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Want Windows in Your Garage Door? Pros and Cons

New Garage Door Thicker Glass - Plano Overhead Garage Door

In recent years, windows have become a popular feature on garage doors. This may be in part due to the rise in popularity of carriage style garage doors, which often feature windows. If you’re a homeowner who is thinking about installing a new garage door on your home sometime in the near future, these tips can help you decide whether windows are right for you. 

5 Things to Consider in a Garage Conversion Door

For many Americans, a point comes when their existing home no longer provides enough living space. This may be due to a growing family or the changing dynamics of the household makeup. For some people, these changes mean selling the home and buying a larger property. However, many people choose to create more living space in their existing home instead.

7 Warning Signs of Broken Garage Door Springs

Garage door issues can cause immediate and inconvenient changes to your daily routines. In some cases, garage door problems can even pose safety hazards for you and your family, especially when those issues affect the controlled operation of the door as it opens and closes manually or automatically.

Magnetic Hardware Options

Want to give your existing garage door an updated look for the holidays or a special occasion without the high price tag?  We can help!

We now supply magnetic hardware that can be installed in seconds and can be bought over the counter.  They are guaranteed to not fall off is held in place by the strongest magnets on earth. They hold 99% of their strength after 10 years.  Plus, you can take them with you when you move!

One set of hardware is made of 4 hinges and two handles, with the option to add more- including clavos, the Spanish word for “nail” or spike”.  Some customers choose to get two sets of magnetic hardware in order for their two car garage door to appear as if it were atually two barn style doors.

Magnetic Hardware

 

Call or stop by our showroom today for more details. 972-422-1695.

 

Submitted by Nick J. McGregor, CEO of Plano Overhead Garage Door

All Garages Now Compatible with Phones and Apple HomeKit….Here’s How

Tired of wondering if you actually closed your garage door while you sit at work all day?  You’re not the only one.  Liftmaster has incorporated smart phone compatibility in most of their new Elite Series garage door openers, but there are also many options to upgrade your existing garage door opener that you might not have heard about until now.  You can now convert ANY garage door opener to become smart phone and Apple HomeKit compatible without having to buy a whole new garage door opener!  Here’s how:

Openers Connect

 

Submitted by Nick J. McGregor, CEO of Plano Overhead Garage Door

The capacitor, its purpose and when it should be replaced…

Capacitor

Capacitors in garage door openers serve to provide the additional power required to operate most garage door openers.  This is needed because electrical outlets lack enough voltage to operate motors as large as those typically found in residential door operators.

When a capacitor is “blown”, the garage door opener will not function properly.  Some auxiliary functions may work since the unit may still get power, but the most common symptom that indicates a faulty capacitor is when a homeowner states that nothing happens when they press the button.

Plano Overhead Garage Door keeps a variety of capacitors and transformers in stock.  If you have a blown capacitor, there’s a 95% chance that we have what you need!

Call or visit the showroom today for assistance in replacing your capacitor today. 972-422-1695

Submitted by Nick J. McGregor, CEO of Plano Overhead Garage Door

LiftMaster 50th Anniversary Sweepstakes

Chance to Win $50,000!

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When entering the LiftMaster 50th Anniversary Sweepstakes, you are increasing your chances of winning $50,000 + you get free remote light controls. Between April 17th-June 30, 2017; receive two free remote light controls when you purchase and have a professionally installed a LiftMaster Wi-Fi Garage Door Openers. The models include:

8550W DC Battery Backup Belt Drive Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener

8587W AC Chain Drive Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener

8557W AC Belt Drive Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener

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If you have one of these models installed, in order to get your free products and be entered into the $50,000 sweepstakes, customers can fill out an original entry form provided by our installers, or visit LiftMaster.com/Promo to submit online. Plano Overhead Garage Door is a Pro-Vantage LiftMaster Master Dealer. Call or visit our office. We are happy to assist you.Liftmaster

Submitted by Nick J. McGregor, CEO of Plano Overhead Garage Door

What is Window Caming?

Newport Caming

Caming is the metal banding that joins panels of glass together in a unique design. In simple terms, it is the lead in leaded glass. Customers have the option of choosing a caming finish that will coordinate with their door hardware, outdoor fixtures and interior furnishing to fit their personal style, preference etc. The caming options include: 1. Brass and 2. Platinum.  It is worth noting that this ONLY applies to these window designs offered by C.H.I.: Hawthorne and Somerset (short or long panel) and Somerset (short and long panel).

When considering caming all finishes are an important, as they contribute a great deal of visual style to your door design. Call or stop our office to see your different options on new garage doors.  972-422-1695

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Nick J. McGregor, CEO of Plano Overhead Garage Door

Universal Remotes and Keypads

Universal Keypad and Remote

Will a Universal Remote or Keypad Work With My Garage Door Opener?

The LiftMaster 387LM and 877MAX universal keyless entry are compatible with all major brands of garage door openers. With these devices, you can open or close a garage door without a remote control or key. You can refer to the lid of the keypad for programming instructions as they are slightly different between the two models mentioned.  Start by making sure your garage door opener falls into one of the 4 criteria below:

 

(1) Chamberlain, Sears craftsman, LiftMaster, or master mechanic garage door openers or receivers with: 3 position dip switches.

(2) Genie, Linear, and Moore-o-matic garage door openers or receivers with 2 position dip switches.

(3) Chamberlain, Sears craftsman, LiftMaster, master mechanic garage door openers, or receivers with: yellow (old style), white or grey smart/learn buttons.

(4) Chamberlain, Sears craftsman, LiftMaster, master mechanic, Genie intellicode, Overhead Door, Stanley, Wayne Dalton, or Linear garage door openers with smart/learn buttons.

 

The LiftMaster 375UT 2-button universal garage door remote control is also compatible with most major brands of garage door openers, gate operators and commercial door operators. With this device, you can program up to two different brands of garage door openers, gate operators and commercial door operators. Programming for the remote is as follows:

(1) start with garage, gate or commercial door closed.

(2) Open remote –press and hold the program button until led light comes on.

(3) Press and release the smart/learn button on your product or match the control dip switches to the existing receiver or remote control.

(4) Press and release the remote control button, when light stops flashing-continue to press and release the button until a click is heard from the opener, a light on the garage blinks, the garage door opens/closes…or a beep is heard. Number of times vary based on type of unit-**see programming instruction guide.

(5) Press program button to exit program mode.

(6) press programmed button to activate product.

 

 

 

All devices above can be purchased at Plano Overhead Garage Door. Call or stop by for your universal garage door keypad or garage door remote needs today!  972-422-1695

 

Submitted by Nick J. McGregor, CEO of Plano Overhead Garage Door

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