Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Are Wood Garage Doors For You?

Wooden garage doors have the advantage of presenting a sturdy, natural, and rustic look for your home. Overhead Door of the Northland supplies expert Amish-built wood garage doors in Minneapolis that can accent your home in a traditional or a modern light. While there are many styles to choose from, it is important to find the one that not only fits your taste, but also stand the test of time. Here are a few questions to consider before you commit to installing a wooden garage door:

  • Do you live in a humid or rainy climate like St. Paul, MN?
  • Do you plan on painting your garage door?
  • Would the wooden aesthetic pair well with your house?
Choosing the right wood to make up your door is important in addressing these questions and making sure it will last. Cedar and redwood are popular picks for their durability and climate resistance. MDO panels has a grain free surface for a smooth finish. Wooden garage doors look great against other natural materials and colors that compliment brown.

If a wood garage door is not for you, we hold many other alternatives such as manufactured wood and faux wood garage doors that are made with steel or fiberglass. Visit www.overheaddoornorthland.com to explore our door products and services.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

High Speed Coiling Doors

Here at Overhead Door Northland, we are proud to offer our customers fast, high performance coiling doors. Our high speed doors have tons of features and options, such as:
  • ·         Quicker opening speed (increases productivity and energy efficient)
  • ·         Direct Drive Motor (instead of springs) which delivers higher cycles, more reliability, and superior durability.
  • ·         Softly starts and stops
  • ·         Loop detectors
  • ·         Radio control
  • ·         Motion detectors
  • ·         Additional photo-electric sensors
  • ·         Horns
  • ·         Strobe lights
  • ·         Advanced diagnostics – Quick and simple troubleshooting
  • ·         Optional high efficiency performance available for reducing energy consumption
  • ·         2-Year or 300,000 cycle limited warranty coverage
  • ·         5-Year limited warranty on Direct Drive Motor
  • ·         Break away panels
  • ·         Simple maintenance and repair

To learn more about our high performance coiling doors visit us here or call (651) 683-0307 to have a sales specialist choose the right door for your specific needs. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

Tips for Great Service

Characteristics of a Quality Garage Repair Service: Part One 

It can be a frustrating situation if your garage door is constantly breaking down. While you are on the hunt for a garage repair service here are a couple of key characteristics to look for:

1.      Professionalism- When dealing with a complex issue like garage repair it is best to do your research. Does the company have a rating with the Better Business Bureau? Were they courteous to you on the phone? Professionalism is a key indicator that you will receive quality service.

2.      Reliability- A good way to find out about a company’s reliability is by asking reliable people. Talk to friends and family if they have experience with the company, check out reviews online, and research social media sites.

Check out more tips on quality service in our next blog! For more info on a quality garage door service visit Overhead Door Company of the Northland.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Tips for a Cooler Garage in the Summer

Avoid a Garage from Overheating

Garages can sometimes turn into an oven during summertime, which magnifies the summer heat. Here are a few tips to surviving a hot summer in your garage:
  1. Pick a Light Color - If you live in an area that known for hot summers. Take that into consideration when it comes to purchasing your garage door. Dark colors absorb heat while light colors reflect heat. Choosing colors such as white, off-white, or beige will help keep the heat out.  
  2. Insulation – The insulation of your garage plays a huge role in how hot your garage will get. Wood garages are natural insulators so they will repel heat. Consider adding insulation around window, doors, walls, and ceiling to keep the garage cool.
  3. Bust out the fan – Keeping a fan in your garage to help circulate the air will reduce the heat. 

To beat the sweltering summer heat check out Overhead Door Northland’s inventory now.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Eye-Catching Garage Doors for Increasing a Home’s Value

When you are trying to sell your home the first thing that home buyers see is the front of your home.

Your garage door is one of the largest focal points of the front of your house. When you invest in an eye-catching garage door, buyers will be drawn to your home over a home that has a dull curb appeal.

If your garage door looks old, unmaintained, and run down, buyers will assume the inside of your home will be the same.

Overhead Door Northland offers a wide variety of beautiful eye-catching garage doors. Upgrade to one of their stunning designs to increase the value of your home and make that sale. Call Overhead Door Northland at 651.683.0625. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

2016 Garage Trends

Homeowners are all about curb appeal these days, looking for ways to increase the value of their homes. One simple way to boost the look of your home is by upgrading or updating your garage door.

Several design trends have been popping up and here’s a few of our favorites:

Faux Elegance

Wood Accents are a popular trend in interior design but some homeowners don’t want to deal with the upkeep. There’s hope, faux wood garage doors are made to look like wood but they are made out of steel or fiberglass. Provides you with durability while giving you the natural look you want.

Be Bold

Homeowners want to stand out among the neighborhood, resulting in bolder, more vibrant color choices for their garages. Picking a color that complements your home rather than blends in gives your home a modern and unique look. Use your door to share something about your personality and take a chance to express yourself.

Let in the Light

Garages are being utilized for a plethora of reasons these days, adding windows allows more natural light to pour in increasing the usefulness of the space. Not to mention it adds artistic value to your home.

Whatever your curb appeal ideas might be, Overhead Door Company of Northland will take care of the hard work for you, call 651.683.0307 to make your garage door dreams come true.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Choosing a High Wind Garage Door

In different geographic areas, the weather can be brutally cold and windy. When choosing a garage door for a home in these areas, you must start by checking the building codes to ensure the door has the proper requirements. Doors for these areas must have stronger reinforcements and a sturdier build. Think about investing in our Windstorm Collection. They provide a high protection against the fierce wind and also preserve the design aspect, maintaining beautiful craftsmanship and stylish design. These are great investments for vacation / rental property owners, as they will be able to protect their investment and also rest assured that the garage door simply needs to lock to be secure. You will be able to find a door that fits all your needs!

For your high wind doors, look to Overhead Door Northland.