet above the floor. If this is not the case or it is difficult to lift the door, the door may be out of balance and this can cause wear and tear, once again prompting the help of the garage door professionals.

Also if you have a garage door opener, you should test it monthly by placing a roll of paper towels in the door’s path. If the door does not go back up after making contact with the roll of paper towels, then you should refer to your owner’s manual for trouble shooting and/or call a qualified garage door professional such as our company for repair. If photo eyes have been installed as part of the garage door system, be sure to clean and inspect them monthly as well, so as not to disturb/break the invisible beam that is transmitted across the door’s path which is a safety feaure designed to keep the door from closing when an object gets in the way of the door’s path.

in addition to performing these tasks on your own, it is also a great idea to take advantage of a preventative maintenance program on your garage door systems. The benefits include extending the useful life of your doors and openers, increased operating efficiency, and less likely to break down which will ultimately save you money as there will be less need for costly and time-consuming repairs.

So join us in making JUNE as well as every month, a time to keep your garage doors running smooothly, safely and efficiently. To that end, we are offering a preventative maintenance service special: $55 for the first door serviced, and $40 for each additional door, with a 15% discount offered on any parts that may need replacing. Call us today at any of our locatiions to take advantage of this beneficial and timely offer.

860 889-3849/1-800-462-4003/Preston

860 872-1466/1-800-462-4003/Tolland

860 779-8910/1-800-462-4003/Brooklyn

We value each and every one of our customers and want to keep everyone happy and safe!!!!