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The Overhead Door™ Brand has earned the 2018 Women’s Choice Award® by WomenCertified® for ‘America’s Most Recommended National Garage Door Brand’ for the seventh consecutive year.
“It is a privilege to once again be ‘America’s Most Recommended Garage Door Brand’ among women,” said Dennis Stone, President and CEO of Overhead Door™ Corporation.
With women accounting for more than 85 percent of all consumer purchases in the U.S., the Women’s Choice Award seal allows customers to choose with confidence, knowing it’s a garage door brand women trust and highly recommend to family and friends year after year.
The Women’s Choice Award is based on customer ratings and a national survey. With many choices consumers have for home improvement products like garage doors, the Women’s Choice Award helps to identify the best products and services available within a specific industry or product category.
Overhead Door™ Brand adds valuable curb appeal to a 139-year-old home featured on the 39th season of PBS’ Emmy award-winning This Old House.
The show featured our Courtyard Collection® with Stockbridge windows in black with black trim installed in this new garage addition on the second-generation family home in Newton, Massachusetts. Originally built in 1879, the new owners are renovating the home.
“The Courtyard Collection blends perfectly with the home’s traditional, classic exterior while providing a strong and durable steel door that will endure as the house continues to age,” said Heather Meiner, Overhead Door Brand Manager.
Host Kevin O’Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, master carpenter Norm Abram, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook are joined by apprentices to renovate the Massachusetts home and other projects, shining a spotlight on the value of jobs in the building industry.
Overhead Door™ garage doors are a perfect pairing with popular home improvement and design television programs, as well as homes produced by national magazines, to illustrate to customers the impact a garage door can make on the curb appeal of a home.
If your garage door welcomes home your prize possessions, then your front door welcomes your priceless possessions – your family. The front door can also make or break your curb appeal. After all, it is the focal point and a big part of the first impression when visitors arrive at your home.
There are a few good reason to replace your aging front door: style update, better security, energy efficiency, noise reduction. Recently, our customer chose a new door system for another reason.
This “before” front door was the backstop at a baseball game played too close to “home”. The overthrown ball missed its target and dove right through the decorative glass in the front door. The first (base) line of defense was to see if we could get the replacement glass. Unfortunately, the glass is no longer available. The homeowner chose to have our team replace the entire entry door system. The result (right) is this stunning French door with flat bronze hardware.
We’re Not Just Garage Doors
Our library of front entry doors is vast in design and function. They are installed by highly trained craftsman who take pride in their work. And you will, too.
Questions to ask when choosing a door company:
- Do they provide a free, in-home estimate?
- Have they served in the door industry since 1926?
- Do they provide an industry-leading warranty?
Overhead Door makes it easy to schedule a free, in-home estimate. Just let us know when it is convenient for you and we will be there.
Both recent and long-term key trends indicate that curb appeal projects generate higher return on investment than work completed in the interior of the home. Compared to other upgrades, garage door replacement now ranks at the top in a recently released annual survey.
Garage Door Replacement Offers the Biggest Bang for Your Buck
Remodeling Magazine’s 2018 Cost vs. Value Report compares the average cost for 21 popular remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale. In this national survey, garage doors rank #1 with the least amount invested and the highest return. Nationally, homeowners can expect up to a 98 percent return on investment for their garage door replacement, on average. Now that’s using your money wisely, AND making the neighbors jealous!
Don’t wait until you are prepping to sell to make the improvement. Replace your garage doors now and enjoy your curb appeal while you still live there. Request a free quote today.
If your home has a garage, it is most likely the place you choose to store a step ladder. Reacquaint yourself with ladder safety at home in honor of National Ladder Safety Month.
Next time you take the ladder out to change light bulbs or reach something from a top shelf, take care to use stepladders safely and avoid common ladder injuries.
Prevalent Ladder Injuries
Did you know that 136,118 emergency room visits per year related to ladder injuries?
Compared to the following examples, chances are much more likely to be involved in an incident with a ladder.
- 19,000 emergency room visits per year from high heel related injuries
- 11,000 injuries per year from house fires
- 3,736 emergency room visits per year from microwaves
- 16 shark attacks per year in the US
Take safety into your own hands by taking ladder safety seriously. Visit www.LadderSafetyMonth.com to learn more.
Ladder safety affects everyone. Whether at home or at work, you should take ladder safety seriously.
Ladder Safety and How It Affects Everyone
These numbers speak for themselves:
- 2,000 ladder injuries happen every day
- 364 deaths are caused by falls each year
- The most common ladder falls happen between 6 and 10 feet off the ground
How Do Most Common Ladder Accidents Happen?
- Missing the last step when climbing down
Avoid overreaching while using a ladder. You could lose your balance and the ladder could topple over, causing a fall.
Be sure to use the last step when you climb down. Skipping over the last step could lead to a fall if you trip.
For more information, visit www.LadderSafetyMonth.com.
Overhead Door™ announces the launch of Envy™ – a contemporary full-view, all-glass garage door.
The new Envy™ garage door by Overhead Door™ delivers a sleek, frameless door for an ultra-modern look. The ¼” glass panels attach to a hidden aluminum frame. Available for residential and commercial, these custom-made doors modernize the exterior of a home or business. They also provide a versatile option for room dividers and patio doors.
Envy™ sustained rigorous safety and reliability testing, including exposure to extreme temperatures and user testing on homes.
The glass panel door is available in five finishes, including Mirrored Gray, Mirrored Bronze, Translucent Black, Opaque White and Opaque Black. The doors are custom made for openings 8′-18′ wide and 7′-14′ tall.
Look for the Envy™ and other garage door collections by “The Genuine. The Original”, Overhead Door™.
Overhead Door is proud to be part of the new life breathed into old homes on the DIY Network’s Bargain Mansions. Hosted by Tamara Day, the show documents a home’s journey from filth to fabulous. Our quality entry doors and garage doors and stunning new age designs are the perfect way to transform a rundown property into the beauty of the block.
Tamara Day, Host of Bargain Mansions on DIY Network
Follow Tamara Day and Bargain Mansions
Catch all of Tamara’s excitement of Bargain Mansions on social media! Follow Bargain Mansions host Tamara Day on Facebook. Also, she has a page for her interior design business called Growing Days. Likewise, follow Growing Days on Twitter.
Hi. I’m Tamara Day. I’m the host of Bargain Mansions on the DIY Network. When we get a new front door or garage doors on a house, it completely transforms the look of the house from old and dingy, to new and fresh and clean. It also makes it look safer and much more desirable to a new home buyer.
We’ve looked at lots of companies for garage doors and – hands down – Overhead Door Company was the company we chose. They’re an awesome company that I love working with because their doors are fantastic and their people are amazing to work with. It always comes together beautifully.
The selection at Overhead Door Company is awesome. Everything from standard to perfectly custom is available and it’s really easy to see exactly what you’re going to get. When I go out to their showroom, their computer system is amazing, it’s perfectly seamless, I can really see exactly what I’m going to get and when it shows up, it is exactly what I expected. The install is incredible. It moves perfectly smooth – it’s really perfectly seamless.
I’ve worked with Overhead Door Company for lots of projects, not just the show, but our personal residence as well as several of our rental properties. It’s really fantastic.
Each year, Builder Magazine releases a study of the most popular brands used in 51 popular product categories in home construction and improvement.
Here are some examples of the results:
Our Liftmaster and Overhead Door garage door openers also ranked among the brands used most nationwide:
The survey was conducted online and included subscribers that classified as “Builders, Builders-developers or General Contractors.” The data was collected from November 2016 through January 2017 and is based on 936 qualified responses.
The following chart breaks down key factors that influenced the selection of top brands:
For more information on our top rated products click here!
June is Garage Door Safety Month. Since Overhead Door is the inventor of the upward-lifting garage door, we wanted to share some tips on maintaining the security and safety of your garage door.
Did you know that more than 70 percent of homeowners enter and exit through the garage? The garage is the most-often used entry point of the home, opening and closing an average of four times a day. That’s a lot foot traffic. It’s important to keep track of your garage door activity and ensure your garage door is well-maintained and functions safely.
Maintaining Garage Door Security
Managing the activity of your garage door is easy with OHD Anywhere™. With this application, you can control and monitor your garage door from anywhere. You can check if your garage door is open, closed or if there is any change to the door position. Know instantly when someone is operating your garage door, or open the door for anyone. Consider how great it would be for delivery, repair person or friends. All without having to provide the access password to your garage.
OHD Anywhere™ uses a sensor attached to the garage door. This is an important security advantage. Other systems monitor the opener, instead of the garage door position. The system alerts you whether the door changes to the fully open or closed position. Even if the door is operated manually by disengaging the door from the opener, you are notified.
OHD Anywhere™ delivers convenience, control, peace-of-mind and safety all in the palm of your hand. Another great tip: while on vacation, unplug the garage door opener unit. Or, use the vacation lock security switch on the wall console. This feature renders remotes unusable and is an optional accessory to most openers.
Garage Door Safety Tips:
- Keeping your garage door in working order is also important to safety. First, test the reversing mechanism by placing a 2-inch by 4-inch board in the door’s path. If the door does not reverse after contacting the object, call us or schedule a repair online.
- If the opener has not been replaced since 1993, replace the garage door opener with a new one that has safety beams and auto-reverse as a standard feature.
- All garage door owners should make sure that their little ones are kept safe when playing in or around garages. Make sure the garage door opener control button is out of the reach of children. Also, do not let them play with garage door remote controls.
- Visually inspect the garage door for wear and tear. Pay particular attention to springs, cables, rollers and pulleys. Do not attempt to remove, adjust or repair these parts or anything attached to them. These parts are under high tension and should be fixed only by a trained garage door professional.
If you find there is an issue with your garage door or opener, make sure you contact us for service. Our garage door repair professionals are fully trained on how to properly (and safely) fix your garage doors.