Thursday, August 20, 2015

Garage Door Openers in Michigan

One of the most common features being put into homes these days is the addition of a garage. At one point in time, a home with a garage was a bit of a luxury item, but as times change, so do trends, and having a garage on your house has become so common that it's almost becoming the primary entrance to any home with one attached. The biggest thing to take into account in this regard now is how big of a garage you'll need: single car, double, so on and so forth. Depending on the size of your garage or door, you'll need to consider your options as it pertains to a garage door opener.

Like so many things today your options for garage door openers come in quite a few variations, depending on if this is for your own home or a rental, or if you're looking for something that's going to offer less noise or more power. If you're planning on the garage door being the primary entrance to your home, you may want to consider going with a higher horsepower motor due to the increased usage. Another feature that seems popular is the inclusion of Internet capability. Some newer garage door openers are even adding in WiFi as an optional upgrade. If you go with one of the Internet-connected openers, you'll save the headache of losing your remote or having to swap out your batteries.

Overhead Door Company of Lansing is ready to help you out in your search for the perfect solution to your garage door opener quandary. Specializing in customer service and knowing what each situation will require, we are available to take care of your every need. Contact us today to set up your appointment – we'll get you scheduled quickly and make sure you're happy with everything that is being done.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Garage

As the weather heats up and summer months roll by, we here at the Overhead Door Company of Lansing wanted to remind you of some simple tips to help keep your garage in good shape throughout the year. Luckily, these are pretty basic tips that you can quickly complete without the help of a professional.

Inspect the Hardware

First and foremost, take a look at all garage door hinges, bolts, tracks, screws, cables and pulleys to make sure everything is intact from the previous year. Fixing these issues could be as simple as just tightening a screw.

Freshen Up Your Garage Door

Dirt and mildew can build up over the year, so this is a great time to wash and repaint your garage door. A well-maintained garage door can help the messiest of garages appear clean and fresh.

Clean Your Garage

If you skipped over spring cleaning, now would be a good time to tidy up the inside of your garage. Whether you plan to get rid of the clutter with a yard sale or simply dig out those old pool toys, be sure to utilize the nice weather to get your garage in order.

Keep Out the Heat

Insulating your garage door will help your garage maintain the desired temperature throughout all seasons. During the summer months, an insulated garage door can also help manage temperatures in any potential living spaces above or attached to the garage.


If your garage door is making squeaking or screeching noises when opened/closed, it may need to be lubricated. Lubrication is a great way to keep everything running smoothly throughout the year.

Most importantly, if you come across a problem that you’re not sure how to fix, don’t hesitate to call in a professional. We’re here to help, whether you are looking to book a repair or just a free estimate, feel free to contact us with any questions.