Rolling, Rolling, Rolling Sheet Doors

July 8, 2014 | Posted in Rolling Sheet Door | By

DBCI small… Keep Those Sheet Doors Rolling!

Do you already have a steel barn, or considering building one? Then contact AAA DoorTeks for a rolling sheet door.  Our professional technicians can either install one on your existing barn, or hang one on your new barn. Many barn owners prefer the rolling sheet door due to its superior protection against the elements and ease of use.

AAA DoorTeks provides rolling sheet doors from DBCI a market leader for economical doors for the budget minded builder. The doors are available in both an insulated and non-insulated model. You can also upgrade your unit to handle higher wind load environments. All DBCI doors arrive ready for manual operation, but can readily accept automatic openers if you like.
Regardless of whether you install insulated or not insulated, manual or automatic contact AAA DoorTeks to provide and install your rolling steel door from DBCI.

Breezing Living with Garage Screens!

June 23, 2014 | Posted in garage door screen | By

Want to turn your garage into an airy, pest-free space in an instant?  Then install a Lifestyle Garage Screen® from AAA DoorTeks!

The Lifestyle Screen® is a fully retractable, spring loaded screen system that works in conjunction with your existing garage door.  With a Lifestyle Garage Screen® from AAA DoorTeks going from a stuffy garage to an airy, pest free space is a snap and takes just seconds!   The Lifestyle Screen® is so easy to use!  It’s available with or without a passage door, three different frame color choices and three different screen options for privacy.

Typically your garage is the largest “room” in your house and in this day and age, it’s used for so many more things other than parking your car.  Keep the pests out and add another room to your home … pet area, home gym, hobby room, repair shop or even a man cave … by installing a Lifestyle Screen® from AAA Doorteks.

To learn more about a Lifestyle Screen® visit and click on the Lifestyle Screen® icon.  In the meantime, if you’d like to more info or a free proposal, click on “Need Help” icon and send us your request.

Broken Garage Door Springs

garage door springs

May 19, 2014 | Posted in Safety | By

What to do about Broken Garage Door Springs


Garage door repairs are never expected, in fact, they’re dreaded and when we arrive at your house to fix your ailment, we know that your wallet was probably not expecting it either. Like a doctor is never happy to see a sick patient, we know that with our diagnosis and prescription, we will have you feeling better in no-time! You can always trust that AAA DoorTeks will offer honest advice on repairs, which leads us to one of our most common ailment questions to address: broken garage door springs!


So what are garage door springs? There are two varieties, “torsion” and “extension”. Both have the job of offsetting the weight and gravity of the garage, so if needed, you can open and close the garage manually. In order to have this effect, the torsion springs must be wound in the direction of the springs. Unlike AAA DoorTeks torsion springs which mount above the garage door, AAA DoorTeks extension springs use a cable and pulley system running parallel to the garage door and last 25,000 cycles.

What should I do if my garage door spring breaks?
Many of our clients ask, “If one spring is still intact, what is the sense in replacing both?” First of all, preventative maintenance is essential when working with mechanical parts, and even before you’re dealing with one or two broken garage door springs, it is a good idea to schedule a “tune-up” every couple years. When machinery moves, it is bound to break, so if you have one broken garage door spring, chances are, you’ll have another one within 6 months. What is the sense in paying for another service call? Fix both of your springs at the same time to also ensure you garage opens and closes with even weight-disbursement.


How much do springs cost? Each spring is about $100-$200, but at AAA DoorTeks we cannot accurately price your garage door springs over the phone and will need to schedule a visit to your home to weigh your garage. Also, some companies offer used springs; BEWARE! Do not purchase used springs, especially ones that are not powder coated. Powder coating protects the springs against rust, keeping you from having to call us up as frequently for a repair.


If you have any other questions, don’t forget you can give us a call at 1-800-835-8357 or visit us on the web here.

Keeping Your Home Safe Against Intruders

International Door Association

May 13, 2014 | Posted in International Door Association, Safety | By

Easy Ways To Keep Your Home Safe Against Intruders

As an IDA (International Door Association) member, AAA DoorTeks is able to frequently update our education on garage door safety, construction, installation, and repair. Especially when it comes to providing exceptional service & exceptional value, the IDA gives us a lot of resources that allow us to better service our customers and ways to keep your home safe against intruders. Case in point, we recently received an alarming email alerting us at a news anchor in San Antonio, Texas was encouraging citizens to use a zip-tie and cut off the emergency release rope and handle. Not only is this contrary to the federally-mandated UL 325 safety standard, but it is extremely dangerous! The emergency release is designed to save lives in case a child, adult, or pet is pinned under the garage door. The IDA has composed a top-10 list “Safe & Secure Tips For Garage Door Owners”, and we would like to share it with you! 


Safe & Secure Tips For Garage Door Owners

Prepared by the International Door Association

If you are the owner of a garage door, it is very important that you consider the following tips regarding maintaining a safe and secure door and operator:


1. It is important to properly perform routine maintenance on your garage door
system. To learn more about what to do and what not to do, check out the IDA


2. Garage doors with operators feature an emergency release device that can be readily identified – just look for the red cord with a red handle. This device is
required by law for the purpose of quick disengagement of the operator. It should
never be modified, including the addition of a zip-tie for the purpose of security.


3.Removing the red handle is not recommended and strongly discouraged. The handle is required by UL 325 and federal law. It is there for emergencies such as a child being entrapped under the door.


4. If you wish, frosting your garage door windows (if applicable) will obscure visibility into your garage.


5. By adding a motion-sensing exterior light outside your garage, unwanted guests are less likely to attempt entry into your garage at night.


6. Leaving the remote control to your garage door operator in your automobile can be an invitation to a thief or undesirable person to enter your house; just like leaving the key to your house in plain view.


7. At least annually, contact a professional door dealer to inspect your garage
door system. A periodic inspection and maintenance visit by a pro can save you
headaches and dollars in the future.


8. Check the surroundings of the roller tracks. Move items that may come in contact with a moving door such as a shovel, broom or lawn edger.


9.Have your garage door monitored by a security system just as you would any other door or window in your home, and/or install a garage door monitoring system to help you remember to close your garage door.


10. A very basic and simple tip: remembering to keep your garage door closed can help you protect your home and property. If you must have your garage door open, lock the pass door between the home and the garage.
International Door Association at AAA DoorTeks



The Geneva IL Baseball Association

May 9, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Geneva IL Baseball

geneva baseball association

The Geneva IL Baseball Association or just “GBA”, is a community based, non-profit organization and the objective is to provide a youth baseball program that emphasizes skill development, sportsmanship, and teamwork for the youth that reside within Geneva! We decided to sponsor them for a few stellar reasons.

1. We love baseball! Our general manager is a huge Detroit Tigers Fan. Our Financial Manager, she’s a true Chicagoan, and will cheer on the Cubs or Sox.

2. Many of our employees have children living in the Tri-Cities and support any extracurricular activity that keeps teens active and involved with their community. We also have had children active within Geneva-sports and know how fun and action-packed any game can be.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Geneva IL Baseball Association, please visit their website here.

Here is a baseball poem by a man named Chaplain Bob Fox titled They Are Just Little Boys. This poem appeared on the GBA website & it really “hits home” with us as we contemplate the importance of sport teams in our hometown of Geneva.

geneva baseball association


He stands at the plate
with his heart pounding fast.
The bases are loaded,
the die has been cast.
Mom and Dad cannot help him,
he stands all alone.
A hit at this moment
would send his team home.
The ball meets the plate,
he swings and he misses.
There’s a groan from the crowd,
with some boos and some hisses.
A thoughtless voice cries,
“Strike out the bum.”
Tears fill his eyes,
the game’s no longer fun.
So open up your heart
and give him a break,
for it’s moments like this,
a man you can make.
Please keep this in mind
when you hear someone forget,
He is just a little boy,
and not a man yet.