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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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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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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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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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Spotting a Garage Door Scam

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Turns out that Tim Patterson, a leading garage door technician for Garage Door Services (GDS), was “bound over for trial in San Diego Superior Court on nine counts of felony residential burglary and nine counts of theft, most of which are felonies,” according to Door + Access Systems magazine just this spring. It’s crazy how spotting a garage door scam can be easier than you’d think! So how exactly do you identify them? Anyone can have a great website and some big promises, but there’s so much more to a business than that.   Comb Through Reviews Any website can look…

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Crooked Garage Doors 101

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Ah yes, the classic crooked garage door gap. Nothing like that sinking feeling in your stomach when you watch your garage door hit the ground crooked. Might as well put up an “Animal Shelter” sign while you’re at it, considering you’ll probably come home to eight mice and a raccoon waiting for you. There are a couple reasons you’re running into this problem, but whatever the reason, we hate to shoot you straight – it’s time to call the experts (that’s us, in case you’re wondering). Why Your Garage Door is Crooked If you have a wooden garage door, the bottom panel could…

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Jeff Mays: Hater of Garage Door Scams

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Here’s a garage door scam to watch out for. One that makes the hair on the back of Jeff’s neck stand up straight. All over the internet, you’ll see ads for garage door services. Lorrie Nelville recently got caught in the trap when she dished out about $700 to a company who doesn’t even exist. She described her experience as “a mess.” After hearing all this, investigators decided to go undercover to expose those sneaky rats. And they started their scam investigation in Grove City, OH. Investigators installed cameras for an appointment with Grove City Garage Door Inc., which had an…

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