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Garage Door Motor Has Stopped Working

Garage Door Motor Has Stopped Working

A frustrating scenario for any homeowner is driving home just to find that you can’t get into your garage because the garage door will not open. This would be even more frustrating to those that use their garage door as a front door. If your garage door will not open,...

Garage Door Rust – The Silent Killer

Garage Door Rust – The Silent Killer

Houston is a wet, humid climate. That can take a toll on parts of your home. One part of your home you may not think about is your garage door and garage door system. Your garage door and garage door parts are made of metal that can rust in the Houston weather. Even...

Should I Replace my Garage Door?

Should I Replace my Garage Door?

If you have lived in your home for a while here in Houston, you know that the weather can be brutal to the outside of your home, including your garage door. Your garage door probably gets regularly used ( most Houstonians anyway) which means the door takes on daily...

Comparing Wooden and steel Garage Doors

Comparing Wooden and steel Garage Doors

Whether buying a new home or renovating an existing one, a garage door has significant importance in both the look and the feel of the home.  There are two common types of garage door material, wooden and steel. Both have their advantages and disadvantages when it...

Why My Garage Door Won’t Close

Why My Garage Door Won’t Close

Having your garage door not closing or not closing all the way is something you should not put off fixing. Beyond it possibly causing trouble getting your vehicles in and out of the garage,  It can pose a real safety issue.  Both in whether it will decide to fall...

Garage Door Safety Tips

Garage Door Safety Tips

Garage doors are a great convenience, especially when you want to keep things out of sight such as your vehicles. Yet garage doors are also like a big front door. If you do not secure your door, there can be some big problems as garage doors can look inviting to a...

How to Choose a Garage Door

How to Choose a Garage Door

It can’t be stated enough that your garage door is a big part of how your home looks from the outside.  The door can take up to 40% of the side of your home that you have it on. Plus, many use their garage door as their front door. This means choosing the right garage...

How to Choose a Garage Door Opener

How to Choose a Garage Door Opener

When you get a new garage door, sometimes it makes sense to replace the opener at the same time. Other times, your garage door won't open, and upon inspection, your garage door opener has died and needs to be replaced. Whatever the case may be, you may find yourself...

How to Adjust Sensors on Garage Door

How to Adjust Sensors on Garage Door

If you are having problems with your garage door closing, then the most likely culprit is the garage door sensor. The garage door sensor is the two eye-looking sensors that sit about 6 inches from the floor. They shoot a laser between the sender and the receiver. If...

5 Causes of Garage Door Damage

5 Causes of Garage Door Damage

Your garage door, like any other part of the house, can get damaged. When this happens, it can be inconvenient and even expensive. We have talked about garage door maintenance in the past, and how a little bit of work can save you money and headaches in the long run....

10 Tips for Garage Door maintenance

10 Tips for Garage Door maintenance

Garage door maintenance is important to the overall maintenance of your home.  Maintaining your garage door can save you time, money, and headaches in the long run. Just a little time and money can keep you from having to make those emergency garage door repair calls...

Important Garage Door Opener Features

Important Garage Door Opener Features

At the heart of your garage door system is your garage door opener. It is the motor that opens and closes your garage door without having to do it manually. Yet, there is not exactly a one size fit's all garage door opener. The one you want to get depends on what...

Wooden Garage Door Maintenance

Wooden Garage Door Maintenance

A wooden garage door can really make a statement for your home. It can add security and curb appeal, both aspects that can increase the value of your Houston area home. Yet, wooden garage doors need to be cared for and maintain. Otherwise, it can lead to costly...

Garage Door Repair Misconceptions

Garage Door Repair Misconceptions

Garage doors are an important part of the home, both in aesthetics and function. And while one can do garage door repairs themselves if they so choose, there are some misconceptions about garage door maintenance and repair. So we are here to dispel some of those...

Save Money with a Garage Door Tune-up

Save Money with a Garage Door Tune-up

This last year has made money tight for a lot of homeowners. If you are one of these homeowners here in Houston, one of the last things you want is a big expensive repair. Yet if your garage door gets to where it won't open, that is exactly what could happen. Yet you...

Garage Door Hurricane Protection

Garage Door Hurricane Protection

We just started hurricane season and we already had a tropical storm in the gulf.  Houston area has seen the damage a hurricane can do, from Ike in 2008 to Harvey in 2017. Your garage door is a big entrance into your home. An unprotected garage door can damage your...

Why You Should Invest In a New Garage Door

Why You Should Invest In a New Garage Door

If you're looking to improve your home, whether to increase the value of your home or improve the functionality, you may look into a new garage door in Houston. Garage doors can take up to 40% of the façade of your home, affect the energy costs and increase your...

Garage Door Tips for Spring

Garage Door Tips for Spring

Springtime in Houston is marked usually with days where you wear a jacket in the morning and shorts in the afternoon and everything is covered by pollen. Springtime is also one out of the two times of the year that is best to do a little garage door maintenance. The...

Another Garage Door Service Award For Spectrum

Another Garage Door Service Award For Spectrum

Spectrum Overhead Door LLC has always believed that providing top-notch customer services and treating the customer the way we want to be treated is the key to success. This type of philosophy has earned Spectrum Overhead Door several garage door repair service awards...

Common DIY Garage Door Repair Mistakes

Common DIY Garage Door Repair Mistakes

If your garage door is having a problem, you might be on the fence about what to do about it. There is the route of calling a garage door repair company to fix your issue. Then there is the Do-It-Yourself route. Calling a garage door company can save time, while doing...

Garage Fire Prevention Tips

Garage Fire Prevention Tips

We talk a lot on this blog about how to maintain and repair your garage door. Yet none of that maintaining or repairing is going to matter if you have a garage fire and burn either your garage or your whole house down. For this reason, we are going to go over some...

Common DIY Garage Door Repair Injuries

Common DIY Garage Door Repair Injuries

Injuries from a garage door. It’s not something we often think about. Yet it’s reported that garage door accidents can cause as many as 30,000 injuries a year. This includes repairing your own garage door. Now, unlike other professional garage door companies, we are...

Cleaning of Your Garage Door

Cleaning of Your Garage Door

Just like the rest of the outside of your home, your garage door faces the elements, from sun to dirt brought on from high winds and especially here in Houston, rain.  That means like the rest of the outside of your home, your garage door needs to be cleaned and cared...

5 Benefits of A Home Security Gate

5 Benefits of A Home Security Gate

Here in Houston, or anywhere else for that matter, your home is one of the biggest investments you will make. There are certain things you can do to protect that investment and upgrade it at the same time. One of those things is a security gate. We are going to give...

Pros and Cons of Getting Garage Door Windows

Pros and Cons of Getting Garage Door Windows

With more than 63% of American houses including a garage or carport (entergy.gov), it is safe to say, that the garage door is a vital factor when it comes to household investments. The garage itself is useful to many Houstonians beyond just simple vehicle storage. 55%...

How To Save Money In Your Garage

How To Save Money In Your Garage

If you are on a tight budget and let’s face it, most people are here at the beginning of 2021, you’re probably looking for ways to save money. Did you know your garage could be one of those places? With a little work and investing, you can save money in the long run...

Our Garage Door Technicians

Our Garage Door Technicians

Here at Spectrum Overhead Door LLC, we know we are not the only Houston garage door repair company in town. In fact, there are quite a few. So, we wanted to highlight one of the reasons Houston area residents keep choosing Spectrum Overhead Door. Beyond the repairs,...

Protecting your Garage Floor

Protecting your Garage Floor

Protecting your garage floor is an important home improvement investment. And why are we, a garage door repair company wanting to give advice about your garage floor? It’s because badly sealed or degraded garage floors can lead to those garage door gaps between the...

Turn Your Garage Into A Holiday Party Space

Turn Your Garage Into A Holiday Party Space

It’s the holidays in the unprecedented times, or another way to put it is these are not your normal holiday times.  Holiday parties and gatherings are a staple In Christmas tradition, yet everyone this year is asked to keep them smaller and even outdoors if possible,...

How Long Garage Door Will Last

How Long Garage Door Will Last

When you buy a garage door, it’s an investment for your home. After all, as we have stated before garage doors can cover up to 40% of one side of your home. Yet when you buy a garage door, because it is a big investment you will want to have an idea of how long the...

Importance of Garage Door Springs

Importance of Garage Door Springs

When your garage door operates correctly, opening and closing at it should, many don’t think about the important parts that make that happen beyond the door and the opener. Yet there is a very important part of the garage door system that make the operation of the...

Spot a Fake Google My business Listing

Spot a Fake Google My business Listing

Unfortunately, it is a situation that happens all too often. You look for service on Google such as a roofer, tax CPA, a plumber, an electrician, a garage door repair company, and come to find out they are either not the company they advertised, or say they are, take...

5 Common Garage Door Opener Problems

5 Common Garage Door Opener Problems

What your garage door opener is to your garage door system is like what an engine is to a car. If something is wrong with your engine, your car will not move or move correctly. Same goes for the garage door opener. If the opener does not work properly, the garage door...

Extend the Life of Your Garage Door

Extend the Life of Your Garage Door

Garage Doors are built to last 15 or more years. Yet, that doesn’t mean there aren’t things you can do to extend the life of your garage door. It’s just like a vehicle. Most are built to last, but proper maintenance and a little investment goes a long way into making...

5 ways to repurpose your old garage door

5 ways to repurpose your old garage door

Garage doors are an essential part of your garage. Yet wooden garage doors are big and a bit cumbersome, especially when you have replaced your garage door and are left with the old wooden door. You could dispose of your old garage door by either giving it to a garage...

Upgrade the Look of Your Garage Door

Upgrade the Look of Your Garage Door

Your garage door has a big part to play in the curb appeal of your home. In fact, your garage door can cover up to 40% of one side on the outside of your home with an attached garage. With this can come a question, how do you upgrade the look of your garage door...

How to Insulate Your Garage Door

How to Insulate Your Garage Door

Insulation on your garage door has several benefits. It can keep your garage cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. In doing this, insulating your garage door can save you money in the long run. All the while you can feel more comfortable doing it as most...

How To Prevent Your Garage From Flooding

How To Prevent Your Garage From Flooding

The Houston metro area just dodged a big bullet. Hurricane Laura came within miles of the Houston area, reminding us how easily if can flood here. It brought with it memories of other storms like Harvey and Ike. Your garage can be vulnerable to floodwaters from storms...

5 popular garage doors for 2020-2021

5 popular garage doors for 2020-2021

2020 has been anything but normal. That can be said for just about every industry out there. Yet if you own a home, you have your own place that you can bring some sense of normalcy to your life in. One place you can do that with is your garage door. If your garage...

Fixing Your Squeaky Garage Door

Fixing Your Squeaky Garage Door

Your garage and garage door is a great convenience and added feature to your home. But when your garage door becomes squeaky, your garage door can turn into a source for a headache. The good news is you don’t have to suffer through it. There are things you can do to...

Seal Your Garage Door to an Uneven Floor

Seal Your Garage Door to an Uneven Floor

In a perfect world, all garage floor should be even. Yet we do not live in a perfect world. Whether it’s because the house was settling, you have a slope at the front of the garage that goes down because you live on a hill or any number of other reasons, it’s possible...

Spectrum Overhead Door Expands to East Houston Office

Spectrum Overhead Door Expands to East Houston Office

Spectrum Overhead Door LLC has been a part of the Houston community since 2006, giving award-winning garage door service to the community. In that time, we have helped hundreds of Houston area homeowners with their garage door issues. Everything from broken garage...

How Do You Fix a Crooked Garage Door

How Do You Fix a Crooked Garage Door

A crooked garage door could lead to a lot of problems, both immediate and down the road. It doesn’t even have to be that dramatic to cause damage you will have to deal with later. This can include breakage of the garage door springs or tension cables causing physical...

Garage Door Safety Concerning Your Children

Garage Door Safety Concerning Your Children

Garage doors are one of the primary ways people into their homes. Depending on how you use your garage, it can also be a place where your children may want to play when they want to be outdoors, but also want shade from this Houston sun. That is why garage door safety...

Innovations in Garage Door Technology

Innovations in Garage Door Technology

From garage door material to garage door openers, there are always new innovations in garage doors. We are going to look at two of those innovations in garage door technology, the Smart Garage Camera from Liftmaster and the Liftmaster garage door openers with an...

Why Does a Garage Door Sag

Why Does a Garage Door Sag

Just like the skin on an aging person, your garage door can start to sag with age. This sagging can happen on one side or right down the middle. In either case, if not addressed, it can lead to bigger issues down the road such as your garage door not working. For...

COVID-19 UPDATE-Houston Garage Door Repair

COVID-19 UPDATE-Houston Garage Door Repair

This has become a crazy time in all of our lives, even here in the Houston area. We at Spectrum Overhead Door LLC wanted to address the  COVID-19 issue. First off, we wanted to say … WE ARE OPEN! That being said, we wanted to assure you that your safety is paramount...

2019 Angie’s List Super Service Award

2019 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Spectrum Overhead Door LLC is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2019....

5 Ways You Can Use Your Garage

5 Ways You Can Use Your Garage

A lot of Houstonians look at their empty garage when they pull their vehicle out and think “this looks like a waste of space”. That is because your garage is basically another room for your home. And just because you park your vehicle in your garage does not mean that...

What Is The Most Secure Garage Door

What Is The Most Secure Garage Door

The garage door can take up to 40% of the façade of your home. That can look like a big front door for a burglar or thief to break into and get into your home or vehicle inside. Your garage door needs to be a layer of protection for your home. So, what is the most...

Power Outages and Your Garage Door

Power Outages and Your Garage Door

As we enter winter this year, we wanted to talk about something that happens from time to time: power outages. More specifically, power outages and your garage door. Here in Houston, we do not get a lot of winter weather, but when we do, it can be brutal. That...

Prepare Your Garage Door for the Winter

Prepare Your Garage Door for the Winter

Winter can have some damaging effects on a home. Pipes breaking, gutters clogging and breaking and the same can be said for garage doors.  The winter can play havoc with anything metal or water especially. That includes parts of your garage door. So we are going to...

5 holiday decorating ideas for your garage door

5 holiday decorating ideas for your garage door

The holidays are a perfect time of here to have fun, and decorate the home in the spirit of the season. You also can’t forget the garage! The garage door is a perfect place to show off some holiday spirit! Here are 5 holiday decorating ideas for your garage door....

5 Reasons To Upgrade Your Garage Door

5 Reasons To Upgrade Your Garage Door

Your garage door can take up to 40% of the façade of your home. That is a big chunk! Garage doors, like anything else on a home, can get old and outdated. Dents, chips in the paint and wear and tear can lead you to consider upgrading your garage door. Now, upgrading...

Houston Garage Door Repair Customers

Houston Garage Door Repair Customers

Here at Spectrum Overhead Door LLC,  we strive to provide excellent services to each and every call. We go out of our way for our Houston garage door repair customers. We understand that, in many cases, when customers call us they are in need of help and not in the...

How do Garage Door Sensors Work

How do Garage Door Sensors Work

Garage door sensors are an important part of the garage door system. Because garage doors can be heavy and the springs loaded with torque, it would be easy for the garage door to crush something or someone important. It is the garage door sensor's job to make sure...

Remembering to close the garage door

Remembering to close the garage door

Just about every homeowner has been there. You’re in such a rush, trying to get out the door for your morning commute, weekend getaway or just doing the daily chores and forget to close the garage door.  Though this could seem just a small little “oops”, it can...

How to Maintain Your Driveway Gate

How to Maintain Your Driveway Gate

Having a driveway gate has several advantages. First and foremost, it adds a layer of security for your home. Second, it can add curb appeal and increase the value of your home. Yet, like any other part of your home, you need to maintain your driveway gate in order...

Replacing vs. Repairing Your Garage Door

Replacing vs. Repairing Your Garage Door

Your garage door can take up to 40% of the façade of your home and can impact the value of your home. So, when damage or wear and tear affects your garage door, it is not a decision to take lightly. Ultimately, you may face the decision of replacing vs. repairing your...

5 most popular garage doors for 2019-2020

5 most popular garage doors for 2019-2020

Your garage door can cover up to 40% of your home’s façade. So if you are looking to update your curb appeal, or just need to replace an old door, choosing which garage door style becomes important. Yet there are so many choices with new materials and styles coming...

Guide to Garage Door Parts and Terminology

Guide to Garage Door Parts and Terminology

When you take your car to a mechanic, it is most likely because you want to know what part your mechanic is talking about. The same can be said for your garage. If your garage should ever fail, and you need to talk to a garage door repair company, you might want to...

Why is my garage door noisy?

Why is my garage door noisy?

The last thing you want to here at night when you come home is a noisy garage door. Usually, with newer materials and openers, garage doors open and close quietly. Yet if yours is making a racket, you probably asking Why is my garage door noisy? Here is what to check...

Risks of DIY Garage Door Repair

Risks of DIY Garage Door Repair

Home repair projects are a good way to save money and have the project go exactly the way you want it. Yet there are some risks involved as well. In the case of trying to repair a garage door, there are some legit risks involved, and reasons to have a garage door...

Buying Guide For Garage Doors

Buying Guide For Garage Doors

So you are thinking of buying a garage door but not sure how to start looking. There is a lot of information and it is a big decision. Buying a new garage door, whether it is for a new home or you’re replacing your old one on an existing home, can be a big investment....

Best Garage Door Opener Apps For 2019

Best Garage Door Opener Apps For 2019

Most garage door openers come with a small remote. Yet that is another thing you must keep track of. In 2019, a good majority of people are connected to their phones, so why shouldn’t your garage door be as well? There are garage door opener apps to make your life...

A New Garage Door Increases Home Value

A New Garage Door Increases Home Value

Selling your Houston area home can get a bit tricky nowadays. In April 2019, the Chronicle called the housing market a mixed bag.  If you are trying to edge other homes in curb appeal and value, a new garage door might be the trick. Yes, a new garage door can increase...

Ways To Save Energy Through Your Garage

Ways To Save Energy Through Your Garage

Looking to save energy on these hot summer Houston days? One place you may look to save energy is your garage. Yes, your garage. Your garage can be a decent size portion of your overall square feet that takes energy, whether it’s keeping things cool in the summer or...

Securing Your Garage Door From Break-Ins

Securing Your Garage Door From Break-Ins

It is a sad fact is that garage doors are always common target points for thieves. Criminals often try to break-in these doors to gain access to the inner portion of the house. it is important to make efforts in securing your garage doors from break-ins. Here are some...

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