DID YOU KNOW? All of our technicians are employees of Overhead Door. We never use subcontractors!

DID YOU KNOW? All of our technicians are employees of Overhead Door. We never use subcontractors!

Mid-Atlantic Door Group Inc. Distributors of Overhead Door Corp.

Why you should Hire an Expert to Install Overhead Doors

You might think that garage doors are simple enough to install on your own. But after decades in business, we know that installing overhead doors can be much more challenging (and dangerous) than most people may know. Whether you want to replace an existing overhead door or you are dealing with new construction, here are four reasons why you should hire an expert to install your overhead doors.


Installing overhead doors can be a dangerous job. That’s why one of the top reasons you should hire an expert is your safety and the protection of your property. Garage door accidents cause around 30,000 injuries annually in the United States. The weight of an overhead door alone is enough to cause severe damage. But in addition to the weight, pinching injuries, falling parts, and people trapped inside due to faulty installation can cause injury and even death. To avoid these potential situations and hazards, we recommend that you put your trust in the experts.


While safety is a top concern, another common issue with improper overhead door installation in your home or business is security from intruders. If an overhead door is installed improperly, potential security threats such as robbery and home invasion could easily occur. For example, let’s say you decide to install an overhead door on your own, but it isn’t perfect. Any gaps or spaces could create an easy “in” for a potential robber. Experts also know how to help you avoid problems like door opener hacking.


You wouldn’t hire a doctor to update your home’s landscaping or an electrician to fix your plumbing. We feel the same way about overhead doors. Hiring a professional, with the appropriate training and knowledge about the installation process, can save you a lot of time and future headaches. At Overhead Door, we know how to get the job done right (the first time) and we have an incredible network of over 400 distributors who also do.

Still Unsure if you Need Help?

Whether you need a residential garage door or commercial doors and operators, we’ve got you covered (literally). Give us a call today at 1 (800) 929-3667 (DOOR) if you or your business is looking to purchase an overhead door or if you have any questions.

About The Author | Justin White

Justin White is the VP of Marketing for Mid-Atlantic Door Group, Inc. The company opened in 1973 and now consists of (3) official Overhead Door™ Distributors and (8) warehouse locations throughout Maryland, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Justin was born into the door industry, ultimately following in his father's footsteps and joining the family owned business in 2011. After spending time in the field with fellow mechanics, Justin found his niche in marketing, along with a specialty in residential garage door sales, installation, and service.

Garage Door Services

Since 1973, Mid-Atlantic Door Group, Inc. has been providing Washington DC, Suburban MD, Frederick MD, Southern MD, Northern VA, Fredericksburg VA, Richmond VA, Harrisburg PA, Hanover-York PA, and the surrounding areas with the most reliable and trusted garage door services. These services include new door sales, professional installation, and 24/7 garage door repair services on all makes and models.

We are the region's only Authorized Overhead Door™ Distributors. All of our products enjoy the garage door industry's best warranty.

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