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Garage Door Replacement Now a Top Five Home Improvement Nationwide

Posted by Chris Shaner on Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 11:26 AM

Annual Cost vs. Value Survey Confirms a New Garage Door Delivers High Return on Investment

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Feb. 10, 2014

DALLAS, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A national study on the value of popular home renovation projects has found that replacing an outdated garage door is both affordable and one of the best projects homeowners can undertake to improve their home's overall value.

Remodeling magazine's 2014 Cost vs. Value survey reveals that garage door replacement delivers an average 83.7 percent return on investment (ROI) for homeowners while costing around $1,500, far less than other popular home improvement projects, like a major kitchen remodel (about $55,000) or a family room addition (about $81,000). This makes mid-range garage door replacement one of the most affordable home improvements and best values that homeowners can undertake, says Joe Dachowicz, vice president of marketing at Overhead Door Corporation, one of the nation's largest manufacturers of overhead doors and openers for residential and commercial applications.

"For so many house styles, the garage door is a home's largest exterior feature, so this is a great space to give a facelift," said Dachowicz. "By upgrading an ordinary garage door with one that complements the rest of the home, owners can dramatically improve their home's curb appeal at a very affordable price."

Upscale garage door replacement, with an average cost of about $2,800, delivers an 82.9 percent ROI and was found to be the least expensive upscale project evaluated by this year's survey. 

As in past years, this year's survey determined the ROI for garage door replacement by evaluating the $1,534 cost on average to replace a basic garage door with a mid-range door model. The survey found the value of that replacement at home sale to be $1,283, or 83.7 percent ROI; an increase over last year's 75.7 percent ROI. In the upscale home improvement category, the survey evaluated the average $2,791 cost to replace a mid-range door with an upscale door and found a $2,315 value of the project at home sale, which equates to an 82.9 percent return; an increase from last year's 75.2 percent ROI.

Finding the perfect garage door to complement any house is as easy as going online to the Overhead Door website and the Overhead Door DoorView Design Center, said Dachowicz.

"The Overhead Door DoorView Design Center is a great visualization tool that anyone can use to find the right garage door for any home. You can literally see what a difference a new door will make on your home," Dachowicz said. "Optimized for use with tablets, users simply upload a photo of their home into the visualization tool, and then they can try on any door, style and door color they choose to find perfect door."

Now in its 27th year, the Cost vs. Value Report is conducted in partnership with the National Association of Realtors. Hanley Wood, publisher of Remodeling magazine, asks NAR members nationwide to evaluate a variety of home remodeling jobs and then project the ROI homeowners could expect to receive when they sell their homes. The study, available at www.costvsvalue.com, details both the national average value returned for common renovation projects, as well as the expected ROI in nine U.S. regions and 101 U.S. cities. For access to detailed renovation data on the go, an iPhone-app is also available through the Apple iTunes store.

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A New Garage Door enhances your home

Posted by Chris Shaner on Thu, Feb 06, 2014 @ 11:26 AM

Have you ever thought about the benefits a new garage door gives your home? Well if you have a wood door and replace with a new steel door, No more painting! If you are trying to sell your home, a New Garage door adds curb appeal! If your old door is hard to open or won't open at all, A new garage Door will not only open, It will do so smoothly and be backed by our full warranty! So wait are you waiting on? Let's get started on making the garage useful again with a new garage door! See these before and after pictures of a recent install.

Carrsbrook door before


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Tags: garage doors, BUY LOCAL, new home, door, garage door, selling home tips, painting doors, replace garage door, wood doors, Sectional Doors, curb appeal

Do you know we're On Facebook?

Posted by Chris Shaner on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 @ 11:37 AM

Hello Folks, While most of you are hunkered in on the east coast during this second polar vortex, You no doubt are spending more time on the internet. Maybe you are looking for the latest clothing Spring fashion, or like me, dreaming of a tropical vacation in warmer environs. OR maybe you are planning a remodel of your garage and want to see the latest styles in Garage Doors! Well in addition to checking out our website, Check out our facebook page for more pictures and like our page for a chance at a free remote! Once we hit 100 likes one lucky person will win a free remote for their garage door opener. So head on over to:  facebook.com/OverheaddoorCharlottesville  and like us for your chance to win! Then call us about upgrading your garage doors this spring!

Tags: facebook, garage doors, BUY LOCAL, electric openers, Spring, remote, door, garage door, replace garage door, Sectional Doors

Snow, a Steep driveway, and a garage door

Posted by Chris Shaner on Fri, Jan 24, 2014 @ 09:00 AM


Car + Snow + Steep driveway = Busted Garage Door.  Be careful out there during these winter months folks. #We'regoingtofixthis.

Tags: garage doors, insurance, door, garage door, hit door, replace garage door, cars, snow, ice

University of Virginia Indoor Practice Facility

Posted by Chris Shaner on Mon, Mar 04, 2013 @ 10:54 AM

The University of Virginia is just now completing a brand new indoor practice facility for the football team. The Overhead Door Company of Charlottesville had the opportunity to install twelve 521 series Aluminum all glass doors on one side of the facility. See the pictures. The facility should be ready just in time for spring football practice! This should be a great recruiting tool for Coach Mike London and his staff. GO HOOS! 011004

Tags: 521 series, UVA Football, UVA indoor practice facility, garage doors, UVA, door, garage door, Sectional Doors

Thanks to two of our local Builders

Posted by Chris Shaner on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 @ 08:39 AM

The old saying goes: "word of mouth is the best form of advertising", so we decided to ask some of our loyal local builders if they would let us record their word of mouth referrals. Out of the four we asked, all four said without a doubt they would do it. Here is our first ad with two of these builders running on the Charlottesville Radio group station of WINA. You can hear these during the day and during the broadcasts of Virginia Basketball games this fall and winter. Thanks to Porter Smith of Craig Builders and Wendell Gibson of Gibson Homes. Folks do your self a favor when you are looking to buy a new home in Charlottesville, like the stickers at the farmers market say.... BUY LOCAL! Stay tuned for the next round with two more builders. Take a listen below.

What the builders say

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Tags: garage doors, Local Buidlers, BUY LOCAL, door, garage door, Gibson Homes, UVA Basketball, replace garage door, Craig Builders, WINA

Can you find the Coiling Garage Door?

Posted by Chris Shaner on Thu, Aug 02, 2012 @ 02:54 PM

There is a warehouse at the corner of 2nd street SE and Monticello avenue, where a artist has painted a wonderful mural:

Warehouse behind Frank IX resized 600

Can you spot the coiling door in the mural? When a new tenant moved in they needed access to the outside on this side of the building. So we put a 600 series coiling door in an opening they cut out and the artist came back and painted our door to blend in with the rest of the mural. The result is a unique application and a coiling door that blends in well with its surroundings. Where can we put a garage door for you?

Warehouse behind Frank IX 3 resized 600


Tags: garage doors, door, garage door, painted doors, murals, coiling doors

Spring is in the air!

Posted by Chris Shaner on Mon, Apr 02, 2012 @ 10:46 AM

Yes! Spring is here and along with fresh grass to cut, gardens to start, or the general spring cleaning, this is also the time people are putting their houses on the Market to sell. Did you know putting new garage doors on your house has the highest return on investment according to Remodeling Magazine. See news coverage here: News on Cost vs. value of garage doors.

You can also use an interactive return on investment here: Return on investement.

So if you are putting your house on the market, why not give us a call and see how we can up your curb appeal and protect your investment with new doors.

Happy Spring!

Tags: garage doors, new home, door, selling home tips, replace garage door

Put me in Coach!

Posted by Chris Shaner on Thu, Mar 08, 2012 @ 09:29 AM

Spring is in the air, and the boys of summer are in full swing over at Davenport field. The Overhead Door Company of Charlottesville is partnering with the United Way to show our support for our neighbors in the community and UVA Baseball by joining the United Way's Home Run club. For every Homerun the UVA baseball team hits begining April 1st to the end of the season we will contribute Ten dollars to the United Way. We think it's a great way to start the spring! So head on out to Davenport field and cheer on the Hoos and those Home Runs! Put us in coach we're ready to play!

 United Way Blog

Tags: United Way, UVA Baseball, door, garage door, Home Run Club

What Happens when we come to replace your garage door?

Posted by Chris Shaner on Wed, Jan 25, 2012 @ 01:53 PM

Here is a video we did a year or so ago. It goes through the process of what happens when we come to replace your garage door.

Tags: door, garage door, replace garage door