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5 Brilliant Garage Organization Tricks

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, Jan 26, 2016 @ 01:34 PM

5630536467_f3e22acfe1_o-1.jpgJust hearing the word "garage" can make some people cringe. They are so hard to keep clean and tidy! Check out our 5 brilliant garage organization tricks!

1. An easy way to organize small things (screws, bolts, nails, etc.) in your garage is to screw the lids of small, clear plastic containers to the bottom of shelf. Fill the containers with the little things you'd like to organize. You'll be able to easily see the things you need!

2. Place magnetic strips in your garage to easily organize different tools. Simply attach the strips to a tool bench or drawer and organize the tools along the strip!

3. Another idea for a tool (particularly screwdrivers) rack is to simply take a piece of wood and drill holes (as many as you need) along the board. From there, you can place the screwdrivers, handle up, in the board.

4. There are so many types of tape that you keep in your garage! To organize the different ones, make a small wooden box (preferable with wooden "walls" to keep them apart), attach a blade on one end of the box and there you have it…you own personal tape dispenser!

5. Don't forget about the old-fashioned (but always handy!) pegboard! You can arrange everything, from planters and foliage, to hammers, pliers, or even a broom and dustpan! Anything you can put up on the wall (and off the floor!) is a plus!

Hopefully, those garage organization tricks will help you keep your garage in order! For other fun tips and tricks like the ones above, follow our blog! And don't forget, Overhead Door is here for all your garage door needs…think of us first!

Tags: Home Improvement, Garage Organization

"A Fresh Coat Of Paint Made All The Difference!"

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 @ 12:50 PM

"Whenever I found out I was getting a new garage door, I was thrilled! It seemed silly to be so excited about something like that, but I knew it would give my home the facelift it needed. In preparation for my new door, I was inspired to clean out and organize my garage (shocking, I know) but it was time for some spring cleaning (in December)!

So, I began getting rid of junk and organizing what was left. After a weekend of work, and several trips to The Salvation Army, my garage looked pretty good! However, I felt like more could be done…6334750507_9100eda7e3.jpg

You see, I'm a 'all the way or not at all' kind of person. Like I said, my garage looked pretty good, but I wanted it to be great. Especially since my new garage door was set to arrive in 3 days! I had to figure out what would take it to the next level…and then I decided. A fresh coat of paint would make all the difference!

So I got (back) to work. First, I cleared everything away from the walls (shelves, racks, tables, etc.), then I began to sweep and scrubbed away all the dirt, dust, grease, and cobwebs (this alone made the place look new)! After cleaning, I patched any holes and nicks. I just happened to have a neutral beige color paint in storage. After thoroughly stirring, I painted the first coat of paint. To my surprise, that's all it took! I looked around, proud of my work. I was even more proud the next day when my new door was installed. It was the cherry on top of the sundae!

All of that to say, I could not be more happy with the way my garage door turned out. It adds such a new, fresh look to my home! I honestly regret not doing it sooner. However, I think that cleaning/organizing and painting the inside of my garage took it to the next level. I enjoy my new garage door even more because of the extra work I put in!"

-Carrie, a happy Overhead Door Customer

Tags: Home Improvement

Insulating Your Garage Doors

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, Jan 12, 2016 @ 11:53 AM

This time of year, it's easy to dread going into your garage, whether it's to start your car or pack away your Christmas decorations (no judgement). How can you make it a little less dreadful? Try insulating your garage doors! Here's how!

Before beginning this garage door D.I.Y., first know that adding insulation adds weight to a garage door. Extra weight isn't a problem with 9 foot wide doors, but can strain mechanisms behind larger doors. Before insulating a larger door, the spring tensions might have to be adjusted…which is a job better left for us. However, if your door is 9 (or less) feet wide, this D.I.Y. how to is for you!


There are several different types of insulation to choose when insulating your garage doors:

1. Reflective-This type of insulation reflects radiant heat, making it a great insulation choice for West Texas.

2. Foam Board-Foam board provides high insulating value for relatively little thickness.

3. Batt-This insulation is typically made of fiberglass and backed by paper foil. When insulating your garage doors, consider purchasing a garage door insulation kit. They generally contain insulating, fasteners and utility tools.

Also, keep in mind when choosing an insulation, that you want to match your garage door to the insulation you choose.

Steel Doors-These doors can accommodate any type of insulation. You can either squeeze foam board into the frames or stuff flexible insulation around the panels (fiberglass side touching the door).

Wood Doors-For wood frame and panel doors, cut and fit rigid insulation into the recesses between the frames. Two layers of foam board may be necessary for extra climate control.

Flat Doors-For doors without panels, foam board or reflective insulation is best. Just glue or tape the insulation you choose to the door.

We hope those tips help to keep your garage a little more comfortable during these cold winter months! If you have questions, or need our service, please feel free to contact us anytime!

Tags: Winter

Ways To Prepare Your Home For Winter

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, Jan 05, 2016 @ 05:51 PM

Nieve_LaCarlota.jpgIt is important to prepare your home for winter conditions (especially after all that ice last year) to protect your home. The following easy steps will help to reduce the risk of damage to your home due to harsh weather conditions.

Ways To Prepare Your Home For Winter 

1. Insulate Exterior Pipes

Do you have water lines that run along the outside of your home? If so, be sure to insulate those lines to decrease the chance of them freezing.

2. Weatherproof Your Home

When purchasing a home, you will learn a lot about your future home with a home inspection. For example, you will find out more about the amount of insulation, the condition of the windows, if the doors are insulated, etc. It is important to know this kind of information for the winter season. If it’s necessary, you may want to consider adding insulation, weather-stripping, or redoing some ductwork in order to keep your home warmer during the winter months.

3. Have Your Flue Inspected

If you plan to use your wood-burning fireplace, make sure to have the flue inspected before doing so. This should be something you do annually to prevent damage to your home.

4. Detectors

Especially if you will be using your fireplace, make sure that both your smoke detector(s) and carbon monoxide detector(s) are functioning properly. These detectors should be tested monthly and batteries need to be replaced twice a year.

We hope these winter prep tips will protect your home this season! And don't forget...for all of your garage door needs, Overhead Door is here! Contact us anytime online!

Tags: Seasonal, Protect Your Home, Winter

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