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Garage Door Opener Troubleshooting Tips

Garage door opener troubleshooting tips can come in handy during changes of seasons. When the weather gets cooler in fall and even colder in winter, it’s not unusual to have trouble with your garage door opener. Even the best openers like Linear, LiftMaster, and Genie can occasionally experience problems with opening and closing. Whether you have chain or belt drive, wall mount or smart model, it’s not uncommon to experience an operational issue.garage door keypad

6 Troubleshooting Tips & Reminders for Openers:

  1. Battery Backup is a key feature so when the power goes out on a stormy night remember you can still access your garage from the safety of your car.
  2. Wi-Fi Connectivity allows you to open and close your garage door with your smartphone from anywhere in the world, as well as, get alerts when your garage door has been opened.
  3. Soft Start and Soft Stop feature eliminates the noises associated with your garage door suddenly going into motion and hitting the ground.

Garage Door Seasonal Awareness

  1. This time of year, falling leaves are the number one culprit in blocking the photo-eye sensors that keeps your garage door from closing. Make sure you clean debris and cobwebs away from your sensors.
  2. Use the change of seasons as a reminder to check the batteries in your remote controls and keyless entry pads. If the lights are dim or you have to get really close to the garage door, chances are your batteries need replacement.
  3. Change in temperatures can cause older springs to suddenly break. Have your garage door professionally serviced before the winter months kick in.

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Treat Your Garage Door Technology Like Any Other Device

Your garage door requires technology to operate smoothly. Just like many devices, change the batteries just like you do with the smoke detectors in your home. Make a notation on your calendar as a reminder. If you use a smartphone to operate your garage door, make sure to keep your apps up to date for safety, security and the latest operational information. It’s a good idea to check your Wi-fi connections too.

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It’s easy to take your remote garage door opener technology for granted. It’s awfully convenient especially during rain, snow, wind and overall inclement weather. However, if you don’t maintain it at all, it shouldn’t be a surprise if you experience a common problem with your garage door opener. The door can suddenly start opening and closing automatically. It may not open or close properly when pressing your opener button either in the car or on the remote. You may need to troubleshoot problems when the remote garage door stops halfway.

The first step is to stay calm if you have a malfunctioning garage door that needs repair. It could be a simple fix with reprogramming your universal remote. If your garage door is beeping or flashing a color, it could just be the batter backup notification. Christie Overhead Door has received calls from customers about grinding noises when a door doesn’t open. It’s possible a screw drive repair is needed. Carriage garage door parts have teeth that wear away overtime.  Christie Overhead Door can repair garage door openers and supply replacement parts at an affordable price. Contact Christie Overhead Door to learn more.


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Garage Door Installations Are Just As Important As Door Selection

Garage door installations are very important to securing your home and business. A new garage door is an investment. Most people tend to think about the door style first which is understandable. The color of the door is also a decision-making factor. However, it’s a good idea to think ahead about the garage door installation whether on a primary residence or vacation home.

Since your garage door can be an overlooked space, it’s extremely important to have your installation done correctly the first time. One way to ensure this is to hire a company with certified garage door installers. Not all companies hire certified professionals. Christie Overhead Door also recommends garage door maintenance and part inspections on a seasonal basis.

Garage Door Installations By Certified Technicians

It’s no doubt the weather is cyclical. Most of us can say we’ve experienced unusual weather in the past few years. That’s why buying a new garage door shouldn’t be taken lightly. The weather and location where you live should be considered when selecting the type of garage door you want. However, purchasing a new garage door is just as important as the garage door installation itself. It’s best to have garage door installations done by certified technicians. Especially, since there are many aspects to consider when installing home or commercial garage doors. 

Since climate seems to be on everyone’s mind these days, it’s important to ask about energy efficiency ratings on garage doors. Of course, your door must match in appearance but it also has to be durable. The Energy Conservation Code (ECC) in Staten Island, New York has become very strict and requires ALL new construction to comply with insulation requirements.

Water can seep in or pour in through a roof. Staten Island, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Long Island and other coastal areas have been known to experience flood advisories in the past. 

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Single car garage doors tend to fail more often then double garage doors in natural disaster. Make sure to take the wind rating, energy efficiency rating and overall strength of your door into consideration. Garage door installations should be performed by certified technicians. Certified garage door installers go through rigorous courses and training to obtain certification.

The installers at Christie Overhead Door are I.D.E.A. Certified and accredited in garage door installations. They have the knowledge, skill and expertise to install your garage door with great care and extra attention. A good installer will tell you how to maintain your door and provide tips after the installation is complete. The company may even recommend an annual maintenance program to be proactive in caring for your investment. 

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Two Car Garage Doors

Whether you are buying a residential or commercial garage door, it pays to ask the right questions about garage door installations. No one can predict natural disasters but some garage doors are better than others. The same applies to garage door installations. Some garage door companies will go the extra mile to certify their technicians. 

Garage door parts can fail easily during inclement weather. You may find yourself searching for a garage door repair company. Since garage doors are a major moving part whether attached or detached, it will be key to find the right company. Parts can be large and costly but they can also be minor and inexpensive. Christie Overhead Door uncovered some companies who are not forthcoming about repairs in their latest video series.

Remember to seek out a garage door company with certified installers and ask questions about door performance, testing and research. You will be glad you did! Not all garage doors and companies are created equal. 


April 30, 2020

We are actively monitoring the ongoing developments surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus, while continuing to serve our customers responsibly. 

As a mission critical and essential business, our people, products, and services are actively supporting first responders, government agencies, and other essential businesses.

During declarations of emergencies, we will remain operational, and we will take precautionary actions to ensure the safety and well-being of our team members as they act quickly and safely to support our customers and communities we serve. 

Over the past several weeks we have taken proactive precautionary measures to protect our team members, our customers, and our communities from exposures to COVID-19; some examples: 

  • Implemented equipment and facility cleaning guidelines 
  • Educated our team members to practice social distancing in the field 
  • Moved all contracts and associated documents to non-touch digital signatures
  • Advised our sales teams to support our customers by phone and other digital channels when appropriate as well as field measuring using our Social distance protocol
  • Remote Office environment will support our customers seamlessly
  • Strategically limited visits to our facilities from vendors and suppliers 
  • Activated our Emergency Response Team to directly support first responders

I am confident in our ability to meet your demands and do not anticipate any issues supplying products and services to your facilities and jobsites. 

  • If you are supporting COVID-19 response efforts or have any questions, please engage us by calling us at 718-967-8858.

Thank you for your time and for choosing ChristieOverhead Door as you Service provider. 

Andrew Cimmino, CEO

Garage Door Safety

June 2020 Garage Door Safety Month

Every year Christie Overhead Door shares June Garage Door Safety Month tips. It’s easy to take your garage door for granted when it’s working fine. There are a few garage door safety tips we would like to share to avoid any injury, mishaps or security issues.

Garage doors generally last 15 to 20 years when they are taken care of regularly.  Sometimes garage door repairs or maintenance are overlooked which can cause potential problems. Avoid unnecessary risks by keeping your garage doors oiled at least twice a year. Older garage doors can come off track easily if they are not being cared for properly.

Do A Check of Your Storage Items for Garage Door Safety

Keep debris away from your garage door opening inside and outside the garage.  We tend to use our garages for storage, sometimes creating clutter on shelves or in storage systems. Do a check of your garage items to make sure content on shelves or in cabinets is secure. Harsh wind and weather can cause unsecured outdoor items to damage your garage doors. Avoid mishaps by keeping household items away from your garage doors.

Garage Door Safety June 2019

The month of June is a great time for Garage Safety Month. Families typically go on summer vacation with their kids while school is out. Your garage door keypad or garage door opener could leave you susceptible to a break in while you are away.  Systems like Vivint SmartHome has a garage door control system that operates by an app on your mobile phone. If anyone forgets to close the garage door using the remote, you would be able to automatically close and arm your garage door using the Vivint mobile app. Security cameras can also be installed so you can see who approaches your garage door and when.

You may have given your garage door keypad number to a loved one or gave a spare remote opener to a guest visiting your home. Not everyone is as cautious as a homeowner. There are WiFi enabled systems available so you can remotely let family members or friends inside your home through your garage. Remote garage door entry is great if you forget your key or forget to close your garage doors.  It can also be helpful if your remote garage door opener stops working unexpectedly. We all know what it’s like when technology fails us at one time or another.

Keep Children Safe From Garage Door Injuries

During Garage Door Safety Month we emphasize keeping children away from the opening of your garage doors. If you have sports equipment inside your garage, it’s a temptation for kids to look for a ball or bicycle near your garage doors.  Supervise small children and help them find what they are looking for to avoid things falling off shelves. If you have a very old garage doors take precaution and have them serviced while the weather is warm.

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Summer is a good time to test, lubricate, insulate, or paint your garage doors. Make sure your garage doors operate smoothly. Oil hardware and tensioners to preserve your garage doors and create a safe home environment. You can remove rust from your garage doors, paint and seal them appropriately before the next winter season arrives. Okay, we just got the chills.

For more information about Garage Door Safety Month in June please contact Christie Overhead Door. We have resources on garage door care and cleaning, security, remote garage door openers, garage door maintenance, and overall garage door safety. Stay safe with the garage door safety tips from all of us at Christie Overhead Door.

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Overhead Garage Door Technology

Garage door technology has come a long way. As we are nearing the end of the year and looking forward to 2019, we have been thinking about how much today’s technology has improved everyday mechanisms.

Christie Overhead Door has been installing and repairing garage doors in residential homes and commercial businesses since 1945. Automation has become standard for vehicle access gates and garage doors.

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Overhead Garage Door Operation Technology in the Palm of Your Hand

Christie Overhead Door installs only the best motorized systems to guarantee superb quality and long lasting durability. Linear Access has a variety of control systems for you to choose. The most modern and impressive control being the spott™ smart home system. Spott™  smart home system connects to your home or business WiFi and is controlled via the SPOT app and interfaces with Z-Wave whole house automation.

Z-Wave or spott™ provides you with peace of mind and access to your garage doors instantly. You’ll never have to wonder if you forgot to close the garage door again. You can let in the dog walker using remote access. When using your SPOTT app, you can also allow postal delivery workers access to your garage so that your parcels don’t get left out in the rain. Set up real-time alert notifications for when your garage door is open so that you know when your children are home safely.

You can also use the personal feature to set up permission usage for each person. The spott™ app is compatible with your smart home devices:

  • Amazon Alexa™
  • Google Assistant™
  • HomeLink™
  • IFTTT™

Your overhead garage door can open as you arrive home and close when you leave, totally hands-free.
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Control Overhead Garage Doors with Your Choice of Remotes

Everyone’s lifestyle is different. There are many types of remote controls to suit your needs and daily schedule. These are different types of remote controls and garage door entry systems:

  • Small buttoned remote for your keychain
  • Car visor remote control
  • Wireless Keyless pad entry system
  • Telephone entry systems

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Accessories for Your Overhead Garage Door

There are many gadgets and accessories you can purchase in addition to your automated overhead garage door operating system. Depending on your needs for additional security or what you use your garage for, you may find these items extremely useful:

  • Remote LED light controlled by smart phone app
  • Battery Backup for the times you lose electrical power.
  • Door and gate monitor remote to control up to four gates and doors.
  • Color security camera

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Going into 2019

Christie Overhead Door recommends that you schedule a yearly tune-up on your motorized garage door system. It’s important to balance and align the system as well as lubricate all moving parts. After all, it is the “largest moving part” attached to your house. Just like with your car or snow blower. A professional should provide a yearly service on garage doors and other machinery used on a regular or seasonal basis.

How do you use your garage?

  • Storage
  • Additional living space
  • Parking a car

Whether you are looking to purchase a new garage door, motorized lifting system, or service your existing overhead garage door, turn to Christie Overhead Door for the best guidance. Contact Christie Overhead Door to discuss the different features, accessories, and motorized systems available.

Glass and Aluminum Commercial Doors

Repairs on Commercial Doors and Maintenance

Christie Overhead Door provides preventative maintenance and repairs on commercial doors. Think about how regularly your commercial door is being opened and closed. Commercial doors are heavy and usually require electric opening systems for your safety and security.

Who Uses Commercial Doors?

Many businesses require overhead commercial doors. Any company that receives large deliveries will need access doors for trucks to drop off products or equipment easily. Businesses such as furniture stores, supermarkets, restaurants, and auto repair shops just to name a few, will use commercial overhead doors. Multi-story parking garages and automotive repair shops require vast expanses for motor vehicles to be able to enter and exit with ease.

Christie Overhead Door has been installing large glass doors at the front of establishments, such as retailers, restaurants, and cafes in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, New Jersey and Long Island. Large overhead glass doors not only let more natural light into the space, but the entire front wall also opens up. These types of garage door applications are perfect on sunny days to allow air circulation. Even some residential homes want larger door expanses to enjoy inside/outside living spaces more often.

Large overhead glass commercial door

Why Commercial Doors Need Maintenance

Many of the large door installations will need regular maintenance, services, and inspections. Due to the sheer size and weight of commercial garage doors compared to the residential doors, businesses should service commercial doors regularly or more often. Consider the need to get any motorized equipment serviced such as your car, lawn mower, and the boiler in your home. Is it any wonder that commercial door needs regular servicing? When doors don’t run efficiently, you lose time and as all business owners know, time is money.

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Commercial Door Materials

Glass overhead doors are popular for high street retailers and car showrooms. Glass garage doors look impressive and provide ample natural light. Warehouse overhead doors are constructed from aluminum. Aluminum is light, where glass is heavy, and it doesn’t show grime and dirt as easily.

Warehouse commercial door

Avoid Injury and Damage

Maintenance and repairs on commercial doors are vital to minimize unwanted mechanical failure in the future. The potential injury caused by a heavy malfunctioning commercial door is more important than the inconvenience of work delay due to an inoperative door. C.H.I. Overhead Doors manufacturer outstanding commercial doors that are durable and easy to operate. From aluminum full-view and insulated doors to rolling service doors, maintenance is a must to keep the operations running smoothly.

Contact us by filling in our online form or call 718-967-8858 to schedule repairs on commercial doors or routine maintenance service.

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Wrought Iron Garage Doors Make A Beautiful Statement in NYC

Wrought iron garage doors make a beautiful design statement in homes or commercial spaces. Christie Overhead Door has installed many iron doors with their exclusive faux wrought iron door designs in Brooklyn, New York City, Staten Island and Long Island. This past summer wrought iron garage doors have become extremely popular in the Northeast.

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Ornamental wrought iron garage doors are durable and anesthetically pleasing to the eye in residential or commercial settings.  The Christie Overhead Door patented unique design allows you to enjoy the look and feel of wrought iron without the inherent cost and maintenance of actual iron. The use of faux iron on garage doors adds an architectural impact when combined with other materials featured on entry doors, railings, and more.  All wrought iron garage doors are available in traditional or modern styles.


Christie Overhead Door has patented two new ornamental wrought garage door designs in a new product line called Scorrimento. These two ornate designs are the epitome of beauty and creativity when it comes to unique garage doors. Custom iron garage doors add a touch of class and elegance to any home or business façade. Your garage doors can coordinate with the look of iron entry way gates and iron front doors without breaking the budget. Make a beautiful design statement on your façade with a structurally sound an appealing custom faux wrought iron garage door.


Wrought iron garage doors weigh up to 8 times more than a door made with wood, aluminum, or steel, making them labor intensive to install and require continual maintenance. The Christie Overhead patented ornamental designs are permanently bonded over glass at the top of the door for a striking design, and guaranteed to never ever rust. Handles, locks and weather-stripping are not compromised with the unique use of these patented wrought iron garage doors. Show your sense of style to neighbors, guests and clients with a new garage door built with class, sophistication and quality.

Wrought iron garage door installation

Christie Overhead Doors provides free estimates on all types of garage doors. A garage door expert is available to answer any questions you may have or ask a garage door installation specialist to design your new ornamental iron garage door. Contact Christie Overhead Door to learn more.


Staten Island Garage Door Give Back

Christie Overhead Door Staten Island Garage Door Give Back

Christie Overhead Door is giving back to Staten Island residents this month from April 1st – May 1st. Christie Overhead Door announced it’s first annual Staten Island Garage Door Give Back on Good Friday and Passover. “There is no better time to announce a local company give back than around the holidays,” said Owners Andrew and Carla Cimmino. “It’s a great time of year to show the Staten Island community how grateful we are for all their years of support.”

This month you can win a new garage door valued at $750.00. You can nominate a friend, family member, neighbor or yourself. All you have to do is post a photo of your garage door on the Christie Overhead Door Facebook page and share a brief story of  why you or the person you nominate should win.

Once you’ve shared and posted your photo and story on the Christie Overhead Door Facebook page, ask your Facebook friends and family to “like” your photo to be nominated to win. Each like counts as a vote. The photo with the most “likes” wins the contest and gets to choose a new garage door to be installed on their Staten Island home! Depending on your opening, the garage door will be a raised panel garage door with no windows valued at $750.00 dollars. The photo of the garage door below is similar to what the garage door will look like. The garage door installation is included and will be performed by a Christie Overhead Door I.D.E.A. Certified Technician.

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Staten Island Garage Door Give Back

The Garage Door Give Back administered by Christie Overhead Door is only open to Staten Island residents. You must live in Staten Island to participate. The Staten Island Garage Door Give Back has also been posted on the Staten Island Advance website to alert the community. All photos and stories must be submitted by May 1, 2018 to be eligible. Voting will end May, 1, 2018 and Christie Overhead Door will announce the Garage Door Give Back winner via Facebook on May 2, 2018. Please sure to check the Christie Overhead Door Facebook page to see if you are a winner.

Christie Overhead Door recently attended an Annual Garage Door Meeting and was inspired to offer this contest after speaking with garage door dealers located in Wisconsin. ” Why not try this great idea in our local Staten Island area,” said Owner, Andrew Cimmino. “Best of luck to everyone who participates and we look forward to announcing the winner next month.” If you have any questions about the Christie Overhead Garage Door Give Back please contact Christie or call 718-967-8858.


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Custom Garage Doors Enhance the Look of Your Home or Business

Custom garage doors can have a tremendous impact on the look of your home. Depending on what style you choose, your home value can also increase. Selecting the best custom garage door for your home or office can be a challenge. Christie Overhead Door breaks down some of the custom garage door options available in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and Long Island.

First, it’s important to know the different style garage doors available. You can choose from traditional and contemporary residential and commercial garage door styles. There are literally hundreds of garage doors and openers that look stunning and have maximum performance. The following ten garage door styles are just some of what is available at Christie Overhead Door:

  1. New* Ornamental Iron Garage Doors  
  2. Aluminum & Glass Garage Doors
  3. Steel Garage Doors
  4. Security Shutters
  5. Traditional Raised Panel
  6. Stamped Carriage House
  7. Overlay Carriage House
  8. Infinity Glass
  9. Custom Wood
  10. Custom Composite

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Select the best material that would complement your outdoor façade. What would give your home or business the best architectural look? Wood, steel, iron, glass and aluminum are all great materials for garage doors. Take your curb appeal into consideration when selecting a new garage door. Once you select the material that looks best for your custom garage doors, you can choose from over 180 colors. There are many paints, stains and finishes available and Christie Overhead Door can help you make the right selection.

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After you have selected the material and have a garage door color in mind, think about the construction and performance. Many custom garage doors are available with energy-efficiency, thermal efficiency, and sound protection. Most homeowners and business owners desire quiet and smooth operation with hardware and hinges engineered for generations of use.

Christie Overhead Door hires professional and certified garage door experts so no matter what type of garage door you choose, you’ll have peace of mind knowing the garage door installation will be done right the first time. All of these custom garage doors are installed by garage door technicians employed by Christie Overhead door. The Christie Overhead garage door technicians are not sub-contractors. Christie Overhead Door takes the security of your home just as serious as you do. Christie garage door installers are professional and skilled at the technical aspects of installing a complete garage door system no matter how complicated it may seem. Since most custom garage doors are large and sometimes heavy, it’s best to leave your garage door installation to an experienced garage door company. The risks of injury and problems that can arise in a do-it-yourself garage door installation are eliminated when you hire Christie Overhead Door.

custom garage doors

Selecting a quality and reliable garage door opener to go along with your door is equally important. Christie Overhead Door installs the top brands of garage door openers and keypad entry systems such as LiftMaster and Linear. You’ll want to make sure your opener and garage doors are installed by garage door experts for the best operation. For more information or to schedule a Free Design Consultation contact Christie Overhead Door.




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Best Residential Garage Doors for 2018

The best residential garage doors for 2018 add beauty, warmth and value to your home. Christie Overhead door gathered some statistics on the best residential garage doors selected in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and New York City.  These top 5 residential garage doors made the cut:

  1. Traditional Raised Panel
  2. Carriage House
  3. Contemporary Aluminum Garage Doors
  4. Ornamental Iron Garage Doors
  5. Infinity Glass Overlay

Traditional raised panel garage doors have stood the test of time. They are classic in both construction and design options. Panels can be short, long or flush depending on the style garage door you choose. You can truly make this garage door a style of your own. Traditional raised panel garage doors have a durable steel construction with multiple insulation options which is extremely important when it comes to energy-efficiency. Traditional raised panel garage doors are one of the best due to their flexibility in choosing glass option and they are very easy to clean. You can choose from many different factory paint finishes making it easy to customize the look of your residential garage door.

Traditional Raised Panel Garage Doors

Traditional Raised Panel Garage Door – Brooklyn, New York


Carriage House Garage doors have made the top 5 list for 2018 due to their stylish and fashionable look. Carriage House Garage Doors also have more than looks. They are very functional with the look of swingout doors, they still operate overhead like a standard garage door. You can have the best of both worlds with carriage house garage doors. Overhead operation, multiple layers of insulation, decorative hardware, window options, and a choice of many composite and wood stains are just a few reasons to choose this garage door for your home. Many people love the architectural features or barn door look they can achieve with carriage house doors.

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Carriage House Garage Door, New York


If you love a modern look, contemporary aluminum glass doors may be perfect for your home. Christie Overhead Door has installed hundreds of contemporary aluminum garage doors throughout the 5 New York City boroughs. Contemporary aluminum garage doors have sleek, clean lines with light-filtering glass options for beauty and privacy. Modern aluminum garage doors have wide frame options suitable for three car garages. The frames are powder coated for anti-corrosion. Contemporary aluminum glass door frames come in over 180 different colors.

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Aluminum Garage Doors – Queens, New York


Ornamental iron garage doors have become extremely popular in Staten Island, New Jersey, Brooklyn and New York City. In fact, Christie Overhead Door has designed two exclusive faux ornamental iron garage door window patterns perfect for the trending styles in New York City homes or businesses. You can choose an ornamental garage door design that compliments your façade. Faux Wrought iron garage doors add a unique feel to your home without the cost and inherent maintenance. Choose a wrought iron garage door pattern and one of our patented SCORRIMENTO glass designs for a unique look that can complement other aspects of your home. For example, ornamental iron doors and railings can coordinate with the look of your entryway doors and gates.

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Wrought Iron Garage Doors – Brooklyn, New York


Full overlay Infinity glass garage doors made the list for 5 best residential garage doors in 2018. Last but not least, this Brand new “Infinity Glass” garage door design allows you to make the most of natural sunlight. Whether your home is facing the street, a backyard, or a patio, full overlay infinity glass garage doors are distinct and give your home an upscale one of a kind look. Infinity glass doors have a triple insulated steel frame behind the glass so you don’t have to sacrifice durability for looks. You can choose from many different glass tints to coordinate with the outside of your home. The custom Flush Smooth finish is new and unique from the typical embossed steel used for many years. Many powder coat colors are available to keep things interesting. Make a great impression on family, friends and guests with a full overlay Infinity glass garage door.

Best Residential Garage Doors

Glass Garage Doors – Staten Island, New York


For more information on the best residential garage doors for you home contact Christie Overhead Door. Christie Overhead Door is the premier residential garage door company serving the five boroughs and Long Island.  Call Christie at 718-967-8858 for more residential garage door design ideas and a free estimate.