Home Show

Home and Garden Show

It’s a new year, and you may be looking for new ideas. The Des Moines Home and Garden Show should be on your list of things to do this month. Join us February 8 – 11 at the Iowa Event Center. It just so happens that this year the event is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

 

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New Year

New Year and New Ideas

Ready or not a new year is here. If you’re like us, December flew by let alone the whole year. Did you have goals to make some upgrades around your house? We sprinkled some tips here and there throughout the year for your garage. Perhaps one sparked a new plan for the New Year. Stick with us, and you may find a New Year resolution.

 

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holiday decorations

Holiday Season

Are you ready to see family and friends this season? Do you have your house decorated from top to bottom? Do your kids enjoy the wooden reindeer on the shelf or the lighted ones outside? They might enjoy a few trips around town, too. At Overhead Door Company of Des Moines™, we know this is one of the best times of year to start a new tradition including holiday decorations.

 

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winter prepared

Being Winter Prepared

Have you ever found yourself a few weeks into winter with a deep freeze, and you find that your door won’t open in the morning? It might be frozen shut. So, sounds like you will want to work on a few things as the seasons change this year. Let’s talk about being winter prepared with your garage and vehicle.

 

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power outage

Power Outage

Imagine you’re driving home with your family. It’s storming outside, and you pull into your driveway to push your garage door opener button anxious for relief from the weather outside. Nothing happens.  Must be a power outage.  No need to panic, follow these simple steps and you can open your garage door manually.

 

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torsion springs

Torsion Springs Explained

We’re sure might thankful your garage door stays up on its own after you’ve opened it. Plus, it doesn’t take much force to open it in the first place. Torsion springs are one of the most important working parts of your garage door system, but they can also be one of the most dangerous. You will want to keep an eye on a few things, as garage door springs require regular maintenance and care.

 

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buying guide

Buying Guide

Standing at the end of your driveway, have you thought about giving your garage door a little update? Maybe it hasn’t stood the test of time, isn’t functioning well anymore, or you are simply after a new look. Many options in terms of material, style, and durability exist. Our team at Overhead Door Company of Des Moines™ has put together The Great Garage Door Buying Guide.

 

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Building Regulations

You’ve been dreaming about it long enough. Freeing up the space in your attached garage is the goal. It’s time to build that shed out back or an additional detached garage. But before getting started you will want to be sure you know the dos and don’ts of the Des Moines building regulations, permits, and laws.

 

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space saving tips

Space Saving Tips

Did you just trip over a garden hose again? Ever feel like your garage never seems to have enough space? Or have people told you that you have too much stuff? Sounds like you may just need some space saving tips for your garage. That’s right… there is a way to keep all that stuff and see the garage floor, too.

 

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fall garage prep

Fall Garage Prep

If you live in a colder climate, fall garage prep is all about preparing your home for winter. There are many jobs that you will not want to do once the temperature drops. At the Overhead Door of Des Moines, we want you to be prepared for winter. Here are some areas in your garage to focus on before the snow starts to fall.

 

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