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How To Organize Your Garage

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Mon, Sep 28, 2015 @ 04:38 PM

Fall is here and you may want to tidy up your garage! Find out how to organize your garage with these tips!

Before you begin your garage organization project, make sure you set aside an appropriate amount of time. Depending on how big your space is, (or how big your project is), you may need just a Saturday. However, give yourself more time than you think is necessary. Designate a weekend solely for your garage organization project.

Begin by sorting the items in your garage into three piles: keep, trash, sell, or donate. Mark areas of your garage/driveway with a piece of tarp or chalk. What to get rid of: broken items (trash), outgrown toys (sell/donate), expired chemicals (dispose properly-trash) or anything you haven't used in two years or more (sell//donate). If you have a hard time getting rid of things, take a picture for a keepsake!


For the things you keep, purchase large stackable clear-plastic bins. With plastic bins, you can see what is in them so you don't have to shuffle through the bins to find something you're looking for! As soon as possible, donate the items you put in the "donate" section. Don't let it set around or it will turn into things you have to organize next spring! You can sell the things you designate in the "sell" pile, either online (eBay, Craigslist, social media, etc.) or in a yard/garage sale (see our blog on how to prep for a garage sale!)

For items that must be in your garage (scooters/bikes, tools etc.) consider wall storage. By putting things on the wall, you free up floor space (and reduce tripping hazard). There is a wide variety of wall storage devices available at hardware or home improvement stores. You can hang everything from your bike to your tool set, all in an easy-to-see, organized space. Designate a bin for specific activities. For example, for baseball equipment, have a "baseball" bin. For craft supplies, designate a "craft" bin. This way, not only do things stay organized, but everything has a place. That means no more wasting time looking for something!

Hopefully, those garage organization tips will help get your garage tidy and organized! Not only is an organized garage safer, but less clutter is sure to improve your mood AND save time. Good luck and HAPPY FALL!

Remember, for all your garage door needs, call Overhead Door! We stand for product quality and expertise, as well as professional service.

Deck & Driveway Repair

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 @ 10:57 AM

It's the last day of summer! Can you believe it has already come and gone?

In order to prepare for the upcoming fall season, we are giving you a few fall chores you can complete quickly and easily. Last week, we helped you transform your garage floors.

(We told you it would make a difference!)

This week, we are helping you with deck and driveway repair/fall preparation. Take a look!

Keep your deck looking great through fall with a little TLC!

1. Sand the surface of your deck with 80-grit sandpaper and sweep clean.

2. With a roller or push broom, spread deck cleaner (allowing it to set for the recommended amount of time).

3. Scrub tough areas you may have missed with a stiff (non-metal) brush.

4. Spray the deck off thoroughly with a hose or pressure washer.

After using the TLC tips above, consider staining your deck. It's easy! Follow the steps below:

1. Wait 2 days for your deck to thoroughly dry.

2. Cover deck boards 2 at a time with a thin, even coat of stain (well shaken) using a roller or sprayer.

3. Be sure to coat corners, steps, railings, etc. with a paintbrush.

4. Repeat the process until the deck is entirely covered.

(Tip: 2 thin coats are better than one thick!)

The long, hot summer might have caused your driveway to crack. Here's how to repair the damage!6155229573_12b9ffc4ae_b

1. Prep your driveway by removing any dirt or vegetation with a wire brush and broom. Flush out any remaining debris with a garden hose. Let dry.

2. Repair the cracks by applying pourable crack filler or stone grade crack filler (according to package directions).

3. Let it cure! Wait at least 24 hours (maybe even up to 48) before driving or walking on the repaired area.

There you go, some deck and driveway repair tips for fall! Make sure you follow us on Facebook for all kinds of other home DIY tips & tricks! At Overhead Door, we take pride in the look of your home and want to make sure it looks the best it possibly can. That's why we provide a aesthetically appealing product that not only protects your home, but is meant to last.

For all your garage door needs, think Overhead Door!

Tags: Home Improvement

Transform Your Garage Floors

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, Sep 15, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

Summer is winding down and you may be looking for one last home renovation project...

But you don't want anything that will take too much time or money…and you want something that will actually make a difference and maybe even add to the value of your home!

Have you ever considered changing your garage floor? It may be just the thing your garage needs. You'll be surprised at the difference it makes!

Find out how to transform your garage floors!

If your concrete garage floors are already painted, follow the steps below:

1. Remove any peeling or flaking paint and sand the surface to ensure proper adhesion.

2. Apply a garage floor epoxy (it is best to choose a package containing not only an epoxy base color, but the activator, Deco-Flakes {optional}, degreasing powder, and nonskid additive) according to package directions. Look to make sure you get enough to cover your entire garage floor.

3. Next, apply an acrylic glaze coat according to label directions. It may be necessary to apply more than one coat.

4. You can add a nonskid additive for additional slip-resistance, if preferred.


If your concrete garage floors are unpainted, follow the steps below:

1. Prepare your floors by removing surface debris (putty, oil, dirt, paint, etc.)

2. Apply epoxy concrete floor coating according to label directions.

3. Following floor coating, apply garage floor epoxy according to package. You should try a test area before covering the entire floor.

4. You can add a nonskid additive for additional slip-resistance, if preferred.

Easy enough, right? A perfect home renovation project that makes a difference without taking much time or money! For more information on how to make your garage the best on the block, browse our blog section. We also have a virtual design tool to help you find the perfect door…try it out!

Tags: Home Improvement

Summer Garage Sale Tips

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, Sep 08, 2015 @ 02:08 PM

Alright, folks. Labor Day is under our belts and that means summer is (unofficially) over...*sigh*

...and you know what that means!

Time to clear out all your summer junk! And one of the best ways to do this? A garage sale. Today, we'll give you some tips and tricks to make sure this is your best garage sale yet!

1. Spread The Word

The first, and one of the most important steps to take when starting your garage sale is advertising! Make sure to keep it simple, but enough to catch everyone’s eye. If you have a child that is old enough, let him/her create a few posters to hang up. It’s a fun thing that you can all do together! Make sure that you do write your message in bold dark writing.

Now-a-days, people are on social media looking for what they want, so feel free to take a few pictures of your items that you are selling and post them to your social media. You will want to make sure that your pile of clothes is organized and your toys are not just thrown into a box before you snap that picture.

2. Large Items Up Front

You only have about 3-4 seconds to catch a driver’s eye. You want them to see your items and think, “Hmm, I should definitely stop by and see what else they have to offer.” Putting your larger items up front can get you the perfect customers.


Having a "FREE" section is one of the best ways to attract garage sale shoppers. While you are going through all of your things, don’t ever think that someone will not want that old rock-n-roll t-shirt from the 70’s. If you can’t think of a price and don’t care much for the item, put it in the FREE pile! “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

4. Price It Right

Make sure your price to sell. Your customers are looking for low prices, and more than likely do not carry a lot of cash on them. So, keep it low, but make sure you get your money’s worth.



5. Tag It

Now that you are pricing all your items, you want to make sure that you put a tag on ALL of your items. Your customers are just browsing, not looking for anything in particular, so if they pass something without a tag on it, they (more than likely) will not ask the price. That’s not always the case, but you would rather be safe than sorry and have that purse sold at the end of the day!

6. Organize

During your garage sale, things could get messy. So, beforehand, organize and keep your space tidy. People do not want to go through a maze to get to that $1.00 item. They will simply pass by it and not think twice. Plus, when they are ready to check out, you want them to be able to get to you with ease. If you have small sets of things, put them in a baggy or some type on container so the pieces will not go missing. With that being said, make sure you label everything! If the small pieces go to a larger piece, label that.

7. Keep It All Together

You want to keep all your like items together. Kitchen items, living room items, clothes (with sizes organized), etc. This helps you keep your area clean, and if someone is in fact looking for that specific item, you can direct them towards the section with no problem.

8. Too Big For A Garage Sale?

For your last garage sale tip, we recommend keeping it small. More than likely, you are not going to sell a piece of furniture for $600 at a garage sale. Instead, you should consider putting it on Craigslist or eBay. Like we mentioned before, most of your customers will not have that kind of cash on them, so keep your prices low, and make sure you have a little cash beforehand to be able to provide change.

Now that you know all about the basic garage sell tips, get on out there and get that garage sale going!

Good luck!

What Size Garage Door Should You Choose?

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, Sep 01, 2015 @ 01:34 PM

When it comes to selecting your garage door, the appearance is a very wide range topic. Material, color, shape, and size...how are you supposed to choose? There are 4 different sizes to choose from and we are sure that one is the perfect fit for you.



What Size Garage Door Should You Choose?

Single Garage Door-When it comes to your standard home, single garage doors are the perfect size for you. They can accommodate vans, cars, and standard SUV’s, cars, and small trucks. If you own a bigger truck or SUV, you should consider getting a larger overhead door. When selecting the right garage door size you will need to consider the dimensions, which for the single garage door is 10 x 7 feet, 9 x 7 feet and 8 x 7 feet all around. When making this selection, it is very important to keep in mind what you will be using your garage for. If you own a bigger truck or SUV, you should consider getting a larger overhead door such as the double garage door.

Double Garage Doors-The double garage doors are for homeowners with multiple vehicles, or ones that need more space for their garage usage. The double doors can hold bigger vehicles and can also be used for things such a storage space. When selecting the right garage door size, you should keep in mind the length of your vehicle and know the dimensions for the double garage door which is 16 x 7 feet, 14 x 7 feet and 12 x 7 feet. If you are thinking about RV or boat storage, then you should consider the RV garage door sizes...

RV Garage Doors-The standard RV garage door size has a width of 16 feet by 8 feet tall and the ceiling height of 9 feet. These are significantly different from your normal single/double garage door sizes. If you are a building a new space for your home or business, then just like the others, you will need to take into consideration what you will be using your garage space for. Will you be storing just the RV? Or, will you need to store other things as well?

Commercial Garage Doors-The standard size of a commercial garage doors usually have a width of 32 feet x 2 inches and a height of 24 feet x 1 inch, but this depends on what is going in the garage. Your business trucks have to be able to fit into them and your other business supplies as well.

Selecting the right garage door size does not have to be a hassle. Contact your local Overhead Door today for a free estimate to get you started!

Tags: Choosing Your Garage Door

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