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How to Find the Right Garage Door Company

As a homeowner, making educated decisions about renovations is a necessity. A new garage door is a smart investment for many reasons, but how do you ensure your investment is worthwhile? By choosing the right company to install (or repair) your garage door. Where's a good place to start? Well, if you're like most people, you will Google local garage door companies! That is a great first step, but you'll want to put more effort into your search for the best company to suit your garage door needs. Here are a few things to do.

Should My Garage Door Be Repaired or Replaced?


A garage door is a major entryway to most homes; how it functions is vital for proper safety, security and of course -- convenience! Once a garage door is out of balance, won't close correctly or makes odd noises, it's time to get it back to working order -- but, how? As homeowners, it's important to be logical about your home and budget. An honest professional will provide a free estimate and recommend a repair or installation, but educating yourself about what type of damage warrants a repair or replacement is a great first step in the process

Picking Out The Right Commercial Garage Door For Your Business

 Business owners face many difficult decisions on a day-to-day basis. Deciding on the right commercial garage door for your business is one of those decisions. There are quite a few factors to consider before selecting the right overhead door. What material will be the safest and most effective for your needs? Price is an important part of the process, but what about the actual product itself? 

Why We Choose Wayne Dalton

 Over-delivering in Western New York for more than half a decade takes a lot of work -- and we wouldn't have it any other way! At Hamburg Overhead Door, we pride ourselves on offering the best customer service and products on the market. Part of providing our customers with the best is making sure our products are top of the line. While we've introduced you to Haas Door, Liftmaster, and Clopay Doors, we'd like to introduce you to Wayne Dalton!

What's Causing My Garage Door to Make Noises?

 Is there a thunderstorm or did someone just open your garage door? As homeowners, we often know that ignoring a problem does not make it go away. So, your garage door is making noises. It still works, doesn't it? Even if the noise doesn't alarm you, there's a strong possibility that eventually your garage door will stop working. On a morning that you have to get to work, a garage door that won't open will likely pose a problem! How do you go about deciding if the problem is serious?

How to Spring Clean Your Garage In Time For Warm Weather

 Spring is here and so is the imminent conflict of cleaning out your garage. When you're ready to tackle the mess, where do you begin? While not every garage is the same, homeowners use them to store a lot more than just cars. A garage can provide a jack-of-all-trades environment for activities in spring and summer -- so as long as there's room! 

How to Open Your Garage Door During A Power Outage

 Inclement weather is something many Western New York homeowners must face. Whether rain or snow, storms bring power outages, and with that, things we depend on become unusable. If you still have a manual garage door, this may have never occured to you -- but how do you open your garage door when there's no power? It may not seem like an immediate emergency, but what if your car is inside? Thankfully, it doesn't take a team of experts to get your garage door open without power.

Improve Your Home's Value With A New Garage Door

Like many homeowners, it's important that your home is a smart investment. An attached garage takes up almost half of your home's facade, so they're rather significant when it comes to adding value. Not only does a new garage door provide a multitude of benefits, it even helps determine a home's property value. In fact, in 2017, it's reported that a garage door replacement was the #3 national home project under $5,000 to deliver the most resale value.

Haas Door: Benefits & Features

 Hamburg Overhead Door has served Western New York for over 50 years. This type of longevity doesn't occur by offering mediocre products and services. We pride ourselves on offering the best in the industry to homeowners looking to update their curb appeal with a new garage door. While our trained technicians specialize in installation and repairs, the brands we offer are equally as important. For residential garage doors, we are happy to offer industry favorites like Clopay Doors, Wayne Dalton and Haas Door. For more on Clopay Doors, you can visit our feature here. However, what makes Haas Door one of the brands we trust with providing quality products for our customers? We'll tell you.

Are You Losing Money From Poor Garage Insulation?

 With record low temperatures in Western New York this winter, homeowners are searching for more effective ways to keep their heating bills down. Garage doors can provide a variety of benefits for homeowners, but providing sufficient insulation is a vital one. If your garage is attached to your home, a poorly-insulated garage door will suck warm air out of the home like a vacuum -- raising energy bills to replace the loss of heat.

What to Expect At Your Free Garage Door Consultation

So, you're a homeowner that's interested in a new garage door. What's the next step? At Hamburg Overhead Door, we offer a free consultation to help you figure out exactly what you want. What does this consultation entail?

The Anatomy Of Your Garage Door

When you're in the market for a new garage door, chances are you'll hear a lot of technical terms thrown around by your dealer. Or perhaps your door isn't working quite right, but you don't know what's causing the problem. Understanding the parts of your garage door can make it easier to diagnose issues, perform routine maintenance, and make an informed purchase decision.

Keep Your Garage Safe This Winter With These 5 Tips

As we approach the holidays and colder weather, homeowners are preparing for winter home maintenance. Shoveling or plowing your driveway isn't only about convenience, it's about safety! Snow and ice can produce some serious challenges for homeowners, especially in Western New York.

Winterizing Your Garage Door

As we approach another icy winter season here in Western New York, there's much to be done in preparation for the cold. Once you've taken all the necessary precautions inside your home, it's time to step into your garage and winterize your garage door.

Clopay Doors: Benefits & Features

At Hamburg Overhead Door, we are careful in selecting the garage doors brands we install for our customers. Clopay Door is a garage door manufacturer that we have trusted to make quality doors for us for years. Here is some insight into why Hamburg Overhead Door chooses Clopay when we're looking to create the perfect look for any style and budget.

Why We Choose LiftMaster

Providing outstanding service to our customers starts with the products we offer. At Hamburg Overhead door, we're proud to offer the best brands in the industry when it comes to your garage door. We like to partner with companies that hold the same values as we do -- making your home safer and more efficient with a modern garage door system. LiftMaster is one of the most popular products we offer, and has been around almost as long as we have -- 45 years to be exact!

The Winner of 2017's Ugliest Garage Door Contest Is Here!

We have a winner! Thank you to all who submitted their garage doors and voted for their favorites in our annual Ugliest Garage Door Contest. We enjoyed reading every single entry and can't wait for next year! So, who had Western New York's ugliest garage door in 2017?

Manual vs. Electric Garage Doors: The Pros and Cons

There are two types of garage doors commonly found in homes across the country: manual and electric. Each type of door has its unique benefits and drawbacks. Do you know which is better for your home? Here we've identified the major pros and cons to each type. 

4 Tips For A Greener Garage

 "Going green" may mean something different for everyone. You can switch up your diet and drive an electric car, or you can go the more simple route by turning your garage into an eco-friendly space. Our garages are often used as storage or as a workspace, which can include the use of toxic chemicals and hazardous materials. Making eco-friendly changes to your garage can reduce energy bills, improve functionality and make it a safer place for the whole family.

How to Extend the Life of Your Garage Door

 We use our garage doors almost every day. While a quality residential garage door should have a lifespan of 15-30 years, the length depends on how often it's used and how well it's maintained. We need our garage doors to operate safely and effectively, so getting an annual tune-up keeps things running smoothly. In the meantime, what are some ways to keep your garage working without any hangups? Here's some things you can do to help extend the life of your garage door.

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