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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

Garage Door Insulation Buying Guide for Homeowners in Ohio and Michigan

Garage-Door-Insulation-Buying-Guide-for-Homeowners-in-Ohio If you live in northeast Ohio or southeast Michigan, you know winters can be chilly in your neck of the woods. As the cold winter approaches, you need to properly insulate your garage to lower your energy costs and protect your precious valuables. The best way to guard your garage from extreme temperatures is to insulate your garage door. An insulated garage door can help regulate the temperature in your garage throughout the year. While you can improve insulation by sealing cracks and insula... Read more

Garage Door Buying Guide for Ranch-Style Homes

Garage-Door-Buying-Guide-for-Ranch-Style-Homes Updated April 28th, 2020 Like any other large fixture on your home's exterior, your garage door should complement the style of your home. If you own a ranch-style home, certain garage doors work better than others. In this guide, we'll explain what a ranch-style home is and which garage door types and materials are best suited for your home. 

Ranch-Style House Characteristics

The origin of the ranch home can be traced back to the Spanish Colonial architecture of North America, which often featured structure... Read more

Garage Door Buying Guide for Cape Cod-Style Homes

-Garage-Door-Buying-Guide-for-Cape-Cod-Style-Homes A Cape Cod-style home has become the symbol of the typical American home. If you live in the Toledo, Ohio, area, you might have a Cape Cod-style home with a symmetrical floor plan and simple design. You can improve the design of your Cape Cod-style home by installing a unique garage door. Garage doors can enhance the curb appeal of any home, especially a Cape. The simple exterior design of your home just needs your creative flair to transform the cookie-cutter look of a Cape Cod into your unique masterpiece. Use thi... Read more

How to Manually Open Your Garage Door When the Power Is Out

At some point, every homeowner with an automatic overhead garage door will need to know how to get the garage door open when the power is out. While some overhead garage doors come with backup power sources, most still require manual operation in the event of power loss. Learning how to properly open or close a garage door without power is critical for your safety and the structural integrity of your garage door, especially during the winter. If you ever find yourself in that dreaded situation where the power is out but you need your garage door to open, follow these steps to safely opening your garage door without the help of the trolley system. Read more

Guide to Garage Door Window Options

Glass garage door window inserts add style and class to any type of residential garage door. Garage windows let in natural light and enhance a home's curb appeal by increasing the garage door's aesthetic value. But choosing the right design and type of glass inserts for your garage door can seem overwhelming given the countless options on the market. That's why we've put together a brief guide for choosing garage door windows. (more…) Read more

How to Know When It Is Time to Replace Your Front Door

Front door damage happens. Whether it's due to age, weathering or accidental damage, there are many reasons why you should totally replace your home's front door. Sometimes, all a door needs is some careful repair to restore it to full function. However, many homeowners don't know whether to paint or replace a front door. If your front door isn't opening and closing properly, has visible damage or it's simply been a while since you replaced the door, it's time to take a look at the following tips for understanding when to fully replace a front doorRead more

Decorative Hardware Options for Garage Doors

When it comes to curb appeal, sometimes it's all about the details. Choosing the right garage door style in the perfect color can do wonders for a home's exterior, but simple details are what ties an entire look together. The right accessories can take almost any garage door from boring to beautiful, but how do you determine which accessories are best for a garage door and where to place decorative garage door hardware? Fortunately, there are some objective rules you can follow when choosing and placing decorative h... Read more

Glass Garage Door Options

Glass garage doors are becoming more popular as more homeowners are embracing the curb appeal of contemporary home designs, especially around urban areas. These modern, elegant alternatives to traditional or carriage style garage doors add a sophisticated touch to a home's overall aesthetic and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials. Residential glass garage doors are also highly customizable and can fit just about any type of house. While some homeowners enjoy the transparent, top to bottom glass paneling on their garages, glass garage doors don't necessarily m... Read more

Guide to Garage Door Styles

When building or remodeling a home, many homeowners view the garage door as an afterthought. But in reality, a garage door is not purely functional — it's an important component of a home's overall aesthetic. That's why the professionals at Quality Overhead Door offer a wide selection of garage door styles and customization options. While it may not be the focal point of a home, we understand that the right garage door brings immense value and beauty to a home's appearance. Determining the right garage style depends on the home itself and your preferences. Today, there are hundreds of varia... Read more

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