Overhead Door Blog

Des Moines Building Permits and Regulations

Posted by Jeff Barnett on Sep 19, 2017 10:08:58 AM


You’ve been dreaming about it long enough. Freeing up the space in your attached garage is the goal. It’s time to build that shed out back or an additional detached garage. But before getting started you will want to be sure you know the dos and don’ts of the Des Moines building regulations, permits, and laws. 

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Topics: garage, overhead, Garage Door, garage door system, building, regulations

Space Saving Tips for Your Garage

Posted by Jeff Barnett on Sep 11, 2017 2:35:01 PM


Did you just trip over a garden hose again? Ever feel like your garage never seems to have enough space? Or have people told you that you have too much stuff? Sounds like you may just need some space saving tips for your garage. That’s right… there is a way to keep all that stuff and see the garage floor, too.

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Topics: garage organization, garage use, garage space, totes, organization, garage space saivng, space sacing tips, garage storage

Fall Garage Prep

Posted by Jeff Barnett on Sep 5, 2017 7:00:00 AM


If you live in a colder climate, fall garage prep is all about preparing your home for winter. There are many jobs that you will not want to do once the temperature drops. At the Overhead Door of Des Moines, we want you to be prepared for winter. Here are some areas in your garage to focus on before the snow starts to fall.

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Topics: heat loss, organize garage, garage door maintenance, garage flooring

Garage Flooring 101

Posted by Jeff Barnett on Aug 29, 2017 12:12:05 PM


Have you looked at your garage floor lately? You’re probably not the only one who hasn’t. Many of us may not realize that this canvas has great potential. With that in mind, could your garage floor use a little TLC? Well, then welcome to Garage Flooring 101.

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Topics: residential, spruce up garage, garage painting, garage use, garage flooring

Yearly Maintenance Checklist

Posted by Jeff Barnett on Aug 22, 2017 12:26:59 PM


Fall is rapidly approaching. Where do all those summer toys get stored for the long winter haul? For many of us, that may be just inside the garage. Now is a good time to spare a few minutes for your garage door.

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Topics: garage door needs, garage door maintenance

Innovations in Garage Door Safety

Posted by Jeff Barnett on Aug 14, 2017 8:17:00 AM


Our home is our fortress and our sanctuary. We sleep here and keep all of our precious belongings inside, including family. So, when it comes to protecting your home, it is important to make sure the largest entry point is extra secure.

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Topics: Garage Door, security, Innovation

Quick Garage Improvements to Fast Track Your House Flipping

Posted by Jeff Barnett on Aug 7, 2017 8:24:00 AM


The average U.S. citizen is expected to move just over 11 times in their lifetime. Whether you flip homes for a living, or are trying to improve your home before selling it, don’t forget to spruce up your garage. Keep these quick garage improvements in mind to fast track your house flipping.

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Topics: garage, residential, garage upgrade, house flipping

Securing Your Home Before Going on Vacation

Posted by Jeff Barnett on Jul 24, 2017 8:12:00 AM



Families leave home year round for vacation. It is important to take measures for securing your home before going on vacation, starting with your garage. Your home will be protected and you will have the peace of mind to enjoy your getaway.

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Topics: Garage Door, vacation, security, break in

Most Useful Accessories for Your Garage

Posted by Jeff Barnett on Jul 17, 2017 4:05:42 PM


One of the easiest ways to improve the functionality of your garage is by purchasing the right accessories for your door. All of these suggestions will make your garage easier to use, even if a few may be obvious choices.

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Topics: residential, commercial, Garage Door, Remotes, garage upgrade

Overhead Door Earns Women's Choice Award for Sixth Consecutive Year

Posted by Jeff Barnett on Jul 11, 2017 5:17:05 PM

For the sixth consecutive year, Overhead Door has earned the Women’s Choice Award® for ‘America’s Most Recommended National Garage Door Brand’ by WomenCertified®. The accomplishment demonstrates Overhead Door’s long-standing trusted reputation among female consumers.

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Topics: overhead, women's choice award