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Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, May 24, 2016 @ 02:23 PM

Put down the tools, people! One of the best (and easiest) home improvement projects could be as simple as replacing a garage door! According to Remodeling magazines's 2015 Cost vs. Value survey, replacing a garage door is not only one of the most affordable home improvement projects, but also can nearly pay for itself. The survey makes an annual comparison of popular home renovation projects, and breaks down the results for consumers and homeowners.4420180838_20ac711a06_o.jpg

According to the survey, the average cost to a replace a mid-range door with an upscale door to be $2,944, and found a $2,429 value of the project at home sale, which equates to an 82.5% return. This makes garage door replacement the second-best remodeling project in terms of return on investment (ROI) in the upscale home improvement category. In the mid-range home improvement category, the results were also positive; the survey revealed a garage door replacement delivers an average 88.4% ROI for homeowners, the third most affordable home improvement project in the category.

Looking for your home’s perfect garage door match? Try our DoorView™ Design Center, a visualization tool that allows you to mix and match garage doors on a photo of your own home that you upload into the tool. The Design Center is easy to use and is optimized for use with tablets and offers hundreds of door, style and color choices to find the perfect door.

The Cost vs. Value report is conducted in partnership with the National Association of Realtors. Hanley Wood, publisher of Remodeling magazine, asks NAR members nationwide to evaluate a variety of home remodeling jobs and then project the ROI homeowners could expect to receive when they sell their homes. The study, available at www.costvsvalue.com, details both the national average value returned for common renovation projects, as well as the expected ROI in nine U.S. regions and 102 U.S. cities.

So if you're considering replacing a garage door, it's one of the best home improvement projects you could choose! Get started by browsing our selection and contacting us!

5 Tips For Choosing An Exterior Paint Color

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Fri, May 20, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

It's almost summertime, and you may be considering a home improvement project. But what can you do that 1) doesn't cost a lot of money and  2) will improve the overall look of your home? Try changing up your exterior look with a coat of paint! Check out these 5 tips for choosing an exterior paint color.row-of-homes-san-francisco.jpg
1. Choose a color within the design of your home.
For example, homes with a traditional style would look best with light, neutral colors. Craftsman-style homes tend to look better with muted earth tones such as browns, olives and terra-cottas. Cape Cod, or more coastal, homes wear pale grays, blues and greens best.
2. Keep in mind the homes around you.
What colors are the neighbors' homes? You want to set your home apart, but don't stray too far from the local palette.
3. Consider landscaping.
If you have a lot of trees or bushes around your house, you may consider painting a lighter color. When your home is surrounded by foliage, it can look darker (especially if it is darkly painted). However, if you home is open and does not have a lot of landscaping, you may be able to get by with a darker hue.
4. Sunshine makes a difference.
Any color you choose has to be able to stand up to the way the sun hits your home. If the hue is too pale, it can wash out the look of your home!
5. Work with what you have.
Some colors, like roof, brick and stone, are not easily changed. So, keep those in mind when choosing an exterior paint color.
Whenever you do choose an exterior paint color, be sure to do so outside during different times of day. This will give you a better idea of how the color will look in different shades of natural light. No matter what you choose, choosing an exterior paint color is a big decision. Keeping the above tips in mind, take your time to make a decision!

Questions To Ask Before Purchasing A Garage Door

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Fri, May 13, 2016 @ 11:22 AM

Any time you make a decision to improve your home, there are many things to consider. You may not even know where to begin! That's why we've developed a list of questions to ask before purchasing a garage door. Take a look!



How much am I willing to spend?

Of course, cost is an important factor when purchasing a garage door. Determine an approximate price that you plan to spend on a garage door.


How long do I plan to live in this home?

Do you plan to invest in a garage door that you'll never have to replace again? Or maybe you're just looking for one to get by until the next owners take over? Does resale value need to be a factor?

What is the look of your home?

You what to pick a garage door that complements the look of your home. Is the style of your home more traditional or modern? Pick a door that goes with the style of your home.

What collection do I like?

At Overhead Door, we offer a variety of collections from Carriage House to Aluminum. Browse our selection to see which look you favor. You can also use our interactive design tool to see which door looks best on your home!
So you've answered the questions above and you're wondering what the next step is. We offer free design consultations and estimates to get you on the right track! Request yours today!

Tags: Choosing Your Garage Door

Garage Door Opener FAQs

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Fri, May 06, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

We've answered your garage FAQs, but those garage door openers can be finnicky, too! Check out our garage door opener FAQs below!

​​What Is The Difference Between The Screw, Belt And Chain Drive Garage Door Openers?

  • Screw Drive — powerful, fast and quiet. Maximum power for heavy doors.
  • Belt Drive — quiet and smooth performance. Ideal for garages adjacent to living areas.
  • Chain Drive — rugged and reliable. Suitable for most garage doors.
Openers manufactured after 1980: an Overhead Door® Master Remote can be purchased from your local Overhead Door Distributor. Openers manufactured prior to 1980: we no longer carry remotes and your system must be upgraded with a new receiver kit.​​
You can get the programming instructions for the OKP and OWKP wireless keypad in the support section of our website.​​
Overhead Door integrates different technology into its openers and wall consoles. The technologies are known as Series I, Series II and Series III. Series II is backwards compatible to Series I. Series III is not backwards compatible without additional purchased parts. Contact us for further details. If the date code of your opener is 041217 or higher, you can use a Series II wall console with your opener. If not, you must use a Series I wall console for your opener. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Hopefully those garage door opener FAQs help with any questions you may have. But if they don't, feel free to contact us! We're always happy to help!

Tags: Garage Door Opener

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