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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Here at Overhead Door, we understand that not all overhead garage door repairs will require a call to our service team.  Sometimes, all you need is access to the right parts and tools to fix the door yourself.    We maintain an inventory of garage door parts at our location on Des Meurons in Winnipeg and at our Brandon location in Southview Industrial Park – so if you are looking for a hinge, springs, torsion or more, just give us a call! We will most likely have it. If not, our sales team will find a way to get you the part that you need.

Not sure what part you’re looking for? Speak to our team of highly trained garage door experts that know garage doors inside out.  They will be able to help you identify the parts that you’re looking for your garage door model.

And finally, for the repairs that are more complex – our trained team of technicians are here to help you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Whenever you need us, whether it is on the weekends, early in the morning or late at night, our fleet of trucks and dedicated staff are ready to respond and help.

Contact our Parts Department in Winnipeg at (204) 233-8621 or (204) 725-0540 in Brandon.

 

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What a winter it’s been so far! Did you know that this winter has been the coldest recorded in Winnipeg in over 80 years? Here at Overhead Door Winnipeg, we think it is in times like these that we are reminded of just how tough Manitobans really are. We go on with our days, ready to take on slippery roads, equip our cars with shovels and extension cords – never even considering letting the cold weather win!

As you are preparing yourselves and your vehicles for this cold weather we are having – don’t forget to take care of your overhead garage door too! When it is this cold outside, the last thing you want to come home to is a garage door that won’t open.

Consider doing this simple check periodically to make sure your garage doors are working properly. You want to make sure you garage door is properly balanced and will close evenly. If your door is unbalanced, additional stress placed on the doors and door parts will affect the longevity and durability of the doors. Overhead Doors are built for extreme climates but performing this simple test will help sustain the life of your garage door.

To perform the test, simply reach for the emergency release cable with the door closed, pull it to unlatch the door and lift it to waist height. A properly balance door will stay at that height without dropping or raising on its own.

If you notice that your door is difficult to raise manually, your springs may be in need of an adjustment. For this, you will need to contact the professional garage door installers at Overhead Door Winnipeg. These springs are under heavy tension and will need professional maintenance.

In the spring time when the temperatures are more bearable, consider apply lubrication to the fittings including bearings pulleys and cables. All you need to is spray them with a 3-in-1 lubricant to remove any rust while coating the surfaces. This you can do on your own.

If at any point you are experiencing difficulties with your door, contact us at Overhead Door for speedy and reliable service. We hope that you will stay warm this winter!

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If you need a heavy-duty garage door, want the beauty of a wood, but don’t want the cost or maintenance, Overhead Doors has the perfect solution. The Impression Collection® is a line of fiberglass doors that have been designed with the look of wood, yet hide a strong steel frame that is durable and made to last. This collection is the ultimate in combining beauty and brawn, while giving you many choices to make your garage door unique and stylish.

Made To Last
Although the look of your garage door certainly is important, the security, strength and insulating capabilities are often the deciding factors. The Impression Collection® garage doors are designed with a steel frame construction and can be ordered with wind load options to make them even more durable. Also, these doors come with a foamed-in-place insulation that makes them energy and noise efficient, keeping out the cold, heat and noise from outside.

Customized Beauty
As a homeowner, you want the ability to choose a garage door that fits with the look and style of your home and garage. With the Impression Collection, you get to choose the exact look you want and customize it to fit your home. There are several designs to choose from, as well as glass and color options. To give the doors their wood grain finish, Overhead Door enhances the fiberglass doors with Therma-Tru® AccuGrain™. You can choose from several colors in this oak wood grain pattern, all easy to maintain, while giving the allure of a wooden garage door.

If you love the look of wood yet want the strength and easy maintenance of steel and fiberglass, consider the Impression Collection when shopping for your next garage door. It may be just the combination of durability and aesthetics that you have been looking for.

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There is something nostalgic and beautiful about the look of old fashioned carriage style garage doors that gives an impression of elegance to a home. For decades they went out of fashion due to the modern overhead doors that had so many other advantages. Now you can have the beauty and style of these delightful doors and still have the durability and convenience of steel with Overhead Door’s Courtyard Collection.

Timeless Beauty Meets Modern Strength
What makes the Courtyard Collection so unique is the combination of the old style carriage door look with the strength and durability of the modern steel garage door. These garage doors are made with longevity in mind. They have a hot-dipped galvanized steel construction, with two coats of polyester paint to protect the finish. Inside, they contain Thermacore® insulation to keep your home protected from extreme weather and outside noise. In addition, there are thermal seals between each of the sections, giving even more insulation protection. Even the tracks are made with modern technology that allow for quiet operation with durable urethane rollers.

Choose Your Design
Not only do you get the strength of superior built steel doors, you get the timeless look of carriage style doors, made to your specification. Choose from many designs, color and glass arrangements to create the look that you have always dreamed of for your home. You can customize the trim and hardware to make your doors even more unique. The trim is even treated to repel insects, fungus and weather related wear, giving it the ability to look great and last for years.

These beautifully designed carriage style garage doors will be the envy of your neighborhood, while still providing the insulation and durability you need. The Courtyard Collection is the perfect choice for those who want modern technology with an old style look for their garage door.

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Sunshine is great for a vacation or to enjoy on your off time. However, it can add a substantial sum to your energy bills when allowed to shine into your business’ building space. Not only can it add to your cooling costs, it can be annoying to both your employees and customers when it shines into their face through your windows. The additional heat from the sun can also cause damage to your equipment and fade your furniture and carpet. Awnings and screens can protect your business from the ill effects of the sunshine, while still enjoying the light that it provides.

Protection You Need With The Look You Want
Overhead Doors is a proud dealer of Durasol Awnings that combine beauty and functionality in their products. They offer several types of awnings and screens that can protect your business from unwanted sun exposure while offering tasteful designs that will enhance the exterior of your business. These are made to help cut your energy costs and keep your business’ interior safe from the sun’s harmful rays. They come in a variety of styles and price ranges to fit the look and budget of your business. Some of the types of awnings and screens they offer include:

- SunGuard® Steelox. For a modern, sleek design, the SunGuard® Steelox is perfect to use as a retractable window awning.
- SunGuard® Romanza. Four styles are available in the SunGuard® Romanza which offer stationary awnings for windows or doors that allow light in while protecting from the sun.
- DuraShade Exterior Screens. Use stylish DuraShade Exterior Screens for windows that only get sun at certain times of the day. These can be lowered or retracted as needed.

There are many other options available in a variety of styles and prices that can fit your businesses needs. The money they save on both energy costs and sun damage make them worth the investment.

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In today’s high-tech and fast paced world, consumers expect and need ways to research and shop for items without having to spend time looking through showrooms and dealing with sales personnel. Choosing the right garage door is not something you want to do on impulse; it is a large purchase that you will have for years to come and you will want to research which style, design and features best suit your needs. A great way to do this is to take advantage of Overhead Door’s online video collection.

Shop On Your Time Schedule
The great thing about shopping online is that you can do it when you have the time, whether it is late at night or early in the morning. Overhead Door understands that you want to take the time to choose the best garage door for your home or business, without feeling pressured to buy so they created a series of informational videos for you to learn more about how to choose the right door. Some of the topics they cover include:

- Brand differences. There are many brands of garage doors, so knowing the difference can help you decide which will be the best fit for your needs.
- Style choices. There are so many different types of styles and designs that you can choose from. Watch the video that highlights the different styles that are available in today’s garage doors.
- Construction. What materials and insulation a garage door has can affect both your energy costs as well as the durability of the door. There are videos that cover these aspects, as well as prices.

By starting your research at home by watching Overhead Door’s video series, you can be better informed when it comes time to choose and buy your door. It can save you time and even money, by knowing what your options are.

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