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Flush-Panel residential garage door brochure

Flush Panel

FullView residential garage door brochure

FullView

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Long Panel Carriage

Raised-Steel-Panel residential garage door brochure

Raised Steel Panel

Ranch-Panel residential garage door brochure

Ranch Panel

Series-26-Ribbed residential garage door brochure

Series 26 Ribbed

Short-Panel-Carriage residential garage door brochure

Short Panel Carriage

Smooth-and-V-Groove-Overlay residential garage door brochure

Smooth & V-Groove Overlay

Steel Overlay residential garage door brochure

Steel Overlay

Commercial Spec Sheets

2-inch commercial garage door

Commercial 2-Inch

3-inch commercial garage door

Commercial 3-Inch

FullView commercial garage door

Commercial FullView

Commercial ribbed steel garage door

Commercial Ribbed

Safety

A garage door is usually the single largest moving object on your home. Proper installation, operation, inspection and maintenance will provide years of safe and trouble-free operation. Please follow these precautions.

Midland’s residential garage doors are furnished with grip points, a lift handle and step plate for safe manual operation.
Do not permit children to play underneath doors or with any garage door operating controls.
Wall-mounted controls should be at least 5 feet above the floor and out of the reach of small children.
If your door is equipped with an electric opener, refer to the owner’s manual that came with it to ensure safe operation.
Make sure the door is in view and there are no obstructions before operating the electric garage door opener.
Periodically check the electric opener’s auto-reverse mechanism by following the guidelines in the owners manual.
Midland doors use red fasteners on all components under extreme spring tension to warn against inadvertent removal, which may result in serious injury and/or damage. Only qualified professional door technicians should adjust or service any components relating to the torsion spring system. This includes springs, cables, drums, spring shaft, end-bearing plate, bottom fixtures, center bearing plate and anchor pads.

Maintenance

Keeping your garage door clean and performing periodic inspections using the Maintenance and Inspection section below will help ensure years of reliable use.

Cleaning

For general accumulation of dust and dirt, wash with a mild detergent and rinse with clean water.
Should rust spots appear, we recommend using:
Orange Clean® Paste Cleaner
Bar Keepers® Friend
Turtle Wax® Rubbing Compound (white)
Turtle Wax Chrome Polish and Rust Remover
Iron Out® rust stain remover
If adhesive transfers from the protective film to the face of the door, try:
Hot soapy water
Hot soapy water with denatured alcohol
Straight denatured alcohol
Goo Gone®
3M™ Adhesive Remover
To restore the luster of the paint, use:
Turtle Wax® Car Wash and Cleaner
Turtle Wax® Rubbing Compound
Orange Clean
CAUTION: Some of these products are abrasive. Use extreme care to prevent paint removal.

Inspection and Service

Inspect your garage door annually. Doors that experience heavy use or operate in harsh environments should be inspected more frequently. Examine the following:

Door: Overall condition, bottom seal, alignment, operation, rope, spring tension, door balance
Weather strip: General condition, sealing ability
Fasteners: Tightness, security of parts and fasteners
Hinges: General wear, tightness
Rollers: General wear
Cables: Fraying, attachment to bottom fixture, wrapping properly on the drums
Springs: General condition, mounting hardware is secure, shaft condition, bearings, drums, center bearing plate
Track: Alignment, tightness
Back hang: Secure
Control: Reverse functions according to manufacturer instructions
If service is required, contact your Midland dealer.

Lubrication

During each inspection, use lightweight oil, such as WD-40® or Three-in-One® Light Oil, to lubricate the following as needed:

Hinges
Steel rollers: Roller shaft in the hinge and ball bearings in the roller
Nylon rollers: Roller shaft in the hinge and roller shaft where the nylon tire turns; do NOT lubricate the outside of the nylon tire as it may cause it to slip and create flat spots
Bearings
Springs: Wipe off excess oil to prevent drips
Lock: T-Handle and moving parts
Do not grease the tracks.

Painting

If you decide to repaint your door, we recommend the following steps:

Thoroughly clean the surface with tri-sodium phosphate, SoilMax™, Spic & Span® or a similar product. CAUTION: DO NOT USE HARSH SOLVENTS, SUCH AS LACQUER THINNERS OR MINERAL SPIRITS AS THEY MAY CAUSE PEELING AFTER THE NEW TOPCOAT IS APPLIED.
Scrub the surface with a brush and sponge. Rinse with clean water and allow the door to dry.
If the door has been waxed, it is imperative that all wax is removed.
If damage has occurred and the galvanized substrate is compromised, it is necessary to treat these areas with a rust-inhibiting primer. Contact a paint store professional for recommendations.
Scuff the door’s surface with a Scotch-Brite™ pad. Clean the door as required.
Use a quality acrylic latex exterior paint for the topcoat. Apply per manufacturer’s instructions.
Repainting will affect your warranty. See the warranty for details.

+ BROCHURES
Residential garage door brochure

Residential Brochure

Commercial Brochure

ThermoGuard residential garage door brochure

ThermoGuard™ Brochure

+ SPEC SHEETS

Residential Spec Sheets

Classic-Panel residential garage door brochure

Classic Panel

Flush-Panel residential garage door brochure

Flush Panel

FullView residential garage door brochure

FullView

Long-Panel-Carriage Raised-Steel-Panel residential garage door brochure

Long Panel Carriage

Raised-Steel-Panel residential garage door brochure

Raised Steel Panel

Ranch-Panel residential garage door brochure

Ranch Panel

Series-26-Ribbed residential garage door brochure

Series 26 Ribbed

Short-Panel-Carriage residential garage door brochure

Short Panel Carriage

Smooth-and-V-Groove-Overlay residential garage door brochure

Smooth & V-Groove Overlay

Steel Overlay residential garage door brochure

Steel Overlay

Commercial Spec Sheets

2-inch commercial garage door

Commercial 2-Inch

3-inch commercial garage door

Commercial 3-Inch

FullView commercial garage door

Commercial FullView

Commercial ribbed steel garage door

Commercial Ribbed

+ SAFETY & MAINTENANCE

Safety

A garage door is usually the single largest moving object on your home. Proper installation, operation, inspection and maintenance will provide years of safe and trouble-free operation. Please follow these precautions.

Midland’s residential garage doors are furnished with grip points, a lift handle and step plate for safe manual operation.
Do not permit children to play underneath doors or with any garage door operating controls.
Wall-mounted controls should be at least 5 feet above the floor and out of the reach of small children.
If your door is equipped with an electric opener, refer to the owner’s manual that came with it to ensure safe operation.
Make sure the door is in view and there are no obstructions before operating the electric garage door opener.
Periodically check the electric opener’s auto-reverse mechanism by following the guidelines in the owners manual.
Midland doors use red fasteners on all components under extreme spring tension to warn against inadvertent removal, which may result in serious injury and/or damage. Only qualified professional door technicians should adjust or service any components relating to the torsion spring system. This includes springs, cables, drums, spring shaft, end-bearing plate, bottom fixtures, center bearing plate and anchor pads.

Maintenance

Keeping your garage door clean and performing periodic inspections using the Maintenance and Inspection section below will help ensure years of reliable use.

Cleaning

For general accumulation of dust and dirt, wash with a mild detergent and rinse with clean water.
Should rust spots appear, we recommend using:
Orange Clean® Paste Cleaner
Bar Keepers® Friend
Turtle Wax® Rubbing Compound (white)
Turtle Wax Chrome Polish and Rust Remover
Iron Out® rust stain remover
If adhesive transfers from the protective film to the face of the door, try:
Hot soapy water
Hot soapy water with denatured alcohol
Straight denatured alcohol
Goo Gone®
3M™ Adhesive Remover
To restore the luster of the paint, use:
Turtle Wax® Car Wash and Cleaner
Turtle Wax® Rubbing Compound
Orange Clean
CAUTION: Some of these products are abrasive. Use extreme care to prevent paint removal.

Inspection and Service

Inspect your garage door annually. Doors that experience heavy use or operate in harsh environments should be inspected more frequently. Examine the following:

Door: Overall condition, bottom seal, alignment, operation, rope, spring tension, door balance
Weather strip: General condition, sealing ability
Fasteners: Tightness, security of parts and fasteners
Hinges: General wear, tightness
Rollers: General wear
Cables: Fraying, attachment to bottom fixture, wrapping properly on the drums
Springs: General condition, mounting hardware is secure, shaft condition, bearings, drums, center bearing plate
Track: Alignment, tightness
Back hang: Secure
Control: Reverse functions according to manufacturer instructions
If service is required, contact your Midland dealer.

Lubrication

During each inspection, use lightweight oil, such as WD-40® or Three-in-One® Light Oil, to lubricate the following as needed:

Hinges
Steel rollers: Roller shaft in the hinge and ball bearings in the roller
Nylon rollers: Roller shaft in the hinge and roller shaft where the nylon tire turns; do NOT lubricate the outside of the nylon tire as it may cause it to slip and create flat spots
Bearings
Springs: Wipe off excess oil to prevent drips
Lock: T-Handle and moving parts
Do not grease the tracks.

Painting

If you decide to repaint your door, we recommend the following steps:

Thoroughly clean the surface with tri-sodium phosphate, SoilMax™, Spic & Span® or a similar product. CAUTION: DO NOT USE HARSH SOLVENTS, SUCH AS LACQUER THINNERS OR MINERAL SPIRITS AS THEY MAY CAUSE PEELING AFTER THE NEW TOPCOAT IS APPLIED.
Scrub the surface with a brush and sponge. Rinse with clean water and allow the door to dry.
If the door has been waxed, it is imperative that all wax is removed.
If damage has occurred and the galvanized substrate is compromised, it is necessary to treat these areas with a rust-inhibiting primer. Contact a paint store professional for recommendations.
Scuff the door’s surface with a Scotch-Brite™ pad. Clean the door as required.
Use a quality acrylic latex exterior paint for the topcoat. Apply per manufacturer’s instructions.
Repainting will affect your warranty. See the warranty for details.