How to Avoid Replacing Garage Door Springs

Replacing Garage Door Springs

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Replacing garage door springs is usually the biggest repair we run into at Deluxe Door Systems. Just a couple weeks ago, a Gahanna homeowner ran into this very problem. We were out to visit him in less than a day and had him back on track (pun intended) in no time. Because we are replacing garage door springs all the time, we are really good at it. It’s not an easy job, and it can be dangerous. If the tension caused by the springs released, the door could come crashing down. On you. Or your cat. That’s why people like us are…

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How to Open Your Garage Door Manually

How to Open Your Garage Door Manually

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How to Open Your Garage Door Manually during a Power Outage: The power is out, you already tripped over things in the dark, and now you need to figure out how to open your garage door manually before you’re late to work. We live in a world where things happen at the click of a button – But when the power goes out, things like our garage door still need to move. Don’t worry! How to open your garage door manually is pretty simple. You won’t even be late for work. HOW TO: Find the red cord hanging from a bracket…

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Old Fashioned Garage Door Style with a New Fashioned Build

Old-Fashioned Garage Door with New-Fashioned Quality

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Old-fashioned charm will never go away. Something about it reminds you of trips to the grandparents’ house, chocolate chip cookies, and in general…HOME. It’s a beautiful thing when your house can calm you down, even before you pull your car in the garage. If your garage door tends to make you cringe, it may be time for an overhaul. One of our best-selling and most beautiful types of garage doors is our Canyon Ridge Collection. Clopay (our garage door manufacturer) got smart and decided to capture the old-fashioned garage door feel by styling their garage doors off of old fashioned gates….

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How to paint your garage door the right way.

How to Paint a Garage Door

By | Curb Appeal, Maintenance, Paint and Stain, Uncategorized | No Comments

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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Keychain Garage Door Openers are Sweeping the Nation

Keychain Garage Door Opener

By | Liftmaster, Smart Garage | No Comments

Keychain garage door openers are the newest wave of gadgets coming to town. Most people enter their home through their garage, but no one wants to carry around a clunky garage door opener. It’s not only great for when you’re outside doing work, going for a run, or just having it handy on your car keys…it’s also a motorcyclist’s dream. The keychain garage door opener is just one of the newest products from LiftMaster that is sweeping the nation. Just like the LiftMaster app which lets you control your garage from your phone.   Here’s what people have to say about the…

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Spring Garage Door Maintenance You Should Know About

Spring Garage Door Maintenance

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Ohio weather has been bouncing like a spring – and your garage door springs may be complaining. With sunshine outside, it feels a little springy even though it’s not officially upon us. We think it’s the perfect excuse to get a head start on any spring cleaning and maintenance – including the garage!   Here are a few things you should include in your (pre) spring garage door maintenance list: Reorganize the garage. It’s supposed to be nice, but not so warm you’ll break a sweat – so it’s the perfect time to shift, sweep, reorganize, or declutter, so you…

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“Fixer Upper” Style | Garage Door Trends 2017

By | Clopay, New Garage Door | No Comments
"Fixer Upper," the HGTV phenomenon, has been sweeping the nation with Chip and Joanna Gaines' inspired decor. Here's how you can get their farmhouse-friendly style in your own home. The Fixer Upper Style This year Clopay is introducing a "Fixer Upper" garage door. What makes it amazing? It's all in the gray stain color and Mahogany overlays. In other words... it looks like belongs on a farmhouse! Your home can now have Chip and Jo-Jo's touch on the outside. In case you want the EXACT same garage door you see in this picture, here are the specs: Canyon Ridge Collection Limited Edition Series faux wood...
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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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Updating Steel Garage Doors

Updating Your Garage Door

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Updating to the Contemporary Style It’s cold and dreary out there, and updating your garage door may be just the thing you house needs to beat the winter blues. Even though it’s the season for garage door repair (which, by the way, if you’ve got one, we’re stupid good at fixing it), we’re still installing new garage doors for people. Steel garage doors are extremely popular, and with the modern swing our culture is taking, it’s a great addition to contemporary homes. These homeowners chose “the Modern Steel Collection garage door for its energy-efficient 18.4 R-value, custom window placement, and Clopay’s Color Blast…

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Clopay Garage Door ImagineNATION System

Clopay’s ImagineNATION Makeover

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How the ImagineNATION System Helps You Pick a Garage Door Clopay is a leader in manufacturing both incredibly high quality and beautiful garage doors that will literally transform and add value to your home. And in celebration of some of their new door designs, they’ve extended their imagineNATION contest – which showcases people just like you and me who did a garage door makeover. These aren’t just billion dollar homes. These are people who just chose one of the best value ways to make their homes look like a million bucks. If you need some inspiration, check out how much…

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