Egg sale! Locally raised, free range eggs available at Killeen Overhead Doors, $2.50 per dozen. They're yummy!


 

Things to Consider When Buying a New Garage Door

Posted 3/16/2017

Clopay Gallery Collection garage door with Arch 1 w/Grilles windowsClopay Gallery Collection garage door with Arch 1 w/Grilles windowsWhether you wish to enhance the curb appeal of your home or simply need to replace an old or damaged garage door, here are some helpful tips to help you get the right garage door for the right price:

  • The first thing to consider is your budget. A basic 16×7 non-insulated garage door from Clopay (Classic Value Collection) is reasonably affordable. Most of the doors we install are 16×7’s.
  • Insulation:  Insulated doors offer quieter operation and can keep your garage a bit cooler in the summer and a bit warmer in the winter. An insulated door can affect the inside temperature of garage by 10-20° depending on the number of windows in your garage, wall insulation and the type and thickness of insulation in your garage door.
  • Style: In addition to the classic raised panel design (see Clopay Classic Value and Classic Premium Collections) that most people have on their doors, you can also choose from long panel and flush panel designs; plus Clopay offers a variety of carriage house door styles, vintage and modern styles.

 Though most people opt for the classic raised panel design in either an insulated or non-insulated door, the vintage style offered in Clopay’s Gallery® Collection also is very popular. It’s a bead board panel design that’s available with vintage carriage house decorative hardware. See also Clopay's Grand Harbor, Coachman and Canyon Ridge Collections, listed in order of lower to higher price. 
  • Windows: Windows provide a more custom look to your door and allow light into your garage. There are snap-in designs, wrought iron and beveled styles, plus architectural windows on insulated doors. Glass is available in clear, insulated, obscure and frosted for many designs. 
  • Color: A variety of colors are available to complement the color scheme of most homes. Clopay's Ultra Grain wood tone colors provide a natural wood look to your door without the care and maintenance of wood.
  • Material: Most garage doors are metal, but metal doors with composite wood overlays and 100% natural wood doors are available. Wood doors will require some maintenance to keep their natural beauty. Metal doors with composite wood overlays (Canyon Ridge Collection) and natural wood doors are on the high end of the price range.
  • Maintenance: All doors require maintenance from time to time. This includes adjusting limits on garage door openers, tightening loose parts and lubing the hardware and opener parts. We’re happy to provide a maintenance check on your door for the cost of a service call. We’ll make sure all is in good shape to prevent more expensive breakdowns later on. You can lubricate door and opener parts yourself if you prefer with non-silicone spray and use white lithium grease to lube your opener trolley rail.

Enhance the Curb Appeal of Your Home with a Clopay Garage Door

Posted 12/31/2016

REALIZE A RETURN ON INVESTMENTClopay Authorized Dealer

Whether you're planning on moving in the future or you're fixing up your forever home, replacing your garage door can provide an excellent return on investment and boost your home's resale value. According to Remodeling magazine's 2016 Cost vs. Value report, garage door upgrades provide a nationwide average return on investment of over 90%, making it one of the top five home improvement projects. Upgrading your front door is another project that generates a big bang for your buck, with a potential return on investment of up to 91%.

Clopay is the largest manufacturer of residential garage doors, and is the only residential garage door brand backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal, which carries a limited two-year warranty. Killeen Overhead Doors is an authorized Clopay dealer, the largest in Central Texas. You can trust us to help you choose the right garage door for your home and budget. Visit our showroom to see Clopay doors, pick up color samples and brochures and ask questions about door types and styles. You can also review Clopay garage door collections on here or visit Clopaydoor.com.

Not Home for the Holidays

Posted 11/5/2016

LiftMaster 825LM remote light controlKeeping a light on in your home while your away can help keep intruders away. But keeping it on all day while you're away wastes electricity and adds to your power bill. But if you could turn a lamp on at night via your smart phone and off in the morning, and never have to come home to a dark house, that would be great, right? 

LiftMaster garage door openers with Wi-Fi or MyQ technology allow you to do just that with a LIftMaster remote light control (Model 825LM). Simply plug in any lamp in your house and control it with your smartphone or garage door opener remote control. LiftMaster openers without WiFi but with MyQ technology will work as well with the addition of a LiftMaster internet gateway (Model 828LM). 

You can get these accessories at Killeen Overhead Doors and often for less than you can purchase online. You can even get two light controls and a door and gate monitor for FREE from LiftMaster with the purchase of Garage Door Opener Models 8500, 8550W or 8355 by 12/16/16 and professionally installed by 1/13/2017.

We thank our veterans this 4th of July

Posted 7/2/2016

Here's a great way to help our veterans and military:  With every new LIKE to LiftMaster's Facebook page, LiftMaster will donate $1 up to $5,000 to the USO. LiftMaster is the #1 garage door opener manufacturer in the U.S. You can also get the heads up on opener tips and promotions via their FB page. Here's the link to the LiftMaster Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/LiftMaster/?fref=ts

Our office will be closed Monday, July 4th. We wish everyone a very safe and happy July 4th holiday. 

Thank you veterans

Join the imagineNATION for a chance to win $1000.

Posted 6/17/2016

Enter the Clopay® imagineNATION Makeover Contest*

Share your garage door transformation for a chance to win $1000. Winners will be chosen each month, September through December 2016. 

How it works

We're looking for the "Wow" factor. Take photos of how your new Clopay® garage door transformed the look of your home. 

1. Take before-and-after pictures

2. Upload your pictures at clopaydoor.com/imaginenation

3. A lucky winner will be chosen each month

You only need to enter once to be eligible for the length of the contest!

Check out Clopay imagineNATION makeover photos

See how other homeowners have transformed their homes with new Clopay garage doors by following #ClopayimagineNATION

*Restrictions apply. Go to clopaydoor.com/imaginenation for complete details. 

Get Ready for Stormy Weather

Posted 5/23/2016

Lightning strikes and power surges can temporarily prevent your garage door opener from working or damage your opener permanently. See the tips below to prevent damage to your opener (motor) and what to do if your opener gets hit with a power surge:

Protection:

  • Install a single outlet surge protector in the outlet that your opener is plugged into. You can order a LiftMaster surge protector online or we can order one for you. The LiftMaster model 990LM surge protector is designed specifically for use with LiftMaster garage door openers manufactured after 1994, and protects the entire garage door opener system, including the AC power line, door control panel, and safety reversing sensors. The surge protector provides a 5 year warranty from the date of purchase against power surge or lightning damage to your garage door opener system.

  • Though not always practical, you can always unplug your motor during thunder storms. 

  • Though some people exit and enter their home through the garage, it's always a good idea to take your house keys with you. This is so you can get into your house even when there is a power outage or other reason for your garage door to not open.

  • Replace your opener with a LiftMaster Model 8550W opener with battery backup and add a LIftMaster surge protector. 

After a Power Outage:

  • If your opener does not work after a power outage or surge, you can disengage your opener from the garage door by pulling the emergency release rope on most models. This will disengage the trolley from the rail and allow you to open your garage door manually. Only do this if your garage door is already closed; otherwise it may come crashing down.

  • Once you have power back on, but your opener still isn’t working, try unplugging it, then plugging it back in.

  • If your opener still isn’t working, you may have a fried circuit board that will need to be replaced. Killeen Overhead Doors stocks circuit boards for most common LiftMaster, Chamberlain and Craftsman brand openers. Just give us a call and let us know the model number and brand if you can. The model number can be found on the front of the motor behind the light cover. If you can’t see the model number, no worries. We’ll get you fixed up. 

Killeen Overhead Doors Earns Esteemed 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Posted 1/15/2016

Thank you Central Texas for helping us earn our fourth Angie's List Super Service Award! Here's the announcement from Angie's List:

Killeen Overhead Doors has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2015.

"We're humbled as well as excited to receive this honor from Angie's List," said Dennis Luster, president of Killeen Overhead Doors. "Our company was founded on the principle of doing our best to serve our customers for a fair and competitive price."

“Only about 5 percent of the garage door service companies in Central Texas have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a really high standard.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2015 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

New Wi-Fi® Garage Door Openers Now Available

Posted 10/31/2015

 

The LiftMaster Model 8550W opener in conjunction with the free MyQ® Smartphone App will always let you know when your garage door is closed and secure, left open or opened unexpectedly. There's no need for additional hardware, and it's a simple way to get connected. You can leave home knowing you’ll never have to look back!

All of our LiftMaster garage door openers come standard with MyQ® Connected Technology and can be configured to work with all iPhones and Android smartphones with the purchase of the LiftMaster 828LM Internet Gateway. The 828LM connects to your router, then you register your account on your Mac or PC, download the free app on your Smartphone and you're all set. Order yours today.

Modern Appeal

Posted 9/26/2015

Click for detailsClick for detailsClopay has added a new design collection of garage doors that's guaranteed to add street appeal to contemporary and mid-century style homes. The Modern Steel™ Collection is available in flush or grooved panel designs and multiple paint finishes to create the perfect look for your home. 

Click on the Modern Steel brochure image for design and construction details. We're happy to answer any questions you have and remember, estimates are free!

Clopay, America's Favorite Garage Doors®

Posted 2/22/2015


Clopay is the leading residential garage door brand in the U.S. and rightly so with quality contraction and a broad range of styles and options. You can even design a Clopay door and try it on your own home with the Clopay Door Imagination System. Below is a quick rundown of our best sellers:

The Classic™ Collection offers a classic raised panel design that easily complements any home, and comes with or without insulation.

The Gallery® Collection complements the vintage style of many new homes in Central Texas. Steel construction and sandwich style insulation makes for affordable, low maintenance carriage house style and smooth operation.

The Canyon Ridge®, Coachman and Grand Harbor Collections offer more upscale looks with composite faux wood overlays and more design configurations.

The Avante™ Collection provides a modern look with aluminum and glass and multiple frame options for both interior and exterior applications.

If wood garage doors are in order, then Clopay’s Reserve® and Classic® Wood Collections provide handcrafted beauty and distinctive style with a plethora of design options.

At Killeen Overhead Doors, we do keep basic door styles and sizes in stock and can order any garage door style you find on the Clopay website. You can check them all out at Clopaydoor.com or come visit our showroom. We'll help you select the door that works best for your home and budget.