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Daylight Savings Means Energy Savings!

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, Mar 03, 2015 @ 02:49 PM

springDaylight savings is happening on Sunday! With warmer weather hopefully soon to come and winter a thing of the past, we can now focus on turning those heating systems down and saving on home energy costs.

Given the moderate temperatures, it is important that you keep your thermostat as close to the outside temperature as possible. This will require your heating/cooling system to work less, which in turn saves you money!

Open your windows and let the outdoor air do the work. With beautiful days to come it is great to open up your home to the outdoors. Always remember to turn off your thermostat when your windows and doors are open so you aren’t wasting energy.

With the sun going down at a later time, you now can now enjoy your day even more. Try mixing up dinner by eating outside. Bring out the grill and have a party! Using less energy indoors means a smaller energy bill, so enjoy the outdoors!

Let’s celebrate daylight savings!

For more information on how you can make your home look better this spring visit our design center!

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Anatomy Of Your Garage Door

Posted by Bob weidner on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Have you ever thought of the anatomy of your garage door? Probably not BUT knowing the parts of your door and how they work could really benefit you in long run. When there is a problem, you’ll know how to easily identify it and fix it or call a specialist when the job gets too big.


Follow along as we take you through the 7 aspects of your garage door.


Torsion Spring : This is used to counterbalance the doors weight in order to be lifted easily. This is the most dangerous part of your garage door. This spring is under constant tension. Tampering with it can cause serious injury so give an expert if you think the torsion spring is causing the issue.


Track : Guides the door up the ceiling and back. The track is one of the main aspects of your garage’s daily use. Preforming a seasonal check to make sure they are working optimally is beneficial. Make sure the track is clear of any debris or parts. If you are located in a salty area, corrosion can occur so be sure to give your specialist a call to insure you are using the right materials.


Roller : Rides inside the track, which move every time you open and close your garage door. Sometimes these rollers can become warn. Contact a specialist to learn more about how to properly replace them.


Hinge : Connect the horizontal sections. Sometimes these hinges can become noisy. A simple lubrication or oiling can fix it. If the problem continues, you may need to replace your hinges.


Section : The sections of your garage door are linked to the hinges and help fold the door as it is raising and lowering. Every garage door style has a different type of sectioning. These normally hold up well over time.


Lock Bar : Engages with the track to prevent the door from opening. This is used as a security measure to insure no one can enter your garage while it is closed.


Weather Stripping : Seals the door edges to prevent air flow. This prevents the inside of your garage from being subject to the elementsAnatomy of a garage door



Tags: Home Improvement, Home Safety, Garage, Garage Door Maintenance, Garage Door Repairs, Garage Door, Garage Safety, Overhead Door

Why Your Should Invest In A New Garage Door

Posted by Bob weidner on Mon, Oct 06, 2014 @ 01:50 PM

Yeah, yeah, your garage door isn’t exactly high on your list of things to improve on your home. But have you ever thought about what it is doing to your curb appeal? The holidays are coming, the seasons are changing, and family is on their way. Lets see what we can do to impress them!


Remodeling magazine’s 2014 Cost vs. Value survey shows that homeowners who upgrade their garage doors with wither mid-range or upscale replacements can expect to see some of the best returns on investments (ROI) among popular home renovation projects. Not to mention new garage doors can be highly economical and save you on your bills given the new technology and updated seals.


Down the road, if you ever choose to sell you home, the survey says mid-range garage door replacements can yield an average of 83.7 percent return on investment (ROI). While an upscale door can yield an average of 82.9 percent ROI!


So you think that may be too high? Lets look at the difference:


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Try our DESIGN CENTER to see what your home would look like with one of our incredible doors.

Or schedule an appointment and choose from our large selection of garage door selections.

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The Season Is Changing, So Should Your Garage

Posted by Bob weidner on Fri, Oct 03, 2014 @ 02:25 PM


According to Texas meteorologists it looks as though our winter is going to be a colder and wetter season than in the past. (Who knows, the city may need to invest in a salt truck at this rate!) Which means you need to insure your heater is working optimally, your house needs to be aligned for the dropping temperatures BUT what about your garage? Normally the garage is something to be forgotten about but it can really make a difference in the temperature of your home as well as your heating bill when prepared for correctly 

Here are a few things to know:

Check your batteries: cold temperatures can drain them. 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.

Check your seals: last but not least your seals need to be tight and trim. This will effect 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.

Be aware that only professionals can work on these seals so make sure to give us a CALL today!

Tags: Home Improvement, Garage Door, Seasonal

Tips on turning your garage into a gym!

Posted by Bob weidner on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 @ 02:24 PM


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Garage Gym


Clear the space.

You need room to breath. Whether you need to throw a yard sale or just get organized, a gym requires space. Look into hanging things on the wall or shelving to get things off the floor. 

Add some airflow.

When you are working out, you sweat. Add some extra cool air to keep you from passing out. This could be a simple fan costing no more than $30.  Or an air condition unit costing a handful but cool air is worth it when you’re trying to break a sweat.

Keep it organized.

If you have more than one machine, sketch out a floor plan. Design your workout room so it flows and there is room to move around. When your gym looks nice, maybe you will want to work out more.


No one wants to lie on the hard concrete to go their crunches. Invest in a small rug or carpet to place under your machinery.

Safety First.

Always remember to keep the air flowing. Whether that is the air condition unit, a fan, or the garage door opened, just make sure not to over heat.

Tags: Home Improvement, Home Safety, Cleaning, Garage, Overhead Door

End Of Summer Garage Clean Out

Posted by Bob weidner on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 @ 10:47 AM


Its time.

The end of summer is near and its time to clean out your garage before the cold season hits. The children are all back at school so it is time to get organized.
Here are a few tips to help you get started:


Make sure you set aside enough time. We all know how messy a garage can get so make sure you devote a day, or even a weekend to get the job done.


Get the kids involved. Try and make it a family activity, bringing everyone together. Plus it helps with decisions on what to keep and what to toss or donate. 


Make sure you go through everything. You may have boxes full of junk that are just there to take up space.


Use all your wall space. The garage is a great place to hang ladders, tools, etc. Hanging allows a lot more floor space with more room for your car.


Turn it into a fun building project. DIY garage projects can be a lot of fun! Building a table or shelves can bring out the best in your carpentry self.


Enjoy. Once it is all said and done you will be happy you did it. There is nothing better than a perfectly clean garage.


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Garage Door Styles

Posted by Bob weidner on Tue, Sep 02, 2014 @ 12:18 PM

A garage door can make or break the look of a home. It can be a statement or an eyesore. With the variety of garage door options available, how will you choose? Ultimately, the decision is up to you, but we’ll look into some of the most popular garage door styles available today to help you decide!garage-door-courtyard-161b

Popular Garage Door Styles

Modern Aluminum

Sleek, sophisticated aluminum garage doors  are a unique look for today’s more contemporary-styled homes. Crisp lines and sleek design formed from durable corrosion-resistant aluminum and light-filtering glass make a striking complement to your home. Options include design flexibility (glass or aluminum panels, hardware, colors and finishes) as well as two different models, 511 (smaller) or 521 (larger). A 1 year limited warranty is also included.

Courtyard Collection

Insulated steel construction, fashioned to resemble the elegant wood designs of traditional carriage house doors. This collection features the beauty of wood, but the durability of steel. Classic designs enhance the architectural beauty of your home. There is also a broad selection of windows and hardware options. This energy efficient door offers a limited lifetime warranty up to as long as you own your home.

Thermacore® Insulated Garage Doors

For premium construction and maximum thermal efficiency, a Thermacore® insulated steel door is the ideal choice. This series of doors feature our sandwich construction of steel-polyurethane-steel as well as between-section seals with thermal breaks to reduce air infiltration. With several panel designs to choose from, these doors offer design flexibility, durability and thermal efficiency that will help keep your home comfortable in cold or hot climates.

The Durafirm Collection®

Model 870 provides exceptional thermal efficiency and protection from exterior noise, as well as from dents and rust. A wide range of options and colors are available on this standard panel stamp door model, providing a maintenance-free finish that looks great, year after year. The Durafirm Collection® Model 872 provides exceptional thermal efficiency and protection from exterior noise, as well as from dents and rust. A wide range of options and colors are available on this V5 panel stamp door model, providing a maintenance-free finish that looks great, year after year.

Choose the Best

No matter which door you choose, you can trust that garage doors from Overhead Door are the most dependable in the industry. Durable and long lasting, our selection of garage doors will not only add style to your home but also provide security for your family.

Still need some help deciding which door is best for you? Schedule a design consultation by clicking HERE or on the image below! We're happy to help you!

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"Fall" Into Garage Organization

Posted by Bob weidner on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 @ 12:45 PM

Bye Bye Summer

The end of summer means time to put away the sprinkler, gardening tools and your camping equipment. Your “fall into garage organization” plan means putting all of your summer gear back where it belongs (if it even had a spot in the first place!)

A messy garage looks terrible and can cost you money. When your garage is unorganized, you will spend your time looking for lost items and might end up buying something you already have. Who knows? Your garage organization can actually save you money!

A cluttered garage can also result in injuries. Garages usually house hazardous items like

  • Chemicals
  • Saws
  • Hedge Trimmers

These items are usually stored right alongside children’s toys and bicycles. Having these items stored in an unorganized way could result in a terrible accident. Your garage organization project can help keep your family (and vehicle!) safe. When your garage is overstuffed, you risk hitting items with your car doors when you try to exit your vehicle. Or tripping over something as you get out!Fall is a great time for garage organization!

Fall is a good time to fix the situation. Here are some tips to help you fall into garage organization:

1. Be Prepared

Your garage organization plan is time consuming and physically demanding. Pace yourself, so that you do not run out of steam before the job is complete. If you think it is going to take more than one day to complete, consider renting a storage container. This way, your belongings are not sitting out in your driveway while you complete your organization. If the job is too big for you to finish on your own, consider offering to help a friend help with one of their household projects if they help you with yours.

2. Take it All Out

Take everything out of your garage and sort it into piles of like items.

  • Sports equipment
  • Hardware
  • Tools
  • Yard care
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Seasonal goods
  • Household goods
  • Toys

3. Throw it away

Your next step during your fall into garage organization project is to purge. First, throw away anything that is expired or broken. If you find anything that you borrowed from someone else, now is the time to return it. When you find more than one of the same items, donate or sell the extra items. If you do not need (or love) an item, toss it out. Do not save items you haven’t used for a long time because you might need them someday. If you ever really need those items again, you can buy, borrow, or rent another one!

4. Clean it Up

While your garage is empty is the perfect time to clean it thoroughly. During your garage organization project, get rid of all of the dust and grime, clean off your workbench, and scrub or repaint your garage floor.

5. Organize it Right

Make sure the things you use the most are easily accessible. This will keep you from making a mess looking for things. Avoid putting things on the garage floor by installing shelves during your garage organization. Store items in clear containers so that everything is easy to find, and label everything after sorting it into the containers. Use hooks to keep bikes, shovels, rakes and ladders off the floor.

6. Keep it Clean

One of the most important things you can do is maintain your newly organized garage. Do not wait until it is a total mess again to act. If you see it starting to be cluttered, it is time for a mini clean up! When you use items, put them away immediately. With a little upkeep, you can keep your garage clean and clutter free.

As you’re organizing your garage, you may find it necessary to have a garage sale! If so, take a look at our garage sale pricing guide below! Good luck!

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Successful Garage Sale Tips

Posted by Bob weidner on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 @ 01:32 PM

While the art of a yard sale may seem pretty straightforward, simple alterations in timing, pricing, and display can make the difference between a successful sale and a full-on flop. So in honor of National Garage Sale Day this month check out these garage sale tips:garage sale

Garage Sale Tip #1 Advertise Well

If you’re already using social media posting your goods and garage sale times a week in advance. Remember, if you’re selling larger tickets items such as furniture, listing then on Craig’s List is a better idea. Most people don’t go to garage sales with hundreds of dollars.

Garage Sale Tip #2 Place Large Items In Front

Just like meeting new people, you only have a few seconds to make a good first impression. Place all your larger items in front to grab drivers attention.

Garage Sale Tip #3 Have A Free Pile

Don’t dismiss the allure of “Free” A free pile of things you may have donated, will get many people to stop.Be sure it’s well marked and can’t be mistaken for your real goods to sell.

Garage Sale Tip #4 The Power of Neighbors

To have a successful garage sale it’s important to have an item rich sale. Ask friends and neighbors if they have anything to add.

Garage Sale Tip #5 Price to Sell & Price-tag Everything

We all know having a garage sale is actually a last ditch effort to get rid of your junk in the hope someone will love it enough to buy it! Download our Garage Sale Pricing Guide for help you pricing your goods to sell.

Garage Sale Tip #6 Organized

If you don’t want your junk to look like just a bunch of junk, keep your space organized, clean & tidy.

Garage Sale Tip #7 Bags To Contain Sets

Use gallon-size or sandwich size zip-lox bags with multiple pieces together.

Garage Sale Tip #8 All Things Just Like The Others

The more you keep like items together the more you will sell.

To help make your garage sale a success, download our garage sale pricing guide!
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For the third year in a row, Overhead Door wins Women's Choice Award

Posted by Bob weidner on Thu, Aug 14, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

When it comes to finding a trusted garage door brand, women across the United States are turning to Overhead Door.

 womens choiceFor the third year in a row, Overhead Door has earned the Women’s Choice Award by WomenCertified® for America’s Best for Home in the garage door category. Based on a national survey of women who were asked to select the brands they would most likely recommend to others, the Women’s Choice Award sets the standard for assisting consumers in making informed purchases.

For all of us at Overhead Door, winning a 2014 Women’s Choice Award is a high honor because it validates our ongoing efforts to deliver superior products, reliability and service. The award is also important for our Red Ribbon Distributors because research has found that women are often the key decision makers for any major home component purchase. For example, a 2013 Fleishman Hillard study likened today’s female consumer to a CEO of a household, citing that she controls the day-to-day purchasing in a household and partners with her spouse in larger purchasing and financial decisions.

In recent years, Overhead Door and many of our distributors have revamped sales processes and introduced new marketing materials into showrooms that are centered on enhancing the garage door buying experience. For example, our Door View Design Center enables sales associates and customers to see how a new garage door will look on a customer’s home before any purchase is made – making visualization of a new door come to life from the comfort of a personal computer or tablet device.  Additionally, our Garage Door Selection video series allows a customer to learn about the many aspects of choosing a garage door before stepping inside a showroom. Both of these marketing enhancements make it easier for the busy female shopper to do the proper research from her own home before she sets foot into a showroom.  To learn more about Overhead Door, its residential products and to find a local Overhead Door distributor, visit www.overheaddoorpermianbasin.com

You can also start with our Design Consulation. Contact us HERE or by clicking on the button below.

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