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How to Choose a Patio Door

Your patio is one of your favorite aspects of your house. You and your family could sit there for hours enjoying the clean air, great conversation and cold drinks. It's little wonder that you would want to make your patio feel more like a part of your home.  You can do that by selecting the right style of patio door. An attractive patio door will add light to your home and invite visitors out to your little oasis. Use our tips on how to choose patio doors to find the ones that are right for you. 

How to Choose a Replacement Patio Door

There are three major variables you will need to consider when picking ou new patio doors: 
  • Material
  • Design 
  • Type

Patio Door Material

You can find a range of... Read more

How Much Headroom Is Needed for a Garage Door?

Say you want to buy a new garage door opener, but you're hesitating because you have a smaller garage — you don't want to whack your head on the opener or risk it hitting the top of your tall vehicle. Will you have enough room? Just what is the minimum headroom clearance for a garage door opener? The answer is that it varies, but in many cases, even owners with low garage ceilings can find an opener that will provide excellent function without taking up too much room. 

How Much Headroom Is Needed for a Garage Door Opener?

The headroom you need depends on what type of garage door setup you choose. Here are two of the most common options:

Torsion Springs

Those within the industry appreciate the safety of torsion springs. These devices attach to the opener a... Read more

Garage Door Lighting Ideas

Maybe you recently replaced your garage doors and you want to showcase the beautiful new style to enhance your home's curb appeal. Perhaps you are searching for ways to add value to your home without spending a lot of money. Or maybe you just want the outside of your home to look a little more beautiful when you come up the drive after a long day.  Adding garage door lighting to your home can accomplish all those things. Try these ideas for exterior garage door lights that are easy to install and look great all year long.

Why Add Garage Door Exterior Lighting? 

Before we explore the lighting possibilities, you may wonder why you should add this type of lighting... Read more

How to Replace a Garage Door Opener Remote

You're turning into your driveway and about to click the button to open your garage when you realize you don't see your remote anywhere. Once you've parked the car, you search the vehicle for the small device, but it's hopeless. Either you lost your garage door remote, or someone has taken it. Whatever happened, you need a replacement, and you also have to secure your house in case someone else has the remote. (more…) Read more

Common Residential Garage Door Sizes

What sizes do garage doors come in? You may think one size fits all, but the dimensions can vary quite a bit. Not every one-car garage is the same size, and two- or three-car garages can also have layouts with significant differences. We compiled a rundown on standard residential garage door sizes to help you determine where your garage fits in with others.  (more…) Read more

Front Door Window & Glass Styles

Have you always dreamed of a beautiful entry door with glass paneling or a breathtaking window? Installing a new entry door featuring attractive window styles can change the look of your house. The addition will boost your curb appeal and may even increase your home's value.  The latest front door styles with glass feature a mix of fresh and classic looks that can complement any style of the house. Browse these entry door options with decorative glass styles to find a look that inspires you.  (more…) Read more

How to Make Your Front Door More Secure

You want your family to be safe, and that means keeping intruders out of your home. The best way to do that is to improve the security of your front door. Burglars most often try to enter through the front door because it's the most natural target. You can make your front door more secure by implementing our tips.  (more…) Read more

How Do Garage Door Sensors Work?

If you have an automatic garage door, you have garage door sensors. Still, most people don't understand how garage door safety sensors work. You should have a thorough grasp of the process to ensure yours work correctly and don't put anyone in your home in danger. If you haven't checked these safety tools before, we compiled this overview of how to test garage door sensors to help make sure your door works correctly.  (more…) Read more

How to Check Garage Door Balance

If your garage door makes odd sounds or looks uneven when it opens or closes, the balance may be off. A perfectly balanced garage door distributes weight evenly based on spring tension, spreading out the strain so that the garage opener doesn't become overtaxed. When the tension is even, your door moves up and down smoothly without a sound. When a door is unbalanced, however, the opener must strain to lift it. In many cases, this happens because the garage door spring balance gets thrown off, and the springs either exert too much or too little force. You may notice your garage door slows down when opening or closing, makes those strange sounds or even refuses to open entirely. When any of that happens, you can check your garage door balance to see if you need to make any adjustments.... Read more

A Message about COVID-19

To Our Valued Customers and Community Members, At Quality Overhead Door, we recognize the trust you place in us as your go-to garage door service and installation experts.  Which is why, in this time of uncertainty, we are listening to recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as we strive to help protect our customers and our team members from the spread of this virus. With that said we’ve taken proactive measures for business continuity and remain operational at this time, so you can expect our technicians to arrive at your home or business as scheduled. We have increased expectations for employee hand washing and sanitizing practices. Not only have we implemented additional sanitation measures ... Read more

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