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Spring Cleaning: What About The Garage?

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Wed, Apr 04, 2018 @ 03:11 PM

Overhead Door Permian Basin Spring Cleaning the garage

The garage is a part of the home that can often be neglected during winter. Whether or not you actually use your garage to store your car, you are likely using it as a home for other things, such as bicycles, that are only pulled out in summer. The garage is also often forgotten when spring cleaning rolls around. Here are some things to consider:

1. Ideally, you want to move everything out onto the driveway. Choose a day when no rain is forecast and just pull everything out of the garage.

2. Clean, clean, clean. Run the hose into the garage, get a scrubbing brush, and tackle the inevitable oily and grimy spots. Sweep the dust out of the corners.

3. Check the garage door. If you haven't used your garage all winter, it may be stiff or sticky. Make sure it opens and closes smoothly - if it doesn't, then you may want to get it serviced. Contact us today to get that scheduled! 

4. Sort through the clutter. You should have several categories of stuff:

  • Stuff that doesn't belong in the garage. Especially if you use the garage entrance as a back door, clothes and shoes can wander into the garage and need to be chased back into the house.
  • Trash. This includes any items that are broken beyond repair, expired items, etc.
  • Hazardous waste. Make a separate box for anything considered hazardous waste, such as some auto maintenance products, so it can be disposed of properly.
  • Recycling. Papers, etc.
  • Things you haven't used in several years - these can be given away. If you think something is repairable but don't want to repair it you may be able to find a home for it.
  • Tools and equipment.
  • Stuff you know you want to store in the garage.

4. Take that last category and store it properly. Use bins or shelves to keep everything organized. If you don't have enough shelves then consider getting more - or whether you are keeping stuff you don't need.

5. Repair or replace your garage doors to give the ultimate curb appeal for the summer! Overhead Door of the Permian Basin™ is able to do both. 

The idea is to end up with a clean, organized garage in which you have more than enough room to get in and out of your car.

Happy Spring Cleaning!

-Overhead Door of the Permian Basin™





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Install Wind Load Doors For Added Weather Safety

Posted by Bob weidner on Fri, Mar 31, 2017 @ 09:11 AM

spring-storm.jpegAhhh, spring in Texas! That means bluebonnets, vegetable gardens, warm temperatures...and hazardous weather. As a business and/or homeowners, it's important to install wind load doors for added weather safety during times of inhospitable conditions. We're here to tell you why it's important to protect your investment with the right overhead door.

There's Science Involved

Garage doors take upan estimated 30% of your home's surface space. When high winds or other weather hit those doors directly, the pressure can cause old doors to buckle, come off the track, or, in severe cases, completely collapse. The combination of surface area plus pressure plus the structural instability can lead to door damage in volatile weather situations.

Protect Your Investment

windload-thermacore-resi-MAIN-wide-1.jpgShould a garage door fail during high winds and poor weather, there is an increase chance of damage to your home or commercial property. Not only to garage doors provide security measures in keeping trespassers and nearby animals and bugs out, they prevent weather conditions from causing damage to your property. If your doors are damaged or collapsed, there is no barrier preventing life-threatening winds from entering your property. Blown out doors and windows and damage to the walls are roof are just a few of the problems a collapsed garage door can cause.

The removal of the protective barrier also allows debris, such as siding, rocks, and metal, into your home or office. According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, "the biggest threat to living creatures (including humans) from tornadoes is from flying debris and from being tossed about in the wind." 

What You Can Do

If your garage door has seen better days or you're concerned it being able to handle the high winds we have experienced lately, please contact Overhead Door for a complimentary estimate. We offer both residential and commercial wind load doors for added weather safety.

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