Woodie Plank Garage Doors 1

The character of wood, the strength of steel

The Woodie Plank™ Series garage doors are the ultimate in classic craftsmanship combined with modern engineering. From old style carriage house to contemporary styling, the doors are manufactured to your standards and specifications. With a distinctive style and a longer life span, hand-selected tongue and groove 3/8″ thick Western Red Cedar siding is 1″ x 6″ nominal laminated to a 2″ thick insulated 24 gauge pan door with PVC back insert. The doors can be further enhanced with a variety of classically finished decorative hardware and window designs. A Woodie Plank™ Series garage door can be an important design element, complimenting and enhancing your home’s appeal and value. First United Door Technologies is committed to creating new ideas and innovations in residential garage doors. That is what the Woodie Plank™ Series door delivers.

Woodie Overlay: The Wood Overlay product is manufactured by 1st United Door, using hand selected 3/8″ thick Western Red Cedar tongue and groove siding which is then laminated to the face of a 1 3/4″ or 2″ thick steel sectional door and post insulated with a laminated EPS foam. Each and every Woodie Overlay door is custom made and hand crafted to the customer’s specifications.

Sections: Are manufactured from 24 gauge hot dipped galvanized steel and insulated with a CFC free rigid polystyrene laminated to a heavy gauge styrene back skin. The insulation is custom fit and assembled after the overlay fabrication is complete. Sections are pre painted white, and roll formed with tongue and groove meeting rails. Tongue and groove hand selected Incent or Western Red Cedar face boards are nominal 5/8″ x 5 1/2″ S2S. The boards are then laminated to the face of the steel door with synthetic rubber base cement on the face of the door, and then mechanically fastened from the back of the door with screws. Double overlay boards up to 7″ wide and are applied to the face boards in the same manner with the rough or smooth side up, depending upon the customer requirements. Section joints are cut at a 10 15 degree angle to shed water from the face of the door and minimize the appearance of the section joint.

Hardware: Heavy Duty H 4 Commercial duty Hardware and Track with Commercial top and bottom fixtures, 14 gauge commercial hinges, 2 inch (3 inch over 650 lbs.), 2″ 11 ball nylon rollers, pre painted springs (except ” or 6″), galvanized torsion tubes (solid shaft over 650 lbs.), self locking fasteners and back hang bolts, operator reinforcement brackets, dual lift handles, inside lock, minimum .075 horizontal track, .060 vertical track (3″ over 650 lbs.). Note: Some doors require 4 spring pads. Verify door weight and spring configuration prior to framing.

Models: All custom designs. All orders require approval drawings and submittals by customer. Any changes, cancellations or amendments must be in writing and they must be acknowledged and confirmed in writing prior to production. Revised drawings must be re approved. All orders for custom arch doors must have an arch template submitted on black roofing paper with floor to top of arch and floor to start of arch dimensions marked on the template.

Widths & Heights: Widths: 6′, 8′, 9′, 10′, 12′, 16′, 18′
Heights: 6’0″ thru 14’0″ (3″ increments)
Upgrade Options:
Glass Designs: Various designs are available
Glass Types: DBS Clear, Seedie, Obscure, Tinted (Bronze)
Decorative Hardware: Various designs. Please note if decor hardware will be added

Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty

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.


1st United Door Technologies warrants: if the Woodie Plank™ steel sections rust through, or the paint shows signs of cracking and/or peeling we will repair or replace your sections for up to FIVE years. This warranty does not, nor is it intended to extend to, the wood planking applied to the exterior of the door. However, the wood planking that has been applied to the face of your door is hand selected tongue and groove Inland or Western Red Cedar. Cedar is known for its ability to minimize cracking, splitting, warping and twisting common in other wood species. Furthermore, 1st United Door will apply a modified epoxy sealer to further enhance the wood’s resistance to weathering. The wood planking should be stained and/or painted within 48 hours after installation with an oil-based stain. Allow the stain or paint to dry, and then finish coat the door with a minimum of FOUR coats of exterior grade water based polyurethane. Every SIX MONTHS thereafter, the exterior wood surface must be re-coated with an additional two coats of water-based polyurethane. This product, like all other wood products, requires a regularly scheduled maintenance program to ensure the wood does not prematurely degrade.


The on-door hardware is commercially rated and warranted for a period of five years against defects in material or workmanship. The section and hardware warranty his warrant does not extend to normal wear, discoloration, fading or deterioration due to rust resulting from damage 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.

Nor shall the warranty extend as a result of any physical damage caused to the door after the door left the manufacturing plant or failure to provide reasonable, necessary and/or proper maintenance, to cover any damages with respect to any products that in any way or degree have been altered, modified, processed, misused or improperly installed or handled. Any charges for freight, removal, installation or painting shall be the responsibility of the original purchaser.

This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, representations, or covenants, expressed or implied, with respect to this product. In no event shall 1st United Door Technologies be liable for Consequential or Incidental Damages.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages; therefore this limitation may not apply to you.

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