The economy is booming and new-construction homes are becoming commonplace. Homeowners who build their own homes have many choices to make. One of these decisions includes: Should the garage have two single-size garage doors or one two-car door?
While this may sound like a simple question, the answer can be complicated. If you’re building a new construction home and trying to decide whether or to build a garage with one big door or two smaller doors, here’s what you need to think about.
Advances in technology have improved almost every aspect of modern life, and garage door openers are no different. While older versions tended to be bulky, complicated, and noisy, modern iterations are sleek, simple, and created to tackle a long list of user complaints. Here are four modern garage door opener features you should look for and why you won’t regret upgrading your system.
We were given the chance to donate our services to SSgt Omar Milan and the home the Homes for Our Troops is building his family. It is a huge blessing to be a part of his story and his journey.
During his third tour on Jan. 9, 2012, Marine Staff Sergeant Omar Milan, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist, was conducting post-blast analysis in support of the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines in the Nawa District of Afghanistan, when he was in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion. The blast resulted in the loss of SSgt Milan’s right leg, significant injuries to his left leg, loss of fingers on his left hand and damage to his right arm among other injuries.
After enduring 40 surgeries and physical therapy for two years, Omar was medically retired in 2014. He now lives with his wife, Michelle, and their two daughters in Texas and says a home adapted to his injuries will help him and his family tremendously.
Omar is thankful to everyone who will contribute to his build project. “My family and I are forever grateful for everything and every single person who make this possible.”
Your garage may not as be as clean or as well insulated as your house, but the garage is still a space for important storage. Most people use the garage to store seasonal items, camping gear, outdoor supplies, and yard tools. These items can still be damaged by invading animals and pests, costing you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Pests in your garage can also be a health hazard. Bats, raccoons, mice, and rats can all carry diseases that affect humans and pets. Also, some pests can also cause damage to vehicles parked in the garage.
Follow this garage door guide to help reduce the chances of your garage becoming a home to unwanted guests.
Garage door security is a common topic of interest for homeowners. Garage doors are only as secure as people make them. Knowing the points of vulnerability and what features and habits can fortify your garage door can help make your home more secure.
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.
That’s right, move over kitchen upgrades! Installing an upscale garage door now officially has the highest return on investment out of all home improvement projects!
Upscale garage door installations were found to recoup an unheard-of 98.3% of their investment according to a national study by Remodeling Magazine. This is significantly higher than the 82.8% return on investment that a $20,000 kitchen remodel will get you, and an upscale garage door is only going to cost you 10% of what a new kitchen would cost. An upscale garage door costs 74% less than the average exterior home renovation project.
Curb appeal is more important now than ever, and homeowners and neighborhood associations are taking notice. Most Homeowners Associations now allow carriage house style garage door installations, and neighborhoods across Collin County are being built with the entire neighborhood having custom garage doors. Even garages with alley or rear entry are included in these statistics, so it’s time to stop thinking that nobody cares about your garage door and give your neighbors something to talk about!
The Chief Editor of International Door and Operator Industry Magazine (along with the International Door Association) came to visit a few months back to learn more about our company. We had no idea it would turn into a 5 page company bio, but we are absolutely thrilled!!! Thank you to Chris Long and their staff for taking time to learn more about us and share our story!
We want to say thank you to all of our customers who used our company in 2017! Many of you took the time to vote for and review our company on various websites, and we’re proud to continue to live up to your expectations. Let’s make 2018 just as great!
This summer, seven-year-old Paetyn, received an extremely rare diagnosis of both AML and ALL leukemia. Putting her “chemo infused ninjas” to work, Paetyn began a battle that no child should ever have to fight… and SHE WON!
This month, Paetyn will undergo a stem cell transplant as part of her treatment plan. In a combined effort with Dance Company of Wylie (DCW), we helped create a number of activity boxes to help keep Paetyn busy during her extended hospital stay. Each of DCW’s competitive dance teams took on a theme and donated numerous games, puzzles, books, activities, etc. Plano Overhead then stepped in to purchase various sizes of storage totes to help keep Paetyn’s new activities organized in the hospital.
Knowing that Paetyn’s medical expenses and her parents’ time taken off work quickly causes bills to pile up, we also contributed a monetary donation to assist her family with their current needs.
Pictured with Paetyn is her friend, dance teammate and Plano Overhead family member, Audrey McGregor.