To WIFI or NOT to WIFI
I get this question more often than not.
Why have an opener with WIFI capability?
Am I at risk?
What happens if my connection fails?
If you are into tech or just looking for a simple solution to provide access to your house without giving your front door key out or offering to provide your pad code this is the best option for you; as it was for me.
Convenience and safety is at the core of these Wifi openers.
Do you ever wonder just after you left home, or once you reached the office if you actually closed your garage door?
Do you ever have to let in someone to your home while you are away?
Do your kids always loose their home key?
Or how about when you go away on vacation and you just can't remember if you closed the garage door as you sit at the airport with anticipation?
These are just some of the reasons my customers get these WIFI openers.
WIFI openers allow you to see ALL of your garage door activities... so worry no more.
Did you leave the house and at the store or anywhere else? simply log into your app and you can not only see if you left the door open but can actually close the garage door remotely.
If you have anyone who needs access to your home while you are at the office, no need to rush home. Simply pop open the app and let them in.
The application will also alert you everytime the door is opened or closed. Now there's even openers equipped with 360 cameras to allow ease of view into your garage.
Best part is, no need to worry if your wifi fails you. Simply operate the door with the keypad or any hand remote.
Is it SAFE? this is an arguable question and one you can read multiple opinions on. However they aren't any less safe than any other door opener on the market. This just adds a new level of convenience.
Do what's right for you and your family!
I personally like to recommend the Liftmaster WIFI models
8355W- 1/2/HP AC belt drive- This one runs at one speed. Still a smooth operating belt at a lower cost.
8550W- 3/4HP DC belt drive- this will be even smoother because the DC operates at two speeds. It has slow take off and slow landing. By doing this it will avoid the rattle of the door upon opening it.
Ultimately door openers like any other home upgrades is something you and your family need to love. Why did you get the WIFI opener?
4th year in a row
It's been quite a while since the last time we posted; things have really been that busy. We are grateful and incredibly honoured too once again be awarded with the best of winners with Homestars. As we continue to expand our business we remain dedicated to our roots. Great quality, top of the line customer service and fair prices. It seems as though the industry grows with new installers and pop up businesses with under cut prices but one thing has always remained true our customers always choose to come back and refer their family and friends and that's what keeps a business like Direct Overhead Doors in the front line..
So this year the award goes to all of you wonderful Direct customers! Thank you for another wonderful year!
Ever wonder what goes into the removal and installation of your new garage door.... Well here it is with the help of our friends at 360 Handyman services we were able to capture this footage of what it takes from tear down to clean up. Please contact Direct Overhead Doors for all your garage door needs and call us at 416-882-3695 or visit our contact form page and arrange for a free no obligation quote!
Second Year in a ROW
A lot has happened this year... but one thing that never changes is just how much we appreciate our customers and the time they take to post reviews on HomeStars for us; and because of all of you we were able to once again receive what we like to think as Best of 2017 award for our products and service in Halton-Peel-Wentworth, York, Durham, and Central Ontario. It was truly an honour. We look forward to continue to service you the customer with the best Garage Doors and Openers! Continue to tell your friends about us!
The weather has been AMAZING!! Not even spring more like Summer which is GREAT!
But with the weather getting better and as all the snow and debris has cleared away you notice you look at your home and it doesn't quite shine... Your Garage is 70% of the front of your home and can greatly impact the curb appeal cleaning your garage door will also give you a chance to inspect the mechanisms of the door and make sure that everything is running properly. By taking the time to wash off the dirt and clean out the tracks, you will ultimately prolong the life of your door.
I get asked a lot how do I maintain the look of my new garage doors?
As the weather is getting better its as simple as grabbing a bucket with some soap (the same soap you use to wash your car is recommended) and wiping down the exterior and interior with a cloth and than hose it all down.
I also suggest lubricating the rollers, hinges, and springs with WD40. This will ensure a smooth running door.
While your there I'm sure like me you've collected debris and cardboard from all that online shopping. Take the time to declutter, sweep, and empty out your garage to get the full effect.
The overhead space in your garage will dictate whether you will need standard or low headroom tracks.
To simplify-- overhead space is the space between the top of the garage door and the ceiling of your garage when on the inside
Why is this important?
1. Mainly Price- standard tracks are included in all of our New Garage door installation; but if you do require low headroom tracks it will cost an additional $75 per door as we need to install a dual track system to accommodate your door to go up.
2. When shopping for garage door quotes its always better to have this measurement as it will give you a more accurate quote when calling around
Give Direct Overhead Doors a call at 416-882-3695
I get asked a lot why weather seal is a good option and important to have so below you will find some key points.
What is Weatherseal?
Its the vinyl seal that goes around the garage door that stops all outside elements from going inside the garage.
Why install weather seal?
There's a lot of reasons to have weather seal around your garage door
-it keeps your garage cool in the summer
-warmer in the winter
-prevents critters from entering
-no wind noise in the garage
-keeps rain out
-stops the snow from drifting in
-helps your garage door operate smoother as it prevents the door from rattling
These reasons are just some of the benefits of installing weather seal. You can buy this at your local home store or buy from an authorized garage door supplier. This can be a DIY project or we can install one when putting in your New Garage Door. Call us 416-882-3695
We are now featured on HOUZZ
You've asked and we listened! We are now featuring our Garage Doors and Openers on Houzz to really help our customers choose a great garage door.
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We want to Thank You...
“To win one of these awards is really a testament to a company or contractor’s quality of work,” says Nancy Peterson, founder and CEO, HomeStars. “We like to think of them as our People’s Choice Awards as they wouldn’t be possible without the feedback of homeowners.”
Home stars connects homeowners to the best contractors
Nancy Peterson- CEO goes on to say
That the selected 2016 WINNERS are 2% of thousands of contenders.....
goes on to say that the collecting of 3rd party data to verify the business. It's become harder to be a best of ....
"you are part of an elite group"
These were just some of the statements spoken at the lunch awards; and we couldn't have been more proud to be a part of this event.
Without the reviews of you our customers we would not be where we are today. We hope to continue to satisfy all of our customers and continue to grow Direct Overhead Doors.
We look forward to servicing you... give us a call/text at 416-882-3695 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
First you should ask yourself;
What type of door do you currently have?
What type of door do you want?
and that will depend on a couple of things that are very specific to your situation. for example do you use your garage space and need it to be warm, are you listing your house and just looking to improve the appearance, does it need to last for a long time without rotting? Do you want a modern look or a classic look?
All of these will help you have a better idea of the material of door you should invest in...
Let Direct Overhead Doors help you decide by listing the pros and cons for each material that our doors come in and give us a CALL at 416-882-3695 or email us for all your garage door needs.