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What Size Overhead Sectional Garage Door Should I Buy?

Residential and Commercial Overhead Sectional Garage Door Sizes

The size you need for your new overhead sectional garage door is something you should know in advance prior to seeking pricing for your project. Knowing the dimensions of your opening in terms of width x height is the first step in finding the best fit for your needs. While Arm-R-Lite is known for fabricating […]

What is the Benefit of an Aluminum Overhead Sectional Garage Door vs. a Wood Garage Door?

Aluminum Overhead Sectional Garage Doors Compared to Wood

Overhead sectional garage doors have come a long way since they were first introduced to the market in the 1920’s. Originally made of wood, custom designs and materials for these products would evolve over the years by leaps and bounds. Currently, the most versatile and durable material these products can be made from is aluminum. […]

What is the Difference between Polystyrene and Polyurethane Insulation in an Overhead Sectional Garage Door?

Polystyrene and Polyurethane insulation in Overhead Sectional Garage Doors

In the overhead sectional garage door industry there is an ever-present push for a better insulated product. Different manufacturers approach insulating their doors in one of two ways: Using polystyrene or polyurethane insulation. Both polystyrene and polyurethane are made up of polymers. Polystyrene is an older polymer than polyurethane, however polyurethane is quickly becoming the […]

Do I need an Insulated Overhead Sectional Garage Door?

Insulated overhead sectional garage door by Arm-R-Lite

The concept of an energy-efficient overhead sectional garage door is not at all new and depending on factors like your project’s environment, budget and time constraints there are a variety of options available. However, the question of whether you need to have an insulated overhead sectional garage door on your home or commercial building should […]

What is the Lifespan of an Overhead Sectional Garage Door?

Lifespan of an Overhead Sectional Garage Door by Arm-R-Lite

The overhead sectional garage door is one of the most visible parts of a commercial or residential property. Typically the largest moving part of a building, the garage door is often the first thing people see and ironically the last thing people invest in maintaining. Maintaining your overhead sectional garage door is key to ensuring […]

What Are Delegated Design Submittals for Garage Doors?


Delegated design submittals for garage doors can be tricky. Many specifications issued for a project’s division 8 garage doors call out Delegated Design Submittals as part of their submittal package. Rarely though do they provide any information on what they’re looking for in these types of submittals. Standard Shop Drawings for Garage Doors Shop drawings […]

Fiberglass Garage Doors by Arm-R-Lite


Arm-R-Lite fiberglass garage doors are designed for both residential and commercial applications. Great for greenhouses, salt barns or for a home garage Arm-R-Lite’s fiberglass garage doors are welded, corrosion resistant, and carry the best warranty on the market for this type of overhead sectional door. Fiberglass Garage Doors with Flat, White Translucent Panels Arm-R-Lite’s fiberglass […]

Garage Door Warehouse Conversion: Modern Living and Office Space


Converting old warehouses has become a great way to repurpose an existing building and reduce construction costs. Updating the garage door or doors on an old warehouse can provide a modern look to an otherwise dated building. Warehouse Face Lift: Starting with the Garage Door Whether you’re converting an existing warehouse into a commercial office […]

Glass Garage Door Architectural Support


A glass garage door may look simple on the outside, but there is a lot to consider when planning for a project where one or more of these door types are needed. Having architectural support when planning and designing a building that wants to incorporate glass garage door assemblies can be a valuable resource for […]

Mirror Glass in Garage Doors


Mirror glass is one of many options available on Arm-R-Lite glass garage doors. It can be used on both commercial and residential projects depending on the needs and requirements of the application. This glass type is unique due to its reflective nature and is desired for both design intent and privacy, however there are drawbacks […]