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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.

From https://www.hfotusa.org/building-homes/veterans/milan/:

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.

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.

Company Bio Published in International Door & Operator!

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!

The Results Are In!

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!

A 7 Year Old Warrior

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.

Please join us as we pray for Paetyn!

 

New Charities Added & Other Donations

 

We were able to purchase enough toys this year for 15 children in need of support!  Giving gifts is the reason for the season, especially to children who might not have gotten gifts otherwise!

Along with our ongoing side projects to support local organizations, we are thrilled to announce that we have added 4 organizations to our normal giving this year.  We have continued to be blessed, and we are extremely grateful to be in the position that we are!

Ongoing Charities

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

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 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

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