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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

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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summer garage door maintenance

Summer Garage Door Maintenance – Things to Check

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Summer is great for getting outside, cracking those bikes and basketballs out of the garage, and planning as many cookouts as possible. But as you’re in and out, there are a few things to check in your garage that can be affected by humidity and sunlight. While springs, cables, and rollers tend to need repair in the winter, the summer  tends to give us some different issues. Summer Garage Door Maintenance Issues SENSOR MALFUNCTION. Direct sun can sometimes make your sensors think that something is obstructing your garage door when there’s nothing there. Kind of annoying, we know. Thankfully, we have…

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Replacing torsion springs doesn't have to break your schedule.

Torsion Springs Don’t Have to Ruin Your Week

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Torsion springs are the most common garage door repair we run into in Columbus. They slide into a bar above your door, unlike their sister springs (extension springs) that are on the sides of the opening. Good news is – we know how to handle both. Torsion springs tend to wear down because of changes in temperature. The hot summer humidity and the frigid snow days in the winter will cause them to rust and warp. How to Tell if You Need to Replace Garage Door Torsion Springs If you’re not sure if your torsion springs are broken or not,…

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Great ROI

New Garage Door – Great ROI

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This one’s for everyone thinking about remodeling – and also wanting to get the most bang for their buck. Whether you’re looking to move or make your house into your dream home, we’d be remiss if we didn’t share a few key facts on why replacing your garage door might be one of your best investments this year. Why a new garage door has great ROI   It’s basically free. Let us explain. According to Remodeling magazine – the 2017 Cost vs. Value report shows that the national average ROI for a new garage door is 85%. As in, you’ll get 85%…

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Organize Your Garage for Summer Sports

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Prepping all your kids for their various sports is no small task. Keeping all their game dates, practices, and who’s bringing snack this week straight is hard enough. Keeping track of their equipment… shouldn’t have to be. We looked up some of our favorite ideas to organize your garage for sports equipment. Check it out! A few ideas to organize your garage: BALL CLAW. Ok let’s be real, this is way better than digging in a bin for your kids soccer ball because it has to be in there somewhere. He can just swipe it off the wall on his way…

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