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Top 6 Warning Signs You Need a New Garage Door

 Garage doors and automatic garage door openers are two things that we couldn’t imagine our lives without. Garage doors protect your valuables and keep out inclement weather and pests. Garage door openers allow you to come and go at the touch of a button. But like everything else, they do wear out. An average garage door lasts 30 years with an opener lasting about 15. There are a lot of homes around Sioux City and Yankton that are older than 30 years and likely still have their original garage door! Old, malfunctioning garage doors pose both a security and safety risk. Look for these warning signs that tell you it’s time to replace your garage door or opener.  
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Get Ready For Garage Sale Season

on May 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM By | Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton | 0 Comments | Latest and Greatest Garage Sale
The weather has turned warm and that means it’s time to spring clean your home and garage. Getting rid of items you don’t use anymore is an ideal way to freshen your space. Plus, if you’re like most homeowners, your garage has been a dumping ground for leftover Christmas decorations, misplaced items and trash. A great way to rid yourself of all that clutter and force yourself to clean out your garage is to have a garage sale. And, it never hurts to make a little cash on the side. Follow our tips to smoothly pull off your next garage sale. 
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Why Overhead Door is Better Than Any Big Box Store

Today’s buyer has multiple options for every purchase. The Internet, brick-and-mortar stores, swaps and even second-hand online shopping sites all sell items previously only purchased from local retailers, like furniture, appliances, bathroom vanities and yes, even garage door openers. These online and big box stores claim to have everything you need at the low prices but they can’t compete with your local Overhead Door Red Ribbon Dealer for a garage door. Here’s why: 
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3 Common Garage Door Myths Debunked

In this day and age, everyone is concerned with scams and people who are trying to get you to spend money with them no matter your needs. Garage doors haven’t escaped this trend and there are some unscrupulous characters out there spinning myths about garage door ownership just to get people to buy. Here are three you shouldn’t believe. 
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5 Reasons Why You Need an Insulated Garage Door

The first of many cold days are already upon Siouxlanders and it only goes downhill from here. In November, the average high temperature in Sioux City is 46 degrees, in December it is 32 degrees and last January the temperature dropped to as low as 4 degrees. When it gets that cold, anywhere you can insulate your home, i.e., windows and doors, helps. An insulated garage door can also help keep your home cozy, especially if your garage is attached to your home. But, it has other benefits as well.  
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Your answers to these 5 questions can help determine if you need a new garage door.

Upgrade. You hear that word a lot today when it comes to mobile phones, televisions, sound systems and even cars. We’re willing to buy newer models of these items because we know they’ll work better and make our lives easier. So why do homeowners wait for their garage door to break before buying a new one? New garage doors offer benefits way beyond the old, inefficient doors. Plus, money is almost never wasted on buying a new garage door; the ROI on garage doors is more than 97%. Your answers to the following five questions can help you determine if it is time for that old garage door to go. 
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Treat Your Weatherstripping Right and It Will Treat Your Garage Door Right

Your garage door protects your vehicle and home from intruders and inclement weather. But even with the most level garage floor, a garage door will never sit flush enough to create an air-tight seal. That’s where weatherstripping comes in. Weatherstripping forms a seal between the bottom of your door and the ground, keeping out pests, dirt, rain and flooding. The seal also keeps out freezing wind and snow and hot, humid air, helping to reduce your energy bills. But like any other piece of machinery, it needs to be taken care of to do its job properly. 
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Get to Know Your Garage Door

If you own a home, chances are you’ll replace your garage door at some point. On the surface, this may seem like a simple purchase but there’s more to your door than meets the “eyes”. A garage door serves many functions; it is an extra door to your home, a security system and it protects your vehicles from inclement weather. When you decide to purchase a new door, there are definitely some things to consider. 
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How Safe is My Garage Door Keypad?

on Dec 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM By | Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton | 0 Comments |
Garage door keypads are the ultimate convenience tool. Want to take the dog for a quick walk? Forget bringing along a house key, you can use the keypad to get back inside your locked home. Need to let a visiting family member inside while you’re at work? Text them your keypad code. Or, give access to your teen who frequently forgets (or loses) the key. Garage door keypads are handy devices that give homeowners control over who can enter their garage and/or home and when. But are they safe? Yes, but it’s important to do some due diligence. 
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5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Garage Door

on Dec 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM By | Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton | 0 Comments |
Your garage door is a big investment (even if it does have excellent ROI) and to get the most out of it, it needs to be maintained on a regular basis. Keep in mind, some repairs, like replacing springs, cables and openers, should only be done by a professional. 
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