Summer is here in Manitoba which means that construction season has officially begun. Whether it is roads or buildings – our summers are the prime time for building!

For building professionals, architects and project specifiers, don’t forget to make use of the Overhead Door Architect’s Corner tool.  The Architect’s Corner section of our website is specifically built to help building professionals speed up the commercial specifying process.

Once you click into Architect’s Corner, you will find everything need for planning and preparation, from technical and resource materials to downloadable project specs, architect drawings, compatible opener and operator lists, BIM project libraries and Overhead Door product brochures.

There is also an Online Architects Design Manual to help you select the Overhead Door collection that meets your building or client demands.  The Design Manual is set up as a series of questions to help guide you through the selection process.

Curious about what you can do with Architect’s Corner? Take a look for yourself now on the Overhead Door site. If you have any questions at any point during the selection process or have questions about the products suggested, feel free to contact us!  We would love to help you out.

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Our Winnipeg office has been very busy these last few months! To make sure we are taking care of our customers the way we would like, we brought on new team members and made some internal transfers to better serve our customers.

Get to Know Our Sales Team!

Andre Cote – is a long time Overhead Door employee and former head of the Parts Department. Andre has many years of experience working with residential doors and has vast technical knowledge. Andre can help you with door and operator sales, quotes and even on-site estimates for all your projects big and small.

Justin McDougall – has many years of experience in the service industry coupled with a background in construction. Justin has been with Overhead Door since 2007 and can offer great insight for your garage door project. Contact Justin for quotes and sales of residential doors, home builder pricing and quotes or even local networking opportunities.

Trevor Bright – has worked with Overhead Door for more than five years and in that time, has gained experience in the Parts department, as a Service Helper and in Commercial Door fabrication. When you work with Trevor, you’re benefiting from his years of experience in the various departments! Trevor now handles all residential and commercial scheduling as well as residential or operator door quotes.

Trevor Knight – now a part of the Commercial Sales team, Trevor has been with Overhead Door for more than five years in a variety of roles spanning from Parts to Shipping/Receiving. Trevor can help you with any commercial quotes, project details, or for any commercial contractor or architecture work you need looked into.

Contact our Winnipeg sales team.

We are looking to expand both Commercial and Residential Sales team! If you have door industry experience or know someone who does who is looking to make a change, contact us or submit a resume with your detailed work experience. We are looking forward to adding more experience to our team.

 

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womens-choice-awardsCongratulations to Overhead Door in the US for winning the 2014 Women’s Choice Award in the Garage Door Category – for a third consecutive year!  This award is based on a national survey in the US of more than 5,000 women who all selected Overhead Door as the garage door brand of choice that they would most recommend to others.

This award is significant to us in many ways.  First launched in 2007, the Women’s Choice Awards have become the number one source for the best brands, businesses and services recommended by women in the US.  It has set a standard for helping consumers (especially women) make wise purchase decisions based on the experiences and knowledge of others.

We’re very proud of this recognition as it lets us know that the products we sell and the level of service we offer have continued to meet and satisfy our customer’s needs.  We are very proud of the products we carry and to know that our consumers recognize has definitely been a source of pride for us.

Check out the congratulatory video from Delia Passi, founder of the Women’s Choice Award:

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Overhead Door of Winnipeg Garage Doors

Spring has arrived in Winnipeg!  With the warmer days ahead, it is time to think about the exterior renovations for your home.  For a limited time, Overhead Door would like to help you get started on your renovations plans with 15% off all regular priced garage doors when purchased with installation.

From the Modern Aluminum Collection with its crisp lines and sleek design to the Impressions Collection and its artfully molded wood-grain fiberglass surface with a traditional feel – you’ll be sure to find doors that match your home.  We also offer steel garage doors with the same legendary performance. Our Thermacore® Premium Insulated and Traditional Steel Collections both offer premium construction and durability.

Improve the curb appeal of your home this summer.  Take advantage of the warmer weather and great savings now and invest in a new set of garage doors for your home!

Contact our Winnipeg  location for more information.  Offer is valid until June 30th, 2014. Your garage door installation by our skilled garage door experts is not included in the discount.

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Thermacore Overhead Doors Winnipeg

Keeping up with the latest trends in home building and curb appeal is one of our most important jobs, here at Overhead Door.  We are happy to announce that we have new colours and finish options available for our residential Thermacore® collection!

The Thermacore® Collection is a residential collection of steel garage doors that feature premium insulation construction and design.  Previously only available in 7 colours – White, Almond, Desert Tan, Sandstone, Terra Bronze, Brown and Hunter Green, we are happy to announce the Thermacore® doors are now also available in popular Black or Gray!

For a more natural look – we’ve also added two new wood grain finishes to the mix.  You can now also order your doors in the Walnut or Golden Oak finish to match your house exterior.  Contact Overhead Door of Winnipeg for more information.

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From time to time, we are given the opportunity to work on really exciting and unique projects around the city.  Such was the case last Spring, when we were asked to lend a hand on the set of the Sony Entertainment Pictures film “Heaven is for Real”.  The film was partially filmed in Winnipeg, and a few of our Overhead Door of Winnipeg staff were on hand to help with set installations and give on set technical advice.

“Heaven is for Real” is based on the No. 1 bestselling book of the same title and tells the story of four-year-old Colton Burpo’s vision of heaven after a life-changing near death experience.  The film stars Academy Award ® nominee and Emmy ® award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo, the small town father of Colton who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s experience with the world.

We’re pretty excited to check out the film in theatres!  Not only did we get to help out on the Winnipeg set but as it turns out, Greg Kinnear was also an Overhead Door distributor in the film!  Throughout the film, he can be seen driving his red Overhead Door work truck and wearing his Overhead branded shirts!  What an amazing opportunity to be able to get our brand greater recognition… on the silver screen!

1134662 - Heaven Is For Real(Movie Artwork and Photography © 2014 CTMG. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of OverheadDoor.com)

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend – the film is now in theatres, playing at both SilverCity St. Vital and Polo Park. For more information on “Heaven is for Real”, check out the film’s official website.

Heaven is For Real is now in theatres at Polo Park and St. Vital. 

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Spring is almost here! Which means it is almost time for the Home Expressions Home and Garden Show.  This year will be the event’s 40th year and we are looking forward to once again attend this event.

From their website: “The goal of Home Expressions is to offer you all the newest and best ideas in exterior and interior products, decor, outdoor living and landscaping. Imagine the possibilities and turn your dreams into reality.”

With our wide selection of doors to choose from, whatever your needs are for your home – we can definitely help you turn your dream door into reality!

Look for us at booths #1017 and 1116 (they are side by side).

Running from April 4th – 6th at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg:

Friday, April 4th – Noon to 9 pm
Saturday, April 5th – 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday, April 6th – Noon to 5 pm

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Choosing a garage door can be a very daunting task. With so many options – how can you know which option is best for you and your home?

One thing we do recommend considering is the door’s ability to insulate against cold temperatures. As Manitobans, we all know just how cold our winters can get. So logically, we need to pick garage doors that can adequately insulate our garages and help regulate the temperatures within the garage itself and in the surrounding rooms.

Insulated Steel doors already come pre-insulated; we’ve found them to be quite effective in regulating temperatures even in non-heated or non-insulated garages. Compared to your standard wood garage doors, insulated steel doors do a much better job in keeping the warm air in or out of the house. This in turn helps you save on your energy bills – a savings you can continue to benefit from for many years to come.

If you are planning on replacing your residential garage door, do keep this mind and be sure to ask what the door’s insulating abilities are before you make your decision. Start your shopping at Overhead Door, and let our experts walk you through all the things you need to consider before making a purchase. You may just find what everything you are looking for here!

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Accidents do happen – and in the winter time, ice is frequently the culprit. The drivers and operators of trucks, semi-trailers, forklifts and other heavy equipment are trained to handle these vehicles but when there is ice (especially black ice) in the loading areas or by the warehouse, accidents can happen even to the most experienced and skilled drivers when they find their vehicles sliding on ice into the bottom sections of shop doors.

Here at Overhead Door, we are trained and equipped to handle any garage door repairs – including the replacement of commercial door panels. Our repair and service team can make or cut various commercial panel sizes and thickness in our in-house fabrication and cutting room.

Whatever your commercial panel requirement is, we can quickly match and custom cut the panel to fit your commercial garage. Our maintenance and service team can have your door back up and running at a moments’ notice.

Accidents do happen – but they don’t have to impact your business. Give us a call to arrange for immediate service – call our Winnipeg Service team at (204) 233-7167 or our Brandon service team at (204) 725-0540.

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Here at Overhead Door, we’ve been receiving a lot of calls lately about winter garage door problems, caused by the bitterly cold temperatures we’ve been getting. We thought it would be timely to talk a bit about these issues… and how you can fix or prevent them.

  1. Your Garage Door Won’t Open
    Here in Manitoba, we know that winter is synonymous with ice and snow. When there is a buildup of ice and snow by your garage door, sometimes it can cause your door to stick to the ground. The rubber seal may even rip off as the door opens. The best solution is simply to keep the ice and snow away from the door as much as possible.
  2. Cold Temperatures = Metal Contracting
    Metal contracts in cold temperatures – that is a fact of physics. The springs and other metal pieces in your door will seize up. If this is the issue, simply apply a lubricant to the springs, screw drive, shuttle roller bearings and torsion bar bearings. When picking a lubricant, remember to use a silicone-based one and avoid lubricating the rollers and tracks.
  3. Frozen Grease
    Grease can harden in cold temperatures and the hardened grease can prevent your garage door from opening or closing. When this happens, use a grease solvent to get rid of the old grease. Apply with a small brush and make sure you work the solvent into the cracks. Wipe away any excess solvent and finish by applying lubrication.

Garage door problems can be such a hassle – especially when it is so cold outside! If you should find yourself in a garage door emergency, just give us a call at our Winnipeg and Brandon locations. We have a team of highly trained garage door experts that know everything there is to know about garage doors. They will get your door working again in no time. Our garage door service and repair team work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and all 365 days of the year. Give us a call any time you need us.

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