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Don’t Let a Power Outage Lock You Out of Your Garage

Power outages happen often in the spring and summer when there’s a greater chance of thunderstorms. Thunder booms, lightning cracks and boom, the power goes out. Typically, outages don’t last too long but if a storm is severe enough, the energy company could take longer to restore power to all its customers. Over Memorial weekend 2022, there were more than 2,300 power outages reported in Sioux City and the surrounding areas. Luckily power was restored within a couple of hours but that couple of hours could be devasting during an emergency if you can’t get to your vehicle.
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Keep Your Garage Cool This Summer

It’s that time of year again when you walk outside, and the air feels hot and heavy. Midwestern summers are notorious for heat and humidity and those uncomfortable conditions are exacerbated inside a garage. For those that need to complete tasks inside their garage, store precious items or want to lower their energy bill, cooling down stifling temps is a must.
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From Cables to Weather Seals: Understanding the Parts of Your Garage Door

A residential garage door is an important part of your home. At first glance, it may seem simple to understand the mechanics of it: a door plus an electric opener. But it’s a little more complicated than that. A garage door is made up of several parts that work together to safely raise and lower your door. If one breaks, it affects the rest of the door, usually rendering it unusable. It’s a good idea to understand the basic parts of your residential garage door so you can quickly identify where the issue exists when your door stops working.
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Top Garage Door Trends of 2022

Replacing your residential garage door is one of the smartest home renovations projects you can take on in 2022. According to Remodeling’s 2021 Cost vs. Value Report, residential garage door replacement projects provide a 93.8% return on investment (ROI), topping the 2021 list. What’s more, is the project that provides the most ROI is also one of the most economical. So, when you think about it, the only hard decision to make when it comes to replacing your residential garage door is deciding which of the many options to choose from. Here are the top garage door trends we think will be in neighborhoods all over the Sioux City and Yankton area in 2022.
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The Latest Advancements in Garage Door Tech

Smart technology has upgraded our daily lives. Today we have smartwatches, smartphones, smart thermostats, smart doorbells, refrigerators and cars. It only stands to reason that smart garage door openers should be next. But actually, Overhead Door of Sioux City™ and Overhead Door of Yankton™ has had the latest in garage door opener technology available to its residential customers for years.
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Tips to Keep Your Garage Door from Freezing Shut This Winter

on Feb 11, 2022 8:00:00 AM By | Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton | 0 Comments |
 There are a couple of things you can count on to happen during a Midwest winter – temperatures will drop to sub-zero degrees, and you’ll ask yourself why you live here. All jokes aside, every winter temperatures drop so low that windows and doors can freeze shut, including your residential garage door. This problem is due to the continual thawing and freezing of any water or condensation that’s trapped under the door or opening. But a garage door that’s frozen shut can not only be a huge nuisance, but it can also seriously damage your door. Follow our tips to keep your garage door from freezing shut this winter.
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Why Your Commercial Garage Door Needs to be Insulated

Why Your Commercial Garage Door Needs to be Insulated Commercial garage doors aren’t designed to remain closed, no matter what the temperate is outside. When the weather gets frigid, as it does in the Midwest in January, opening and closing your commercial garage doors can quickly affect how it feels inside your workplace. It also affects your energy bill. Installing an insulated commercial garage door, like Overhead Door’s Thermacore® Series, offers the highest levels of thermal efficiency, air infiltration and wind load resistance. This means a commercial garage door that’s insulated can help regulate the temperature inside your building, even when you have to open and close your door.
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3 Reasons You Need a Smart Garage Door Opener This Season

3 Reasons You Need a Smarter Garage Door Opener This Season The holiday season means To Grandmother’s House We Go, and everywhere else for that matter. Traveling during the holidays is commonplace as most of us leave our homes to visit loved ones, take multiple trips to stores or maybe head somewhere warm. But if you’re constantly worried if you left the garage door open or need a way to let Santa in to drop off some gifts, that added stress can really put a damper on your holiday experience. Take control of your holiday stress by putting a smarter garage door opener on your holiday wish list.
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How Commercial Garage Doors Protect Your Business

How Commercial Garage Doors Protect Your Business Security is a top concern for most businesses. And while companies will invest in security systems, like cameras, they don’t always consider a potential security risk – their commercial garage door. If your commercial garage door is outdated, it might leave your business open to multiple threats.
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How to Insulate Your Garage This Winter

How to Insulate Your Garage This Winter Anyone who lives in the Midwest knows just how important insulation is in winter. When temperatures drop below freezing, your body and home need an extra layer of protection to keep heat in and the cold out. Your garage door is no different. A garage door without insulation is like a light jacket, which doesn’t do much good when it’s below freezing outside. But add insulation and now your garage door is like a goose down parka, which can stand up to the coldest temperatures. Besides keeping the cold at bay, insulation also acts as a barrier between street noise and your garage, ideal if your garage is attached to your home.
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