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Types of Residential Garage Doors

Posted by Bob weidner on Sun, Dec 09, 2018 @ 11:30 AM

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When it's time to replace your garage door, choosing which kind can be difficult. Overhead Door offers a wide selection, but how do you know which one is right for you? We've made it easy with this quick reference guide to discuss the different types of residential garage doors.

Steel

Steel residential garage doors are one of the most common varieties. Not only are they durable and easy to maintain, they're very cost-effective. Overhead Door offers several models, including carriage house styles. Additionally, these doors come in various colors, so you don't have to repaint your house when the time comes to replace your garage door.

Aluminum

aluminum-garage-door-521.jpgAs an economical alternative to steel, you should consider an aluminum garage door. Aluminum's exterior finish is resilient and comes in all of the colors of the rainbow. Our modern designs combine glass panels on an aluminum frame to provide an aesthetic look that will make the neighbors jealous.

Wood

If you want a traditional look, wood doors are a great way to accomplish your goal. Genuine wooden garage doors are absolutely beautiful, though they are fairly high-maintenance. The doors arrive unprimed, which allows you to stain or paint them the color of your choosing. It's a lovely alternative to standard metal garage doors.

Vinyl

vinyl-garage-door-durafirm-MAIN-model.jpgIf you need an extremely durable garage door but don't want to sacrifice classic design, choose one of our vinyl options. The thick vinyl coating gives the appearance of painted wood, without all of the upkeep. Additionally, vinyl doors handle dents and scratches better than standard steels doors.

Fiberglass

If you love the look of wood garage doors but don't like the maintenance, consider fiberglass doors. Fiberglass is extremely light and can withstand dents. Best of all, there's no rust or wood-eating insects to content with! These doors come in a variety of panel and window styles, so you're able to create a customized design.

Are you ready to revamp your existing residential garage doors? We want to help you! Schedule a design consultation to meet with one of Overhead Door's experience teams to help you choose.

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Tags: Residential

Garage Door Safety Tips

Posted by Bob weidner on Wed, Nov 07, 2018 @ 11:33 AM

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Garages are one of the most safe and convenient ways to enter your home and protect your belongings. However, as with any household device, there are certain precautions to take to avoid injury. These garage door safety tips are simple to follow and easy to implement.

Easy To Follow Garage Safety Tips

Schedule Regular Maintenance

Whether you're getting your car's oil changed or replacing the string on your weed eater, you realize that maintenance is required on many household items. Garage doors are no different. Rusty springs, rickety railing, or lopsided doors can quickly turn into a hazard. In addition to new sales and emergency assistance, Overhead Door also offer repairs service to its customers. Schedule yours by clicking here.

Update Equipment

Sensors that detect objects near where the door closes can prevent many injuries each year. If your sensor is becoming unreliable, it may be time to change it out. Also, if you've noticed holes or jagged edges in your garage door, it could be time to consider updating your garage door entirely. Exposed metal can cut your skin. Additionally, any open "pockets" in your garage door can create hidey-holes for all sorts of creatures. Learn more about making your garage inhospitable to unwelcome guests.

Teach Garage Safety

pexels-photo-236164.jpegThere are almost 11,000 garage related injuries each year. Sadly, many of these can be prevented. Unsurprisingly, hand injuries are among the most common, followed by head injuries. It is especially important to teach children that the garage to stay clear of the doors as they are opening or closing. Additionally, be sure to keep an eye out for pets that may become trapped as the doors close. Also, leave the maintenance to the Overhead Door experts. Choosing a professional to work on your garage door can prevent injuries, as well.

Go High Tech

By choosing OHD Anywhere™, our trademarked digital app, you're taking safety into your own hands. With this convenient app, you're able to track the history of how often your garage door opens. You're also able to remotely open and close the door. This is really convenient for the times when you need to let a repair person into your home. Additionally, it alerts you if the door has been open, whether with the opener or manually. It's a great safety option from Overhead Door

Interested in setting up a estimate to make sure your garage is as safe as possible? Schedule your appointment with us today!

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Garage Door Maintenance Tips for Fall

Posted by Bob weidner on Wed, Oct 10, 2018 @ 11:38 AM

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It’s almost autumn! Cooler weather brings relief to West Texas after a long hot summer. However, it’s critical that you conduct these quick garage door maintenance tips for fall - they can help you avoid serious issues that could put a damper on your autumn weekends.

Grease Review 

Hot summer air dries out more than just the ground. If you notice your garage door isn’t opening and closing as smoothly as you would like, consider apply lubricant to the moving parts. Though grease can last a long time, it’s always good to run a quick check to confirm. Additionally, make sure there’s no lubricant where there shouldn’t be. Fall cleanings can be just as cathartic as spring cleanings!

Weatherstripping Replacement

Over time, the rubber or plastic weatherstripping along the bottom of your garage can rot away. Fall is the perfect time of year to replace it, because who wants water, dust, or autumn leaves in their garage? Additionally, it helps to regulate the temperature in your garage. 

Balance Inspection

Place a standard contractor’s level on your door when it is in the “up” position. If the bubble doesn’t balance, it means that your door is off-kilter. When your garage door is unbalanced, you increase the risk of it falling off the track. It also causes more wear and tear on your door than is necessary.

Seasonal Maintenance Check

Though you can conduct a significant amount of this maintenance yourself, have a professional conduct a seasonal check before cooler months begin. Weather can alter your door’s performance, especially if something is already a little off. Contact the professionals at Overhead Door to set up your appointment. We don’t just offer new door sales and emergency repairs – our preventative services can help save you time and headache.

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We Offer Commercial Rolling Service Doors

Posted by Bob weidner on Fri, Sep 07, 2018 @ 07:00 AM


Many people choose Overhead Door when they think of installing and maintain garage doors for their homes. However, many businesses require various types of overhead doors, as well. We’re here to tell you all about our rolling service door options.

Various Rolling Service Door Options To Meet Your Needs

rolling-service-doors-MAIN.jpgOverhead Door offers a rolling service door product line that is tough to beat. We work with you to make sure that your project specs and style are met easily. Rolling service doors are perfect for businesses with space limitations, where side room and headroom is at a premium.

Variety Is The Spice Of Life

A simple, understated rolling door might be just what you’re looking for. Perhaps you want something a bit more high tech. Either way, we offer a variety of upward-coiling service doors to meet your needs. Our rolling doors are capable of fitting openings up to 1500 sq. ft. (139,355 sq.mm). They also come in the industry's widest array of curtain materials and colors, and slat profiles. These options help you to design exactly what you need for your business. These choices offer our customers a practically limitless array of individualization to make your rolling service doors both visually appealing and functional for your business.

Door Options And Features

rolling-service-door-600-model-1.jpgJust like a new car, your rolling door is fully customizable with various options from which to choose. Here are just a few of the options available from Overhead Door’s premier selection:

  • Roll-formed galvanized steel, stainless steel or aluminum curtains in weights from 26 to 14 gauge (not all gauges available in all materials)
  • Primed or painted steel, clear, or colored anodized aluminum, or PowerGuard finish options. Color options include approximately 215 colors.
  • Push-up, chain-hoist, crank, or motor operation available.
  • Insulated slated and/or weatherstripping options.
  • Stormtite™ models provide the most advanced thermal performance values published by any major U.S. manufacturer of insulated rolling steel doors.
  • High-use and pedestrian pass door packages are available
  • Need more details about customized rolling service doors? Be sure to visit with us.

If you’re interested in inquiring about our rolling door options for your business, choose Overhead Door.

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We Define Original | Overhead Door of the Permian Basin

Posted by Bob weidner on Mon, Jan 01, 2018 @ 06:42 PM

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What do you think of when you think of the word "original?" By definition, it's defined as "something serving as a model or basis for imitations or copies." At Overhead Door of the Permian Basin, we go by the book - because we define original. We're going to explain why.

Why We Define Original

We Invented the Garage Door

In 1921, C.G. Johnson created an upwards swinging garage door. In 1926, he perfected it by making it electronic. Mr. Johnson is not only the inventor of the modern garage door - he's also the founder of Overhead Door. When we say we're the original, we're not lying. Our roots go back to the very beginning of this technology. Which of our competitors can say the same?

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Some companies get stagnant as they age - not Overhead Door. We continue to produce advancements in technology that make your garage more beautiful and more secure. From attractive yet durable materials to forays into the digital age, Overhead Door isn't content to simply stand aside and let our competition do all of the work. We're the frontrunners when it comes to quality garage doors and accessories.

Often Imitated, Never Duplicated

Sure, we've got competitors - but there's only one original. Before you decide on a garage door company for repairs or sales, remember that we set the standard when it comes to excellence. Our service technicians are required to undergo extensive training for your safety and security. Our products are rigorously tested to ensure they meet our customer's needs. Our design team continues to create doors that make people say, "Wow!" There's only one Overhead Door.

When the time comes to repair or replace your next garage door, don't hesitate to call Overhead Door - because we define original. Our service, selection, style, and security are unparalleled. We're proud to be the company customers want to call and other companies want to be. Schedule your service today.

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Garage Cleaning Tips for 2018

Posted by Bob weidner on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 @ 06:50 AM

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Scrubbing out your garage may not be at the top of your resolution list for the new year. However, home improvement should definitely make it on your agenda, because cleaning your garage can save you space, headache, and time. Check out our eight favorite garage cleaning tips for 2018.

2018 Resolutions: Garage Cleaning Tips

  1. Remove the junk. Our garages become a catch-all for just about anything - including empty boxes, almost-empty products, and project garbage. Take the time to clean up debris to save space, and reduce fire hazards.
  2. Combine where you can. Do you have multiple containers of the same thing open? If you can combine open packages of the same product, mix then together and save space!
  3. Toss what you don't need.. Have you heard of the Marie Kondo method, which employs a decluttering tactic of "if it doesn't bring you joy, toss it?" Though many common garage items won't necessarily bring "joy," it's important to get rid of things you never use. There's no sense in letting them take up space.
  4. Create groups. Make piles for items you want to keep, trash, or donate. Often, you might stumble upon items you can sell, such as old bicycles or tools. Consider a sales forum, like Craigslist.
  5. Organization is key. Garage storage is premium, but...if it's out of sight, it's out of mind. Consider a DIY project or two by creating a storage hub for tools, gardening equipment, and parts. When you're organized, you can find things easier - and they're less likely to get strewn in your garage.
  6. Give it a scrub. Though it's been a bit cool lately, giving your garage floors, walls, and windows a good scrubbing will start your 2018 off squeaky clean. A degreasing agent can break up tough or slippery floor stains to reduce hazards.
  7. Protect your garage. Inspect extry doors, windows, and your garage doors for damage. An annual garage cleanout is a perfect opportunity to create a barrier from the elements.
  8. Get a professional service. Before moving stuff back into the garage, schedule a service appointment with Overhead Door. When your garage is free of debris, it's easier for us to assess any issues with your door and the parts. You can schedule yours here.

Wishing you a wonderful and prosperous 2018 from Overhead Door!

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Tags: Garage Organization, Seasonal

Outdoor Holiday Decorating Tips

Posted by Bob weidner on Sun, Dec 10, 2017 @ 10:12 AM

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It’s decoration time! We expect that you’ve already started decorating for the holidays, but there are several outdoor holiday decorating tips you should follow for your merriment…and protection. 

All is (B)Right

Make sure any exterior lights are manufactured for outdoor use. Though some strings can be dually used for indoors and outdoors, it’s critical that exterior lights are made to weather the storm. Interior lights simply can’t handle cold, wet temperatures. 

Ho Ho Ho, NOT No No No!

Don’t create a slip, trip and fall hazard with your decorations. It’s important to be festive, not fatalistic! Keep pathways free of decorations, particularly cords or moving parts that could cause someone to fall. It’s also important to keep walkways de-iced on snow and ice days to prevent dangerous slips. No one wants to hurt the parcel delivery service people (or Santa)!

Door Décor Safety

Adding decoration to your garage door is a great way to add merriment to your home. However, be sure that it’s securely fastened and kept away from your garage’s moving parts. If you aren’t careful, wreaths, garland, and tinsel can get wrapped around the gears and chains. Though we’re happy to assist you with service, Overhead Door prefers prevention to a cure – when it comes to the flu and garage door repairs.

Check Your (Electrical) List Twice 

As a regular safety measure, all outdoor outlets are safe from moisture and properly grounded to prevent sparks and fire hazards. Additionally, avoid slips, trips, and falls by keeping power cords out of walkways – it’s critical to make sure the cord isn’t so tight as to tear away from the plug. If you plan on having a significant amount of outdoor electrical decorations, consider a hardcore exterior power supply that keeps you from overloading outlets.

Do you have any favorite holiday safety tips? Remember that the holly jolly service team at Overhead Door is always available if your garage gears do manage to get tangled up in holiday garland.

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Tags: Holidays, Winter

Preparing Your Home for the Holidays

Posted by Bob weidner on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 @ 06:46 AM

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner. In just two the days, the busiest time of the year will kick on in full swing. The holiday season is always full of hustle and bustle, but it's critical to take some steps to make sure that you're properly preparing your home for the holidays. Overhead Door is sharing some of our favorite ways to keep you safe and sound...and merry!

Ready to Be Merry? Preparing Your Home for the Holidays

Get Ready for Guests

Have you been putting off little to-do's around your property? Be sure to check them off of your list before guests begin to arrive for celebratory events. Make sure that bathroom plumbing is working properly (no leaks or breaks), stock up on clean towels and linens, and clean out your closets to leave some space.

Create a Cozy Environment

Make a short homeowner's list to make sure you don't miss anything. To welcome guests (and improve your home's monthly utility costs), make sure that windows and doors are adequately sealed. If your guest room is hotter or colder than other rooms of the house, consider having a professional HVAC company check out the duct work to find out why. If you plan on spending any time during the holidays in your garage, be sure to add insulation for a more moderate environment.

Be Clear About Rules

If you prefer that no table scraps be given to the dog or you have a shoe-free home, be sure to let guests know about your non-negotiables early on in their visit. Though it's not recommended that you give your company an entire laundry list of your house rules, it's important to highlight the ones that could negatively affect your holiday.

Dazzle Them

Holiday decorations are one of the best parts of the season. Unless otherwise arranged, be sure to have your holiday decor out before guests arrive. Unfortunately, many items are covered in glitter - which gets everywhere. It's beneficial to get these pieces put away to avoid tracking it through your home. Additionally, a sparkling clean home is one of the best ways to impress guest. Give your home a thorough cleaning (or hire someone to) before their arrival. 

Safety First

If you expect poor weather conditions, be sure to set up a "muster" area near the entrance of your home. It's important to have a place available for guests to place their boots and coats. Additionally, make sure that your home's exterior is well-lit and that the walkway to your home is free of obstacles.

Create the Comforts of Home

1123_OHDPB_2.jpegAsk your overnight guests if they have any preferences. Some people like cream in their coffee. Others like a big breakfast. Some people prefer cooler temperatures at night. Doing your best to accommodate your company makes a big difference - especially when they are spending their holiday away from home.

Are you ready for the holiday season? All of us at Overhead Door want to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving - and we look forward to ushering in the Christmas season, as well. If you experience a garage door emergency during your holiday, know that you can trust our experienced professionals. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Ways to Insulate Your Garage Door

Posted by Bob weidner on Tue, Nov 07, 2017 @ 06:36 AM

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Though West Texas has been experiencing unseasonably warm temperatures for this time of year, it's never too early to start planning for winter. Your garage can end up as the source of a significant amount of cold air; if you aren't careful, can end up inside your home. Follow our tips on ways to insulate your garage to keep the cold where it should be - outside.

Insulate Your Garage and See Savings

Garage Doors

Metal doors absorb cold and heat easily. If you don't have an insulated garage door from Overhead Door, that doesn't mean you can't add insulation later. While not as durable or high quality as pre-insulated doors, you can purchase a kit with foam insulation from many major retailers. If you're using your garage as a workspace, insulating the door is worth the time and money. If it's time to replace your garage door, ask one of our friendly technicians about a genuine Overhead Door insulated product.

Entry Doors

Make sure that other doors coming off of your garage are well-insulated, especially  you've got an entry door into home. Consider switching out older doors that may not seal well after your house had settled. Opt for a steel or solid wood door without windows. If you can't spend the money on a new door, you can always drape plastic sheeting from inside your garage to prevent cold air from slipping into your home.

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Use caulk and weatherstripping to seal off drafty windows. If there are air leaks, you could also be unintentionally creating an environment for water or insects to enter your garage, as well.

Walls

If you're currently building your home, consider adding insulation and sheet rock in your garage. Not only will it help keep it warmer in winter and cooler in summer, it can make your garage a much more pleasant workspace. If your home is older and you use it frequently as a shop, you might consider a renovation to add insulation for a more comfortable environment.

Thresholds

Along each door, including garage doors, it's important to add weatherstripping along the floors to block drafts from underneath the door. Measure your doors to find out what you need. Most hardware stores carry these supplies on-hand. However, worst case scenario, you can always purchase the items online. 

Not sure where to start with insulating your garage? Speak with an experienced member of the Overhead Door team today - we offer helpful, efficient service for your garage door needs.

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Tags: Insulation, Winter, Garage Tips, Seasonal

Creepy Garage Door Problems

Posted by Bob weidner on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 @ 04:55 PM

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In honor of Friday the 13th and Halloween, the team at Overhead Door wants to share some creepy garage door problems that sound horrifying, but might not actually be as scary as you originally thought. Read on for more...if you dare!

Don't Let These Garage Door Problems Haunt Your House

The Spooky Spring

Was that a scream - or was it just your garage door opening? Garage door parts can rust over time, creating horrific noises that can chill you to the bone. When you schedule service, your techician will either grease the part or replace it. 

The Sound of Scurrying

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What...was...that...noise?! If you hear the sound of something in your garage - well, that may be more than what Overhead Door is capable of handling. We recommend (1) calling a licensed exterminator (2) cleaning your garage to avoid creating a happy habitat for rodents and insects.

The Flickering Light

Straight out of a horror movie, there are few things scarier than being in a pitch black garage when the light burns out. However, the bulbs are easily replaced. If your entire garage door unit is busted and the light no longer works, set up a replacement with Overhead Door.

The Door That Moves on Its Own

Is your door closing on its own after you've opened it? That doesn't mean there's something supernatural at hand. Though it's a bit disturbing at first, you more than likely have an issue with your safety sensor's eye. Make sure nothing has accidentally fallen over in your garage, then gently wipe any dust off of the lens. If that still doesn't work, call Overhead Door right away for a replacement.

The Thought of Getting Stuck in the Door

We've all seen that scary movie where the spooky killer is chasing the victim and smashes them with the garage door. Though it's a relatively unlikely scenario created for Halloween's purposes, it's always prudent to practice safety around garage doors - especially if you have children or pets.

Though we hope we didn't spoil any spooky delights with these practical realities, we do wish you a safe, fun, and frighteningly festive Friday the 13th and Halloween. If you're still afraid of your garage after reading this, call the professionals at Overhead Door today.

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Tags: Garage Door Maintenance

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