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Questions to Ask About Your New Garage Door

Posted by Bob weidner on Mon, Jul 29, 2019 @ 10:17 AM

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Garage doors, though durable, will require replacement someday. When purchasing a new garage door, there are several things you should think about. Overhead Door of Permian Basin is sharing a list of questions to ask about your new garage door before you buy.

What Kind Of Material?

Overhead Door of Permian Basin offers its customers a wide variety of styles and materials. However, it's important to have a good idea of the type of garage door. Our options include wood, aluminum, glass, steel, vinyl, or fiberglass. Each of these materials is durable, but your needs are what will determine the best fit. Ask your Overhead Door technician about his or her recommendations.

Which Safety Features?

Part of Overhead Door's selection options includes several safety implementations. These include wind-load and fire-safe doors for your added protection. Wind-load doors provide added durability for wild West Texas wind storms. You should also make sure the new door works with the appropriate detector sensors to prevent injuries.

Any Extras?

carriagehouse-garage-door-306.jpgGone are the days of hand-pulled garage doors. Technology is a wonderful thing - for garage doors, too! Consider adding a wireless entry pad for your new garage door for easy entry. If you're big on using apps, consider finding a unit that is compatible with OHD Anywhere. Our easy to use app tracks when your door is opened, whether manually or with the opener. You're also able to open it remotely, no matter where you are.

Which Style?

The look of your garage door can vary, depending on your tastes. Carriage-style doors as a look of quaintness to your home, but work just like modern doors. You may be interested in a more traditional look with steel or aluminum accordion doors. For the modern minimalist, consider our glass and aluminum options for a sleek and sophisticated look.

What's Your Budget?

Overhead Door of Permian Basin offers a wide variety of doors to match your budget. Be sure to ask your designer to show you doors within your price range.

Are you ready to change the look of your home with new garage doors? We're happy to answer all of the above questions...and more!

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Garage Door Security Tips

Posted by Bob weidner on Mon, May 27, 2019 @ 10:16 AM

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Your home is your castle. Think of your garage door as the drawbridge, as it's meant to protect your home and belongings. As part of your "castle's" safeguards, it's important to make sure that you're taking the proper precautions to ensure your home is safe. Read on for more on our garage door security tips.

Know The Risks

Though burglaries are possible year-round, they occur more frequently in the summer months and during vacations. Why? Because homeowners are out of town more often. Often, criminals pay attention to neighborhoods to see who is home and who isn't. That's why it's important to utilize your garage door as an added measure of security.

Many homeowners view their garage door as a "sneaky" way to enter their own homes in the case that they get locked out. However, most would-be thieves are well-versed in figuring that out.

Maintenance Is Critical

Don't skimp on maintenance. Broken springs, locks, and chains can give thieves easier access to your garage. Following our maintenance tips will help you to keep your garage in working order.

Hidden Devices

Do you park your vehicle outside of your garage? If so, it's important not to leave your garage door opener readily available. Think of it as leaving a house key in plain sight. A burglar can simply break into your car and open your garage - giving them free reign of your home.

If You Like It Then You Should Have Put A Lock On It

Though most doors are secure, some more resourceful thieves are able to use tools to unlock your garage door's locking mechanism. If you know you'll be out of town for an extended period, we encourage you to use your door's slide lock. This feature is similar to a deadbolt and is used to secure the door from inside. If your door doesn't have one (or it isnt' working properly), you can also use a padlock as well. If your slide bolt isn't working correctly, talk to the experts at Overhead Door to schedule a repair.

Light It Up

If you spend a considerable amount of time out of town, it would be a good idea to invest in some motion-sensor lights near your garage. Most burglaries occur with a break-in from the ground floor. Often, lights can deter would-be intruders. Additionally, make sure that your garage door opener has a working light. Not only is it convenient for you, it adds another level of security to your home.

Secure The Premise

Many homeowners opt to install alarm systems in their homes. Some insurance companies even offer discounts for policy holders who do. Additionally, Overhead Door offers OHD Anywhere, a sensor and mobile app combination that notifies you anytime your door opens or closes.

Window Treatments

If your garage door includes windows, it's a wise idea to frost them for added security. This prevents passersby from peeking into your garage and eyeballing your belongings. If you want to try this project yourself, here are four ways to do so.

Hold The Door

This one is the easiest and most reliable way to deter thieves. Simply keep your garage door shut. It not only keeps potential criminals from scoping out your home, but it keeps your garage's temperature maintained.

Do you need help with making sure your garage is a castle gate? Overhead Door can help. Contact us to schedule service today.

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The Benefits of Working With Overhead Door

Posted by Bob weidner on Tue, Apr 02, 2019 @ 03:02 PM

0928_OHDPB.pngWhen it comes to your residential and commercial garage doors, you have many companies to choose from. In a world full of reviews and social media posts, it can be hard to determine which company best fits your needs. That's why we're here to explain the benefits of working with Overhead Door - we want to make the decision simple for you!

Advantages of Working With Overhead Door 

Selection

Not sure what you're looking for in a garage door? That's no problem - Overhead Door provides a wide selection of options. Whether you're looking for traditional wooden doors, a no-fuss steel door, or an ultra-modern glass model, Overhead Door provides exactly what you need. Still don't see quite what you want? Overhead Door can help you customize a design based on your specifications. There's also a wide variety of commercial doors to meet your business's needs, as well.

Style

Did you know that an Overhead Door product was used for Southern Living's 2017 Idea House? Talk about style! Many people don't realize that their garage doors can make a big statement about their home. It's a long-term way to add curb appeal and beauty to their property. It doesn't stop there, either - contemporary glass and aluminum commercial doors give your business a sleek, sophisticated aesthetic that draws the eye to your building.

Security

Garage doors are an important line of defense for your home or business. Overhead Door's includes additional safety features to our garage doors to prevent theft and entry into your home or business. You can also beef up your security by adding the OHD Anywhere to your security measures. You can remotely open the garage and receive notifications of opening/closing doors, whether it's with a remote or manually.

Safety

Depending on your preferences, you might consider a wind-load residential door to protect your property from high wind conditions. Overhead Door's commercial line also provides fire-resistant and wind-load options to help you protect your company assets. Our team also sells safety eye replacements and other parts to make sure that your garage door is in proper working condition.

Skill

Overhead Door's technicians are skilled to help repair or replace your garage door. They're familiar with new installations and how to correct broken parts. Additionally, we offer emergency, night, and weekend service - we understand that garage door problems don't always occur during regular business hours.

Service

Overhead Door is proud to be part of the Permian Basin. We strive to constantly improve our service and to make sure that our clients are happy. Customers who are treated with respect and courtesy are more apt to become lifelong patrons - and that's exactly what we strive to do.

Experience the Overhead Door difference for your next garage door repair or replacement. Contact us today.

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Four Signs Your Garage Door Needs Service

Posted by Bob weidner on Mon, Mar 11, 2019 @ 02:30 PM

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Your garage door serves multiple purposes. Not only does it protect your vehicle and belongings, it service as a way to keep out the elements. Though garage doors are relatively durable, occasional service and maintenance is required. The experts at Overhead Door share four signs your garage door needs service, so read on for more!

Do You See Signs Your Garage Door Needs Repairs?

There's a Disconnect Somewhere

Click...click...CLICK! No matter how much you mash the buttons, the door won't open or close. If it does, it moves slowly. Additionally, you might notice that the safety equipment at the bottom of your door isn't working properly. Electrical shorts or disconnects are a common problem with garage doors, so it's important to get them checked out as soon as possible.

Did That Always Look That Way?

pexels-photo-237974-1.jpegHave you noticed rusty parts on your garage door parts recently? Perhaps you've seen portions of your garage door getting a little saggy. Though it's sturdy and designed to last a while, your hardware does need replaced eventually. If you notice bolts, screws, or the tracks of your garage door looking a little worse for wear, it's time to schedule a service call with a professional.

There's a Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

Watching your garage shimmy and shake like it's in a disco can be very disconcerting. While these symptoms indicate that your door is misaligned with the tracks, this isn't a problem you should ignore. As the door continues along its imbalanced path, it can wear more heavily on one side of the hardware. Be sure to set up an appointment to have your garage door serviced as soon as possible.

You Hear Odd Noises

Garage door should make minimal amounts of noise, especially newer models. Most often, noisy garage doors come from springs or tracks that just require a little grease to help them run smoother. Think of this lubricant as "cartilage" for your garage door and the parts; it acts as a buffer to keep the two rough pieces from rubbing each other raw.

Are you concerned that you need to have your garage door serviced? Overhead Door not only provides new door installations, we can help you with maintenance and repairs, too. Schedule a service call with us today!

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What's That Sound?

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, Jan 22, 2019 @ 11:28 AM

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When you push the button, you expect your garage door to open (or close) gracefully. And when it doesn't, something's wrong. 

We've put together a highly technical list of bangs, booms, poops, and eeeeeeks you might hear along with an idea of what those sounds might indicate so that when you call for help, you can sound like you know a little something about garage doors without putting on the vocal performance of a lifetime ("It sounded something like this...").

 Here are the most common noises and what they might mean. 

 

 

Squealing

Squealing is a good indication that your hinges need to be replaced, and although you can replace some hinges yourself, some are connected to important cables and should be handled by a professional. If you suspect your hinges need replacing, give us a call. 

Grinding

Grinding and groaning is usually an indication of a misalignment somewhere, and the misalignment is usually the result of fasteners that have loosened or damaged panels (has anyone backed into the garage door lately?).

Rattling

Rattling means something is loose somewhere: either the brackets mounted to the ceiling of the garage, nuts and bolts throughout, or the garage door tracks. You can try to locate any loose nuts or bolt and gently tighten, but if that doesn't work we can find the culprit and take care of it.

Banging

If your garage door is dropping hard enough and fast enough to alert the neighbors, you could be dealing with a couple of common problems: a worn weather strip or faulty springs. Keep in mind that an abrupt drop to the ground can cause safety issues and get this problem checked out as soon as possible. 

We hope this guide to the blood-curdling noises your garage door makes helps you solve problems and get help next time you need it. For the latter, call us at Overhead Door Permian Basin(TM) today - we love to diagnose and treat squeaky, screechy, bangy, clangy doors.

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Types of Residential Garage Doors

Posted by Bob weidner on Sun, Dec 09, 2018 @ 11:30 AM

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When it's time to replace your garage door, choosing which kind can be difficult. Overhead Door offers a wide selection, but how do you know which one is right for you? We've made it easy with this quick reference guide to discuss the different types of residential garage doors.

Steel

Steel residential garage doors are one of the most common varieties. Not only are they durable and easy to maintain, they're very cost-effective. Overhead Door offers several models, including carriage house styles. Additionally, these doors come in various colors, so you don't have to repaint your house when the time comes to replace your garage door.

Aluminum

aluminum-garage-door-521.jpgAs an economical alternative to steel, you should consider an aluminum garage door. Aluminum's exterior finish is resilient and comes in all of the colors of the rainbow. Our modern designs combine glass panels on an aluminum frame to provide an aesthetic look that will make the neighbors jealous.

Wood

If you want a traditional look, wood doors are a great way to accomplish your goal. Genuine wooden garage doors are absolutely beautiful, though they are fairly high-maintenance. The doors arrive unprimed, which allows you to stain or paint them the color of your choosing. It's a lovely alternative to standard metal garage doors.

Vinyl

vinyl-garage-door-durafirm-MAIN-model.jpgIf you need an extremely durable garage door but don't want to sacrifice classic design, choose one of our vinyl options. The thick vinyl coating gives the appearance of painted wood, without all of the upkeep. Additionally, vinyl doors handle dents and scratches better than standard steels doors.

Fiberglass

If you love the look of wood garage doors but don't like the maintenance, consider fiberglass doors. Fiberglass is extremely light and can withstand dents. Best of all, there's no rust or wood-eating insects to content with! These doors come in a variety of panel and window styles, so you're able to create a customized design.

Are you ready to revamp your existing residential garage doors? We want to help you! Schedule a design consultation to meet with one of Overhead Door's experience teams to help you choose.

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Garage Door Safety Tips

Posted by Bob weidner on Wed, Nov 07, 2018 @ 11:33 AM

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Garages are one of the most safe and convenient ways to enter your home and protect your belongings. However, as with any household device, there are certain precautions to take to avoid injury. These garage door safety tips are simple to follow and easy to implement.

Easy To Follow Garage Safety Tips

Schedule Regular Maintenance

Whether you're getting your car's oil changed or replacing the string on your weed eater, you realize that maintenance is required on many household items. Garage doors are no different. Rusty springs, rickety railing, or lopsided doors can quickly turn into a hazard. In addition to new sales and emergency assistance, Overhead Door also offer repairs service to its customers. Schedule yours by clicking here.

Update Equipment

Sensors that detect objects near where the door closes can prevent many injuries each year. If your sensor is becoming unreliable, it may be time to change it out. Also, if you've noticed holes or jagged edges in your garage door, it could be time to consider updating your garage door entirely. Exposed metal can cut your skin. Additionally, any open "pockets" in your garage door can create hidey-holes for all sorts of creatures. Learn more about making your garage inhospitable to unwelcome guests.

Teach Garage Safety

pexels-photo-236164.jpegThere are almost 11,000 garage related injuries each year. Sadly, many of these can be prevented. Unsurprisingly, hand injuries are among the most common, followed by head injuries. It is especially important to teach children that the garage to stay clear of the doors as they are opening or closing. Additionally, be sure to keep an eye out for pets that may become trapped as the doors close. Also, leave the maintenance to the Overhead Door experts. Choosing a professional to work on your garage door can prevent injuries, as well.

Go High Tech

By choosing OHD Anywhere™, our trademarked digital app, you're taking safety into your own hands. With this convenient app, you're able to track the history of how often your garage door opens. You're also able to remotely open and close the door. This is really convenient for the times when you need to let a repair person into your home. Additionally, it alerts you if the door has been open, whether with the opener or manually. It's a great safety option from Overhead Door

Interested in setting up a estimate to make sure your garage is as safe as possible? Schedule your appointment with us today!

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Garage Door Maintenance Tips for Fall

Posted by Bob weidner on Wed, Oct 10, 2018 @ 11:38 AM

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It’s almost autumn! Cooler weather brings relief to West Texas after a long hot summer. However, it’s critical that you conduct these quick garage door maintenance tips for fall - they can help you avoid serious issues that could put a damper on your autumn weekends.

Grease Review 

Hot summer air dries out more than just the ground. If you notice your garage door isn’t opening and closing as smoothly as you would like, consider apply lubricant to the moving parts. Though grease can last a long time, it’s always good to run a quick check to confirm. Additionally, make sure there’s no lubricant where there shouldn’t be. Fall cleanings can be just as cathartic as spring cleanings!

Weatherstripping Replacement

Over time, the rubber or plastic weatherstripping along the bottom of your garage can rot away. Fall is the perfect time of year to replace it, because who wants water, dust, or autumn leaves in their garage? Additionally, it helps to regulate the temperature in your garage. 

Balance Inspection

Place a standard contractor’s level on your door when it is in the “up” position. If the bubble doesn’t balance, it means that your door is off-kilter. When your garage door is unbalanced, you increase the risk of it falling off the track. It also causes more wear and tear on your door than is necessary.

Seasonal Maintenance Check

Though you can conduct a significant amount of this maintenance yourself, have a professional conduct a seasonal check before cooler months begin. Weather can alter your door’s performance, especially if something is already a little off. Contact the professionals at Overhead Door to set up your appointment. We don’t just offer new door sales and emergency repairs – our preventative services can help save you time and headache.

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We Offer Commercial Rolling Service Doors

Posted by Bob weidner on Fri, Sep 07, 2018 @ 07:00 AM


Many people choose Overhead Door when they think of installing and maintain garage doors for their homes. However, many businesses require various types of overhead doors, as well. We’re here to tell you all about our rolling service door options.

Various Rolling Service Door Options To Meet Your Needs

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Variety Is The Spice Of Life

A simple, understated rolling door might be just what you’re looking for. Perhaps you want something a bit more high tech. Either way, we offer a variety of upward-coiling service doors to meet your needs. Our rolling doors are capable of fitting openings up to 1500 sq. ft. (139,355 sq.mm). They also come in the industry's widest array of curtain materials and colors, and slat profiles. These options help you to design exactly what you need for your business. These choices offer our customers a practically limitless array of individualization to make your rolling service doors both visually appealing and functional for your business.

Door Options And Features

rolling-service-door-600-model-1.jpgJust like a new car, your rolling door is fully customizable with various options from which to choose. Here are just a few of the options available from Overhead Door’s premier selection:

  • Roll-formed galvanized steel, stainless steel or aluminum curtains in weights from 26 to 14 gauge (not all gauges available in all materials)
  • Primed or painted steel, clear, or colored anodized aluminum, or PowerGuard finish options. Color options include approximately 215 colors.
  • Push-up, chain-hoist, crank, or motor operation available.
  • Insulated slated and/or weatherstripping options.
  • Stormtite™ models provide the most advanced thermal performance values published by any major U.S. manufacturer of insulated rolling steel doors.
  • High-use and pedestrian pass door packages are available
  • Need more details about customized rolling service doors? Be sure to visit with us.

If you’re interested in inquiring about our rolling door options for your business, choose Overhead Door.

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How To Make The Right Overhead Garage Door Choice For You

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 @ 02:10 PM

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Do you need your garage door repaired or replaced? Are you overwhelmed with all of the choices that are available? Here are some things to consider when deciding on whether to purchase or repair your overhead garage door.  

Budget first!

Knowing your budget first will allow you to wisely pick the material, the style and ultimately allow you to make the best decision for what you want and need in a new overhead garage door.

Choose a dollar range of approximately 20% and set yourself a range. For example, if you feel you can spend $1000 on this project, you will have a range of $800-$1200. This range will allow you to make the best choice based on the pros and cons of materials and style. Every decision you make concerning household improvement adds value to your home. A new garage door will add both value and comfort while improving the aesthetic.

Material

Wooden Doors - Wood is a sturdy material to use, but often comes with a higher price tag and semi-yearly upkeep. These doors will hold up well in any climate, but will need to be refinished every few years.

Steel - Rugged and durable, steel is a cost-efficient and long lasting material. There are still multiple designs to choose from, but steel will also rust over time. Adding a fiberglass overlay can negate rusting and make this door a reliable, long lasting investment.

Aluminum - Lightweight and more durable than the aluminum doors of yesterday! Cheaper frames of aluminum are prone to dents and dings if you have children playing ball in the driveway for example, but heavier duty frames are a more resistant option. Having an aluminum door laminated will add to its durability over time.

Fiberglass - A fiberglass door is a great investment in warmer and coastal areas. In colder climates, it can yellow and crack due to the extremes. Fiberglass can be molded and designed to any shape and texture, which allows for many different visual options.

Vinyl - Vinyl doors are extremely resilient, modern and an option to consider along with wood if you have children playing in the driveway. More durable than other options, they are very difficult to dent or crack. While vinyl doors aren't offered in as many styles and aesthetics, they can be your best investment for a long term, reliable door that needs little maintenance outside of a power washing every so often.

Style

Carriage house (swing up) - This style is associated most often with that "barn door" look. They complement rustic style or mission types of houses that seek to portray a rustic aesthetic. They conjure images of old carriage barns and can be designed to your ornate tastes.

Contemporary - These doors offer clean lines and a modern take on just the aesthetic you are looking for.. They come in a variety of design styles and most often be matched with the material that suits your needs.

Traditional - The tried and true classic style that often suits older homes. Choose from a variety of designs in order to improve the look, but maintain that traditional feel that you are looking for.

Best decision for you

You can make your new overhead garage door choice simpler by narrowing your decisions to  your budget, material and style that works best for your home and garage. You can utilize Overhead Door of the Permian Basin™ to help you with your decision. We can help assess those needs and wants, and even use our online visualization tool to upload a picture of your garage and play around with different styles here.

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