Thursday, December 22, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Garage Door Repair for a North Bay Area Winter

Living north of San Francisco, in California wine country, we don't often think about freezing temperatures.  We live in a fairly stable weather environment where the coldest winter Mark Twain ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.  This year Mother Nature has decided to help break the drought and lower our temperatures.

The change in normal winter weather conditions may have a significant impact on how your garage door operates.  Colder temperatures can affect springs and the other mechanisms that ensure smooth garage door operations.

Hanson-North Bay provides garage door service calls starting at $59.95 in most Sonoma and Marin County areas. From replacing broken springs and repairing damaged door panels, to replacing broken garage door openers and repairing off-track doors, your professional Hanson technician is trained to do it all. We use only the best replacement parts available and back our work with a 5 year warranty.

We are offering a Garage Door Weather Sealing Special for the Holidays and into the New Year.  Give us call to provide an extra layer of weather resistance against the elements.  A well sealed garage door can help improve your household heating costs.


Friday, October 21, 2016

A New Wayne-Dalton Garage Door Will Add Curb Appeal

Living in a warmer climate, like Northern California, affords many garage door options that would not work as well in other parts of the country.  At Hanson Overhead - North Bay, we feature the full Wayne-Dalton series of garage doors.  The choices for a new garage door is as varied as the grape varietals grown in Sonoma County and the home designs we find throughout our community.

The classic steel garage door is still the most prevalent option found on Sonoma on Marin County homes.  Steel is utilized on single and double garage doors.  Highly durable, the steel door can last a couple decades with regular service.  Options vary with color, insulation, hardware and window treatment options.  Wayne-Dalton TruChoice Color provides 6000+ color options to match your home.

However, your style options do not end with the classic steel door.  Wayne-Dalton provides high-end Handcrafted Wood garage doors, Contemporary Aluminum, Steel Carriage House doors, Vinyl and Fiberglass door.  If you want the wood finish look on your home, but are concerned about maintenance then a wood grain finish can be applied to even the classic steel doors.  A new garage door that will increase your home value is well worth the initial investment.

Give us a call and schedule your new garage door estimate.  Hanson Overhead will be able to help you provide a facelift to your home.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fall Garage Door Maintenance Tips from Hanson Overhead

Summer is rapidly fading with only 3-weeks remaining until Fall days beckon.  Apples are getting ready to pick.  The Sonoma County vineyards are preparing to harvest grapes for 2016 wines.  Soon the North Bay Area weather will turn cooler and the rainy season will begin.

This is the perfect time to plan and schedule your annual garage door maintenance.  Here are a few items to take a look at or listen to as you get ready to call Hanson-North Bay:
  1. Take a look at the weather stripping on the bottom of your garage door.  Does it look dry and cracking?  Has it already disintegrated and little critters have taken residence in your garage?
  2. Do you have weather stripping around the exterior of your garage door?  This simple addition to your home will help reduce rain and wind entering your garage.
  3. Is your garage door resting flush to the garage door frame?  Excess wind and rain may be entering your garage through an ill fitting door.
  4. Are garage door panels damaged? Individual panels may be able to be replaced for the fraction of the cost of a new door.
  5. How does your door sound as it opens and closes?  Could it be used for Halloween sound effects?  Rollers, springs and cables should be maintained at least once a year.
  6. Is your garage door smoothly opening and closing?  It may be time to have your garage door opener serviced or replaced.
Your garage door is the largest moving object in your home.  Regular maintenance ensures optimal performance, which reduces the risk of malfunctions that could harm you or your family.  

Ask about our 44-point Signature Garage Door and Opener Tune-up. Call 707-526-7800 to schedule your appointment today!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

June Is National Garage Door Safety Month

A garage door is the largest moving object in your house.  Many households will use their garage door more frequently than their front door.  Usage increases during the summer months as outdoor activities increases.  Bicycles are taken out from winter storage.  The lawnmower and gardening equipment see the light of day.  More frequent trips to and from the home are taken with the longer days.

There are a list of things that can fail on your garage door if not maintained properly.  The list includes: springs, rollers, pulleys, panels, sensors, cables, chains, and garage door openers.  Your front door has hinges, handle, lock and the door itself.  Annual maintenance is necessary for your garage door and garage door opener.  There is nothing worse than having the garage door malfunction as you are on your way to a sporting event or a road trip.

Hanson Overhead, serving Sonoma and Marin counties, offers a 44-point tune-up that includes your garage door and garage door opener.  Our trained and certified technicians will re-align, lubricate, calibrate and tighten your garage door and opener to ensure they are in proper working order.  We recommend a yearly tune-up.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Hanson Overhead Garage Door Remodel and Installation

Spring is a great time to consider home remodeling projects, which include garage doors.  Often home owners only consider a new garage door installation of an existing garage door.  There are times, though, where a remodel is necessary.  

One of the garage door remodels Hanson completed was with Realtor and General Contractor, Leon Geisberg.  In this case, the garage had been converted into additional living space.  The remodel entailed reconverting the space back into a garage.

Home prior to remodel.
Home after Hanson Overhead garage remodel.
Our trained technicians removed the 2 existing sliding doors and eliminated the center post found in the upper photo.  Then they had to shear wall the interior of the garage with plywood for additional support.  Once the removal and interior construction was completed the single 2-car garage door was installed, as shown in the lower photo

The final result is a home that actually looks more polished and inviting.  In addition, resale potential increased for this home by reconstructing the garage space.  We enjoyed the challenge this remodel presented and respect Leon's professionalism each time we've had the opportunity to work with him.

More information regarding new garage door installations can be found on our website at:

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

North Bay Carriage House Garage Door Installation

Custom wooden Carriage House garage doors can add value and a beautiful aesthetic to your home.  The Serratina doors, shown below, are manufactured by Ranch House Doors.  Hanson Overhead created a custom template so the arch of the new doors would follow the curve of the garage structure.

Each door measured 9'x8'.  Single vehicle doors, like this installation, or 2-car doors can be installed.  Our customer wanted to use a specific stain so they chose to complete the finish themselves on the 5-layer doors.  Hanson Overhead can finish the doors to your specification whether you desire a stain or paint finish on your custom carriage house doors.

Various window options, molding, tongue and groove profiles and edge treatments are available.  Serratina-Spanish design options are featured below.

The full custom carriage house garage door collections include: Spanish, Cape Cod, Craftsman, Contemporary and Vintage.  Upgrading your home's visual appeal can be as easy as installing a new garage door.  Give us a call at 707-526-7800 to schedule an appointment.

Serratina-Spanish Collection Full Custom Carriage House Doors. A featured Hanson Overhead Garage Door product line.