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Halloween Safety Tips From Overhead Door

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Mon, Oct 26, 2015 @ 10:47 PM

While tricks and treats are on everyone's mind at Halloween, we'd like to share some Halloween safety tips! Take a look!


Halloween Safety Tips

  • Add reflective tape to dark costumes.
  • Pay close attention when walking past driveways and through intersections.
  • Masks can limit eyesight, so consider using non-toxic makeup or a hat to achieve the same look as wearing a mask.
  • Carry flashlights with fresh batteries (glow sticks are fun, too).
  • Teach your child the best contact phone number for a parent or friend and that they know their home address, in case they get lost.
  • Halloween is a great time to refresh your children on the concept of strangers. Be sure your child knows not to talk to anyone they don’t know. (And definitely doesn’t enter anyone’s home.)
  • Remind your child to not eat any candy before an adult checks it.
  • Masks can limit eyesight, so consider using non-toxic makeup or a hat to achieve the same look as wearing a mask.
  • Always choose flame resistant costumes and accessories. This can be confirmed by looking at the tag on the costume.
  • Add reflective tape to dark costumes.
  • Pay close attention when walking past driveways and through intersections.
  • Be sure that any accessories your child carries (swords, canes, sticks, wands, etc.) are not too long or too sharp.
  • Ensure your child’s shoes fit well and their costumes are not too long, to prevent tripping.
  • Don’t let your child trick-or-treat alone. Be sure that if they don’t go with you, they are going with another trusted adult.
Safety is a priority at Overhead Door, from trick or treating, to garage door installation. For all your garage door needs, contact us!

Wishing you a safe & spooky Halloween from Overhead Door!

Tags: Home Safety

4 Ways To Get Your Garage Ready For Fall

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, Oct 20, 2015 @ 08:38 AM

The weather is changing and pretty soon those chilly fall temps will be here to stay! Which means you need to insure your heater is working optimally and your house needs to be aligned for the dropping temperatures, BUT what about your garage? Normally the garage is forgotten about, but it can really make a difference in the temperature of your home (as well as your heating bill!)

Here are a few things you can do to get your garage ready for fall!

Check your remote batteries: Cold temperatures can drain the batteries in your garage door opening remote. Make sure to replace your old remote batteries. No one wants to be stuck outside in the winter!

Use your garage door: Using your garage door daily keeps it from freezing shut, and ultimately everything will work better. If those temperatures do get below freezing, add a little salt to the ground to provide sure footing.

Grease it up: Most mechanical devices need a little grease every now and then. The cold causes metal to contract and will place an added strain to all working parts on the door. Be sure to apply a generous amount of lubrication to the hinges, bushings, and roller.autumn-72736_640

Check your seals: Last, but not least, your seals need to be tight and trim. This will affect the insulation in your garage as well as your heating bill. If the seals are not installed correctly or are starting to erode, cold air will start to seep in and cool your house.

All of these checks can be do-it-yourself, but if you need our professional help, don't hesitate to contact us! Or, if you think fall is the perfect time for a new garage door look, you can request a FREE design consultation. Our garage door experts will come out and give you an idea on cost and what look is best for your home.

Tags: Home Improvement, Seasonal

The Allura Shutter

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, Oct 13, 2015 @ 01:42 PM

Did you know that we have an entire line of commercial overhead doors? We do! You can browse our selection here.

We are happy to announce the newest addition of our commercial line, the Allura™ Shutter. The Allura Shutter is an attractive alternative to rolling grilles and service doors, offering flexibility in aesthetic options to match the surrounding environment of almost any location. The Allura Shutter provides the security and high visibility that many retailers require and is perfect for high-traffic pedestrian areas.


The Allura™ Shutter is aesthetically pleasing as well. It is available in 197 powder coat colors and several wood grain finishes, offering an appealing look for any commercial application. This allows for many configurations with the right amount of light and air passage.

The aluminum design of this system provides durability for both interior and non-windload exterior use and functions quietly and smoothly no matter if your shutters are operated manually, with a crank or motorized. This shutter is a new light-duty door solution versatile enough for specialty use, and it offers a space-saving design, making it perfect for installations with limited side room and headroom. The Allura™ Shutter is perfect for your commercial needs!

Residential or commercial, Overhead Door has the perfect door for you! To learn more about what door is best for your property, request a FREE design consultation. Or, contact us to get more information on the Allura™ Shutter!

Tags: Commercial

Our Carriage House Collection

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, Oct 06, 2015 @ 12:52 PM

Do you want your home to have a homey, comfortable appeal? Do you prefer a more traditional look? Our Carriage House Collection may be just for you!

Carriage House Collection

The Carriage House Collection garage doors combine distinctive carriage house designs and superior insulated steel construction to create a harmonious blend of elegance and strength. These doors are available with 7 foot doors with 3 section designs and 8 foot doors with 4 section designs. Customize the look of these garage doors by selecting from several paint or stain options, window styles and decorative hardware.


In June, we introduced two new panel designs in our popular Carriage House Collection. The two designs, models 305 and 306, give homeowners more unique choices for their garage doors. Model 305 features a flush panel with rails and stiles outlining each door section, creating a unique style that will compliment a wide range of homes. Model 306 is a modified design that features wide middle panels and narrow panels toward the sides for a more progressive look. Distinctive carriage house designs and superior insulated steel construction combine to create a harmonious balance of elegance and strength in our Carriage House Collection, and our two new models are no exception.

Wondering if the Carriage House Collection is right for your home? Find out by requesting a FREE design consultation! For more information on Overhead Door, "like" us on Facebook or take a look at the rest of our blog section for home improvement ideas and Overhead Door news.

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