16 Sep

Boost Your Curb Appeal

The first thing people notice about a home is the curb appeal. Curb appeal is an important factor in the buying and selling of a home. One major factor in curb appeal is the garage door. An outdated or damaged garage door can greatly reduce your home's curb appeal. When replacing your garage door, it is important to take into consideration the style of your home and the aesthetic you wish to portray. At Overhead Door Company of Metro Milwaukee™, we have a plethora of styles, colors and materials to choose from. Styles: The style and design is often the most important decision homeowners need ...
17 Aug

Reasons Your Garage Door Sustains Damage

Living in Southeastern Wisconsin, there are certain necessities one becomes accustomed to: heat in the winter, air conditioning in the summer, garage doors that work properly. However, when any of these things stop working properly, it can be a huge inconvenience. Just as your heat or air conditioning unit can become damaged over time, so can your garage door. Below are the top reasons your garage door may sustain damage. Blown Fuses: If you have an electronic garage door opener, a blown fuse may be the culprit behind your door suddenly not operating. If a blown fuse is suspected, you will ...
14 Jul

Why You Should Invest in an Overhead Door™

Having an Overhead Door™ garage door and a new garage door opener can be helpful in times when you are in a rush, your hands are full or you may not have the strength to lift one open manually. With just the press of a button, you will be able to enter in and out of your garage hassle free. You also do not have to worry about unlocking your garage door every time you need to park your car inside. To avoid this, some people may just leave their garage doors unlocked all day, or even every day, which can lead to security issues. A burglar may enter and steal things from in the garage or even ...
17 Jun

Summer is the Best Time to Replace Your Garage Door

No matter what time of year it is, there is never a bad time to replace your garage door. However, summer may be the best time of year for you to replace your garage door for a plethora of reasons. Summer Activities: Families often enjoy getting to spend as much time outside as possible during the beautiful summer months. Whether it be a family pickup game in the driveway, hanging out in the garage during a summer rainstorm, or parking the families bikes, outdoor toys, equipment, etc. you will want to make sure you have a garage that is safe, secure and functional. Don't let a broken garage ...
19 May

When to Replace Your Garage Door

How do you know when it's time to replace your garage door? A properly installed and maintained garage door can last for several decades, however, the time will come when it does need to be replaced. Many times the things you should look out for include visible differences in the look or performance of the door. Below are a couple obvious example images of doors needing replacement, as well as a list of other signs it is time to replace your garage door. You Should Replace Your Garage Door If... Your garage door is more than ten years old and has begun to falter. Damage from general wear and ...
15 Apr

What to Consider When Buying a New Garage Door

Once you have decided to replace your garage door there are still several things to consider. Some major factors being how much maintenance & upkeep it may require and the “return on investment” (ROI), in case you decide to sell your home in the future. The ROI refers to what something is worth after the initial investment to make the improvement. New garage door installation is a rather inexpensive way to make an impactful upgrade to your home. Garage doors are often the first thing people notice when looking at homes and can make a huge impact on curb appeal . Besides curb appeal, other ...
17 Mar

Signs You Need To Repair Your Garage Door

Garage doors, just like anything else, require regular maintenance to ensure they continue to work properly. As a homeowner, one may not know what to listen or look for. Below are a few tell tale signs that your garage door may need repairs. Your garage door makes a lot of noise – While a noisy garage door may be annoying, that may not be the only thing you should be concerned about. A noisy garage door may also be a sign that repairs are needed. For instance, if a grating or rumbling sound is being heard, this could mean that the torsion springs are malfunctioning. If it’s a popping noise you ...
15 Feb

Garage Door Repair

Garage doors provide a plethora of different functions. They provide protection for your vehicles from various natural elements (rain, snow, hail, falling branches, etc.). They also help to keep your vehicles warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Modern garage doors also open and close with just a simple press of a button or code entry, making access to your garage super simple and convenient. Garage doors also allow for the garage to become an extra storage area or workspace. However, when your garage door isn't working properly, all of the pros of a garage door may quickly become ...
13 Jan

How to Prepare Your Garage Door for the Winter

Wisconsin winters can be brutal and the outside of your home receives the brunt of it, which includes your garage door. Your garage door is designed to protect your car and other belongings from the elements. With a little bit of care and maintenance, you can rest assured that it should continue to work all winter long without leaving you stuck out in the cold. The first step for preparing your door for winter is to wipe it down. There's a lot of dust, dirt and grime that can build up on your garage door and tracks that can cause issues and prevent the door from sliding easily. A quick wipe ...
17 Dec

Top 6 Reasons to Replace Your Garage Door

Home maintenance and upkeep is very important. It helps to maintain curb appeal and give one a sense of pride. An area of the home that is often overlooked is the garage. Sure you use it everyday, but does one ever think about the benefits of your garage or the benefits of a new garage door. Replacing your garage door can not only increase the curb appeal, but it can offer a number of other benefits as well. Below are the top reasons you should consider replacing your garage door. Home Value: Replacing your garage door can provide a significant boost to the value of your home. Trading your old ...