Our Technicians are Now Certified by Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation!

We studied as a team over the past 4 months and spent over 30 hours in meetings going through 400 pages of material in our Service Technician Manual, in addition to the 200 pages of material provided by the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation. Certification isn’t required in Texas, and less than 5% of garage door companies in Texas employ I.D.E.A. Certified technicians; but we were up for the challenge!

According to the I.D.E.A., we are now the first company in the United States with over 5 employees to have every technician pass their exam to become certified on the first try!

All of our service technicians are also professionally field trained, Google Verified, background checked, drug tested, fully insured, and are full-time employees. Since 1977, our technicians have provided award-winning service, repairs, and installations in the Dallas area. They install only the top product lines from the leading suppliers of both garage doors and garage door openers. All of this is in addition to our free in-home estimates, same day scheduling, and award-winning service!

We continually invest in our people and our process. We recently invested in Surewinders for all our technicians. They are made from aircraft grade aluminum and are actually now the most expensive tool that they use. Surewinders allow our installers to safely wind and unwind torsion springs and prevent rotator cuff injuries from winding springs all day the old way with steel rods. It also prevents the serious hand, face, and other injuries that we used to have from springs breaking while being adjusted.

We also invested in software that sends a text message with a picture and bio of our technician when customers schedule an appointment. Customers also get a link to recent reviews written about their installer, and a link that lets you track the technician in real time on Google Maps when in route to your home.

Call 972-GARAGES for your garage doors needs and experience the difference!

Want Windows in Your Garage Door? Pros and Cons

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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. 

Liftmaster 8550WLB

8550WLB Features and Specs

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Typical setup is between 5 and 15 minutes.  Monitor your garage door, see how long it has been open, close it or open it, get optional alerts and notifications, and so much more.

No power?  No problem.  The Liftmaster WLED includes a battery backup system that kicks in when the power goes out! It uses a 12V DC battery that is always charged and ready, using a continuous trickle charge. This opener uses an audible signal to alert you when the battery is in use. Safety and security features still operate, ensuring protection during a power failure. Backup power also operates the opener for up to 40 full cycles in a 24-hour period.

The DC motor provides the homeowner with the quietest garage door opener on the market.

Time and Temperature Display

This model features a wall console with a motion sensor that automatically turns the lights on for you, and an LED time and temperature display. The wall console also has an adjustable light time delay. It is also equipped with an automatic maintenance alert system that scrolls any error codes on the LED display. It even has a lock feature that allows you to lock out anything that is programmed to the unit while you’re away on vacation, or in case of emergency.

Lifetime Warranty Belt

Similar to a camshaft belt, this model of garage door opener utilizes steel mesh inside of a quiet and durable belt. This prevents you from getting the steel on steel grinding, while maintaining the durability and longevity of a chain.

Lifetime Warranty 3/4 HP DC Motor

This is what separates our belt drive from the rest. Permanent lubrication through steel enclosed gears, with self-adjusting force and limits. You can see AND hear the difference.  All other openers use exposed plastic gears that wear out every 4 to 8 years. This motor ensures a longer life and smoother operation than any other garage door opener.

Other Features

Our Liftmaster garage door openers include rolling code security technology, infrared safety reversing sensors, and 2 multi-function remotes. They have auto force settings so that the garage door opener adapts to weather and changing environmental conditions, and internal electronic limit settings. It has a one-piece solid steel T-rail with an automatic belt tensioner on the trolley. The new energy-efficient operation consumes up to 75% less power in standby mode. Also features a built-in surge suppressor.

Optional Accessories

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.

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6 Great Reasons to Upgrade Your Non-Automatic Garage Door

An older garage door can make big problems for homeowners, especially if the door does not connect to an automatic opener. Older garage doors can be difficult to use, unsafe for little ones, and old-fashioned in appearance.

If your home has an older, non-automatic garage door, this summer is a good time to upgrade to a modern, automatic garage door and opener. If you are thinking about the possibility but need some convincing, consider the following reasons to upgrade.

1. Convenience

Automatic garage doors are convenient in ways that people without them may not realize. For example, backup batteries can operate automatic garage doors even when the power goes out so the car is never trapped in the garage.

You can control many modern garage doors by cell phone, and modern garage doors do not require a radio signal from an opener to begin the opening sequence. If you want, you can open your garage from blocks or even miles away.

In addition, many automatic garage door openers come with motion-activated lighting so you will never again find yourself wandering around your garage in the murky dark. 

Also, many garage door companies have also discovered ways to make their products quiet. At one time, garage doors were relatively loud so that people all over the home could tell when the garage door opened or closed. Modern doors have special insulation and strategic construction to ensure opening the door is as quiet as possible.

2. Safety

Garage doors typically weigh hundreds of pounds, and when the door closes on a person, it can do fatal damage. In the 10-year span between 1982 and 1992, 54 children died when they became trapped under their garage door. As of January 1991, all automatic garage door openers must have specific safety features that prevent the garage door from closing on a person or object.

Some of these safety features rely on sensors to tell the garage door when an object is laying in the doorway (such as a sleeping cat or a person laying on their back repairing a car). Garage door sensors also monitor movement in the path of the garage door. If something enters the space of the closing door, it will reverse course.

In some cases, mounted garage door openers also need to have a constant contact requirement, meaning that a finger must push the button to close the garage door. If the button is released before the garage door has finished closing, the door will reverse course and open again.

Needless to say, non-automatic garage doors typically do not have these safety features. If your garage door is not an automatic one, this could be dangerous for your family and people in your household. To find out more about modern garage door safety features, talk to your garage door installation professional.

3. Security

Old, non-automatic garage doors are not usually very secure. In fact, most people who walk by could potentially open and close these garage doors. Modern automatic garage door openers prevent this from happening. Unless the garage door is disengaged from the automatic system, only the person who has the opener button can open it.

This makes it easier for homeowners to keep their garage, and all of its contents, safe and secure. If you live in a location where thefts and burglaries are common, an automatic garage door opener could prevent a break-in.

4. Appearances

Garage door styles have changed over the years, and many people find that installing a new door can make their home appear more modern and even more attractive. Whether you want an all-glass door for your ultra-modern home or a more traditional carriage-style door, you can find a model to suit your tastes.

5. ROI

ROI, or return on investment, is important to many homeowners. New garage doors can have an ROI of as much as 97%. For homeowners who would like to sell their property sometime in the next five years, installation of a new garage door with an automatic opener could boost their home’s value considerably.

6. Comfort

New garage doors tend to be well-insulated to conform to modern energy-efficiency expectations. If your garage is also a workshop or if you use your garage for storing heat-sensitive items, a new door could help make your garage a more comfortable temperature year-round. Talk to your garage door contractor before choosing a model that is right for you. 

Your garage door contractor can help you decide which type of door will meet your specific needs. For more information about how you can benefit from installation of an automatic garage door and opener, contact Plano Overhead Garage Door. We will be happy to answer your questions and give you information about modern automatic door openers and garage doors. Get in touch with us today.

Reasons Why Your Garage Door Won’t Open

The kids are running late, you need to get to work, and the unthinkable happens: Your garage door won’t open. For most homeowners, this is a serious crisis and understanding the reason why your garage door won’t open, and how to fix the issue, can help you get your vehicle on the road and get back to your life as quickly as possible.
Here are a few of the most common reasons why your garage door won’t open, and how to fix the problem.

Homes for Our Troops

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.”

The Finished Product:

Is Your Garage Door Secure?

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.

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