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Common Garage Door Opener Problems

Common Garage Door Opener Problems

Your garage door opener is a reliable piece of machinery that drives the springs and cables to open and close your garage door. Yet, no matter how reliable that piece of machinery is, all machines break down and need to be replaced. Now if your opener quits working...

Garage Heating Tips for Your Home

Garage Heating Tips for Your Home

When it does get cold in Houston, it can get really cold. One of the last places you would think about heat is your garage unless you turned it into a living space.  Yet many homeowners do tend to use their garage in more than one way, from a workshop to a gym and of...

Should You Care About Garage Door Trends?

Should You Care About Garage Door Trends?

If you are a new homeowner or a homeowner with an older garage door, you might be shopping around for a new garage door. When looking for new garage doors, it can be tempting to start wanting to look at garage door trends (mostly involved with home exterior trends)....

Should You Buy Glass Garage Doors?

Should You Buy Glass Garage Doors?

If you are building a new home, or if you are looking to replace your garage door, there are lot of looks, styles and materials to choose from.  If you are a more striking, contemporary look, might we suggest glass garage doors, or what is also known as full view...

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...

Garage Door Maintenance for Fall Season

Garage Door Maintenance for Fall Season

The fall season is one out of two times a year you should be doing your garage door maintenance. The reason you should do your garage door maintenance in the fall is that temperature drops combined with rain and humidity can damage parts of your garage door. Yet, with...

Buying a Garage Door

Buying a Garage Door

You have had your home for a while, or maybe you are buying or building a new home and it is time to look into buying 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...

Garage Door Safety Tips

Garage Door Safety Tips

Your garage door is an important part of the outside of your home. It serves several purposes, from boosting your curb appeal to storing your vehicles to being used as your front door. That is why it is so important to keep in mind safety when it comes to your garage...

What to Do LiftMaster Error Code 4-6

What to Do LiftMaster Error Code 4-6

LiftMaster garage door openers are a brand many garage door techs and homeowners here in Houston swear by and for good reason. The garage door opener brand is one of the most reliable on the market. However, even the most reliable pieces of machinery break down. That...

How Do I Know If I Need a New Garage Door?

How Do I Know If I Need a New Garage Door?

Garage doors are an integral part of the home. For some homes, the door takes up a sizable portion of one part of the home’s exterior side. And even though garage door maintenance and repair can extend the life of your garage door, there will come a time when you ask...

Best Uses for Your Garage

Best Uses for Your Garage

A good portion of Houston homes has a garage. The most obvious thing to do with your garage is to park your vehicles in the garage. Yet, that is not the only thing you can use your garage for. Some homeowners have extra space when they park their vehicles. Others may...

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. There are several ways you can make your garage door less ordinary and make the home...

Fix Cosmetic Dents in Your Garage Door

Fix Cosmetic Dents in Your Garage Door

Your garage door can take up to 40% of one side of your house and many Houstonians tend to use their garage doors as their front door. So when something like a basketball or even a vehicle dents your garage door, it’s unsightly and could cause problems later on down...

Easy Garage Door Upgrades

Easy Garage Door Upgrades

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 Measure Your Garage Door Spring

How to Measure Your Garage Door Spring

Your garage door spring doesn’t work forever, though we wish it would. They tend to break about 10 to 15,000 cycles depending on the type of torsion spring you have.  For Single springs, the life expectancy is usually 7-10,00 cycles, dual springs up to and around 15...

Spectrum Overhead Opens New Location in Northwest Houston

Spectrum Overhead Opens New Location in Northwest Houston

Since 2006, Spectrum Overhead Door has been focused on giving the Houston and surrounding areas award-winning Houston garage door repair service.  It has been this focus that allowed Spectrum Overhead to win multiple awards through out the years for excellence in...

Weight factors of a Garage Door

Weight factors of a Garage Door

If you are building a new house, adding a garage even remodeling your garage, the weight of your garage door can be a factor in not only choosing a new garage door but other garage door parts such as garage door spring and opener motor. Here are some weight factors of...

Causes of a Loud Garage Door

Causes of a Loud Garage Door

Your garage door and garage door system in Houston is meant to be quiet and not a distraction from everything else going on in your life. However, garage doors can subtly get louder and louder, till you really notice the noise and it becomes a pain. Now, just because...

What is a Wind Rated Garage Door?

What is a Wind Rated Garage Door?

A wind-rated garage door has been tested to withstand the force of the wind on its surface. Here in Houston, they are also known as hurricane garage doors. These garage doors can be critical here in Houston as high winds can cause garage doors to fail, allowing...

Maintain your electric garage door opener

Maintain your electric garage door opener

Automatic garage door openers are a significant investment for many homeowners. Despite being built to last, many automatic garage doors barely make it past a decade of use. Taking good care and learning how to maintain your electric garage door opener will spare you...

Garage Door Lighting Ideas

Garage Door Lighting Ideas

One of the most common things we look for when planning to redesign a room or a space is the lighting. This is why the lighting for the garage is usually left for last. But this doesn't mean that you shouldn't consider it. The right type of lighting can make your...

Cost Considerations of Garage Doors

Cost Considerations of Garage Doors

Garage doors are a big investment of your time and money. Whether you are looking to build a new home, add a garage to your existing home or replace your existing garage doors in Houston, there are several cost considerations for garage doors. The Size of Your Garage...

Commonly Replaced Garage Door Parts

Commonly Replaced Garage Door Parts

Your garage door in your Houston home is made up of many different moving parts that come together to create your garage door system. That means there are different parts that end up needing to be replaced. That is why we are going to go over commonly replaced garage...

Garage Door Upgrades You Should Consider

Garage Door Upgrades You Should Consider

If you have owned your Houston home for a while, your garage door or garage door system can look or be out of date. Now, while it is true that garage doors are built to last 10-15 years and the same with garage door openers, there are some reasons you may not want to...

Risks of DIY Garage Door Spring Repair

Risks of DIY Garage Door Spring Repair

Home repair projects are a good way to save money and have the project go exactly the way you want it. For some homeowners in Houston that are really handy at repairs, this may not be a bad idea even for garage door repair work. However, many homeowners are not so...

5 Reasons to Have a Driveway Gate

5 Reasons to Have a Driveway 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 driveway gate for your home. We are...

Keeping Rodents and Pests Out of Your Garage

Keeping Rodents and Pests Out of Your Garage

For many Houston homeowners, a garage is a place where a lot of belongings are stored as well as vehicles. Add Houston humidity and being a shelter from the elements, it’s also an attractive place for rodents and pests. This can become damaging to your belongings,...

Garage Door Cold Weather Maintenance

Garage Door Cold Weather Maintenance

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. This is something...

Types of Garage Door Openers

Types of Garage Door Openers

One of the central pieces to your garage door system is your garage door opener. This is the machine that allows you to click a button on your remote or smartphone and open or close your garage door. the average Houstonian opens their garage door roughly 1500 times...

What Are the Parts of a Garage Door System

What Are the Parts of a Garage Door System

When your garage door or part of your garage door system breaks down, you either try to repair it yourself or have a garage door repair company come and repair it for you. If you are choosing to have a garage door company repair your issue, the best way to know if you...

How to Have an Energy Efficient Garage

How to Have an Energy Efficient Garage

Every homeowner knows the cost of energy here in Houston is not going to go down, When you had the fact that making your home more energy efficient is good for the environment, there really is no excuse for every homeowner to make their home more energy-efficient....

Garage Door Buyers Guide

Garage Door Buyers Guide

Buying a new garage door for your Houston area home is a big investment. The garage door can take up to 40% of the outside of your home, so it has to match or accent the rest of the outside of your home. Many use the garage door as their front door. There are also...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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