Overhead Door Blog

Garage Improvements to Help You Save Energy Costs

Posted by Jeff Barnett on Nov 22, 2017 3:18:27 PM

Your garage can be one of the places that loses the most heat during the winter. If your garage door is not properly prepared for winter, it can hurt your wallet. A few changes to your garage can greatly decrease its heat loss.

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Topics: heat loss, old garage, garage flooring, insulation

Warning Sign of an Unbalanced Garage Door

Posted by Jeff Barnett on Nov 13, 2017 10:52:03 AM

Does your garage door not look right? Does it make squeaking noises so loud that you need to cover your ears? Well, your garage door’s balance may be the culprit for these symptoms.

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Topics: Garage Door, safety, Balance

Winterize Your Garage

Posted by Jeff Barnett on Nov 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Do you ever wish that your garage was a little warmer in the winter? Do you wish your steering wheel wouldn’t freeze your fingers when you start your car? Well, you may be losing heat in ways you never realized. Here at the Overhead Door Company of Des Moines, we have a guide for keeping your garage warm and inviting in the winter. Here is what you will need to do to winterize your garage.

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Topics: garage flooring, garage storage, Winter

Garage Door Springs Explained

Posted by Jeff Barnett on Oct 30, 2017 10:02:25 AM

We’re sure you might be thankful your garage door stays up on its own after you’ve opened it. Plus, it doesn’t take much force to open it in the first place. Torsion springs are one of the most important working parts of your garage door system, but they can also be one of the most dangerous. You will want to keep an eye on a few things, as garage door springs require regular maintenance and care.

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Topics: garage door springs, Overhead Door Des Moines, torsion springs, safety

What You Need to Know about Garage Door Wind Resistance

Posted by Jeff Barnett on Oct 24, 2017 12:26:26 PM

In the Midwest, we struggle with the threat of severe storms more than half of the year. These storms often spell high winds that can be even more dangerous to your home than rain and lightning. You can prevent this damage and prepare for these conditions like a pro with the right kind of garage door.

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Topics: Garage Door, Wind Resistance

Value Added with New Garage Door

Posted by Jeff Barnett on Oct 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to improving your home, it is important to think in terms of value. Whether you plan to stay in your home for years to come, or if you flip homes for a living, consider the return on investment of your renovations. New floors and granite countertops look fantastic, but they do little to increase the value of your home.

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Topics: residential, Garage Door, garage upgrade, house flipping, Curb Appeal, renovation

Renovating Your Garage

Posted by Jeff Barnett on Oct 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM

There are many ways to upgrade your garage. Whether you need additional living space, are selling your home, or just want to improve your garage, there are many factors to consider. At the Overhead Door Company of Des Moines, we want to help you navigate through your garage remodel.

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Topics: garage upgrade, garage use, garage flooring, renovation

Great Garage Door Buying Guide

Posted by Jeff Barnett on Sep 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM


Standing at the end of your driveway, have you thought about giving your garage door a little update? Maybe it hasn’t stood the test of time, isn’t functioning well anymore, or you are simply after a new look. Many options in terms of material, style, and durability exist. Our team at Overhead Door of Des Moines has put together The Great Garage Door Buying Guide.

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Topics: Garage Door, garage professional, Innovation, Material, Design, Curb Appeal

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