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Custom Garage Doors Enhance the Look of Your Home or Business

Custom garage doors can have a tremendous impact on the look of your home. Depending on what style you choose, your home value can also increase. Selecting the best custom garage door for your home or office can be a challenge. Christie Overhead Door breaks down some of the custom garage door options available in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and Long Island.

First, it’s important to know the different style garage doors available. You can choose from traditional and contemporary residential and commercial garage door styles. There are literally hundreds of garage doors and openers that look stunning and have maximum performance. The following ten garage door styles are just some of what is available at Christie Overhead Door:

  1. New* Ornamental Iron Garage Doors  
  2. Aluminum & Glass Garage Doors
  3. Steel Garage Doors
  4. Security Shutters
  5. Traditional Raised Panel
  6. Stamped Carriage House
  7. Overlay Carriage House
  8. Infinity Glass
  9. Custom Wood
  10. Custom Composite

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Select the best material that would complement your outdoor façade. What would give your home or business the best architectural look? Wood, steel, iron, glass and aluminum are all great materials for garage doors. Take your curb appeal into consideration when selecting a new garage door. Once you select the material that looks best for your custom garage doors, you can choose from over 180 colors. There are many paints, stains and finishes available and Christie Overhead Door can help you make the right selection.

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After you have selected the material and have a garage door color in mind, think about the construction and performance. Many custom garage doors are available with energy-efficiency, thermal efficiency, and sound protection. Most homeowners and business owners desire quiet and smooth operation with hardware and hinges engineered for generations of use.

Christie Overhead Door hires professional and certified garage door experts so no matter what type of garage door you choose, you’ll have peace of mind knowing the garage door installation will be done right the first time. All of these custom garage doors are installed by garage door technicians employed by Christie Overhead door. The Christie Overhead garage door technicians are not sub-contractors. Christie Overhead Door takes the security of your home just as serious as you do. Christie garage door installers are professional and skilled at the technical aspects of installing a complete garage door system no matter how complicated it may seem. Since most custom garage doors are large and sometimes heavy, it’s best to leave your garage door installation to an experienced garage door company. The risks of injury and problems that can arise in a do-it-yourself garage door installation are eliminated when you hire Christie Overhead Door.

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Selecting a quality and reliable garage door opener to go along with your door is equally important. Christie Overhead Door installs the top brands of garage door openers and keypad entry systems such as LiftMaster and Linear. You’ll want to make sure your opener and garage doors are installed by garage door experts for the best operation. For more information or to schedule a Free Design Consultation contact Christie Overhead Door.




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Best Residential Garage Doors for 2018

The best residential garage doors for 2018 add beauty, warmth and value to your home. Christie Overhead door gathered some statistics on the best residential garage doors selected in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and New York City.  These top 5 residential garage doors made the cut:

  1. Traditional Raised Panel
  2. Carriage House
  3. Contemporary Aluminum Garage Doors
  4. Ornamental Iron Garage Doors
  5. Infinity Glass Overlay

Traditional raised panel garage doors have stood the test of time. They are classic in both construction and design options. Panels can be short, long or flush depending on the style garage door you choose. You can truly make this garage door a style of your own. Traditional raised panel garage doors have a durable steel construction with multiple insulation options which is extremely important when it comes to energy-efficiency. Traditional raised panel garage doors are one of the best due to their flexibility in choosing glass option and they are very easy to clean. You can choose from many different factory paint finishes making it easy to customize the look of your residential garage door.

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Traditional Raised Panel Garage Door – Brooklyn, New York


Carriage House Garage doors have made the top 5 list for 2018 due to their stylish and fashionable look. Carriage House Garage Doors also have more than looks. They are very functional with the look of swingout doors, they still operate overhead like a standard garage door. You can have the best of both worlds with carriage house garage doors. Overhead operation, multiple layers of insulation, decorative hardware, window options, and a choice of many composite and wood stains are just a few reasons to choose this garage door for your home. Many people love the architectural features or barn door look they can achieve with carriage house doors.

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Carriage House Garage Door, New York


If you love a modern look, contemporary aluminum glass doors may be perfect for your home. Christie Overhead Door has installed hundreds of contemporary aluminum garage doors throughout the 5 New York City boroughs. Contemporary aluminum garage doors have sleek, clean lines with light-filtering glass options for beauty and privacy. Modern aluminum garage doors have wide frame options suitable for three car garages. The frames are powder coated for anti-corrosion. Contemporary aluminum glass door frames come in over 180 different colors.

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Aluminum Garage Doors – Queens, New York


Ornamental iron garage doors have become extremely popular in Staten Island, New Jersey, Brooklyn and New York City. In fact, Christie Overhead Door has designed two exclusive faux ornamental iron garage door window patterns perfect for the trending styles in New York City homes or businesses. You can choose an ornamental garage door design that compliments your façade. Faux Wrought iron garage doors add a unique feel to your home without the cost and inherent maintenance. Choose a wrought iron garage door pattern and one of our patented SCORRIMENTO glass designs for a unique look that can complement other aspects of your home. For example, ornamental iron doors and railings can coordinate with the look of your entryway doors and gates.

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Wrought Iron Garage Doors – Brooklyn, New York


Full overlay Infinity glass garage doors made the list for 5 best residential garage doors in 2018. Last but not least, this Brand new “Infinity Glass” garage door design allows you to make the most of natural sunlight. Whether your home is facing the street, a backyard, or a patio, full overlay infinity glass garage doors are distinct and give your home an upscale one of a kind look. Infinity glass doors have a triple insulated steel frame behind the glass so you don’t have to sacrifice durability for looks. You can choose from many different glass tints to coordinate with the outside of your home. The custom Flush Smooth finish is new and unique from the typical embossed steel used for many years. Many powder coat colors are available to keep things interesting. Make a great impression on family, friends and guests with a full overlay Infinity glass garage door.

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Glass Garage Doors – Staten Island, New York


For more information on the best residential garage doors for you home contact Christie Overhead Door. Christie Overhead Door is the premier residential garage door company serving the five boroughs and Long Island.  Call Christie at 718-967-8858 for more residential garage door design ideas and a free estimate.

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The Latest Trend Iron Ornamental Garage Doors Reach the Northeast

Iron ornamental garage doors are the latest residential home trend in the Northeast.
Christie Overhead door recently installed two iron ornamental garage doors in Staten Island and Brooklyn, New York. Mixing metal and unique designs is a trend Christie Overhead Door is deeply committed to in 2018.

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Prototype of Iron Ornamental Garage Door Design

Owners of Christie Overhead Door, Andrew and Carla Cimmino, are always pushing the envelope in style and trends. Andrew and Carla strive to offer clients unique and elegant solutions at their garage door company located in Staten Island. Recently, Christie Overhead Door designed two new prototypes to feature on new garage door designs. The prototypes will be fitted on actual garage doors in the month of December. Homeowners can expect to see the new designs on iron ornamental garage doors in the Christie Overhead Door showroom by mid-December.

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Iron Ornamental Garage Door Design by Christie Overhead Door


The new decorative garage doors are simply unique and beautiful. These residential garage doors will allow homeowners a distinct way to showcase their home and compliment their iron ornamental entry door for a fraction of the cost. Whether your garage doors face the street or if they are located on the side of your home, this design is noticeable to say the least. The new iron ornamental garage door look will make a grand design statement that will absolutely improve your curb appeal.

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Dyker Heights, Brooklyn Iron Ornamental Garage Door


Iron ornamental garage doors are very popular on the east coast. Andrew and Carla Cimmino saw an opportunity to offer exclusive new garage door designs to homeowners in Staten Island, Brooklyn, New Jersey and Long Island. “We are super excited to offer an exclusive garage door design that will elevate the look of homes in our local neighborhoods” said Andrew Cimmino. Christie Overhead Door is taking orders for the new iron ornamental garage door designs now for January 2018. Custom garage door orders can take up to 4-6 weeks for delivery.


If you’re shopping around for new garage doors, make an appointment to visit the Christie Overhead Door showroom in Staten Island. The team at Christie will be happy to walk you through their design process. A garage door expert will help you select the best garage door for your home. The exclusive wrought iron garage door designs can be combined with wood and faux wood as well as steel, iron and aluminum for a great look on your home.

There is nothing like the feeling of pulling up to your home and loving it! You can make the façade of your home look completely different from traditional wood garage doors, carriage doors, faux wood garage doors, composite wood doors and more. New iron ornamental garage doors are trending in the New York City boroughs. Contact Christie Overhead Door today for your free estimate. To see more garage door ideas visit HGTV.

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Selecting New Residential Garage Doors

There is a lot to consider when selecting new residential garage doors for your home. If your garage doors are located in the front of your home, you’ll want to select a new residential garage door with a beautiful design to add curb appeal.

new garage doorsA beautiful residential garage door is an investment to your home. When selecting a new garage door for your Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, New Jersey or Staten Island home, here are a few things to consider:

• Types of Garage Door Styles
• Lasting Durability & Quality Construction
• Energy-Efficiency to Reduce Bills
• Smooth Operation & Safety Features
• Ease of Maintenance

Your budget is probably a key factor in your decision to buy new residential garage doors. If you have a small budget for your residential garage door, consider a garage door with a single layer construction made out of steel without insulation. These types of garage doors are ideal, if you are just looking for a secure place to store or park your car.

New residential garage doors with multiple layers of construction and installation cost more but add strength, energy savings, and value to your home. You can reduce energy bills with an energy-efficient garage door that can produce up to an R=26.5 energy-effiency value. Garage doors with insulation are also more durable and great for noise reduction.

Residential Garage DoorsSince storms are projected to increase in strength, custom garage doors with triple-layer construction offer the best protection and structural integrity. Triple-layer residential garage doors can offer you peace of mind and many more custom design options if you have a higher budget. Some of the most popular garage doors in the Brooklyn, Manhattan and surrounding areas are:

• Steel Garage Doors
• Fiberglass Garage Doors
• Exclusive Faux Iron Garage Doors
• Wood Garage Doors

Have a remodeling job happening before winter or need to replace an existing garage door? Christie Overhead Door offers the most custom options in the garage door industry. Christie provides a free residential garage door design consultation to help you choose a new garage door for your home. Contact Christie Overhead Door today for a free quote.

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Ornamental Iron Garage Doors Make A Great First Impression

Ornamental iron garage doors can make a great first impression on your Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, New Jersey or Long Island home. You really do only have one chance to make a first impression. Usually referring to social encounters, the same can be said about your home. What do people say when they first see your home? What does the appearance say about you? Do your garage doors make a statement about your taste and who you are?

In most cases, a homeowner will justify the hefty cost of a custom ornamental iron entry door because of the impact it makes on the front of the home. An ornamental iron garage door is much larger and in most cases becomes cost prohibitive to make the same statement.

Ultimately, homeowners will concede to a plain cookie-cutter looking garage door. What if you could make that same statement without the cost or tremendous maintenance that comes with a thousand pound ornamental iron garage door? What would your home look like with an ornamental iron entry door and an ornamental iron garage door? Ornamental iron garage doors stand out with custom scroll work and custom oil rubbed bronze finishes for an amazing look.

Christie Overhead Door has spent years perfecting the look and feel of an ornamental iron garage door to match your ornamental iron entry doors without sacrificing the warmth or grandeur that an actual ornamental iron garage door deserves. Christie Overhead Door has developed faux iron ornamental garage door design patterns with your budget in mind. Christie Overhead Door currently has two custom iron garage door options to choose from. These faux ornamental iron garage door custom designs are exclusive copyright of the Christie Overhead Door company.

Most real ornamental iron garage doors can cost $8000-$12,000 just to buy. Christie Overhead Door provides a cost-effective solution to owning a beautiful faux ornamental iron garage door starting at just $1999.00 INSTALLED. Christie Overhead Door will help you select a complimentary iron garage door at a price you can afford. Add beauty and value to your home today. Contact Christie Overhead Door for a FREE Ornamental iron garage door design consultation this fall!

Garage Door Safety

Garage Door Safety Month Tips

The month of June is Garage Door safety month in the Garage Door industry.
We would like to share some important garage door safety tips with you. Garage door injuries can
be avoided by taking extra precaution.

Garage doors are thought of as much more than storage for your vehicle.
Yes, we all love the option of opening and closing our garage doors automatically upon
leaving and coming back to our home. That’s a fun operation to have on a garage door
if you are fortunate enough to purchase and install this feature.

Converting Your Garage Into Additional Space Requires Garage Door Safety Checks

Some garages are used for backyard storage or garden tools. Some people convert their garages into additional living space. In these cases, a garage door is opened and closed more frequently which can lead to more safety and security concerns. Have a garage door technician inspect the operation of your garage doors seasonally. Garage door
operation can vary from hot summer temperatures to extreme cold weather. Check the security of your garage door often. Make sure all locks work well. If you have keypad entry system, test all the keypad buttons to ensure smooth operation.

Here are a few more garage door safety tips:

• Keep your toolbox, garden tools and household items safely stored in your garage away from the door
• Teach family members about garage door safety to prevent unnecessary injury
• Keep you garage door entry way clear of debris
• Report garage door noises and repairs quickly to avoid growing problems

Garage Door Safety Checks By A Professional Is Recommended

Preventative maintenance of your garage doors and mechanical parts goes a long way.
Purchase a maintenance plan from a garage door service company after you purchase your new garage door. A garage door repair company or garage door technician has the professional training necessary to keep you, your family and guests safe.

Regular maintenance, security check-ups and good organization can prevent your garage doors from wearing prematurely. You will also have peace of mind knowing your home and loved ones are secure. Contact Christie Overhead Door for more information about garage door safety and maintenance.

Christie Overhead Door offers garage door maintenance programs, garage door repairs and garage door safety checks in addition to installing new garage doors, garage door openers and gate automation. Christie Overhead Doors services Staten Island, New Jersey, Brooklyn and Long Island. Professional garage door technicians are on staff to handle any garage door maintenance, repairs or safety checks you may need. To view some quick videos on additional garage door safety information visit C.H.I. OverHead Doors.

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Simplify Your Life With The Best Garage Door Openers

The best garage door openers do more than just open and close automatically. Everyone knows how difficult it is to park in Brooklyn, New York City, New Jersey and Staten Island. Parking spaces are at a premium especially, since more and more people are flooding the streets of New York. Garage door openers give you peace of mind, security and allow you to stay connected to your home.

best garage door openersDid you know that Linear® has a garage door opener that can operate your garage door and control the lighting in your home? Seems even garage door openers are getting smarter these days. Smart technology allows you to open and close your garage doors with ease. You’ll never have to worry about lighting either. Walk from your garage into your home with the perfect amount of light. Control the lighting in your home all from one click on your tablet or smart device.

You can open and close your garage door with a simple app on your mobile phone. Forgot to close the garage door? No problem, close it from anywhere by using a mobile app. Maybe your kids or family members visiting forgot or lost their house key. Let them inside at the touch of a button no matter where you are.

The best garage door openers have smooth operation with durability for long term use. The new technology available allows for quiet operation. Garage door openers can be operated in a number of ways.

  • Keyless Entry
  • Smart Phone
  • Wireless Remote

If you don’t have a new garage door you can still enjoy the benefits of the latest technology. Christie Overhead Door can recommend the best garage door openers that will operate with your current garage door.  Have multiple garage doors? Ask Christie Overhead Door about the best garage door opener to fit your needs.

Garage Tune-Ups

Spring Garage Door Tune-Ups May Help You Avoid Costly Repairs

Spring is a good time for garage door tune-ups. Consider inspecting your garage door and garage door openers. Make sure to remove stored household items or debris from the sides of each track before inspecting your custom garage doors. Garage door safety comes first.

Do a visual inspection of all garage door parts:

  • Cables
  • Rollers
  • Springs
  • Hinges

Seasonal Garage Door Tune-Ups Can Reduce Repair Costs

Garage Door Tune-UpsVisually check the cables on your garage doors to make sure they are not frayed. Garage door hardware can loosen over time. Your garage door moves up and down hundreds of times in the course of a year. Be sure to call a professional to replace any worn parts that are necessary. Don’t take it for granted, inspect your garage doors seasonally to prevent costly repairs in the future.

You can lubricate garage door hinges, springs and bearings with a non-silicone based lubricant to keep your garage doors operating smooth. Check to see if your garage doors are in proper alignment. Your garage door should be evenly flushed at the bottom. Any imbalances in alignment whether right or left can overwork your garage door opener. It’s a good idea to check the garage door remote control battery, and your garage door opener’s Battery Back-up in case you don’t have power to operate the door. Be proactive in changing your battery so your garage door doesn’t stop working at an inconvenient time.

Garage door rollers and weather-stripping should be inspected at least two times a year especially, during change of season. Temperatures can be extreme from winter to summer causing stress on your garage door or parts.

Wash Your Garage Doors As You Would A Car

Some garage doors accumulate dirt or mold spots and will bake in from sun exposure. Remember to wash your garage doors with the appropriate solution just as you would your car. Check your garage door care and cleaning paperwork to use the right products to maintain the look of your garage door.

Garage doors are very durable for the most part but all hardware has wear and tear over time. Keep your garage door tracks clear of debris. You can visually inspect your garage door tracks to make sure the alignment isn’t shifting but any adjustments to your garage tracks should be done by a certified Garage Door technician.

If you haven’t inspected your garage doors in Brooklyn, Staten Island, New Jersey or Queens this spring, contact Christie Overhead Door for more information.


5 Tips For Winterizing Garage Doors

Winterizing garage doors before winter is essential.  You haven’t miss the season. Cold weather has still been creeping up in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and New Jersey lately! Homeowners can expect to experience problems with the opening and closing of their garage doors during frigid temperatures. The cold weather can cause operational problems but there are a few things you can do to be proactive with maintaining the functionality and look of your garage doors.

  1. Grease & Lube Garage Doors
  2. Check Weather Stripping Seals
  3. Insulate Walls in Your Garage
  4. Seal & Cover Your Switches & Outlets
  5. Use Caulk Around Your Garage Doors

Winterizing Garage Doors Is Recommended Every Year

Winterizing Garage DoorsChristie Overhead Doors recommends winterizing your garage doors yearly to minimize maintenance repairs. It’s a good idea to lube and grease your garage doors. This allows the tensioners to keep operating smoothly. Sometimes you may hear cracks or creaking noises when opening or closing your garage doors in winter. This may be a sign that your garage doors need a little TLC.

Be sure to inspect the weather stripping at the bottom of your garage doors. The weather stripping can sometimes loosen or come off if the weather is extreme.  You can upgrade your weather stripping too. Heavy duty weather stripping is available for your garage doors.  Your garage door walls and garage door should be insulated to maximize energy-efficiency.

Did you know that air can infiltrate your wall switches? It’s a good idea to use covers and seals on all your wall switches to prevent cold air from coming inside. It’s easy to overlook such small things in your garage. Take winterizing your garage doors seriously, just like you would for any other exterior elements outside your home.

Many homeowners use caulk around their windows during the winter for a little added insulation and protection. The same mentality can be used on your garage doors. You can easily use caulk around your garage doors to keep cold air and moisture out of your garage. Christie Overhead Doors can answer any questions you may have about winterizing your garage doors. Contact Christie for more information.


Garage Door Company Couple Grows Business To Success

Garage door company Christie Overhead Door was recently featured in an industry magazine by International Door & Operator™. The article by Todd Thomas, IDA Managing director told a story of how a local garage door company in Brooklyn emerged as a top garage door company serving Staten Island, New York City and Long Island.

Garage Door Company Couple Started Out As High School Sweethearts

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Andrew & Carla Cimmino

Christie Overhead Door has been working with homeowners and commercial businesses to supply quality, garage doors since 1945. It hasn’t been an easy journey but it’s a love story that spans decades. Owners of Christie Overhead Door, Andrew and Carla Cimmino, started out as high school sweethearts. Now they are husband and wife and longtime business owners.

Andrew and Carla’s relationship has stood the test of time. They are a remarkable couple that continues to work together in good times and bad. The couple has managed to weather a recession, a facility transition and a restructuring of their garage door company to become a success. Andrew and Carla are true partners in life and they possess strengths that balance each other out.

Garage Door Company Owners Rely On Each Other

Andrew relies on Carla to collect and pay bills without compromising valuable customer relationships. Carla also manages internal staff and procedures to keep things running smooth. “She frees me up to go out and do what I do best,” Andrew says.


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A Vanity Andrew Cimmino Handmade

Andrew has been working at Christie Overhead Door since the age of 23. He is a natural when it comes to designing and carving woodwork.  Andrew started out as an installer and garage door technician. He climbed the company ladder overtime by working hard.   Andrew and Carla purchased Christie Overhead Door from the Christie family in April of 1993. They acquired Diamond Door Systems, a garage door company competitor in 1998.

Andrew and Carla attend garage door industry expos and they are active in local industry groups to stay current with the latest garage door innovations. Christie Overhead Door is the only accredited garage door dealer in New York City.  The company takes training and certifications very seriously. The credentials Christie Overhead Door has achieved is evident in the company’s superior technical abilities and exceptional customer service. Professionalism and the ability to create a customer’s vision is at the core of everything Christie Overhead Door does.

garage door company owner andrew-cimminoThis is one Staten Island garage door company with incredible heart. Christie Overhead Door attributes their success to close friends, advisors and dedicated employees. “We have a lot to be grateful for today and this holiday season.” Andrew says.  Christie Overhead Door wishes everyone a happy, healthy holiday season filled with many blessings! Read the full Christie Overhead Door story here.