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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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Garage Doors Go Through “Cycles”

Cycle is a word we use virtually every day. Typically we use this word when we are asked how long a garage door spring should last. The springs do all the heavy lifting when your door opens and closes. Over time, spring manufacturers have come up with a rating system for spring longevity. One cycle, … Continued

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Your Garage Door and 1970’s Television

Remember when Bruce Wayne was on the TV in the afternoons? Before cable TV in most cases. When we look back at those programs we now know that the graphics weren’t great and the writing was straight out of a comic book but that was as good as it got back then. The two crime … Continued

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Without Philip Vaughan it would not work?

Wheelbarrows, wagons, bicycles, garage doors and more all owe their success and efficiency to Philip Vaughan. From here on out I will use PV for his name because, quite frankly, it’s a weird spelling and I cannot get my fingers to type it correctly. PV is not a well known inventor. I’d say he falls … Continued

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Owners, General Managers, and a Simple Question

Dave and Kim Ripley own the Overhead Door distributorships for Albany New York and Rutland Vermont. I happen to have the pleasure of working for them. Through a series of unique coincidences, a little luck, and a mutual friend I sit at one of the two locations every day. They have two of the best … Continued

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Kids, Trains, Dirt, and Tracks

Who doesn’t love a good train? For those of us who don’t live in a area where trains frequently run it’s simply a delight to have to stop at a railroad crossing and wait for a train. It’s quite a spectacle seeing something that big and that heavy to be moving along at such a … Continued

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Like Everything Else – Garage Door Openers have Evolved

Garage door openers provide a level of convenience that is unrivaled by many of today’s comfort gadgets. Those who have them currently installed already know that when it’s pouring down rain and you have a trunk full of newly acquired groceries the luxury of pulling in and avoided the inevitable soaking by Mother Nature. Same … Continued

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Garage Door Tune Up and The Can of Lube Guy

At the risk of sounding cliché I believe it was PT Barnum who said “There’s a sucker born every minute.” While that may be true, those of us here at Overhead Door of Albany would like to offer you some information so you don’t become one of Barnum’s targets. If you live in the greater … Continued

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Don’t Forget the Little Guys and you’ll keep Rollin’

I happened to be out of the house on Saturday morning around 8:30am. That’s not really unusual except this time I was actually going somewhere with a purpose. Normally I’m out that early to avoid things like making breakfast, doing laundry or the honey-do lists my wife so delightfully hands me on Friday nights. Today … Continued

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Clunk, Squeak, Grind, Creak – Your Garage Door Language

Today was the day for the regular Safety meeting here at the Albany OHD mother ship. We have these meetings regularly to keep everyone, office staff included, continually thinking of safety. Part of this meeting included a segment on what your body is telling you and why you should listen. After a long day of … Continued

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