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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 operatorss.

When a capacitor is “blown”, the garage door opener will not function properly.  Some auxillary 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 supplies three types of capacitors: 1) Model B430391 with a height of 3 3/8” and 1 7/16” in diameter with 220-250V and 53-64 MFD’s. 2) Model B3530393 with a height of 3 3/8” and 1 13/16” in diameter with 220-250 volts and 64-77 MFD’s 3) E213054 with height of approximately 4” and 1 13/16” in diameter with 250VAC, 50/60Hz 40/85/21.

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

Learn More Here!

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

First Time Garage Door Buyer?

Buying a garage door/opener is like buying a project, though most people don’t look at it this way. investing wisely in this project that an individual will only partake in, once or twice in a lifetime on an average; will save you time and money now and for the long run…. let’s get started with some brief buyers q & a’s that make the process a little simpler:

 

Q. What kind of door/opener should I get?

A. What kind of door/opener do you currently have? Do you like it or are you looking to change it up a little bit? Does the current door meet standards, needs and functions of your demand? Based on your answers to these questions you will be able to move forward quickly.

 

Q. Why should I get a new garage door/opener?

A. If your garage door/opener is damaged beyond repair (whether by natural or human cause), you should probably get a new one. Maybe you’re selling your home and want increase the value of it by installing a new garage door or garage door opener.

 

Q. What factors should I consider when purchasing a new door?

A. When buying a door always consider cost, size, material, insulation levels and decorative elements; not to mention the overall purpose for usage of the garage. Also consider the type of weather exposure your garage door will have to survive, and any accessibility needs. Also, don’t forget to consider the warranty!

 

Q. What are the benefits of getting a new garage door/opener?

A. Getting a new door can improve the appearance of your home, increase value of the home, result in less maintenance to your home and personal property by adding security and aiding in insulation to your door and overall home(like a bedroom that sits above the garage) it.  Getting a new opener can improve functionality and support to your door.

 

Q. I am a visual and hands on person. Where can I go to see or touch my purchase, before I actual buy it?

A. There are retailers that provide opportunity for you to come in a showroom and view samples or models of most types of doors and openers available. some folks like to drive around the neighborhood and look at what others have to get a feel of what they may like… try to learn as much as you can because the more you learn about the upkeep of the garage door and opener, the more money you can save in the long run as well.

 

Q. What is your budget for this project? How can you save cost?

A. Try to stick you your budget as much as you can, with the least amount of out of pocket cost as possible. Chances are that you can save more on a garage door/opener bundle. Always see what your options are. Maybe you can purchase one at a time if you budget does not allow…..get a quote from your dealer and ask how long the quote/estimate is good for.

 

Projects don’t have to be a big hassle. They have actually be a lot of fun with the right sources and guides…you may even consider yourself to be garage door and opener knowledge certified when you’re done!  The more you know before you buy, the better off you will be in the long run!

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

New Color Option: Driftwood!

What’s new with C.H.I. Accents Woodtones?

Driftwood

You may be familiar with the cedars, oaks and mahogany…well the newest addition to the woodtones family is driftwood. Driftwood is an earthy gray tone that is similar in nature to actual driftwood or reclaimed barn wood. These garage doors are meticulously designed and manufactured using full color digital imaging and insulated steel to create a colorful and authentic real wood look. So if you if you are particularly fond of the aging wood/weather-worn look and love the feel of nature’s surrounding; then driftwood would may be the look for you.

Click here to learn more about Accents garage doors, or call us today at 972-422-1695.

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

Genie and Liftmaster Couplers

Garage Door Opener Couplers

Couplers

The coupling is a rubber sleeve that connects the motor unit sprocket to the rail sprocket. Sometimes this can become worn and damaged and needs to be replaced. On most Genie screw drive openers the motor shaft is connected to the rail screw with a coupler. This allows the motor to turn the screw, which moves the trolley to open and close the garage door. Sometimes the coupler wears out and the motor will turn, but the screw doesn’t turn. As a result the door does not open nor close.

The coupler is used for attaching the screw of Genie screw drive rail to the motor head. This coupler is made to break away if the door hits a hard obstruction, thereby protecting the motor. If the motor of the screw drive Genie runs, but the screw is not turning, this coupler needs replaced. For Genie’s with split-rail screw drives, make sure you are looking at the rail screw nearest to the motor to determine the need for replacement. A grinding noise coming from your screw drive Genie or Overhead probably means you need to replace your coupler.

Plano Overhead Garage Door offers three types of couplers.

(1) Genie old version-which is grey color and is approximately ¾ inch wide and 7/8” tall.

(2) Genie new version-which is silver in color and is approximately ¾ inch wide and 1 inch tall.

(3) LiftMaster version-which is approximately 1 ½ inch wide and 1 1/8 inch tall.

Call or stop by the showroom for your coupling needs today.

 

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

Yes, We Sell Parts!

Parts for Homepage

Do you like saving time, money and headaches?  If you are the “fix it yourself” kind of person; then we’ve got the parts for you!  We’re not just your average garage door and opener dealer. We’ve got garage door parts….. pulleys, nose pieces, safety sensors, hinges, drums, fixtures, chains/belts, circuit boards, tow arms, cables, weather seal, tracks, stiles, struts, rollers, bearings, couplers, capacitors, carriages, limits switches, master chain links, gear kits, sprocket kits and the list goes on…..

Plano Overhead Garage Door proudly maintains one of the largest garage door parts inventories in the DFW metroplex. Why go through the hassle of googling parts to order that take weeks of shipping and may not work?  Click here to visit our parts page.  Stop by or call our office for assistance today!

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

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