Overhead Door Blog

Crozet Volunteer Fire Department has a new look!

Posted by Chris Shaner on Thu, May 15, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Yesterday we showed you the new tasting room for the Starr Hill Brewery in Crozet, VA. Not to be outdone, the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department has also upgraded the look of their building. The fire department has replaced their old,  white, tired garage doors with Clear anodized 521 series all glass aluminum doors by the Overhead Door Corporation. As you can see in the pictures the new doors really make the building pop! Thanks to the Crozet Fire Department for trusting in us to install the new doors. And more importantly Thanks to all the Volunteer fire fighters for all they do to help keep the community of Crozet safe and vibrant.

CVFD 1 resized 600

CVFD 2 resized 600

CVFD 3 resized 600

Tags: 521 series, fire department, garage door, Crozet, Replacing garage door, replace garage door, Sectional Doors, Overhead Door

Take me to the Movies!

Posted by Chris Shaner on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 @ 04:07 PM

Did you know Overhead Door and our trademark red ribbon is in the movies? released Easter weekend, Heaven is for real is a movie based on a true story of a little boy who has a near death experience. Greg Kinnear stars as the father and is a Overhead Door dealer in the movie. Check it out:

www.overheaddoor.com/Pages/heaven-is-for-real.aspx

 

Tags: Greg Kinnear, New york times best seller, http:/garage doors, red ribbon, garage door, movie, heaven is for real, replace garage door, Overhead Door

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10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A national study on the value of popular home renovation projects has found that replacing an outdated garage door is both affordable and one of the best projects homeowners can undertake to improve their home's overall value.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

Tags: garage doors, BUY LOCAL, electric openers, door, garage door, selling home tips, Replacing garage door, replace garage door, wood doors, Sectional Doors, curb appeal

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

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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

It's cold outside!

Posted by Chris Shaner on Wed, Jan 22, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

Hello, I'm your cold frozen car! I would love to come inside the garage! Will you please call Overhead Door and get the garage door serviced so I can come in? They even have these groovy things called electric openers that come with a remote that clips onto my visor. So you don't even have to get out to open the garage door! How cool is that?  Let's go! cold car

Tags: garage doors, BUY LOCAL, electric openers, garage door, replace garage door, cars

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

check out their websites here:

http://www.craigbuilders.net/

http://gibsonhomesva.com/

 

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

Congratulations to our Leader Wayne Shaner

Posted by Chris Shaner on Tue, Nov 13, 2012 @ 12:06 PM

This past weekend Wayne and Sue Shaner were honored at the UVA-Miami football game. See the link for the whole write up on the VAF's website:

VAF Member of the week 

Thanks for being a member of the community for the past 33 years, and maybe Saturday's last minute win for UVA over Miami will be the new greatest UVA sports moment.

Tags: VAF, UVA Football, Wayne Shaner, garage door