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Helpful Tips to Help Get Your Garage Organized

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Thu, May 24, 2018 @ 03:01 PM

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Utilizing the available space is important when it comes to organizing your garage. Aren't you tired of wading through clutter to find that one thing you were looking for? Organizing your garage makes it easier to find the things you want, and it also gives you more space to store the things you have. Here are some tips and ideas to help you achieve this vision. 

Tool Rack

Long handled items like brooms, rakes, and shovels can cause clutter if they are not properly stored. The long handle gets in the way and can trip you up. Tool racks are great organizational choices and space makers. All of your long handled tools fit easily into a rack and are held up ensuring that no damage is done to them. Make space and make it easier on yourself the next time you need to find the broom.  

Use Your Walls 

The wall offers a lot of potential storage. You can put up hooks to store items like bicycles off the ground and on the wall. Hooks are simple to install and open up a lot more floor space than was previously available. Shelving is another potential way to store items on your walls and clear your floor and walk space. 

Cabinets and Drawers

These organizers help you keep clutter to minimum. These are great options for people with a lot of tools who also want a desk or work area surface too. You can get a workbench with cabinets and drawers for tools and other items. This also gives you the ability to lock up any expensive or irreplaceable item in the event that your garage is broken into. 

Ball Cages

There are a myriad of different balls that your kids or you might be playing with. These items can get in the way in a garage. The most efficient way to store them is in a ball cage. It keeps clutter off the floor and it keeps all the gear in one place. 

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Spring Cleaning: What About The Garage?

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Wed, Apr 04, 2018 @ 03:11 PM

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The garage is a part of the home that can often be neglected during winter. Whether or not you actually use your garage to store your car, you are likely using it as a home for other things, such as bicycles, that are only pulled out in summer. The garage is also often forgotten when spring cleaning rolls around. Here are some things to consider:

1. Ideally, you want to move everything out onto the driveway. Choose a day when no rain is forecast and just pull everything out of the garage.

2. Clean, clean, clean. Run the hose into the garage, get a scrubbing brush, and tackle the inevitable oily and grimy spots. Sweep the dust out of the corners.

3. Check the garage door. If you haven't used your garage all winter, it may be stiff or sticky. Make sure it opens and closes smoothly - if it doesn't, then you may want to get it serviced. Contact us today to get that scheduled! 

4. Sort through the clutter. You should have several categories of stuff:

  • Stuff that doesn't belong in the garage. Especially if you use the garage entrance as a back door, clothes and shoes can wander into the garage and need to be chased back into the house.
  • Trash. This includes any items that are broken beyond repair, expired items, etc.
  • Hazardous waste. Make a separate box for anything considered hazardous waste, such as some auto maintenance products, so it can be disposed of properly.
  • Recycling. Papers, etc.
  • Things you haven't used in several years - these can be given away. If you think something is repairable but don't want to repair it you may be able to find a home for it.
  • Tools and equipment.
  • Stuff you know you want to store in the garage.

4. Take that last category and store it properly. Use bins or shelves to keep everything organized. If you don't have enough shelves then consider getting more - or whether you are keeping stuff you don't need.

5. Repair or replace your garage doors to give the ultimate curb appeal for the summer! Overhead Door of the Permian Basin™ is able to do both. 

The idea is to end up with a clean, organized garage in which you have more than enough room to get in and out of your car.

Happy Spring Cleaning!

-Overhead Door of the Permian Basin™

Sources:

https://www.marthastewart.com/274285/spring-cleaning-the-garage-and-outdoors

https://housewifehowtos.com/clean/spring-cleaning-the-garage/

http://www.oprah.com/home/how-to-clean-out-your-garage-spring-cleaning-tips-peter-walsh

Tags: Garage Organization, Spring, Summer, Curb Appeal, Weather, Garage Tips, Garage Door Service, Benefits, We Define Original

Commercial Doors: What Are Your Options?

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 @ 03:25 PM

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When it comes to choosing the appropriate equipment for your company, it can seem overwhelming. At Overhead Door of the Permian Basin™, not only do we have multiple options for your commercial space, but we also have knowledgeable, helpful, and professional team members to assist you in your choice. Read on for information about commercial doors and what might be the best option for your business.

Commercial doors have lots of different options, and choosing what the best fit is for you can be broken down into four categories: high speed, rolling doors, sectional, and wind load.

High Speed

These fast-acting doorways are perfect for demanding entryways. In options of rubber and fabric, you'll be sure to find the right choice for your business. Rubber doors are ideal for extreme environments and providing protection against the outdoor elements, while fabric is a great option for interior and exterior doors, providing efficiency and reliability.

Rolling Doors

Rolling doors come in different sizes and styles that are sure to fit your business needs. We provide:

  • rolling sheet doors, a durable and budget friendly option,
  • security grilles,
  • rolling shutters, perfect for high pedestrian traffic areas,
  • counter doors, to secure your industrial and commercial appliances.

Sectional Doors

A high performing door built for long life and superiority, we have sectional steel and insulated steel doors and aluminum glass doors. Our steel doors are perfect for creating security and privacy while our selection of aluminum glass doors provide visual access and light to your commercial space.

Wind Load Doors

Wind load doors are perfect options to protect your property from high winds. These doors are available in standard and extended wind load protection to suit your needs based on your geographical region.

Overhead Door of the Permian Basin™ has been serving the West Texas area for ninety years, providing product quality and expertise from start to finish. Let us help you choose what will work for you in your commercial space today!

We Define Original | Overhead Door of the Permian Basin

Posted by Bob weidner on Mon, Jan 01, 2018 @ 06:42 PM

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What do you think of when you think of the word "original?" By definition, it's defined as "something serving as a model or basis for imitations or copies." At Overhead Door of the Permian Basin, we go by the book - because we define original. We're going to explain why.

Why We Define Original

We Invented the Garage Door

In 1921, C.G. Johnson created an upwards swinging garage door. In 1926, he perfected it by making it electronic. Mr. Johnson is not only the inventor of the modern garage door - he's also the founder of Overhead Door. When we say we're the original, we're not lying. Our roots go back to the very beginning of this technology. Which of our competitors can say the same?

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Some companies get stagnant as they age - not Overhead Door. We continue to produce advancements in technology that make your garage more beautiful and more secure. From attractive yet durable materials to forays into the digital age, Overhead Door isn't content to simply stand aside and let our competition do all of the work. We're the frontrunners when it comes to quality garage doors and accessories.

Often Imitated, Never Duplicated

Sure, we've got competitors - but there's only one original. Before you decide on a garage door company for repairs or sales, remember that we set the standard when it comes to excellence. Our service technicians are required to undergo extensive training for your safety and security. Our products are rigorously tested to ensure they meet our customer's needs. Our design team continues to create doors that make people say, "Wow!" There's only one Overhead Door.

When the time comes to repair or replace your next garage door, don't hesitate to call Overhead Door - because we define original. Our service, selection, style, and security are unparalleled. We're proud to be the company customers want to call and other companies want to be. Schedule your service today.

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Garage Cleaning Tips for 2018

Posted by Bob weidner on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 @ 06:50 AM

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Scrubbing out your garage may not be at the top of your resolution list for the new year. However, home improvement should definitely make it on your agenda, because cleaning your garage can save you space, headache, and time. Check out our eight favorite garage cleaning tips for 2018.

2018 Resolutions: Garage Cleaning Tips

  1. Remove the junk. Our garages become a catch-all for just about anything - including empty boxes, almost-empty products, and project garbage. Take the time to clean up debris to save space, and reduce fire hazards.
  2. Combine where you can. Do you have multiple containers of the same thing open? If you can combine open packages of the same product, mix then together and save space!
  3. Toss what you don't need.. Have you heard of the Marie Kondo method, which employs a decluttering tactic of "if it doesn't bring you joy, toss it?" Though many common garage items won't necessarily bring "joy," it's important to get rid of things you never use. There's no sense in letting them take up space.
  4. Create groups. Make piles for items you want to keep, trash, or donate. Often, you might stumble upon items you can sell, such as old bicycles or tools. Consider a sales forum, like Craigslist.
  5. Organization is key. Garage storage is premium, but...if it's out of sight, it's out of mind. Consider a DIY project or two by creating a storage hub for tools, gardening equipment, and parts. When you're organized, you can find things easier - and they're less likely to get strewn in your garage.
  6. Give it a scrub. Though it's been a bit cool lately, giving your garage floors, walls, and windows a good scrubbing will start your 2018 off squeaky clean. A degreasing agent can break up tough or slippery floor stains to reduce hazards.
  7. Protect your garage. Inspect extry doors, windows, and your garage doors for damage. An annual garage cleanout is a perfect opportunity to create a barrier from the elements.
  8. Get a professional service. Before moving stuff back into the garage, schedule a service appointment with Overhead Door. When your garage is free of debris, it's easier for us to assess any issues with your door and the parts. You can schedule yours here.

Wishing you a wonderful and prosperous 2018 from Overhead Door!

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Tags: Seasonal, Garage Organization

Outdoor Holiday Decorating Tips

Posted by Bob weidner on Sun, Dec 10, 2017 @ 10:12 AM

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It’s decoration time! We expect that you’ve already started decorating for the holidays, but there are several outdoor holiday decorating tips you should follow for your merriment…and protection. 

All is (B)Right

Make sure any exterior lights are manufactured for outdoor use. Though some strings can be dually used for indoors and outdoors, it’s critical that exterior lights are made to weather the storm. Interior lights simply can’t handle cold, wet temperatures. 

Ho Ho Ho, NOT No No No!

Don’t create a slip, trip and fall hazard with your decorations. It’s important to be festive, not fatalistic! Keep pathways free of decorations, particularly cords or moving parts that could cause someone to fall. It’s also important to keep walkways de-iced on snow and ice days to prevent dangerous slips. No one wants to hurt the parcel delivery service people (or Santa)!

Door Décor Safety

Adding decoration to your garage door is a great way to add merriment to your home. However, be sure that it’s securely fastened and kept away from your garage’s moving parts. If you aren’t careful, wreaths, garland, and tinsel can get wrapped around the gears and chains. Though we’re happy to assist you with service, Overhead Door prefers prevention to a cure – when it comes to the flu and garage door repairs.

Check Your (Electrical) List Twice 

As a regular safety measure, all outdoor outlets are safe from moisture and properly grounded to prevent sparks and fire hazards. Additionally, avoid slips, trips, and falls by keeping power cords out of walkways – it’s critical to make sure the cord isn’t so tight as to tear away from the plug. If you plan on having a significant amount of outdoor electrical decorations, consider a hardcore exterior power supply that keeps you from overloading outlets.

Do you have any favorite holiday safety tips? Remember that the holly jolly service team at Overhead Door is always available if your garage gears do manage to get tangled up in holiday garland.

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Tags: Holidays, Winter

Preparing Your Home for the Holidays

Posted by Bob weidner on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 @ 06:46 AM

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner. In just two the days, the busiest time of the year will kick on in full swing. The holiday season is always full of hustle and bustle, but it's critical to take some steps to make sure that you're properly preparing your home for the holidays. Overhead Door is sharing some of our favorite ways to keep you safe and sound...and merry!

Ready to Be Merry? Preparing Your Home for the Holidays

Get Ready for Guests

Have you been putting off little to-do's around your property? Be sure to check them off of your list before guests begin to arrive for celebratory events. Make sure that bathroom plumbing is working properly (no leaks or breaks), stock up on clean towels and linens, and clean out your closets to leave some space.

Create a Cozy Environment

Make a short homeowner's list to make sure you don't miss anything. To welcome guests (and improve your home's monthly utility costs), make sure that windows and doors are adequately sealed. If your guest room is hotter or colder than other rooms of the house, consider having a professional HVAC company check out the duct work to find out why. If you plan on spending any time during the holidays in your garage, be sure to add insulation for a more moderate environment.

Be Clear About Rules

If you prefer that no table scraps be given to the dog or you have a shoe-free home, be sure to let guests know about your non-negotiables early on in their visit. Though it's not recommended that you give your company an entire laundry list of your house rules, it's important to highlight the ones that could negatively affect your holiday.

Dazzle Them

Holiday decorations are one of the best parts of the season. Unless otherwise arranged, be sure to have your holiday decor out before guests arrive. Unfortunately, many items are covered in glitter - which gets everywhere. It's beneficial to get these pieces put away to avoid tracking it through your home. Additionally, a sparkling clean home is one of the best ways to impress guest. Give your home a thorough cleaning (or hire someone to) before their arrival. 

Safety First

If you expect poor weather conditions, be sure to set up a "muster" area near the entrance of your home. It's important to have a place available for guests to place their boots and coats. Additionally, make sure that your home's exterior is well-lit and that the walkway to your home is free of obstacles.

Create the Comforts of Home

1123_OHDPB_2.jpegAsk your overnight guests if they have any preferences. Some people like cream in their coffee. Others like a big breakfast. Some people prefer cooler temperatures at night. Doing your best to accommodate your company makes a big difference - especially when they are spending their holiday away from home.

Are you ready for the holiday season? All of us at Overhead Door want to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving - and we look forward to ushering in the Christmas season, as well. If you experience a garage door emergency during your holiday, know that you can trust our experienced professionals. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Ways to Insulate Your Garage Door

Posted by Bob weidner on Tue, Nov 07, 2017 @ 06:36 AM

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Though West Texas has been experiencing unseasonably warm temperatures for this time of year, it's never too early to start planning for winter. Your garage can end up as the source of a significant amount of cold air; if you aren't careful, can end up inside your home. Follow our tips on ways to insulate your garage to keep the cold where it should be - outside.

Insulate Your Garage and See Savings

Garage Doors

Metal doors absorb cold and heat easily. If you don't have an insulated garage door from Overhead Door, that doesn't mean you can't add insulation later. While not as durable or high quality as pre-insulated doors, you can purchase a kit with foam insulation from many major retailers. If you're using your garage as a workspace, insulating the door is worth the time and money. If it's time to replace your garage door, ask one of our friendly technicians about a genuine Overhead Door insulated product.

Entry Doors

Make sure that other doors coming off of your garage are well-insulated, especially  you've got an entry door into home. Consider switching out older doors that may not seal well after your house had settled. Opt for a steel or solid wood door without windows. If you can't spend the money on a new door, you can always drape plastic sheeting from inside your garage to prevent cold air from slipping into your home.

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Use caulk and weatherstripping to seal off drafty windows. If there are air leaks, you could also be unintentionally creating an environment for water or insects to enter your garage, as well.

Walls

If you're currently building your home, consider adding insulation and sheet rock in your garage. Not only will it help keep it warmer in winter and cooler in summer, it can make your garage a much more pleasant workspace. If your home is older and you use it frequently as a shop, you might consider a renovation to add insulation for a more comfortable environment.

Thresholds

Along each door, including garage doors, it's important to add weatherstripping along the floors to block drafts from underneath the door. Measure your doors to find out what you need. Most hardware stores carry these supplies on-hand. However, worst case scenario, you can always purchase the items online. 

Not sure where to start with insulating your garage? Speak with an experienced member of the Overhead Door team today - we offer helpful, efficient service for your garage door needs.

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Tags: Seasonal, Winter, Garage Tips, Insulation

Creepy Garage Door Problems

Posted by Bob weidner on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 @ 04:55 PM

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In honor of Friday the 13th and Halloween, the team at Overhead Door wants to share some creepy garage door problems that sound horrifying, but might not actually be as scary as you originally thought. Read on for more...if you dare!

Don't Let These Garage Door Problems Haunt Your House

The Spooky Spring

Was that a scream - or was it just your garage door opening? Garage door parts can rust over time, creating horrific noises that can chill you to the bone. When you schedule service, your techician will either grease the part or replace it. 

The Sound of Scurrying

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What...was...that...noise?! If you hear the sound of something in your garage - well, that may be more than what Overhead Door is capable of handling. We recommend (1) calling a licensed exterminator (2) cleaning your garage to avoid creating a happy habitat for rodents and insects.

The Flickering Light

Straight out of a horror movie, there are few things scarier than being in a pitch black garage when the light burns out. However, the bulbs are easily replaced. If your entire garage door unit is busted and the light no longer works, set up a replacement with Overhead Door.

The Door That Moves on Its Own

Is your door closing on its own after you've opened it? That doesn't mean there's something supernatural at hand. Though it's a bit disturbing at first, you more than likely have an issue with your safety sensor's eye. Make sure nothing has accidentally fallen over in your garage, then gently wipe any dust off of the lens. If that still doesn't work, call Overhead Door right away for a replacement.

The Thought of Getting Stuck in the Door

We've all seen that scary movie where the spooky killer is chasing the victim and smashes them with the garage door. Though it's a relatively unlikely scenario created for Halloween's purposes, it's always prudent to practice safety around garage doors - especially if you have children or pets.

Though we hope we didn't spoil any spooky delights with these practical realities, we do wish you a safe, fun, and frighteningly festive Friday the 13th and Halloween. If you're still afraid of your garage after reading this, call the professionals at Overhead Door today.

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Tags: Garage Door Maintenance

Increase Your Home's Value with New Garage Doors

Posted by Bob weidner on Thu, Oct 05, 2017 @ 02:47 PM

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Many people automatically assume that the most profitable upgrade you can make to your home is to update bathrooms and kitchens. However, according to a recent report, new garage doors help you to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to home improvement.

New Garage Doors Add Value in More Ways Than One

Practical

Improving your home with garage doors may not be at the top of your to-do list, but it's a sound and practical investment. For the amount of money it costs to replace them, your garage doors protect your home from intruders and the elements. Granite countertops in the guest bathroom can't offer that.

Stylish

carriage-house-garage-door-via-evergeen.jpgHave you ever driven by a house with spectacular garage doors? You'd be surprised at how much attention your home can get from upgrading your doors. From Overhead Door's modern Envy collection to classically beautiful carriage doors, new doors go a long way to adding curb appeal to your property. Not sure which doors are right for your home? Ask a member of our design team or play around in our design center to choose one that's right for you.

Financially Sound

According to Remodeling Magazine's 2017 Cost vs. Value report, installing a mid-range or upscale garage door has a great return on investment. Their comparison approach breaks down the cost of major home renovations and provides use and return statistics on each. Dollar for dollar, new garage doors are a relatively inexpensive home upgrade that not only gets quite a bit of use - it also provides a significant return on investment. 

When it comes time for your next home improvement project, look into what's right for you. Consider installing new garage doors to make a big impact on your home's exterior appeal for significantly less than what it costs for other improvement projects. Set up your estimate today to start the path to new garage doors.

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Tags: Garage Door, Cost vs Value

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