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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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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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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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Lubricant Tips for Cold Garage Doors

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Well, it’s cold again. We sometimes get cranky about the cold weather, and garage doors do too. That’s when we normally grab the lubricant and spray like mad.  Nobody wants to get home one day and find the garage door just won’t move. But here’s a lubricant tip some people forget: When it gets cold, your garage door sometimes has trouble going up and down. This can be from a variety of things, but often, it’s simply because metal contracts in cold weather. This causes many of the metal pieces in your garage door to seize up or slow down. …

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Dear Winter Procrastinators…

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The Top 4 Winter Garage Door Repairs You Can DIY… or Have Us DFY (do for you). This time of year turns garage doors into monsters. Every day you pull in and out of your garage thinking: Man, I should really get around to that garage door repair before my door falls on my car. And every day you think: Meh, I’ll get to that tomorrow. Here’s your chance to be an anti-procrastination superhero. We’ve got four quick fixes/checkups that will keep your garage door running smoothly through the winter months. Stifle the Steven Tyler Scream. Ever notice how your garage door ends up sounding like…

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Replacing Weather Stripping Can Lower Your Heating Bill

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  Weather Stripping It’s finally cold in Ohio, and sadly there probably won’t be another 70 degree day until mid-spring at least. If the battle to keep the heat off till the last possible moment was finally lost to your wife and her 13 sweaters, maybe you can try another way to keep the heating bills from going up. Cold air gets in from everywhere – including the garage. But you can fix that, and sometimes it’s not even about insulating your garage. We’re talking about the weather stripping on your garage door – the seal that keeps that frigid…

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Garage Door Tune-Ups Save You Money

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We’ve been having a weird mix of rainy days and Indian Summer (also, the Indians are in the World Series, say whaaa??) in with our October this year. Nobody likes to walk into the garage and realize it won’t open. With all the changing weather and winter soon ahead, now is the perfect time to slip in a garage door tune-up to alleviate some of the repairs that your garage door will need over time. It’s quick and painless, and it could save you a bad morning in the long run. Here’s a few things to check before the weather…

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Garage Door Maintenance | Five Tips for Fall

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Five Easy Tips for Fall Garage Maintenance The first day of fall is upon us! That snuck up quick, didn’t it? Seems like a lot of things that sneak up on us – like garage door maintenance. While it may not *seem* crazy high on the priority list right now, taking your garage door’s pulse now could save you from standing out in the dead of winter trying to revive it later. With the holidays, we all know it only gets crazier from here. Here are a few fall maintenance items to check that will only take a few minutes,…

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