By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2015
Owner Steve Lewis (far left) with his Superior team of technicians (L to R): Keith, Ben, Houston, John and Mark.
Superior Overhead Door celebrates its seven-year anniversary this month. Owner Steve Lewis has been in the garage door business for 34 years, and he and his wife, Tammy, provide dependable, high quality garage doors coupled with outstanding customer service to residents of northeastern Oklahoma. They offer prebuilt doors in multiple styles and colors, plus custom garage doors to complement your home, whatever its style.
Steve offers a word of caution: “Please be educated whenever you’re looking to buy products or services for your home. We get calls each year from frustrated consumers who have initially ‘saved’ a few bucks on a garage door system only to be sorry when it quickly needs service for a problem, and the individual who did the job is no longer around.” Steve suggests that you always do business with reputable companies, with employees who drive trucks with appropriate company identification and preferably wear clothing with company identification.
“Always ask for proof of insurance including workers’ comp and general liability,” Steve says. “If you elect to do business with someone who sub-contracts labor and there is an accident, you could be held liable.” All Superior Overhead Door personnel are employees of Superior and are fully trained. The company is licensed, bonded and insured for the type of work they provide.
When spring cleaning your garage this year, don’t overlook your garage doors and the operating system. Superior Overhead Door recommends their 10-Point Inspection at six-month intervals to check the condition of doors, springs, rollers and hinges. It also includes lubrication of all components. This is something most of us never think about, but it makes sense to ensure that the system is operating at peak efficiency throughout the year. You’ll appreciate how smoothly and quietly a garage door opens and closes when properly maintained. “A recommended lubricant improves performance and can extend the life of chain and belt systems,” adds Steve.
If you ever need to replace a tired or broken garage door spring, Superior Overhead Door recommends their extended-life product that extends spring life from a usual 10,000 cycles (open and close) to 25,000 cycles. You’ll pay a little more for an extended-life spring, but the value is significant when you look at the product’s projected life expectancy. “Any and all garage door springs will eventually fatigue with use,” says Steve. How many times a day is your garage door opened? Do the math. It might be time to initiate some preventive maintenance.
Superior Overhead Door uses only industry-leading Liftmaster® garage door openers. They also carry Clopay® Steel Garage Doors. Clopay has received numerous awards for energy efficiency, curb appeal, innovation, best-in-category and best buy on the market. The brand is backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal.
Visit the Superior Overhead Door website to see some great “before” and “after” product shots and a gallery of doors they offer, including some custom innovations. You’ll also find testimonials from satisfied customers.
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Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.