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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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The Benefits of Working With Overhead Door

Posted by Bob weidner on Thu, Sep 28, 2017 @ 09:42 AM

0928_OHDPB.pngWhen it comes to your residential and commercial garage doors, you have many companies to choose from. In a world full of reviews and social media posts, it can be hard to determine which company best fits your needs. That's why we're here to explain the benefits of working with Overhead Door - we want to make the decision simple for you!

Advantages of Working With Overhead Door 

Selection

Not sure what you're looking for in a garage door? That's no problem - Overhead Door provides a wide selection of options. Whether you're looking for traditional wooden doors, a no-fuss steel door, or an ultra-modern glass model, Overhead Door provides exactly what you need. Still don't see quite what you want? Overhead Door can help you customize a design based on your specifications. There's also a wide variety of commercial doors to meet your business's needs, as well.

Style

Did you know that an Overhead Door product was used for Southern Living's 2017 Idea House? Talk about style! Many people don't realize that their garage doors can make a big statement about their home. It's a long-term way to add curb appeal and beauty to their property. It doesn't stop there, either - contemporary glass and aluminum commercial doors give your business a sleek, sophisticated aesthetic that draws the eye to your building.

Security

Garage doors are an important line of defense for your home or business. Overhead Door's includes additional safety features to our garage doors to prevent theft and entry into your home or business. You can also beef up your security by adding the OHD Anywhere to your security measures. You can remotely open the garage and receive notifications of opening/closing doors, whether it's with a remote or manually.

Safety

Depending on your preferences, you might consider a wind-load residential door to protect your property from high wind conditions. Overhead Door's commercial line also provides fire-resistant and wind-load options to help you protect your company assets. Our team also sells safety eye replacements and other parts to make sure that your garage door is in proper working condition.

Skill

Overhead Door's technicians are skilled to help repair or replace your garage door. They're familiar with new installations and how to correct broken parts. Additionally, we offer emergency, night, and weekend service - we understand that garage door problems don't always occur during regular business hours.

Service

Overhead Door is proud to be part of the Permian Basin. We strive to constantly improve our service and to make sure that our clients are happy. Customers who are treated with respect and courtesy are more apt to become lifelong patrons - and that's exactly what we strive to do.

Experience the Overhead Door difference for your next garage door repair or replacement. Contact us today.

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Overhead Door Celebrates 95 Years!

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 11:02 AM

This year, Overhead Door celebrates our 95th Anniversary!  Learn more about our founder, C. G. Johnson and his many contributions to the garage door industry.

In the early 1900’s Henry Ford unveiled the Model T. This automobile was affordable, reliable, and had country roads and small towns in mind. The cost of the Model T made it affordable for the majority of the population. This boom in the automobile industry led several other car makers to start producing affordable cars, which made for even more car owners. With so many Americans now on the road they needed a place to store their newly purchased vehicles!

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Carriage houses, originally meant to house horses and the carriages they led, had a new addition: the automobile. Eventually, carriage houses were phased out as more and more people purchased vehicles, and were replaced with garages. Early garages had side-opening panel doors which worked, but not in the most convenient manner. Seeing that these doors required double the amount of space to open, C. G. Johnson had an idea. In 1921 Johnson patented a sectional overhead door, and with that idea, a corporation was born.

To showcase this new invention, Johnson traveled to fairs and expositions with a prototype door attached to his Model T. With the help of new marketing tactics such as customer coupons and community bulletin boards, Johnson quickly established a network of distributors. Five years later, Johnson brought another invaluable piece of technology to the industry to help those who could not manually lift their doors: the electric garage door opener. These two inventions laid the foundation for Overhead Door Corporation, which has continued to be a leader in the industry!

If you have an Overhead Door garage door, we'd love to hear what you think! Share with us by commenting below!

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New Year, New Door

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Mon, Dec 21, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Have you begun your list of 2016 resolutions? Is one of them home improvement? If so, you should most definitely consider a new garage door. According to a 2015 Cost VS. Value Remodeling Magazine 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. However, for many people, the idea of replacing a garage door is daunting. It’s a big purchase that can make a big impact on the look and character of the home. How do you choose your next garage door?

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When it comes to choosing a garage door, there are more choices than you may realize, especially when factoring in materials (steel, vinyl, wood), styles (modern, traditional, carriage house), energy efficiency (insulated or non-insulated), options (windows, decorative hardware) and colors. To make sense of it all and find the garage door system that best fits your home’s architecture, follow these five steps:

1. Understand Your Options

Taking the time to research your options online is the best place to start. Our website and even social interest sites like Pinterest are good places to get ideas.

2. Determine Your Door Materials

One of the most important factors to consider is door material. All doors are not created equal, and each material used in construction has its own pros and cons. For example, while a steel garage door will last a long time, it can also be dented, something to keep in mind if your kids play ball in the driveway. Wood doors are beautiful, incredibly strong and can be custom designed to perfectly complement your home’s architectural style, but they require routine maintenance and can be more expensive than other garage doors on the market. And, if you live in an area subject to strong winds, you’ll want to consider doors with high windload ratings.

3. To insulate or not to insulate?

If your garage is adjacent to any kind of living space, such as a bedroom or living room, it’s a good idea to choose an insulated garage door; it may help to keep those rooms more comfortable, especially if you live in a climate with extreme winter or summer temperatures. Not only that, insulated doors tend to have quieter operation, a significant plus if a bedroom is located next to or above the garage. Do you have a detached garage? If so, a non-insulated door will probably do just fine as long as you’re not in a region with extreme winter temperatures or there is nothing stored in your garage that could be damaged by freezing such as paint and caulk.

4. Try on some doors!

The fun starts after you’ve determined the basics of what you want in a new garage door. When visiting our website, you’ll find styles ranging from utilitarian to ornate, carriage-house to modern. Spend time on our DoorView Design Center. This center allows you to upload a photo go our house then you can place many kinds of doors onto your home until you find the one you like. 

5. Time to BUY!

Contact Overhead Door and let us help you choose that door that truly matches your home. One you've gone through the steps above and are ready to talk, contact us for an estimate

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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!

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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.

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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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Tips To Turn Your Garage Into A Man Cave (Part 2)

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Wed, Jun 10, 2015 @ 01:36 PM

So, last week we talked about the basics to turn your garage into a man cave. Now, let’s talk about the finishing touches to make your man cave the best one on the block!

Protection

Now that you have your insulation, floors, and lighting done, next you will need to think about your protection. Most man caves have the big TV’s, valuable memorabilia, and many other “manly” things that you want protected. A good security system is something that you might want to look into. If you have a back door in the garage, getting a deadbolt is something that is strongly recommended. Everyone will know about this man cave as soon as you open that garage door, and everything that’s in it, so protecting those valuables is just a simple thing that could save you a lot of money.

Furniture

When you think of a man cave, you think of things that a man wants. What is the one thing that every man wants in his home? A recliner! So, of course, his man cave needs to have the best seat in the house, and that seat needs to be a recliner. You know that he will want the guys over, so extra seating and bar-stools are a must. Just for some fun, other than watching the big game on the TV, you could add a poker table and even a dart board. Next comes the entertainment…

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Bar and Fridge Area

Let’s say you’re watching the game and your team is in the red zone about to score a touchdown, but your drink runs out. WHAT DO YOU DO? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to just walk up to the bar or fridge and still keep your eye on that game? Well, you are not alone my friend! Placing a bar area and a fridge in the man cave will be one of the best choices you have ever made, plus your guests will be happy about it! No one wants to keep walking in and out to go grab a drink in the fridge that’s inside. Don’t be that guy. 

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You have spent months, maybe even years, thinking about your dream man cave. You have all the information you need to start, so don’t wait another minute! Don’t forget to send that invitation to that awesome party when you get it done! 

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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

 

 

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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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Garage Safety - The Basics

Posted by Bob weidner on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 @ 11:48 AM

 

Garage Safety – The Basics 


Fire Safety

 

Keeping the garage door shut at all times

Did you know the garage is a burglars favorite point of entry? Make sure you keep your garage closed while you are there AND away. An easy way for you to avoid leaving the garage open with children around is having a keypad installed. This will allow the children to type in the code without have to use a car clicker.

Also, make sure to keep the door connected to the garage locked. If for some reason someone does enter your garage, the worst thing that could happen is they enter your house as well. 

 

Lighting

Install automatic lighting around your garage door to keep unwanted visitors away.

This is also a safety precaution for your family members trying to enter in the garage in the dark.

 

Animals

A garage can be an easy “mud room” for your pets. Do not lock them in the garage without a way to enter the house or venture into the yard. Think of the garage as a car. It gets really hot with no air-containing running. 

Leave plenty of water out. A great way to give your pet access to the garage area is to install a doggy door. That way they may come and go as they please.

 

Storage

Keep your garage clean and organized. Objects can cause someone to trip and fall if they are just cluttered around. Ladders need to be hung horizontally so a child will no try to climb it. Robes and wires need to be placed along the wall to avoid tangling. And when it rains, sweep up afterwards, the smooth concrete can create quite the ice rink.

 

Cautious

A garage door is the heaviest and biggest machinery in your home. Watch for children, animals, and objects before you choose to close the garage. We suggest walking along the door line to insure nothing will be hit once the door comes down. Make sure your garage door has an automated system to stop the door when it reaches an unfamiliar object.

 

Fire hazards

Garages aren’t exempt from the rules of fire safety. With all the fertilizer, chemicals, paints, and gasoline, make sure you have a fire extinguisher on hand just in case. We suggest using a Class B/C fire extinguisher.

 

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Tips on turning your garage into a gym!

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

 

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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.

Flooring.

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.

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