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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

Protect Your Home From Break-Ins This Holiday Season

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, Dec 15, 2015 @ 01:16 PM

Gifts_xmas.jpgUnfortunately, there seems to be more garage break-ins this time of year. Burglars are aware that you may have Christmas gifts in your car or in the garage (hiding from your nosey kiddos!). In addition to knowing you have these valuable gifts, burglars also know that you are likely to go out of town this time of year…leaving an empty house for them to rob. Can you guess the easiest point of entry? Yep, it's typically the garage. Find out how to protect your home from break-ins this holiday season!

Bring Your Opener Inside!

Something you may not think to do is take your garage door opener inside! If the vehicle that you leave at home while you are either inside your home or on vacation has your garage door opener on your visor, take it inside. If you have someone trying to break into your car, they might be smart enough to see your opener and then have access to your home. This is something to implement all through the year, not just the holiday season.

Know Who Has Your Keypad Code

You should never give your code out to anyone that you do not trust. If your house is being built and the contractor has the code to your garage, he may give it to another one of his employees. Now there are 2 people (you have no idea who they are, where they live, or what they do outside of work) who have access to your home. One helpful tip from us is to change your code as soon as you move into your home!

Change Your Code

Another helpful tip that goes along with your keypad code is changing your code every 6 months. This not only protects your home from burglaries, but it can also keep anyone who has your code (and don’t want in your home) OUT. Some situations come up where that is they only option that you have… to give someone your garage code. But, it is a safety precaution to change your code every 6 months.

At Overhead Door, we sincerely hope that your home stays safe and comfortable through the holiday season. However, always be aware of dangerous situations and take the precautions necessary to protect your home and valuable possessions.

Tags: Protect Your Home

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