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Getting Your Garage Ready for Winter

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Winter officially begins December 21st this year. But we all know that winter weather won’t wait until then to start. Most of us usually put off doing home or auto repairs until it becomes a bigger problem. By the time we finally get around to it, it’s much more time-consuming and expensive. With winter weather coming our way soon, it’s important to get your home ready for the season – especially your garage. There are actually a few cheap and easy projects you can do now that will save you a lot of time and money this winter. So let’s get a step…

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How Cold Weather Affects Your Garage Door

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How Cold Weather Affects Your Garage Door – One week we complain about how hot September is, and before you know it, October brings forty degree weather and some home repair pains along with it. The following are a few things that might not take the cold weather as well as you this winter: Door Frame Your garage door frame warps when there’s increased moisture and when swelling of the wood occurs. Hot to cold, cold to hot, hot to cold… your garage door frame is bound to run into some issues during weather changes. Some common symptoms of your…

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Fixing Common Garage Door Issues

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A good garage door is a great investment for your home. Not only do they give you a fantastic ROI and transform the look of your home, but they’re built to last for many years – especially our collection of durable Clopay garage doors. However, even the best garage doors will eventually need some repairs. While you can avoid most major problems through preventative maintenance, you might still encounter an issue with your garage door at some point that you aren’t sure how to fix. And if you do, that’s okay – you can always give us a call! Repairing and replacing garage…

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Preventative Garage Door Maintenance

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The first day of fall hit in the middle of a heat wave this year, but that doesn’t change the fact that we know true fall and then frigid winter is just around the corner. We do live in Ohio, after all. And one thing we’re a big fan of is preventative garage door maintenance. Because preventative garage door maintenance means fewer problems down the line – like making an emergency call in the dead of winter because your garage door is holding your car captive. So we’ve gathered our favorite preventative garage door maintenance tips, just for you: Look…

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Make Your Garage Storm-Proof

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When most people think about protecting their home during a storm, they’re usually thinking about their roof and windows. But many times during storms, garage doors can take just as big of a beating. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has said that damage to garage doors is a major cause of storm damage to homes. Because of their size, garage doors are more likely to suffer from wind damage. And a busted garage door can let several inches of water into your home, costing you thousands of dollars in repairs. So how can you make your garage storm-proof? Here are a…

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Cottage Style Garage Doors

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We could probably call them “Lorelai Gilmore’s garage doors” because they’re so stunning. These Clopay Coachman cottage style garage doors help take you from the giant Columbus suburbs to small-town Stars Hollow instantaneously. There’s a reason these cottage style garage doors are such a hit. Columbus is booming, and there’s a new call to smaller and simpler lifestyles. Apartment complexes are being built that essentially create a “town” within the city. Developers are tapping into the millennial generation and the down-sizers to create communities where everything is in walkable distance. If these cottage style garage doors are the exact look you’re going for to achieve that cottage…

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Transform Your Home without Breaking the Bank

By | Before and After, Clopay, Curb Appeal, Investment, New Garage Door | No Comments

Everyone wants their home to look like a million bucks – but who wants to pay a million bucks? Maybe you cringe when you think about how much it would cost to do some home renovations. And a lot of renovations can be really expensive, like remodeling your bathroom or your kitchen. But not all home projects have to break the bank. Sometimes small upgrades like a fresh coat of paint or new furniture can transform the whole look of your house. And if you’re looking to do some renovations that add value to your home, low-cost projects typically give you a higher ROI…

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Insulated Garage Door | Perks for ALL Weather

By | Energy Efficient, Garage Door Repair, Insulated, Maintenance, Noisy Door | No Comments

Insulated garage doors don’t sound that glamorous, but they might be the best and most underrated thing you could do for your garage, your home, in any weather. Next time you reach for the thermostat, whether there’s an unexpected chill or it’s crazy muggy out – think about this: An insulated garage door helps with climate control in your home. Our 3 Top Reasons to Get an Insulated Garage Door: Climate Control: Not only does an insulated garage door keep your garage temperature more manageable, but it helps protect the “buffer zone” between your house and the outdoors. People often…

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Amazing New Clopay Designs

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Maybe you’ve been thinking about doing some home repairs or updates this summer. You might even be ready to replace that old garage door you’ve been holding on to. If you’re considering getting a new garage door – you’re in luck! Clopay Garage Doors – a leading manufacturer with well-priced and high quality doors – just introduced several new designs to their Modern Series. Now you can choose from amazing natural wood designs like Cedar, Redwood, Fir, and Meranti. These designs are perfect for contemporary, transitional, and mid-century modern homes. You can even customize your door with aluminum accent strips…

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Getting Your House Ready to Sell

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We’ve got some great news for anyone interested in selling their house. Many people are calling today’s housing market the “strongest seller’s market ever.” And for good reason – Nearly 12,000 homes have been sold in Columbus in the last five months. So if you’re thinking about selling your house, now is a great time to make some final improvements and get it up on the market. When you’re looking to make those final improvements, it’s always good to know what projects will get you the biggest bang for your buck. For example, easy, low-cost projects usually give you a…

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