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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

Updated September 9th, 2020 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 fully operational at this time, so you can expect our technicians to arrive at your home or business as scheduled. Our showroom is also open with masks required to be worn by all who visit. We have increased expectations ... 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

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