Why Choose an 18×8 Garage Door for Your New Home?

Written by Nick McGregor. Posted in Oversized Garage Doors

3 Cars Crammed in garage

Trust us, it is unrealistic to have a 16’x7′ garage door installed in newly built homes these days.  Very seldom do we have just “two cars” – 9 times out of 10, there’s usually a wide pickup or SUV included in that mix.  And, more often that not, we have plenty of “stuff” to fill up the additional space!  Over-sized and multiple garages are becoming more popular in the housing industry making it easier for the home-owner to have more storage space and therefore eliminating the need for an “offsite storage”.


 

 

New Garage Opening Construction

When planning your new home, or remodeling an existing garage, a lot of time and effort can be put into choosing your door.  Not only is there an “aesthetic” appeal to consider but it’s a big investment, especially one that will not be “entertaining” you!  Luckily, this is where we come into play.  All you have to do is ask your builder to increase your garage size to accommodate an 18′ wide opening, which is an upgrade much like adding a few feet to your bedroom.  Most homes today are being built with either an 18×7 garage door, or both a 16×7 and an 8×7.  If your builder has not selected or contracted a company to install your garage door yet, just give us a call!


 

 

CHI Models Garage Door Options Assortment

Our garage door brand of choice is C.H.I..  American made out of Illinois, these doors offer the quality you would expect with the best pricing in the region. Widths on standard designs are available up to 20 feet; however, there are a variety of designs that provide up to 24 foot widths. Visit the links here in our website or feel free to contact or visit our showroom for more information on our company or C.H.I. Overhead Doors. We offer exceptional doors – and exceptional customer service – from an exceptional, family owned company with almost 40 years of business.

 

By Nick McGregor, General Manager of Plano Overhead Garage Door

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Testimonials

  • September 23, 2016:

    "We've used Plano Overhead many times since the late 1990's and have been pleased every time!"


    -Sally R.    Plano, TX
  • September 7, 1987:

    "Prompt, courteous, and took care of the job in a very professional manner.  The enthusiasm to do the job right was refreshing to say the least."

    -Jared F.    Richardson, TX
  • January 2, 2017:

    "The customer service of this company is great.  They go the extra mile to make things right.  Use this company.  They fix your problems correctly and have quick service too."

    -Richard S.    Dallas, TX
  • March 14, 1995:

    "Plano Overhead quickly diagnosed my problem, made the necessary repairs, and adjusted the door for proper operation.  All I can say is, again, thanks for the excellent service and very professional service personnel.  The cost was very reasonable as well!"

    -Lynn P.   McKinney, TX
  • December 4, 2006:

    "Great service! I couldn't be happier!  I'm just amazed that in today's hurry up, make a quick dollar and get out world, this kind of expert service and friendly attitude still exists.  I don't mind paying for this kind of service and attitude.  I'll never call anyone other than Plano Overhead!"

    -Steve S.   Wylie, TX
  • January 27, 2017:

    "My garage door spring broke this morning.  I had used Plano Overhead before and was really impressed with their customer service and the professionalism of their technicians.  They stand behind their work and their products.  I have always recommended them to people I know and will continue to do so!"

    -Mark Z.   Allen, TX
  • January 14, 2004:

    "Thank you for your timely and professional service and your reasonable prices!"

    -Emmett W.   Garland, TX
  • December 6, 1993:

    "As a small business owner myself, I would like to commend your company for taking the extra step many business fail to take these days. Please feel free to add me to your list of references."

    Johnathan T.    Plano, TX
  • March 12, 2011:

    "Great service, great price, great company."

    -Chris H.    Plano, TX
  • August 13, 2006:

    "I cannot believe I got a Thank You Note from you guys!  Your promptness, courtesy, sympathy, and efficiency all made my situation a little easier."

    Richard W.   Murphy, TX
  • June 27, 2013:

    "The entire process was fantastic.  I walked into their showroom, and a representative was more than ready to help!"

    -Tony B.    Plano, TX
  • February 23, 2017:

    "Technician arrived on time on very short notice.  He worked efficiently and completed work in about one hour.  He even took time to answer questions and go over the work!"

    -Viadhe T.    Carrolton, TX
  • May 7, 2014:

    "Everyone from the technicians to the receptionists are always so pleasant to deal with.  You will not be disappointed with this company!"

    -Betsy Y.    Allen, TX
  • May 30, 2015:

    "Service was great, very professional and helpful!"

    -Steve J.    Frisco, TX
  • August 8, 1997:

    "I appreciate the fast service.  It's great to find a company I can rely on.  I'll recommend you every chance I get!"

    Stephany R.   Richardson, TX
  • January 5, 2012:

    "It is great to find a local company that you can depend upon.  I will definitely recommend your company to others who may have problems with their garage door."

    -Christina L.     Allen, TX
  • October 31, 2014:

    "About as good an experience as you can get, the installer was professional about his business, showed up on time, and completed the job in the time estimated."

    -Mark M.     Frisco, TX
  • August 19, 2014:

    "Plano Overhead Garage Door runs their business the way consumers wish all businesses were run.  They are simply a premier service provider."

    -Arlene M.    Plano, TX
  • January 6, 2017:

    "Scheduling was very responsive both via email and over the phone.  They were very professional and timely during the install, and even programmed my vehicles to the garage door opener before leaving.  I will continue to hire Plano Overhead Door in result of my experience today and will highly recommend them to my neighbors!"

    -Jon M.    Plano, TX
  • June 17, 2014:

    "Punctual, knowledgeable, and fast."

    -Dawn H.    Richardson, TX
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