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Transform Your Home without Breaking the Bank

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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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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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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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How to paint your garage door the right way.

How to Paint a Garage Door

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Sometimes your house could use a facelift, but your garage door isn’t to the point where you want to replace it yet. At that point, is a new coat of paint on your garage door a good option? We hear that question a lot, and the answer is yes. People often forget how much your garage door effects your home’s curb appeal – updating your garage door can literally make it look like a new house. Our manufacturer Clopay has a lot of great tips for how to paint your garage door, and we’ve done some digging for you too. Painting your garage…

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Clopay on HGTV’s Urban Oasis Sweepstakes

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Clopay garage doors are keeping up with every trend, every year, which is why they're getting featured on HGTV's Urban Oasis Sweepstakes. HGTV and Clopay both recognize the trend of close-knit communities and urban style. HGTV states that "with more than 600 new urbanist towns, villages and neighborhoods planned or under construction in the United States, New Urbanism is poised to become one of the dominant design and planning methods of the 21st century." Long story short, URBAN IS IN. People in large cities are wishing for that small-town feel. A great (and timely) example is Stars Hollow in Gilmore Girls, but the best...
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Tips to Organize Your Garage

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We’re sending our kids back to school and buckling down for fall. Summer isn’t quite over, but the breeze is starting to get that cool edge that remind you that sweaters and pumpkin spice everything is around the corner. Summer has its own set of priorities—free time and parties and projects and yard games. If your garage is anything like ours, your kids have chucked shoes and tossed pool noodles and you’ve tripped over bikes and tackled all kinds of projects and… where is that screwdriver again? Cold weather doesn’t have to be unpleasant, but you don’t exactly want to…

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Cape Cod Style Garage Door

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It’s summertime, and many of you may be taking a charming beach vacation. It’s natural for us to wish we had that beach feel all year round, but the good news is – we can. All it takes is some Cape Cod style. Obviously as a garage door company, we’ve got to tell you about our Cape Cod style garage door from Clopay’s Reserve Collection, but we also want to help you identify some other Cape Cod themes for the exterior of your home.   Here are some features you should know about when trying to make the outside of your home…

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10 Tips To Help You Sell Your Home

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The housing market is crazy this spring. Zillow can barely keep up. It’s the perfect time for some tips on helping you stand out from the other homes for sale in your neighborhood. Below you’ll find 10 tips to help you sell your home. Some of them you have probably heard of, but there are a few you may not have thought about yet. Since there are so many people selling, it’s important to go the extra mile. Not only do you want to beat the competition, but you also want to make sure you get the biggest bang for…

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Cleaning Your Garage Door Windows

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Cleaning your garage door windows sounds like a massive pain. Good news is that if you have a Clopay door, the likelihood is the crossbars in your windows pop out. So instead of cleaning all those tiny panels, you can make the process go quickly. According to our garage door manufacturer Clopay, you can clean your garage door windows with a mild dishwashing soap and a soft cloth. You’re not supposed to use a harsh solvent-based cleaner of any kind, like ones with ammonia. Those could actually affect the quality, color, or insulation of your windows. If you do have those…

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