How to Buy a Garage Door

Written by Nick McGregor. Posted in Carriage House Custom Order Garage Doors in Plano, TX, Insulated Garage Doors in Plano, Texas, Plano, TX, Insulated Garage Door, Wooden Garage Door for Plano, Texas


Our garage doors are manufactured by an Amish based company called C.H.I. right here in the United States.  Our garage doors are 24 gauge steel, have upgraded commercial grade hardware, and are known as being the best in the industry.  We are also known for our top quality craftsmanship involving custom order and specialty garage door projects.  We install wooden garage doors, insulated garage doors, double-steel garage doors, wood-faced garage doors, steel doors that are painted to appear like wood, full view, fiberglass, and a wide range of carriage house or ranch style garage doors.


Durability

Lifetime Warranty

Good:   24 Gauge Steel Panels/Sections,  Steel or Nylon Coated Steel Rollers, Top Reinforcing Strut, Two Torsion Springs on a Standard 16’x7′

Bad:    25 or 26 Gauge Steel Panels/Sections,  Nylon (Plastic) Rollers, No Top Reinforcing Strut, 1 Torsion Spring on a Standard 16’x7′

ALSO: What warranty are they offering you?  Is it just the manufacturer’s warranty? How long do they warranty their labor on garage door installations?


Appearance

Carriage House:

 

5200sand

 

Long Panel:

Garage Doors House 3

 

Steel/ Fiberglass Overlay Steel:

Garage Doors 10

 

All Steel, Factory Painted to Look like Wood:


Accents Woodtones NEW

Wooden Overlay Steel:

Garage Doors Carriage House Overlay

 

Full View:

Garage Door Full View

 

Wooden:

Wood Door AAGD Clavos, Custom

 


Noise Level

Nylon and Steel Roller

Nylon coated steel rollers can reduce the sound that your garage door makes by over 60%.  If you have rooms above or near your garage, this is a must have!  Don’t be fooled by companies that quote “Nylon Rollers” but fail to mention that they are ONLY nylon with no steel.  Notice our roller on the right has a steel bearing wrapped in nylon so that you get durability AND noise reduction.


Insulation Value

S1170029

Garage doors are measured by what is called an R-value.  The higher the R-value, the more energy efficient the garage door will be.  A double steel, sandwich style 2″ polyurethane injected insulated garage door can affect the temperature in your garage by as much as 10 to 15 degrees!  We have a wide variety of insulation options, be sure to ask!

 


Cost

Garage door replacement has the 3rd highest return on investment of all home renovation projects.  A quality insulated garage door can save you hundreds, even thousands, over the time you are in your home  Isn’t it worth it to you to spend the extra money?


Summary

Whether you’re building a new home, renovating, or replacing an older garage door; we suggest that homeowners take each of the factors above into consideration.  Some people are focused on appearance and cost is no issue, while others want the cheapest garage door possible and could care less what it looks like.  The good thing is that thanks to advancements in the garage door industry, there is a garage door out there that suits just about any of your needs.


Browse Through Our Work

Browse through our impressive pictures that show how we can handle a wide range of diverse, and complicated garage door problems.  Some of the transformations will amaze you.  A new garage door, garage door, or even just routine garage door repairs can have a dramatic impact on the resale value of your home.  In fact, a recent article published states that the installation of a new garage door retains up to 83% of it’s value during resale of the home.  This makes it the second best investment you can make for your home, other than a new fence.  Click on the images above to see some of the biggest, most complex, and most interesting transformations that we have seen over the past decades of garage door installations.  What an amazing difference a new garage door can make on the appearance of your home!

Before and After Garage Door Installation


NEW! Upload Choices Onto Your Own Home!

Upload a photo of your own garage door, and view any model that we carry on your own home.  See what you’re getting before you buy!  Please note that colors appear slightly different in sunlight than on a phone, screen, or monitor- but that’s why we have a showroom and give free estimates in person!

Door Viewer


Estimates For Your Garage Door

Replacing a garage door is an unfamiliar process for many people, so we make it simple.  Since 1977, our customers have gotten a lifetime warranty on all parts and panels at no cost.  We provide the best quality garage doors in the industry at an affordable price.  Our belief is that quality products at affordable prices create lifetime customers.  All our service technicians are professionally trained for installation, customer service, and sales.  As a family owned and operated company, we make sure that our friendly company technicians can come out and walk you through the entire process.  We’ll bring color samples, 2′ by 2′ samples of our garage doors, brochures, pricing information, and pretty much anything you’re looking for.  We’ll take measurements, and give you all of the options you have to choose from in order to allow you to choose what suits your needs.  Whether it’s a basic non-insulated garage door, or a handcrafted wooden garage door; Plano Overhead Garage Door has got you covered.

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Testimonials

  • September 23, 2016:

    "We've used Plano Overhead many times since the late 1990's and have been pleased every time!"


    -Sally R.    Plano, TX
  • September 7, 1987:

    "Prompt, courteous, and took care of the job in a very professional manner.  The enthusiasm to do the job right was refreshing to say the least."

    -Jared F.    Richardson, TX
  • January 2, 2017:

    "The customer service of this company is great.  They go the extra mile to make things right.  Use this company.  They fix your problems correctly and have quick service too."

    -Richard S.    Dallas, TX
  • March 14, 1995:

    "Plano Overhead quickly diagnosed my problem, made the necessary repairs, and adjusted the door for proper operation.  All I can say is, again, thanks for the excellent service and very professional service personnel.  The cost was very reasonable as well!"

    -Lynn P.   McKinney, TX
  • December 4, 2006:

    "Great service! I couldn't be happier!  I'm just amazed that in today's hurry up, make a quick dollar and get out world, this kind of expert service and friendly attitude still exists.  I don't mind paying for this kind of service and attitude.  I'll never call anyone other than Plano Overhead!"

    -Steve S.   Wylie, TX
  • January 27, 2017:

    "My garage door spring broke this morning.  I had used Plano Overhead before and was really impressed with their customer service and the professionalism of their technicians.  They stand behind their work and their products.  I have always recommended them to people I know and will continue to do so!"

    -Mark Z.   Allen, TX
  • January 14, 2004:

    "Thank you for your timely and professional service and your reasonable prices!"

    -Emmett W.   Garland, TX
  • December 6, 1993:

    "As a small business owner myself, I would like to commend your company for taking the extra step many business fail to take these days. Please feel free to add me to your list of references."

    Johnathan T.    Plano, TX
  • March 12, 2011:

    "Great service, great price, great company."

    -Chris H.    Plano, TX
  • August 13, 2006:

    "I cannot believe I got a Thank You Note from you guys!  Your promptness, courtesy, sympathy, and efficiency all made my situation a little easier."

    Richard W.   Murphy, TX
  • June 27, 2013:

    "The entire process was fantastic.  I walked into their showroom, and a representative was more than ready to help!"

    -Tony B.    Plano, TX
  • February 23, 2017:

    "Technician arrived on time on very short notice.  He worked efficiently and completed work in about one hour.  He even took time to answer questions and go over the work!"

    -Viadhe T.    Carrolton, TX
  • May 7, 2014:

    "Everyone from the technicians to the receptionists are always so pleasant to deal with.  You will not be disappointed with this company!"

    -Betsy Y.    Allen, TX
  • May 30, 2015:

    "Service was great, very professional and helpful!"

    -Steve J.    Frisco, TX
  • August 8, 1997:

    "I appreciate the fast service.  It's great to find a company I can rely on.  I'll recommend you every chance I get!"

    Stephany R.   Richardson, TX
  • January 5, 2012:

    "It is great to find a local company that you can depend upon.  I will definitely recommend your company to others who may have problems with their garage door."

    -Christina L.     Allen, TX
  • October 31, 2014:

    "About as good an experience as you can get, the installer was professional about his business, showed up on time, and completed the job in the time estimated."

    -Mark M.     Frisco, TX
  • August 19, 2014:

    "Plano Overhead Garage Door runs their business the way consumers wish all businesses were run.  They are simply a premier service provider."

    -Arlene M.    Plano, TX
  • January 6, 2017:

    "Scheduling was very responsive both via email and over the phone.  They were very professional and timely during the install, and even programmed my vehicles to the garage door opener before leaving.  I will continue to hire Plano Overhead Door in result of my experience today and will highly recommend them to my neighbors!"

    -Jon M.    Plano, TX
  • June 17, 2014:

    "Punctual, knowledgeable, and fast."

    -Dawn H.    Richardson, TX
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