Residential Preventative Maintenace Program Inspection

Your garage door is the largest moving part in your home and is typically used every day. Over time, parts can wear and break creating potential safety problems. An annual visit from the professionals at The Overhead Door Company of Savannah can keep your door operating safely and smoothly for a long time.

The Overhead Door Company of Savannah offers an 18-Point Inspection of the garage door system (opener, springs, rollers, cables, hinges, panels, opener rail, safety eye system, bottom fixtures, tracks, torsion tube, drums, end bearings, center bearing, brackets, angle iron supports, support strut, etc.), LUBRICATION OF BOTH DOOR AND OPENER, and any MINOR adjustments that may be required in order to ensure proper operation and safety of your garage door system. Service Call fee (trip charge) still applies. Call for estimate.

We encourage you to have your garage door system professionally inspected. These inspections are normally performed based on the individual customer's needs quarterly, semi-annually or annually.

Your inspection from The Overhead Door Company of Savannah will include:


Residential Garage Doors

1. Check the condition of each section.

2. Check the door alignment.

3. Inspection and any necessary adjustments to the counterbalance system including springs, bearings, cables and attached hardware.

4. Inspect cables for wear and damage.

5. Inspection and necessary adjustment of all fasteners, hinges, top brackets, bottom brackets, tracks and rollers.

6. Inspect locks for proper operation.

7. Inspect weatherstrip for wear or damage/check sides and top outside weather seal to make sure your door is properly sealed.

8. Inspection and lubrication of all moving door parts.

Residential Electric Garage Door Openers

1. Inspection of your electric operaor, test the reversing mechanism including necessary adjustments to limit switches and lubrication of apprpriate parts.

2. Tightening of drove chain/belt as needed.

3. Lubrication of all sprockets and drive chain.

4. Inspection of transmission and push button verification.

5. Verify the operation of all safety features.

6. Recommendations on how to use your existing door more safely.

7. A written recommendation will be given for any further repairs needed prior to additional work being completed.



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Commercial Preventative Maintenance Program Inspection for:

The purpose of this program is to establish a consistent routine of maintenance for your upward acting sectional doors, rolling doors, door operators, and loading dock equipment while providing for the purchase of repair parts and labor or emergency service, as required. Longer life, more reliable product performance and early detection of operational malfunctions are the objections of your Preventative Maintenance Program.

As a property owner/manager, you are sensitive to maintenance costs and the need for reliability and security provided by the doors and loading dock equipment in your facility. If this equipment is out of operation, it can result in the necessity of added security expenses or worse, a facility that is not secure. It is essential that your doors, door operators, and loading dock equipment be properly maintained to minimize costly down time.

Through this program, you can expect to decrease the volume of door, operator, and dock equipment problems. This will be accomplished through periodic inspections combined with proper lubrication and adjustments.

Sectional Doors

1. Inspect section condition.

2. Inspect alignment of door to insure proper operation.

3. Lubricate and inspect rollers and bearings.

4. Adjust and lubricate springs.

5. Inspect spring fasteners for secure mounting.

6. Inspect and tighten hinges and hardware.

7. Inspect cables for wear or damage.

8. Inspect drums for wear or damage.

9. Inspect locks for proper operation.

10. Inspect weatherstrip for wear or damage.

11. Inspect track fasteners and hangers for secure mounting.

12. Inspect and lubricate chain hoist.

Sectional Door Electric Operators

1. Inspect and adjust limit switches

2. Inspect and adjust belts.

3. Inspect and lubricate roller chain.

4. Inspect and adjust brake.

5. Inspect and adjust clutch.

6. Inspect operator mounting.

7. Inspect and test disconnect.

8. Inspect and tighten all sprockets.

9. Lubricate all bearings.




Rolling Doors

1. Inspect door alignment and levels.

2. Inspect slats and endlocks for damage.

3. Inspect guides, bottom bar and hood.

4. Inspect all weatherstripping for wear or damage.

5. Adjust spring and lubricate bearings.

6. Inspect and tighten fasteners.

7. Inspect and lubricate chain hoist.

8. Inspect locks for proper operation.

9. Inspect and tighten all sprockets.

Rolling Door Electric Operators

1. Inspect and adjust limit switches.

2. Inspect and adjust belts.

3. Inspect and adjust brake.

4. Inspect gear reducer.

5. Inspect operator mounting.

6. Inspect and test disconnect.

7. Inspect and lubricate roller chain.

8. Inspect and tighten all sprockets.


Rolling Fire Doors

1. Inspect cleanliness and age of fuse links.

2. Drop test door for proper operation.

3. Check that door is properly reset.

4. Test electric fusible links for continuity (where applicable).

5. Test smoke detector for continuity (where applicable).

6. Test hold-open devices and time delays (where applicable). 



Our service department can provide fire door drop tests and

confidence testing to bring all types of fire doors and controls

up to Fire Department NFPA 80 specifications. The National

Fire Protection Agency and all fire door manufacturers require

that all fire doors be inspected on a yearly basis to assure maximum


Section 15-2.4.3 reads:

"All horizontal or vertical sliding and rolling fire doors shall be

inspected and tested annually to check for proper operation and

full closure. Resetting of the release mechanism shall be done in

accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. A written record

shall be maintained and be made available to the authority having


The Overhead Door Company of Savannah has certified mechanics on

staff to test your fire door and help you follow N.F.P.A. 80 regulations.

While performing confidence testing on your fire doors, we will initially

perform a visual inspection of the doors. If the door passes the initial

visual inspection, we will then release your door in the same manner as

a fire would in accordance with NFPA 80 (1995 Edition) and the

manufacturer's instructions. After a successful fire door test, The Overhead

Door Company of Savannah will supply you with the appropriate certification.

If you're due for an inspection or need your fire door serviced, we'll be happy

to help.

Loading Dock Equipment

1. Clean debris from pit.

2. Inspect condition of lip and deck.

3. Inspect toe guards.

4. Inspect weatherstrip for wear or damage.

5. Inspect all welds.

6. Inspect and lubricate rear hinge.

7. Inspect hydraulic cylinders.

8. Inspect hydraulic fittings for leakage.

9. Inspect hydraulic hoses for damage.

10. Inspect and lubricate lip hinge tube.

11. Inspect limit switch arms for wear.

12. Inspect and lubricate cylinder pivots.

13. Inspect cross traffic legs.

14. Inspect and adjust chains and cables.

15. Inspect subframes for wear or damage.

16. Inspect fluid level in pump.

17. Inspect and adjust hydraulic valves.

18. Inspect all electrical connections.

19. Inspect bumpers for wear or damage.

20. Inspect and tighten fasteners for bumpers.

21. Inspect control panel.

22. Cycle leveler for proper operation.











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We are also members of the M.E.S.P.

(Miller Edge Safety Patrol)

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As industry professionals we are committed to providing you, our customer, with door installations that comply with local, state and federal  safety regulations.

Motorized doors provide a great convenience but can sometimes be overlooked as a potential hazard. Whether it's a standard service call, or a new installation, we'll look for those hazards and offer you solutions to help keep the people, products and equipment that are near those doors protected.

Turn to us for regularly scheduled service to help you improve productivity by reducing down time. We will also suggest products that minimize the risk of damage to people product or equipment.