Overhead Door of the Northland
3195 Terminal Dr, Eagan, MN 55121
22 Sep 2015

Choosing a Garage Door For Your Home

Great Garage Door Options

When searching for the right garage door for your house, it’s common to get overwhelmed. There are a lot of styles and materials in which you can choose from. To help out with this decision, we’ve compiled a few explanations and options that can work with a myriad of homes.

  1. Steel Doors: When selecting the right door for your garage, steel is an excellent option. Invented by Overhead Door in 1923, steel garage doors are the most popular choice for residential garage doors. Mainly because they are available in a number of styles and require very minimal maintenance.
  2. Fiberglass Garage Doors: Our fiberglass doors have a molded fiberglass surface over the insulated steel door. The result is a garage door that performs similar to a steel door but has the appearance of wood. You get low maintenance and high thermal efficiency. Perfect for these winter months!

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need a garage door repair!

10 Aug 2015
sectional steel doors and dock equipment

Protecting Your Warehouse from Extreme Weather

Tips for Protecting Your Warehouse

A warehouse can go from efficient to frenzy with a strong gust of wind or heavy rainfall. Due to dock doors being wide enough to fit a freight truck, there is plenty of opportunity for the elements to negatively affect your space. Rather than subject your employees and merchandise to damage, here are a few ways you can prevent it.

  • First prepare your deck for any kind of weather by making sure all maintenance has been kept up.
  • Then advise your staff to dress accordingly. If the weather is warm, dress in lighter layers; and if cold add layers to their outfit. Be aware of any significant weather changes and keep merchandise and employees from the doors as much as possible.
  • To completely secure your warehouse, install seals and shelters to your warehouse opening.

At the Overhead Door Company of the Northland, we provide the best seals and shelters and can install them for you. For additional information contact us at (952)888-1944.

02 Jul 2015
Overhead Door of the Northland Trucks

Broken Down Garage Door

Garage Door Damage

Now that winter is officially over and the sun is shining, it may be showing all the damage the previous seasons have left behind. The exterior of your home is especially prone to damage, including your garage door.

After taking a beating from the elements, you may find that your garage door has done a great job of protecting its interior. While the look may have been compromised, the functionality of the door is strong.  A simple replacement or fix may be just what you need to keep your door lasting for many seasons to come.

Garage Door Repair in Eagan, MN

At Overhead Door Company of the Northland, we provide the repair and replacement services you need to fix your garage door. For service or additional information, contact us at (982)888-1944.

27 May 2015
coiling security grill at Pottery Barn

Securing Your Stand from the Outside In

Securing the Premises

While you might think your business stand is safe from thieves because it is such a small place, think again. Sometimes thieves believe it will be an easier place to hit. Here are some security measures you can take to ensure your business is locked-up tight.

  • Install Security Cameras – Cameras can act like a deterrent since thieves will not want to be captured on footage.
  • Upgrade Your Doors – After a few years your doors, especially counter doors can become unreliable. Replace them with sturdier counter doors to make it difficult for those trying to break in.
  • Invest in a Safe – For days when you cannot go to the bank or keep documents secure, buy a safe you can hide. Depending on the type of safe and where it is placed, your insurance company may reimburse you the cost.

Security Grills in Minneapolis

At Overhead Door Company of the Northland, we can provide your company with the best security grills. Protect your company by letting us install your counter doors today. Schedule your installation by contacting us at (952)888-1944.

24 Apr 2015
air bag leveler

Choosing the Right Leveler for Your Dock

Types of Dock Levelers

There are many types of dock levelers on the market. Choosing one depends on freight, vehicles, frequency of use, and the loading conditions it will face every day. Here are the different types and what conditions they work best in:

  • Edge-of-Dock – This leveler is mounted to the outside of the loading dock and is more economical but has a limited weight and size capacity.
  • Pit Style – A pit style is great for demanding docking applications. They can carry bigger capacities and adapt better.
  • Vertical Storing – This leveler is great for food or where temperature and environmental control is a concern. It works to keep out pests and maintain the right temperature.

Loading Dock Levelers in Minneapolis

A leveler can aid in ensuring your business runs smoothly. At Overhead Door Company of Northland, we not only install your dock leveler but offer maintenance repair and accessories when needed. For more information, contact us at (952)888-1944.

19 Mar 2015
Dock seals and sectional door

Making Your Loading Dock More Efficient

Loading Dock Efficiency

The hub of all the activity in the warehouse, the loading dock is an important part of any warehouse. Making sure it runs at its most efficient capacity is vital to a smooth running business.

A few ways to achieve this is by ensuring the loading dock area is clear of excess material such as merchandise or empty boxes. Installation of a high speed door can also help ensure that the doors open and close as fast as possible while still maintaining safety. It would also benefit the loading dock area to have a well-organized warehouse to ensure all the materials can be found and brought to the dock area quickly.

High Speed Doors

Ensure that your warehouse is working at its fullest potential and is properly protected by installing the high speed doors provided by Overhead Door Company of Northland. To install our doors on your loading dock, call us at (952)888-1944.

17 Feb 2015

Protecting Your Home from a Tornado

Tornado Damage

Tornados can be a nasty surprise. Don’t be caught unprepared; there are measures you can take to protect your home from suffering extensive damage. Here are a few tips to keeping your home in one piece when a storm occurs.

Being Prepared

  1. Doors – Garage doors are especially prone to being torn off during a storm. Install doors that can withstand strong winds.
  2. Roof – Winds blow over a home and exerts pressure against the roof of your home. Install hurricane clips that will aid in keeping your roof secured to your home during a storm.
  3. Concrete – If you’re in the position to build your home or are adding additions, build with concrete. It’s much more durable than typical building materials and can withstand more pressure.

Garage Doors in Minneapolis

The installers at Overhead Door Company are there to protect your home from as much damage as possible. In case of an emergency, call (651)683-0307.

17 Feb 2015
sectional steel garage doors for a loading dock

Loading Dock Safety

Loading Dock

The main place of activity in a warehouse is the loading docks. With constant activity, the risk of an accident occurring increases. We have compiled a few tips that will help maintain a safe work environment.

Tips to Ensure Safety

  • Training – All personnel should be trained in dock safety protocols and procedures. The rules should be enforced to prevent any accidents.
  • Inspections – An inspection program should be put in place to ensure that the docks are always in top shape. Part of the inspection program should include servicing to the dock.
  • Clean – It is important that the dock remain clean and well illuminated at all times.

Loading Dock Service in Minneapolis

Overhead Door Company of the Northland offers a preventative maintenance for loading docks. The service includes inspection for cracks, wear and much more. To find out more about this service, contact us at (952)888-1944.

07 Jan 2015
fire rated garage door

Installing doors can give you more time to escape a fire

Fire Doors

Fire doors are doors that are made to close automatically during a fire. They seal shut in order to cut off the oxygen that will feed the fire. They can also give you more time to escape in case a fire breaks out.

Where to Install

The most common places to find fire doors are:

  • Buildings with kitchens and garbage chutes
  • Dumbwaiter doors
  • Rooms that hold flammable chemicals

If your building or store fits these criteria, you will want to make sure you have fire doors installed. Kitchens and schools are places that would benefit greatly by having fire doors. The beauty of the doors is that they can even be installed in your home for extra security.

Fire Doors Minneapolis

Overhead Door Company of Northland can make your business or school safe by installing your fire doors. Contact us at (651)683-0307.