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What Size Garage Door Opener Do I Need?

We get this question frequently and there are some things to consider. For this post we’ll talk specifically about residential garage door openers. What size is your door? This question really has many variables. If you have a Traditional Steel door that is one sided, non-insulated, and without windows it could weigh as little as … Continued

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The Ecosystem of 2014

Those of you who follow my blog already know that I read a lot. My preferred subject matter is all over the board so nailing it down to just one type is impossible. Everything from food to technology, sports and no limit hold ‘em to name a few. One thing that keeps popping up over … Continued

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Garage Door Troubleshooting Tip of the Day

In keeping with the spirit of Garage Door Saftey Month. One of the most frequent phone calls we receive, from a service standpoint, is customer’s remote control(s) for their garage door opener failing to work. Assuming that all the batteries haven’t gone bad at the same time there is one simple test you can run. … Continued

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Garage Door Hinges

The lowly garage door hinges. Often neglected, rarely considered. They just keep on doing their job day after day, year after year. One of the most integral parts of your garage door is the hinge. We like to think of them as the connectors. They allow your garage door sections to remain connected and bend … Continued

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Your Garage as a Living Space

Maybe I just never noticed before but I feel like I am seeing more and more garages being turned into living space. There was always one house on my block that had a DIY screen in place of the garage door but that was because they had two large dogs that they left in there … Continued

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Upgrading your Garage Door

Obviously we see this all the time but sometimes the change is so dramatic it’s worth commenting on. Some people upgrade their doors when they move into a new home. Some just want a change to match a specific color or create some symmetry between new trim on their house with a new door. But … Continued

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Measure Twice Install Once with Garage Doors

We have a team of professionals that spends large portions of their workweek with a tape measure in their hand and a notepad at the ready. When a customer reaches out to us to replace their garage door we will ask them 3 basic measurements we need to provide a rough estimate on a garage … Continued

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It’s a Garage Door Service Saturday

Today is my day to work Saturday. We rotate the responsibility between 4 of us so technically we each get one Saturday per month. Saturday is a great day to be in the office because it gives you time to work on projects and clean up any details you may have left dangling from the … Continued

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Make Your Garage Door Smile

I had a thought the other day. I don’t know really where these things come from. Apparently I have them more frequently than I realize, according to my wife that is. We are the Red Ribbon Company. Our corporate logo is a Ribbon, yes a red one. Ribbons can mean a lot of things. We … Continued

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We Meet for You

I have not been in the garage door business, at Overhead Door of Albany, that long. I have, however, installed garage doors as a helper more years ago than I care to mention but today my role is different. I continue to learn and grow with one of these learning sessions being held earlier in … Continued

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