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10 Amazing Wood Garage Door Alternatives​​​​

Posted: December 12, 2017

Homeowners that want the rich look of a real wood garage door but without the regular maintenance have a lot of options to choose from. Most of our faux wood garage doors look very realistic, making it hard to tell that it’s not actually made with real wood.​​

Architectural Record 2017 Product of the Year Award​​​​​​

Posted: December 1, 2017

New Overhead Door™ Envy™ door has been selected as an Architectural Record 2017 Product of Year winner in the Openings category. ​​

Recent and Long-Term Trends Show that “Curb Appeal” Projects Reign Supreme​​​​​​

Posted: November 21, 2017

Replacing a garage door with a newer model continues to be one of the top five home improvement projects, both in terms of midrange and upscale projects.​​

Overhead Door™ Brand Offers Security and Convenience On-The-Go With Our 2-Button LED Flashlight Remote​​​​​​​

Posted: November 8, 2017

​​The Overhead Door™ brand has introduced our 2-Button LED Flashlight garage door remote to provide homeowners with added security and convenience. The built-in powerful LED flashlight has been tested at 30 lumens to shed light up to approximately 50 feet, while running on a single AAA battery.

How One Woman From Iowa Became the Face of Overhead Door's Women's Choice Award​​​​​

Posted: October 25, 2017

Overhead Door's customers are more than just friendly faces, they're part of the Red Ribbon family and some of our greatest brand ambassadors. For this reason, it was a natural fit to make Erin Batten the face of our Women's Choice Award®.

Overhead Door Earns Three "Brand Leader Awards in 2017 REMODELING Brand Use Study​​​​

Posted: October 18, 2017

Overhead Door has earned three REMODELING “Brand Leader” awards in its product category, receiving first place for Brand Familiarity, Brand Used Most and Highest Quality. The study, conducted by leading market research firm The Farnsworth Group, surveyed nearly 1,000 remodelers, general contractors and replacement contractors to rank the top materials suppliers in the remodeling industry.

More Options for Wood Grain Finishes on Premium Insulated Garage Doors​​​​

Posted: October 10, 2017

Overhead Door has expanded the Thermacore® Collection with bi-directional wood grain finish options on our most premium insulated garage doors. Thermacore® Collection models 494 (Standard Panel), 496 (Long Panel) and 497 (V5 Panel) now offer three wood grain finishes in the colors of Golden Oak, Walnut and Mission Oak. The Thermacore® 490 series features an R-value of 17.5 making them the most thermally efficient doors​ in our collection.​

Overhead Door Bolsters Company Leadership​​​​

Posted: October 4, 2017

Overhead Door recently made some changes to leadership within our business that we are pleased to announce. Scott Yeager joined us and is serving as o​ur Vice President of Operations. In addition, Joe Dachowicz and Foeng Tjong were promoted to Senior Vice President and Vice President of Product Engineering, respectively. In their new positions, these three leaders will work to fulfill Overhead Door’s strategic commitment to increase revenue and market penetration.​​

Moab Valley Inn Transforms its Pool Area with Glass Aluminum Garage Doors​​​​

Posted: September 26, 2017

Most visitors to Moab come to soak in the rugged desert beauty of Utah’s outdoor recreation capital. Just a few miles from Arches National Park, Moab Valley Inn is a popular jumping off point for day hikers and tourists wanting to explore the natural wonders of the area.

Replacing Your Garage Door is the Most Valuable Remodeling Project​​​​

Posted: September 18, 2017

They say inner beauty is what matters most… but that’s not the case when it comes to your home! According to the 2017 Cost vs. Value report​, giving your home an exterior makeover, such as updating the garage door, is the best way to increase its value and score big with potential buyers.

Overhead Door Featured in Southern Living's 2017 Idea House​​​​​​​

Posted: September 13, 2017

The 2017 Southern Living Idea House on Bald Head Island, North Carolina, is the perfect getaway. Its laid-back, coastal vibes make it look and feel like a dream, and Overhead Door got to be involved in bringing this dream to life.

How to Detect a Scam from a Garage Door Repair Company​​​​​​​

Posted: September 6, 2017

Part 4 of a video series from IDA and DASMA to protect consumers from garage door scams. Do you think you've come across a scam by a garage door repair company? IDEA has come up with three questions to ask when calling a garage door company for repair or service.

What Garage Door Opener Should I Buy?​​​​​​​

Posted: August 31, 2017

So your opener needs to be replaced? Maybe you’re wanting something quieter, smoother and more reliable. Garage door openers​ typically last a long time depending on the type you get. Depending on the model, a garage door opener can last up to 10 years or more, so it’s important to get one that is right for you and fit​s with the type of garage door you have.

Overhead Door Introduces Envy All-Glass Frameless Garage Door​​​​​​​

Posted: August 21, 2017

Overhead Door, one of the leading brands of doors and openers for residential, commercial, industrial and transportation applications, has launched Envy – a lustrous full-view, all-glass door that boasts a sleek frameless exterior for an ultra-modern l​​​ook.

Overhead Door Featured on Season Two of HGTV's Desert Flippers​​​​

Posted: August 16, 2017

Overhead Door has returned for a second consecutive season of HGTV’s Desert Flippers, adding valuable curb appeal to two homes featured on the show. The hit show follows husband and wife duo Eric and Lindsey Bennett as they transform sunny Palm Springs, California, one dilapidated home at a time.

How to Spot Marketing from a Garage Door Repair Scammer​​​​

Posted: August 10, 2017

Advertising doesn’t only come from larger, more reputable companies. Some forms of advertising are relatively inexpensive and can be an affordable way for scammers to reach consumers. If you live in a city with a larger population its especially important for you to be aware of scammers.

Four Common Reasons Your Garage Door May Need Service and Repair​​​

Posted: August 2, 2017

As a homeowner you may find that your garage door isn’t working properly. To protect against being scammed by a garage door repair company, here’s ‘Four Common Reasons Your Garage Door May Need Service’ brought to you by DASMA and IDA.

Consumer Alert: How Do Consumers Fall Victim to Garage Door Scams?​​​

Posted: July 20, 2017

IDEA, the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation has put together a series of videos to educate homeowners on how to protect themselves against scammers in the garage door industry. “A garage door repair scam has spread throughout the United States and Canada. This brief consumer alert video comes to you from IDA and DASMA. North America​​’s two trade associations devoted to the garage door industry. This video gives you a brief overview of how consumers fall victim to this scam.”

New Line of High-Cyle, Rolling Springless Service Doors​​​

Posted: July 13, 2017

​We are excited to introduce our EverServe™ Springless Rolling Service Doors! EverServe™ is one of the industry’s first standard rolling door systems to feature a springless barrel design with integrated shafts and an extended 500,000 cycle life.

Keeping Your Garage Secure in the Summertime (And All Year Long)​​​

Posted: July 7, 2017

​The summer is a great time of year to spend with family and friends. With the kids off from school it makes the summer the ideal time to relax by the pool, take vacations to the beach, and spend quality time together. However, spending so much time away from the home also makes it a peak time for home burglaries. So while attending those summer activities, it’s important to keep the safety of your home top of mind.

Overhead Door Hosts Memorable National Ribbon Distributor Meeting in San Antonio​​​

Posted: June 30, 2017 by Jake Picken

Every year, I get the privilege of going to the Overhead Door National Ribbon Distributor Meeting. This year, our meeting was hosted in the beautiful Hill Country of San Antonio, Texas. From the general sessions to awards ceremonies, I believe this year’s meeting will be one that’s talked about for years to come.​

4 Tips to Stay Safe While Using Your Garage Door​​​

Posted: June 20, 2017

June is here and so is Garage Door Safety Month! With more than 70 percent of today’s homeowners using their attached garage as the main gateway to their home, it’s important to keep the garage door, openers and parts in working order for safety and security. Follow these easy tips to keep your family and visitors safe all year round.​

New TV Commercial for Overhead Door Brand​​​

Posted: June 7, 2017

Thirty seconds goes by quickly. Especially when you are producing a TV commercial with such a great story to tell. The story of a garage door company that has local distributors that are considered industry experts who have been in the communities they serve for multiple generations.​

6 Ways to Accent Your Garage Doors​​

Posted: May 9, 2017​​

With arched glass windows, decorative iron work, and intricate hardware, architectural garage doors are already works of art in their own right. Still, you wouldn't hang a p​ainting without the​ perfect frame, right?

One Year Anniversary of High Speed Doors​​

Posted: April 27, 2017

Can you believe it has only been one year since we launched our new line of high speed, high performance doors for commercial and industrial applications?

Garage Doors that Women Continually Trust and Recommend​​

Posted: March 8 , 2017

Overhead Door has earned the 2017 Women's Choice Award® by WomenCertified® for 'America's Most Recommended National Garage Door Brand' for the sixth consecutive year.​​

Top Home Improvement Project: Garage Door Replacement​​

Posted: March 2 , 2017

If you’re looking for a home improvement project that’s a smart investment then look no further than replacing your garage door.

The Model 470: Reliable, Durable and Thermally-Efficient

Posted: December 20 , 2016

Recently, we unveiled our newest garage door for commercial and industrial applications, the Model 470. Our new door is not only reliable and durable, but also offers thermal efficiency.

New Fire Door Operator Provides Safety, Security, and Battery Back-up

Posted: December 15 , 2016

Have you heard about our RSX® Fire Door Operator? With a fully integrated door release capability and a 24-hour battery backup, this unique operator allows for additional protection in the event of a power loss. Further, there are a variety of mounting options available to fit most applications such as rolling steel doors and sectional doors.

New Garage Door Collection Offers a Classic Design with a Personal Touch

Posted: December 7, 2016

Homeowners wanting to enhance the curb appeal of their home can look no further, as our industry-leading products include a new line of Impression Steel garage doors. These garage doors feature new aesthetics, such as tall section lights, large windows and a full-section embossment design​​​​​​

Flipping Homes and Garage Doors: HGTV's New Series, Desert Flippers Features Overhead Door Garage Doors

Posted:October 19, 2016

Have you caught the newest "home flipping" renovation show on HGTV, Desert Flippers? Wisconsin transplants Eric and Lindsey Bennett are transforming sunny Palm Springs, California one dilapidated house at a time. In a recent episode, Overhead Door Company of the Desert helped transform a home's exterior with a beautiful new garage door.​​​​​​

Guest Blog: How Different Garage Doors Add Unique Curb Appeal

Posted:September 13, 2016

We've partnered with the team over at for a guest blog on curb appeal! is a network of the most professional, trustworthy contractors across the country. They're homeowners, too, and their job is to provide quality educational content to inspire ideas to their readers.​​​​

Celebrating 95 Years at Overhead Door Office and Plant Locations

Posted: August 25, 2016

We've been celebrating our 95th Anniversary all year long. In the months of July and August, our office and plant locations across the country have taken the time to celebrate and reflect on the last 95 years; how far we've come and the bright future that lies ahead for Overhead Door.​​

LED Light Bulbs for Your Garage Door Opener​

Posted: August 23, 2016

What type of light bulb should you be using in your garage door opener? Have you ever wondered what having an LED light bulb could do for your garage? Look no further, because we have just introduced our first ever LED light bulb – specifically made for garage door openers.

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Overhead Door Introduces New Line of High Speed, High Performance Doors for Commercial and Industrial Applications​

Posted: July 7, 2016

Attention architects, contractors, business owners and distributors! You now have five new models to choose from when looking for a high-speed, high performance door solution. Overhead Door recently entered the high speed door category with its new line of RapidFlex™ High Speed doors including four rolling fabric door models​ for both interior and exterior applications and a rugged rubber door model for applications in harsh environments like chemical and mining facilities.

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Homebuilders Recognize Overhead Door as Top Brand in Three Garage Door Categories​

Posted: June 28, 2016

Each year, Builder Magazine commissions an in-depth study surveying what brands builders recognize and use the most. The survey rates the products' quality across 70 categories. For the fifth year in a row, Overhead Door has topped Builder Magazine's list in brand familiarity, brand used most, and quality rating.​

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Overhead Door Reminds You to Stay Safe During Garage Door Safety Month​

Posted: June 22, 2016

June is Garage Door Safety Month, and seeing as how we’re the inventor of the upward-lifting garage door, we wanted to share some tips on maintaining the security and safety of your garage door. Did you know that more than 70 percent of homeowners enter and exit through the garage? The garage is the most-often used entry point of the home, opening and closing an average of four times a day. With that amount of foot traffic it’s important to keep track of your garage door activity and ensure you are maintaining a safe, functioning garage door.​


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