Planned Preventative Maintenance

Why do you need a Preventative Maintenance program?

The Overhead Door Preventative Maintenance program establishes a consistent routine of maintenance for all Doors including; sectional, rolling, fire doors, operators and dock equipment while providing for the purchase of repair parts and labor or emergency service as required. Longer Life, more reliable performance and early detection of operational malfunctions are the objectives of our Preventative Maintenance Program.

To maximize the effectiveness of this program, a priority file will be created for your company. This file will contain the following information.

  1. A Detailed map will indicate the physical location of all your doors and dock equipment, identified by a number already established by your company or our ODC technician. This will simplify communications when requesting repair service.
  2. Specific information will be maintained on all doors, door operators, and dock equipment. Manufacturer, serial number, model, size, type and other critical data will be in the file for prompt response to any request for service.
  3. A detailed record of all inspections, results, actions taken, and actions to be taken in the future. You will be provided copies of inspection reports for your records.

Experience has proven that periodic preventative maintenance and careful inspection can reduce both downtime and repair expenses while extending the useful life and operating efficiency of your doors and dock equipment.

Benefits of Preventative Maintenance Program

  • Increase operational efficiency/reliability
  • Extend the useful life of your equipment
  • Reduce equipment malfunctions
  • Decrease costly downtime
  • Decrease long-term repair expenses
  • Reduce energy cost on Heating/cooling
  • Priority scheduling for service

Overhead Door of Akron is an Authorized Full-line Distributor. Our Technicians are certified for Fire Door Drop Tests. For more information, please contact Steve Horn at: 330-929-3452 or

Sectional Doors – 14 Point Service Checklist

  • Disconnect operator for door
  • Check + adjust torsion assembly
  • Check + adjust drum-cables + level door
  • Check all bearings
  • Check bottom fixture + cable connections
  • Check rollers for excessive wear
  • Check each section for damage
  • Check all hinges
  • Tighten all nuts + bolts
  • Inspect tracks + all fasteners
  • Check all weather stripping
  • Lubricate all moving parts
  • Inspect wood/steel segments for rust/dry rot
  • Reconnect unit + test run door

Electric Operators – 14 Point Service Checklist

  • Turn off Power
  • Remove all Inspection plates
  • Check for bare wires + loose connections
  • Clean contactor with cleaner
  • Check + adjust belt
  • Check brake assembly + adjust
  • Check limit assembly + adjust
  • Check and adjust all chains
  • Check and test all control buttons
  • Lube all roller chains + bearings
  • Check + fill gear boxes
  • Re-energize motor + test run
  • Check + adjust disconnect system
  • Check + adjust safety equip for proper function

Rolling Steel Service + Fire Rated Doors

  • Disconnect motor + check counter balance
  • Check slats
  • Check end locks
  • Check – tighten – replace rivet
  • Lubricate guides w/ silicone
  • Lubricate all grease fittings
  • Lubricate all roller chains
  • Lubricate all bearings

Additional Check Points for Fire Rated Doors:

  • Drop test door
  • Drop test flame baffle
  • Reset all linkage + operate unit