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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.

Why Your Garage Door Repair Needs A Professional

 Making improvements to your home is a great way to add to its value and feel prideful about where you live. While there are many do-it-yourself (DIY) jobs that don't call for technical expertise, repairing or replacing your garage door is not one of them. 

Hamburg Overhead Door's Ugliest Garage Door Contest 2017

Is your garage door an eyesore? It's that time of the year! We're back with our Ugliest Garage Door Contest and we want to know who you think has a garage door that NEEDS a makeover! 

4 Major Signs Your Garage Door Needs Repair

With any major appliance or home device, it's important to be observant of signs that indicate a need for repair. A garage door is no different. As one of the more complex mechanical systems in the home, a garage door must function properly for safety concerns and garage use. How do you know when it's time to repair or replace your garage door? We've identified four major signs that your overhead door requires more than a DIY-job.

A Smart Garage Door For The Smart Homeowner

 Have you ever worried that you left your garage door open? An exposed garage can leave valuables and the entrance to your home open to intruders, inclement weather and unwanted critters. If you're a homeowner in 2017, then you likely have some sort of smart device hooked up to your electronics. Smart technology allows us to connect household items to wifi, making our daily activities less consuming of our time and energy. Did you know this convenient feature can be applied to your garage door?

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