SteeLite Garage Doors 1

A Lasting Impression

SteeLite® is an alternative design for the price conscious consumer who understands a garage door’s impact on the curb appeal of their home. A unique design that are sure to delight the most discriminating homeowner. Optional designer window treatments and decorative hardware are also available.

STEELITE SERIES: Premium quality, 23 gauge 2 inch thick steel door with horizontal and vertical grooved panels set into 24 and 28 inch sections. A unique and exclusive design of First United Door Technologies

Sections: Are 2 inches thick in 24 and 28 inch section heights. Each section is manufactured from heavyduty 23 gauge hot dipped galvanized steel. Sections are pre painted white and rotary embossed with a wood grain texture. Ultra high definition raised panels are pressed in 1/8″ height increments to a depth of .375″. Tongue and groove metering rails are roll formed into the panel incorporating the “RITS” reinforced integral truss system. Vertical stile members are 19 gauge hot dipped galvanized I beams prepainted white to match the interior color of the section. Stiles are riveted and bonded to the interior face of the door with epoxy based cement. Bottom sections are reinforced with aluminum “L” angle, and bonded to the bottom of the section for supporting a replaceable UV protected bottom weather seal. H 3 Hardware And Track: Hinges are hot dipped galvanized, 14 gauge wide body end roller hinges and 16 gauge interior hinges. Rollers are 2 inch black nylon, galvanized torsion tube; self locking fasteners, prepainted springs, and an inside lock.

Models: Delano: 23 gauge door vertical grooved panel (18.5″ X 20.5″)
Legacy: 23 gauge door vertical grooved panel (7.5″ X 20.5″)
Widths & Heights: Widths: 8′, 9′, 10′, 12′, 15′, 16′, 18′, 20′
Heights: 6’0″ thru 14’0″ (4″ increments)
Up Grade Options:
Glass Designs & Decorative Hardware

Insulation: CFC free polystyrene insulation with a rigid high impact vinyl back skin with an R factor of 6.25. CFC free polystyrene insulation with a 28 gauge steel back cover laminated to the face of the door with an R factor of 7.25.

Color: All doors are primed painted white from the factory and require post painting. The examples shown have been painted to show some of the possibilities that further enhance the wood effect.

Hardware: H 3 Optional hardware includes 14 gauge commercial hinges throughout. Commercial top fixtures and heavy duty bottom fixtures, 10 ball white Nylon rollers, double lift handles, inside slide lock, back hang fasteners, pre painted springs, galvanized torsion tube, .051 vertical track, and .060 horizontal track.

Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty

All information listed is based upon published information as of 5-1-2014. | SCH Door Spec 7/2014

Perform routine maintenance steps once a month. Review your owner’s manual for the garage door. If you don’t have a manual, look for the model number on the back of the door, or check the lock handle, hinges, or other hardware for the manufacturer’s name and request a manual from the manufacturer.

Visual Inspection

Look at the garage door springs, cables, rollers, pulleys, and other door hardware for signs of wear. If you suspect problems, have a qualified person make repairs.

WARNING – Springs are under high tension. Only qualified persons should adjust them.

Garage door springs, cables, brackets, and other hardware attached to the springs are under very high tension and, if handled improperly, can cause serious injury. Only a qualified professional or a mechanically experienced person should adjust them, but only by carefully following the manufacturer’s instructions.

The torsion springs (the springs above the door) should only be adjusted by a professional. Do not attempt to repair or adjust torsion springs yourself.

A restraining cable or other device should be installed on the extension spring (the spring along the side of the door) to help contain the spring if it breaks.

WARNING – Never remove, adjust, or loosen the screws on the bottom brackets of the door. These brackets are connected to the spring by the lift cable and are under extreme tension.


Regularly lubricate the moving parts of the door. However, do not lubricate plastic idler bearings. Consult the door owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommendation.

Door Balance

Periodically test the balance of the door.

  1. Start with the door closed.
  2. If you have a garage door opener, use the release mechanism so you can operate the door by hand when doing this test.
  3. You should be able to lift the door smoothly and with little resistance. It should stay open around three or four feet above the floor. If it does not, it is out of adjustment. Have it adjusted by a qualified service person.

This important information is provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the National Safety Council, and the Industry Coalition for Automatic Garage Door Opener Safety.

First United Door Technologies, LLC (1stUDT) warrants to the original purchaser of its products that any part thereof, which proves to be defective within THREE years of date of purchase, will be replaced to the distributorwithout charge. This warrant does not extend to normalwear, discoloration, fading or deterioration due to rust resulting fromdamage to the door section finish caused by fire, other accident or casualty, vandalism, radiation, animal wastes, excessive salts, harmful fumes or foreign substances in the atmosphere and/or Acts of Mother Nature. Fading and discolorization after one (1) year does not constitute as a factory defect. Nor shall the warranty extend as a result of any physical damage after the door has left the factory, or failure to provide reasonable, necessary and proper maintenance, or to cover any damages with respect to any products that in any way or degree have been altered, modified, processed, misused or improperly handled or installed.

First United Door Technologies, LLC warrants, to the original owner, the door section(s) for LIFETIME against the defects where splitting, cracking,peeling, or deterioration due to rusting through, from the original date of installation by persons authorized by 1stUDT. If, during this period, the door sections are found to be defective upon inspection by an authorized 1stUDT representative, 1stUDT will repair or replace, at its option, the defective section(s). This warranty covers the door sections only and does not apply to other parts of the garage door or operating hardware.

First United Door Technologies, LLC is not liable for consequential damages or the recovery of any other direct or indirect costs. This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, representations, or covenants, express or implied, with respect to this product, as to any matter whatsoever, except for any “implied warranty” as that term is defined in the Magnuson-MossWarranty-Federal Trade Commission Improvement Act, such implied warranties to be limited in duration to a period of one year from the date of purchase.This warranty gives individuals legal rights, although there may be other rights that can vary from state to state.



Your door has been pre-finished with a baked on polyester paint system.To complete the finishing process, spongewash the door with a mild powered detergent and warmwater.Rinse and allow the door to dry before applying paint. Use a high quality exterior grade acrylic latex paint.Do not use an oil based/ alkyd paint.The paint can be applied with a roller; however, a superior finish will be obtained with an airless or HVLP spray gun. Prior to applying the paint, verify the paint manufacturer’s painting instructions. Be careful not to get paint inside the tongue and groove edges. Failure to do so will result in the paint bonding the sections together, thus, making the door inoperable.

This warranty is non-transferable.