Overhead Door Company of Sioux City Blog

Garages and Turkey Fryers Don’t Mix – And Other Turkey-Frying Tips

Posted by Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton on Nov 15, 2017 3:50:29 PM

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to talk about the turkey! After all, the turkey is one of the highlights of this holiday. While traditionally baked in the oven, more and more families are opting to fry this portion of their meal. Not only does the turkey cook faster when it’s fried, but many swear it tastes better, too.

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Topics: Garage Door Safety

Fake Is The New Fabulous – Just Check Out Our Faux Wood Garage Doors

Posted by Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton on Oct 17, 2017 10:05:20 AM

Traditionally, fake items – from fake dollar bills to fake designer handbags – are considered less than desirable. However, fake isn’t always bad. In fact, we at Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton believe that “fake” can be “fabulous,” at least when it comes to our faux wood garage doors! These popular doors deliver all of the following benefits:

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Topics: Garage Door Design, Curb appeal

Winter Is Coming – Ensure Your Garage Is Properly Sealed Before It Arrives

Posted by Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton on Oct 11, 2017 4:28:57 PM

Summer has came and gone, and unfortunately, it’s time to put away the bats and balls and start preparing for cooler weather. After all, Old Man Winter will come knocking before we know it. If you don’t want your garage door to let this unwanted visitor inside, follow the simple steps below to ensure it is adequately sealed. A properly sealed garage door will keep the elements where they belong – outside of your garage 

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Topics: Garage Door Service, Garage Door Maintenance

Four Common Reasons Your Garage Door Won’t Open

Posted by Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton on Sep 14, 2017 9:43:18 AM

You are probably familiar with the saying “hope for the best and prepare for the worst,” but did you know this wise advice even applies to garage doors? Though you may hope your garage door will never fail to operate smoothly, in reality, your garage door is a fallible piece of machinery. In order to prepare for the worst, you should familiarize yourself with the common reasons your garage door may require service and repair. That way, you can confidently identify any future problems and discuss them with a repairperson.

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Topics: Garage Door Inspections, Garage Door Maintenance

Garage Door Won’t Open Or Close? Solve The Problem In Under 20 Minutes

Posted by Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton on Sep 7, 2017 4:04:25 PM

What can you get done in twenty minutes? A load of laundry? Your daily run? While it may be hard to believe, you can likely fix a malfunctioning garage door in under twenty minutes as well! By following these steps, you’ll have your garage door opened or closed in no time.

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Topics: Garage Door Repairs, Garage Door Maintenance

Put Garage Door Safety On The Back-To-School List

Posted by Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton on Aug 30, 2017 10:22:55 AM

If you have children going back to school this fall, your to-do list is most likely a mile long. Notebooks have to be bought, haircuts must be scheduled, and backpacks need to be filled. Before you tackle these tasks, however, you should take the time to review garage door safety practices with your children. Safety should always be your family’s first priority.

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Topics: Garage Door Safety

What Not to Store In Your Garage

Posted by Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton on Jul 26, 2017 8:58:20 AM

Storage. It seems like you never have quite enough of it. That’s why many people turn to their garages when they are in need of extra space. The garage shouldn’t be the go-to storage space for all items, however; some things can spoil or even explode in a typical garage environment. To avert minor (or major) disasters, avoid placing the following five items in your garage during the hot summer months. 

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Topics: Garage Door Organization

5 Ways To Beat The Heat In Your Garage

Posted by Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton on Jul 21, 2017 4:10:59 PM

What are you looking forward to this July? Most likely, the sweltering heat doesn’t come to mind. This heat can become even more unbearable when it invades your garage, causing your pets, your family members, or even your garage door opener to overheat. Try implementing one of the following heat-busting solutions to keep your garage cool even as the temperature rises outside. 

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Topics: Garage Door Safety

Give Him What He’s Always Wanted: Items To Create And Fill His Garage Workshop

Posted by Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton on Jun 15, 2017 5:17:58 PM

It’s never easy to decide what to buy your dad for Father’s Day. Yes, you can go the standard route and buy him a new tool set and a gift card to the local hardware store. Or, this year, you can give him what he’s always wanted – a workshop. You don’t have to construct an entirely new building in order to do this. By purchasing just a few items, you can easily transform your garage into the workshop he’s been dreaming about. 

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Topics: Garage Workshop

Garage Doors and Living Rooms: A Match Made in Heaven

Posted by Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton on May 31, 2017 11:38:03 AM

Feta cheese and watermelon. Peanut butter and green apple slices. Iowa Hawkeyes and a national championship title. 

The above may seem like unlikely pairings, but they actually go quite well together (especially those Hawks…one of these days). We’re seeing another unlikely pair crop up in our industry that we are starting to get pretty excited about: garage doors and living rooms.

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Topics: Choosing a New Garage Door, Garage Door Design