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2016 Blog Articles

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 Corporation.​​

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. We have recently entered the high speed door category with our new line of Overhead Door™ 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™ Brand 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™ Brand has topped Builder Magazine's list in brand familiarity, brand used most, and quality rating.​

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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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America's Top Garage Door Brand Among Women for Five Years in a Row

Posted: June 9, 2016

Women have always been strong influencers in the market for household products. They control about 65 percent or approximately $20 trillion annually, in global spending and more than 80 percent of US spending, according to Continuum’s Women and Children Research group. Quality products and exceptional customer service help to build great relationships with female buyers. And for the fifth year in a row, the Overhead Door™ Brand has been awarded the top garage door brand among women.


Winning and Maintaining Architect Relationships

Posted: May 25, 2016

For distributors, building positive relationships with architects is just smart business. It promotes customer loyalty, prospects, valuable cross-selling opportunities, and reinforces both the Overhead Door™ Brand and that of the individual distributor. We spoke with Jai Patel, from Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands and NYC​ and Gary Michael, Overhead Door district sales and new business development, both of whom have experienced success in architect relations, to share some of their best practices for seeking out and delivering value to architects in their area.


Overhead Door™ Brand Launches New Website Giving it a New Look

Posted: April 25, 2016

OverheadDoor,com received a bit of a facelift, and after 95 years who can blame us? While the website hasn't been around as long as the brand it was time to make some adjustments, adding new and improved tools for distributors, architects, builders, real estate agents and home owners. Shopping for a door, whether a residential garage door or commercial door system, is now more convenient, with updated photography and a responsive design that transfers to mobile and tablets.


Overhead Door™ Brand Honors 95 Years with Celebration in Palm Springs

Posted: April 18, 2016

Each year, Overhead Door™ Distributors comes together for distributor's meetings across the country. While every year is always fun and exciting, this year was especially memorable for all of us as we used the opportunity to celebrate our heritage over the past 95 years. It was a time to reflect on our history and look toward our future. We asked Heather Meiner, new Overhead Door brand manager to share what the experience was like as a guest blogger!

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Meet Jamie Byrne: The New Vice President of Sales for Overhead Door™ Brand

Posted: March 30, 2016

Meet Jamie Byrne, the new vice president of sales for the Overhead Door™ Brand. Jamie, who considers himself a family man, has a passion for working with industry leaders that have strong brands and integrity, because they have the customers’ best inter​est in mind. His strategic mind and love for working with a high-performance team make him a key addition to the Overhead Door family.


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Mobile App Garage Door Opener

Posted: March 9, 2016

Imagine the peace of mind and convenience that comes with being able to open or close your garage door from anywhere in the world. We're excited to introduce the new Overhead Door™ smart device enabled garage door controller: OHD Anywhere™. Never worry again about giving your garage passcode to anyone.


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Love and Garage Doors - Part 2

Posted: February 24, 2016

We're continuing the love fest with Part II of our Love and Garage Doors series. Meet four more of our amazing distributors who run their business as a couple or a family in today's blog. 

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Love and Garage Doors - Part 1

Posted: February 12, 2016

It's the season of love and we love our distributors! This month, we're sharing some of the stories of our our Overhead Door™ Distributors who run their business as a couple or family. As many of these distributors know, working with family has it's challenges but underneath it all is a bond that can't be broken. 

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Overhead Door Turns 95!

Posted: January 20, 2016

Now that you've celebrated ringing in the New Year, join Overhead Door™ Brand and Distributors as we celebrate our 95th Anniversary! We're excited to kick-off 2016 and share with you the history, and founding of our company. This year, we will be sharing some of our historic contributions to the industry over these 95 years on our blog.


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