Summertime Storms Don’t Have To Spell Disaster

Summer often calls for warm, sunny and relaxing days, but warm tropical air can often brew up a powerful summer storm, whether it be a thunderstorm or something more destructive such as a hurricane.

Thankfully Overhead Door Company can keep you ready and protected with our specially designed products, and with important preparedness tips.

If you live in an area where destructive storms, high winds, and hurricanes are more prevalent, you don’t have to sacrifice curb appeal and nice garage doors for wind protection. Our industry-leading wind-rated garage doors offer high wind protection in many stylish designs, combining both beauty and elegance with quality durability. As usually the largest entry point on a home, your garage door is most susceptible to mother nature’s fury when high winds hit. Our Windstorm wind load-rated garage doors, with properly selected wind load options, are designed and thoroughly tested to provide the reinforcement needed to withstand the high pressure conditions caused by strong winds and storms. Of course, be sure to check with your local building official for your home’s specific wind load requirements and appropriate design pressure or PSF which means pounds per square foot, in order to help properly determine which is the best door for your home’s needs. For more information on these fabulous doors we offer, please review our WindStorm product line up on our product homepage or be sure to call or visit us in our showrooms to learn more.

Also, don’t get stranded when these potent storms take out the power. Our garage door opener battery back up unit available for our Odyssey and Destiny openers will do the heavy lifting for you. When fully charged, it can lift the door up to 50 cycles in a 24 hour period after a power outage. If you don’t have one of these type of openers, then be sure to pull the emergency red release cord on your opener to give you access out of the garage and be sure to use your slide lock installed on the side of the door to slide lock your door for security. Just remember to slide the lock back when your power returns so there is no damage to your door!! Additionally, installing a surge protector on your opener will save your circuit board from being destroyed in a lightning strike.

We sincerely hope that summer storms will not wreak destruction on your garage doors or do damage to your existing opener, but if unfortunately it happens, be sure to call us for service if a repair is needed–our rates are very competitive!!! or call or stop by any one of our 3 showrooms to meet with a salesman to learn more about our fabulous garage door products for purchase if you are in the market for an upgrade. We look forward to having you join our family of satisfied customers!!

Summertime (or anytime) Security

It is summertime!!!! Kids are out of school and summer is in full swing as we approach the Fourth of July holiday. Time now to enjoy time away from home whether it is day trips to the beach or the park for picnics, or if it is time for that much anticipated summer vacation trip. As relaxing and enjoyable as time spent away from the home is, it is also a potential open invitation to thieves. According to the Bureau of Justice nationwide statistics, more than 3.7 million households are burglarized each year, with most burglaries occurring in the summer.

Thankfully Overhead Door offers several products to add to your garage/home security and to give you that peace of mind when you are away from your home.

One of the first and easiest security measures you can take is to simply unplug your electric opener if you are going to be away for an extended period of time, or you can use the switch on the wall console to switch over to the vacation lock. Vacation lock is a special feature on wall consoles for select Overhead Door electric openers. It includes Sure-Lock technology that disables remote transmitters and the wireless keypad operation so the garage door cannot be opened remotely when the lock is in effect.

Likewise, Overhead Door’s Advanced Wall Console has the ability to give you more control of your door operation, and garage lighting and security. Similar to the Vacation Lock, the console also comes equipped with the Sure-Lock technology to disable remotes and wireless keypads when activated.

When leaving your home, do you ever wonder if you perhaps left the garage door open or do you worry that even if you are sure you closed the door, did it actually stay closed? If that sounds like you, the Door Report Remote is the perfect accessory to give you peace of mind. Once the garage door closes, the remote will beep and and flash a green light to let you know that the door has been successfully closed. If the door did not close for some reason, a warning tone will sound and a red light flashes on the remote to alert you.

If peace of mind is something you would like to enjoy during your time away from home, then please call us or stop by any of our 3 showrooms to discover the products we have that will assure you that sense of security.