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The Big Cheese

Garage doors have loads of moving parts. We have outlined in previous articles how you, the homeowner or business owner, can do some service on your door to keep those parts in harmony. Overhead Door of Albany has many moving parts to. These parts can be broken down into 5 basic groups. We have sales, … Continued

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Overhead Door and Denmark Drivers – No Shortcuts

My youngest son is 16 and has his driver’s license. Being the second child of mine to get his license my angst about handing him the keys for the first time was lessened greatly. Our friends have kids that are or have just reached the age of driving. I am able to empathize with them … 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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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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Your Garage Door Seals – Keeping Mother Nature at Bay

By the time you read this, chances are good that the kids in your area will be back in school. This is the time of the year when we all get back into our ‘routines’. Summer has now officially ended with this past Monday being Labor Day and our attention is slowly shifting from playful … 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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The Northeast and Thermacore Garage Doors, Perfect Together

When you live in the Northeast like we do and you’re choosing a garage door you probably need to take into consideration many factors. Most of start with budget and then onto things like style, color, windows, etc because that just seems to be the normal order of things in our experience. Here at Overhead … Continued

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Garage Doors – The lengths we’ll go for our customers

Over the past 20+ years we’ve built a reputation, and a good one at that, for friendly, professional sales, service and installations of garage doors both residential and commercial. When you’re in a service industry as we are it’s not an easy thing to do. Here’s what we mean. We built our reputation one customer … Continued

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Overhead Garage Doors – It’s about the Ribbon, Always

There’s a reason that Red Ribbon says The Genuine. The Original. and that’s because it’s not only who we are it’s the truth. 1921 was a good year for garage doors, or more specifically, the upward-lifting garage door. You see, that was the year C.G. Johnson invented them and the Overhead Door brand was born. … Continued

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Garage Door Repairs – Questions to Ask

You wake up one morning, it’s a beautiful day, your morning coffee was absolutely perfect, and you’re ready to get going.  Ready to start your day and walking out to your car only to find that something is wrong with your garage door. Not exactly what you were planning for sure. You find a broken … Continued

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