Maximizing Garage Door Design To Boast Your House Exterior Look


Sometimes people do not pay much attention to the design of garage. Garage is a part of the exterior design. If you design your garage with gorgeous design, your exterior will get the benefit of the gorgeous looking. Here we provide some tips for you to decorate your garage door in order to create a better looking for your exterior.

First, choose the material that fits your climate. You can choose metal, fiberglass, or wood/timber. Wood or timber will make an elegant looking to your garage door but if your climate does not fits with wood itis better for you to choose metal or fiberglass that will last longer that wood. Second, choose a material that fits your architectural design. If your house emphasizes warm theme and exposewood material may be wooden material is the best one for you.

Third, choose a style that will perfectly match with your house design. To create a gorgeous looking of the exterior you need to match the style of your garage door with the exterior design. So your house will have a better look. Fourth, If you want to give modern touch to your exterior design, you can also garage door design. A modern garage door design can add modern touch to your exterior. The last, you can also use traditional garage design to be combined with your modern home. It will make a good combination to your exterior appearance. So, let’s decor!

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Falling in Love Again, With Your Garage

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Chances are the garage was not the part of the property that made your heart skip. While you may have liked the space, you probably had to overlook the garage door’s peeling paint and the (very) loud garage door opener. Looking past faults in a relationship is necessary, but at some point, progress needs to be made. Some of your friends might tell you to move on, but we’re here to tell you – you can work things out, it just takes a little professional help from your local Overhead Door distributor. Let them advise you on the three-step process to garage relationship bliss.

Step 1: Visualize your future.

Overhead Door can help you see past your garage’s current shortcomings to what could be. By visiting the Overhead Door DoorView® Design Center, you can upload a photo of your home and experiment with a variety of garage doors to find the one that works best for your house style. Don’t have a photo to upload? No problem. The DoorView® Design Center includes pre-loaded photos of common home styles so that you can get a sense for what works for you and your garage.

Step 2: Open up

While the beauty of a new garage door is important, what’s inside counts too. With a newOverhead Door® garage door opener, you can be sure that, many Valentine’s Days from now, your garage door will still be operating smoothly, efficiently, quietly and safely. You can choose from chain-, belt- or screw-drive openers, all offering advanced safety and convenience features.

Step 3: Celebrate your progress


The hard work that you’ve put in to your garage relationship should be rewarded. Treat yourself with an Overhead Door® accessory that will give you additional convenience and peace of mind, like the Overhead Door® Advanced Wall Console or the Overhead Door®Battery Back Up.

The Overhead Door® Advanced Wall Console monitors the performance of up to three Odyssey® and Destiny® garage door openers while giving homeowners control of door operation, access security, and lighting features. It features an easy-to-use, backlit LCD touch screen and a feature that disables remote and keypad operation for increased security.

The Overhead Door® Battery Back-Up provides reliable garage door operation even when there is a power outage. Compatible with Destiny® and Odyssey® garage door openers, the Battery Back-up reaches a full charge in 48 hours and provides power for up to 50 open-and-close cycles after a power outage.

This Valentine’s Day, let your local Overhead Door distributor help you fall in love again with your garage.

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Garage Door Replacement Now a Top Five Home Improvement Nationwide


A national study on the value of popular home renovation projects has found that replacing an outdated garage door is both affordable and one of the best projects homeowners can undertake to improve their home’s overall value. Remodeling magazine’s 2014 Cost vs. Value survey reveals that garage door replacement delivers an average 83.7 percent return on investment (ROI) for homeowners while costing around $1,500, far less than other popular home improvement projects, like a major kitchen remodel (about$55,000) or a family room addition (about $81,000). This makes mid-range garage door replacement one of the most affordable home improvements and best values that homeowners can undertake, says Joe Dachowicz, vice president of marketing at Overhead Door Corporation, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of overhead doors and openers for residential and commercial applications. “For so many house styles, the garage door is a home’s largest exterior feature, so this is a great space to give a facelift,” said Dachowicz. “By upgrading an ordinary garage door with one that complements the rest of the home, owners can dramatically improve their home’s curb appeal at a very affordable price.” Upscale garage door replacement, with an average cost of about $2,800, delivers an 82.9 percent ROI and was found to be the least expensive upscale project evaluated by this year’s survey. As in past years, this year’s survey determined the ROI for garage door replacement by evaluating the $1,534 cost on average to replace a basic garage door with a mid-range door model. The survey found the value of that replacement at home sale to be $1,283, or 83.7 percent ROI; an increase over last year’s 75.7 percent ROI. In the upscale home improvement category, the survey evaluated the average $2,791 cost to replace a mid-range door with an upscale door and found a$2,315 value of the project at home sale, which equates to an 82.9 percent return; an increase from last year’s 75.2 percent ROI. Finding the perfect garage door to complement any house is as easy as going online to the Overhead Door website and the Overhead Door DoorView Design Center, said Dachowicz. “The Overhead Door DoorView Design Center is a great visualization tool that anyone can use to find the right garage door for any home. You can literally see what a difference a new door will make on your home,” Dachowicz said. “Optimized for use with tablets, users simply upload a photo of their home into the visualization tool, and then they can try on any door, style and door color they choose to find perfect door.” Now in its 27th year, the Cost vs. Value Report is conducted in partnership with the National Association of Realtors. Hanley Wood, publisher of Remodeling magazine, asks NAR members nationwide to evaluate a variety of home remodeling jobs and then project the ROI homeowners could expect to receive when they sell their homes. The study, available at, details both the national average value returned for common renovation projects, as well as the expected ROI in nine U.S. regions and 101 U.S. cities. For access to detailed renovation data on the go, an iPhone-app is also available through the Apple iTunes store.

Garage Safety Basics


The garage generally is not a safe place for an unsupervised young child to be, and it’s best to keep it off-limits to her. That doesn’t preclude taking the following precautionary measures to prevent accidents however.

Think about what’s in your garage, workshop, or storage shed for a moment and it quickly becomes clear that it’s a potentially hazardous environment for children. These spaces house not only a car, but often sharp tools and implements, toxic and flammable substances from insecticides and fertilizers to pest poisons and gasoline, perhaps empty bottles and cans, plus countless items that could fall over onto a child and cause injury. Even the garage door can be dangerous. The garage generally is not a safe place for an unsupervised young child to be, and it’s best to keep it off-limits to her. That doesn’t preclude taking the following precautionary measures to prevent accidents however.

  • Use cabinet and drawer latches and electrical outlet covers as you would in other parts of the house, and keep hazardous implements and substances safely locked away.
  • Don’t leave lengths of rope lying around or hanging down from hooks.
  • Store ladders in a horizontal position, so a child cannot climb up them.
  • Disconnect power tools when not in use. Plug locks are available that attach to cords and prevent their insertion into electrical outlets.
  • Properly dispose of any incendiary materials such as piles of old newspapers and magazines, old clothing, and soiled, oily rags. Do not store gasoline or other flammable liquids near gas and hot-water heaters.
  • Never store a discarded appliance in a garage without first removing the door.
  • Lock the car doors. Little fingers are easily crushed by a car door and there are plenty of potential hazards inside the car should a young child enter it unsupervised.
  • Use special precautions with garage doors. Garage doors are heavy and can cause serious injuries. Both automatic and manual doors can crush fingers and cause severe head injuries, even death. The safest kind of manually operated garage door has a counter-balance system rather than a long coil spring. Make sure automatic garage doors have a device that automatically stops the door or reverses it when it comes into contact with an object.