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Overhead Door Company of Sioux City Blog

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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Our Favorite Garage Door Trends 

Don’t get us wrong, we love all our garage doors—steel, insulated, raised panels, with windows or without, white or wood. But there have been some trends over the years that have really got us excited. Whether you’re looking for modern, wood or something you can paint whatever color you can imagine, we’ve got the door. 
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Revamp Your Garage As Living Space

As your new graduate finishes up their education, you may be tempted to buy them an expensive gift, like a car, to support them in their new independent lives. But it may be a better bet to revamp your garage into new living space instead. Statistics show that rising education costs, credit card debt and a lack of interest in getting married, are all leading graduates to continue to live with their parents longer. Pew Research Center analysis of census data shows for the first time in 130 years, adults ages 18 to 34 are more likely to live in their parents’ home than on their own. 
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Garage Door 101

 Your garage door is an intricate piece of machinery that serves many functions; it is an extra door to your home, a security system and it protects your vehicles from inclement weather. We know a thing or two about garage doors. The upward-lifting door and electric garage door opener was invented by our founder, C.G. Johnson, in the 1920s.
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Garage Doors and Garage Door Openers are Not Toys

One of the most important things a parent can do is teach their young children about garage door safety. Garage doors are big, heavy equipment that can be extremely dangerous, and garage door openers can cause just as much harm. If your garage is attached to your home, your child probably comes into contact with it on a daily basis. But be aware, when the weather is nice and kids are home for the summer, there is an even greater chance of garage door injuries. 
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5 “Gotta Have It” 2018 Garage Door Trends

Nothing says “Welcome Home” like a garage door that operates as beautifully as it looks. Today's home designs, particularly those in Siouxland, often feature street-facing garages, which means that up to 40 percent of a home's curb appeal is often covering whatever is in a garage bay. To make their homes stand out against the backdrop of standard suburbia, Yankton and Sioux City home-owners are upgrading their white raised panel garage doors to ones featuring unique windows, patterns, and colors. These trends for 2018 can easily be incorporated into your home.  
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Clean Up: Give Your Garage Door A Spring Scrub

You clean your windows, siding and gutters but did you know you can clean your garage door too? Cleaning your residential garage door isn't hard or complicated. It is an important part of garage door maintenance that just takes time, elbow grease, and a few willing volunteers. 
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NEVER Do This Winter Practice

Everyone does it. Especially in the Midwest. Especially when the weather is cold and frigid. But, it is so highly-dangerous that it should NEVER be done. It’s starting your car and letting it warm up inside your garage.
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Ensure Your Family’s Holidays Stay Happy By Putting Safety First

on Dec 12, 2017 11:39:10 AM By | Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton | 0 Comments | Garage Safety Garage Door Tips and News
The holidays are filled with many wonderful things – good food, our friends and family, and an abundance of happiness and cheer. Unfortunately, they are also accompanied by an increased crime rate. To keep your holiday season full of joy, make safety a priority by securing your garage door and following these other safety tips.  
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