|Overhead Door And This Old House?|
David: A 1925 cottage with views of Narragansett Bay was selected by the show?s producers to be the subject of a makeover to transform the 1,600-square-foot seasonal Cape Cod-style dwelling into a year-round home. Master carpenter Norm Abram, host Kevin O?Connor and the This Old House team worked with Barrington general contractor Andrew Tiplady and Providence architect Mary Brewster to plan multiple changes, such as installing new windows to take advantage of the views, updating bathrooms, adding new spaces on the second floor, and revamping the roof. The renovation team also sought ways to harden and protect the exterior from strong bay winds, storm-driven rain and corrosive, salt-laden air. Overhead Door Co. of Providence/New Bedford was selected by Tiplady, who headed the local renovation team, to provide the garage door.
?Because the home is located in a strong wind zone, we chose Overhead Door Corp.?s Courtyard Collection, which is a galvanized steel carriage house door with composite overlays fastened with a marine-grade adhesive,? said Scott Grace, president of Overhead Door Co. of Providence/New Bedford Inc. ?This product also comes with a lifetime rust-through warranty, which is perfect for the beachfront.?
Kelly Terry, president of Overhead Door Corp., said, ?The choice of the Courtyard Collection is specially designed to resist weather, fungal decay, termites and rust, and features a special thermal seal to prevent air infiltration. Looking at it installed, no one will know that it?s really a highly energy-efficient door."
Tiplady admits that his process for finding the garage door provider was very discriminating. ?With our reputation on the line and a national audience watching our progress 24/7, we selected only those subcontractors with whom we could trust to be associated with this renovation," he said. ?Furthermore, we had five months to complete the project and needed subs we could rely on. We?ve had the pleasure of working with Overhead Door Company of Providence/New Bedford for the past 20 years and knew they could deliver not only a high-quality product and installation but the right product for the homeowner?s needs."
"This Old House" master carpenter Norm Abram had this to say about The Barrington Project: "The house had specific exterior needs based on its exposed, seaside location. Due to the quality workmanship of those involved, the result is a stunning home that will last the test of time."
Established in 1973 and based in Warwick, R.I., Overhead Door Co. of Providence/New Bedford Inc. is a leading garage door, gate and finished-garage systems company serving the needs of the residential and commercial market throughout southeastern New England. The family-owned and operated company is an authorized Ribbon distributor for Dallas-based Overhead Door Corp., which manufactures overhead doors and openers under the Overhead Door, Wayne-Dalton and Genie brands.