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A Walk Through The Door View Design Center

Posted by Bob weidner on Wed, May 28, 2014 @ 12:44 PM

Selecting a garage door that complements the style of your home can be daunting, especially with so many options to choose from. To help make things easier, Overhead Door offers DoorView®, an online visualization tool that allows you to select various garage door options and see how they will look on your actual home. In today’s post, we walk you through the simple process of using this tool so that you can begin the search for the perfect garage door.

 Step 1: Select Photodescribe the image

One of the highlights of the DoorView® Design Center is the ability to upload and alter a photo of your actual home. This allows you to match any of our options, including collection, color and panel design, to your home’s architectural style. If you don’t have a photo of your home to upload, no problem! You can always browse our photo gallery and select a photo with a similar design and garage door opening. If your garage door is visible on Google Maps Street View, you can always pull a photo from there, too.

Step 2: Select or Edit Door Shapedescribe the image

Once you’ve uploaded a photo, there’s one more thing you must do before you can start designing. In Step 2, you will be asked to define the door opening and shape. This allows the options that you add to accurately match your home.

Step 3: Select Door Optionsdescribe the image

Now comes the fun part. See which options look best on your home by selecting from our entire line of residential garage doors. Match door collections with panel designs, 

windows, colors and decorative hardware. You even have the option to choose the garage door opener! Once you’ve made your selection, you can email or print your project specifications. You can also share your project on Facebook to get feedback from your friends!

Whether you’ve got the look you want or still have questions, contact our office at (432)570-9206 for more information and to receive a quote.

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Garage Door Maintenance

Posted by Bob weidner on Thu, May 22, 2014 @ 07:39 AM

The sad truth is that garage doors do break over time just like automobiles and others devices that make our life easier throughout the day. However there are some do it yourself tips that you can use to prolong the life of the door and prevent a service technician to come to your house for repairs.

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What issues do our technicians look for?

The first issue that people have problems with are photocell cameras. The cameras are located at the bottom corners of the garage door opening and are used to prevent the door from crushing items that are in the path of the moving garage door. A good tip to keep these cameras in good condition is to check and see if the wires are fasten to the cameras. There are instances where loose or corrosion on wires my cause the cameras to not receive the proper power in order to work. To fix this just cut off the bad section of the wire and strip off the section of the plastic coating to expose copper wire. Then attach the exposed wire back to the corresponding terminal the wire broke off of. Another important thing to check on the camera is to see if dirt or spider webs are in the lenses. If this is the case, apply a brush to the lenses wiping away the dirt and webs so that the cameras can see each other clearly.

If you have an older opener that doesn't have photocell cameras. A safety reversing sensor is applied to the opener so that if an object is in the path of the opener. The moving door senses the object when touched and returns back to the open state with damaging the object or the door. As part of maintenance a safety test should be conducted where you take a standard wood 2x4 and place it flat on the ground where the 2x4 is in the path of the moving door. If the door reverses with the 2x4 in the way of the opening then the test is complete. If the door doesn't reverse, the closed sensitivity need to be adjusted and you should call a overhead door technician with the model of the opener for further instruction on how to resolve the issue.

The last thing for our maintenance plan is to lubricate the moving parts of the garage door. You can get garage door lubricant at your nearest hardware store. With the lubricant in hand spray the lubricant on the small wheels in the inside track of the garage door. Also the other important thing to lubricate is the spring which will be located as a long black coil along the top of the opening or along the sides of the track. This will prolong the life of the spring by preventing friction between the coils of the spring.

You should do this maintenance plan every six months for best results of your garage door and opener. If you have any questions or have some other concerns while performing maintenance contact your nearest overhead door technician for assistance.

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Can Your Garage Doors With Stand West Texas Winds?

Posted by Bob weidner on Thu, May 15, 2014 @ 05:55 AM

Residential Wind Resistant Doors

high winds wreck garage doorsTransforming your garage door into a wind-rated door doesn’t mean sacrificing the curb appeal and beauty you have come to expect from Overhead Door. Our industry-leading wind-rated garage doors are the pinnacle of high-wind protection and stylish designs.

As the largest point of entry, your garage door offers the largest opportunity for high-pressure havoc. When high winds hit, a reinforced garage door is one of your home’s most-important safeguards against nature’s fury.

When you select a standard garage door from the following collections, you can upgrade with the beauty, quality and durability of an innovative wind-resistant door from Overhead Door.

Designed for strength and stability:

• Stringently tested to meet wind load requirements

• Optional impact rating on select door models

• Reinforced hardware throughout door

• Additional horizontal bracing for further reinforcement

• Optional impact rated glass for additional safety and protection

• Insulated door system designs provide thermal efficiencies

• Various door system design options to meet door size requirements, wind zone requirements, exposure categories as well as aesthetics.

Our Windstorm™ wind load-rated garage doors, with properly selected wind load options, are tested and designed to provide additional reinforcement in pressure conditions caused by strong winds from extreme weather. As the homeowner, it's important to check with your local building code official for your home's specific wind load requirements and appropriate design pressure (PSF − pounds per square foot) to help in determining the best door option for your home's demands.

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Overhead Door on the Silver Screen

Posted by Bob weidner on Tue, May 06, 2014 @ 03:38 PM

Red Ribbon distributors received an extra dose of publicity this spring thanks to the movie that opened in theaters on Wednesday, April 16. The film from Sony Pictures Entertainment “Heaven is for Real” features an Overhead Door distributor as one of its main characters.

If you haven’t heard about the movie, it’s based on the best-selling book of the same name. “Heaven is for Real” brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.  The film stars Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo, who works as an Overhead Door distributor in the film.

About a year ago, producers for the movie approached Overhead Door looking for materials they could use in the filming and we were happy to oblige. Throughout the movie, the Todd Burpo character drives a work truck with an Overhead Door logo and wears shirts with the logo as well. It’s a great opportunity for us to get our industry-leading brand greater recognition, and it will pay dividends well into the future when the movie eventually runs in syndication on television.

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To celebrate Overhead Door’s involvement in the movie, Overhead Door Corporation is hosting an advance screening of the movie for our Dallas-based employees on April 15, the night before the movie hits theaters nationwide.

For more information about “Heaven is for Real,” including a trailer, synopsis and stills from the movie click here:http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/heavenisforreal/

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