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Insulated Garage Door | Perks for ALL Weather

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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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Save Money On Your Electric Bill

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Investing in a good garage door can actually help you save money on your electric bill, especially if you’re investing in a Clopay garage door. A lot of people think highly insulated garage doors only benefit you in the winter on those cold days, but they help a ton when you hit the warm summer days we’ve been having. Here’s a little more info on what to look for in your garage door when you want higher insulation. Save Money on Your Electric Bill with This Type of Garage Door: When you’re looking through garage door options, polystyrene can get the…

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Garage Door Intellicore Insulation | Energy Efficiency

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Everyone knows that a new garage door can make a home come alive. You can see the difference between an old faded door and this brand new, highly insulated Clopay Canyon Ridge garage door system. Aesthetic isn’t the only thing that gets better when you get a new door. You upgrade the look, but you also have the opportunity to upgrade the quality with better garage door Intellicore insulation.That’s why it’s important to know about the new kind of insulation that Clopay offers called Intellicore technology. Here are the three biggest differences that Intellicore insulated garage doors make. You garage door will make your…

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2016 Garage Door Trends

By | Composite Garage Door, Energy Efficient, Environmentally Friendly, Glass Garage Door, Insulated, Liftmaster, New Install, Smart Garage, Wood Garage Door | No Comments
So there’s this big show that happens every year called the International Builders’ Show, where a bunch of top-notch businesses display what’s trending in 2016. It’s a big opportunity for them not only to show off their quality products, but also to show off how modern they look. Clopay (our garage door manufacturer) attended the show just last week in Las Vegas, and with their new design for aluminum and glass garage doors, they fit right in. It’s cool to hear that Clopay is keeping up with the big dogs…and in a lot of cases, leading the pack. They’re doing...
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New Garage Doors Are An Investment

By | Energy Efficient, Glass Garage Door, New Install, Smart Garage, Steel Garage Door, Technology, Wood Garage Door | No Comments
Clopay’s most recent blog raves about how new garage doors end up being an investment in the long run. "Rising home prices, curb appeal, and energy efficiency contributed to gains in the projected return on investment for homeowners who are remodeling with an eye toward resale, according to Remodeling magazine’s 2016 Cost vs. Value report.” The report went over a bunch of home improvement projects that people take on and what generated the biggest bang for your buck. Out of the top five projects, four of them focused on the exterior of the home, which makes sense, since it’s what people...
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Garage Door Insulation | R-Value | Energy Efficiency

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This time of year you’re dreading that walk into the cold garage every morning to get in the car, or worse - looking for some obscure tool in your bare feet and wondering why you didn’t take the time to put your slippers on. Garage door R–value plays a big role in how warm your garage is, and how warm your garage is plays a big role in the energy efficiency of your home. Your garage is another room in the house, so why not have it insulated that way? According to Clopay, the top-grade garage door manufacturer we work with,...
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Things You Should Know When Looking For A Garage Door

By | Energy Efficient, Environmentally Friendly, Liftmaster, New Install, Openers, Steel Garage Door, Wood Garage Door | No Comments
You may not have heard or thought of Clopay garage doors before, but there’s a reason we use them. They’re one of the top trusted brands in the nation, and they know their stuff. Clopay garage doors have become better insulated to take on the cold weather, and have taken charge in manufacturing some of the best looking garage doors out there. Here are a few things you should know about garage doors, thanks to Angie’s List: If you’re thinking of learning more about garage doors, we have a showroom in Worthington we’d love for you to see. You can...
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The Modern Look of Glass Garage Doors

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If your home can handle the modern look, a glass garage door is an amazing option for creating some can’t-miss curb appeal. Glass garage doors are one of the more versatile garage doors in terms of functionality in a home. You could even use one as an indoor partition or a patio door to open during parties. Here are some pros and cons of glass garage doors that might help you decide if it’s the best fit for your house. The Upside Glass garage doors offer a really bright option for your garage, because you get to customize how much…

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Why Steel Garage Doors Won the Popularity Contest

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Choosing a garage door isn’t like buying a new pair of shoes. You can’t try some on and see how they fit or take them back if you decide you don’t like the style. It’s a big decision, because it’s one you’ll live with for years to come. One of the choices you’ll have to make when picking your new garage door is what material you want. Obviously you want your garage door to match your house nicely, but you should also take into consideration what type of maintenance and upkeep you’re looking at. Here are some pros and cons…

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Garage Door R-Value | Save Money & Energy

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What the heck is R-Value anyway? If you appreciate science, you’ll want to know that R-Value is the measure of thermal resistance. The R-Value will help with conductive, convective, and radiative heat transfers but doesn’t account for the radiative or convective properties of the material’s surface. If you’re not really into that science stuff, you’ll want to know that the higher the R-Value on a garage door, the more it stops heat from entering or exiting your house. You’ll also want to know that the type of material you want your garage door made out of can make a huge…

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