Garage Door Replacement
“Overhead doors are Over-designed, Overbuilt, Over-engineered” American made products
For almost 100 years “Overhead Door” has been providing security, enduring beauty, craftsmanship, innovative engineering, dependability, and most importantly safety. These attributes, and without a doubt the largest selection of door choices, are why we are still the leader and why we are proud to say that since 1994 we are Tucson’s authorized proprietary “Overhead” distributor and one of 500 “Overhead Door” distributors in the USA.
Tucson ownership has been involved with, sold, service and installed and has the most extensive knowledge of the “Overhead” product line since 1978. This 37 year relationship helps to strengthen our core responsibilities to our customers. Thus providing an unequaled finish and professional delivery. We are proud of our work, no matter how large or small, this commitment and dedication to your project is without equal.
Unlike the vast majority of the US, we are very aware of the complexity and uniqueness of our southwest architecture and specifically that of the Tucson area in particular. With the broadest residential product line and our over 37 years of knowledge and custom design ability we hope to suit each individual design requirement.
Overhead Door Company of Tucson and So. Arizona offers:
- Revamps & Makeovers
- Carport Conversions
- RV Garages
- Man Caves
8 Tips to keep in mind when looking for a new garage door
- Know the pros and cons of steel, aluminum, and wood doors before choosing a garage door for your home. The most popular garage door material is steel. Steel doors can be insulated to be very energy efficient and they require minimal maintenance. Aluminum doors have the advantage of being resistant to rust and corrosion. However, this is not an issue in our climate and steel is much more durable. Natural wood doors need to be repainted or restained every few years and they can be quite costly to maintain compared to steel door. Almost always, in Southern Arizona, the best choice is a steel door.
- Consider the insulation value (“R-value”) of the garage door. The higher the R-value of the garage door, the greater the insulation value and energy efficiency. With our very warm climate the R-value of your door should be based on each homes’ individual needs. Some things to consider: do you have finished living space above your garage? or plan to heat or cool your garage because you are using it for purposes other than parking cars? (for example, a workshop or laundry area), The garage door’s R-value is definitely something to consider. The negative of getting a garage door with a high R-value is the cost – generally, the higher the R-value of the door, the higher the price. So your need for a well insulated garage door needs to be weighed against the extra cost.
- Choose a garage door color that coordinates with the exterior colors of your home, whether that be by selecting one of the standard prefinished door colors or painting/staining your door a custom color. We typically paint your door, once it is installed. We do this with a high quality UV resistant paint from a local supplier. This painting is superior to the factory finish because it is specifically formulated for our local climate. Our custom painting ensures that you get HOA approval for the color, or a color you select that is an exact match for your home. “ The exact and right color is where you add value to your home.” “Off the rack” is just that “off the rack”
- Don’t underestimate the visual impact of adding windows to your garage door, adding rusted metal panels which are ideally suited to our unique architecture here in the southwest, to the exterior, or just freshening up the paint! When you look at your home the garage door can make up as much as 40% of the visual elevation on that side of the house. Curb appeal is important! Remember your home begins at the end of your driveway.
- Select a style of garage door that complements your home. Obviously, you don’t want to put a contemporary looking aluminum and glass garage door on a traditional Tucson Territorial home or a carriage style door on a contemporary home. Also, if your garage door will have windows, be mindful of the shape of the windows and the size of the window grilles that you choose.
- If you live in an area at risk for heavy monsoon force winds, be sure that your garage door is a wind-rated door that meets local wind load reinforcement requirements. Approximately 80% of residential wind damage starts with wind entry through the garage door.
- Ask about the warranty for your garage doors, as some companies offer longer warranties than others. The length of warranty can also differ depending upon the specific type of door you choose. (link to our warranty statement)
- Once you’ve found the door that’s perfect for you, be sure to shop around. See what everyone in town is offering you and compare it to our services. Then you can truly see the Overhead Door Difference!