Amazing New Clopay Designs

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Maybe you’ve been thinking about doing some home repairs or updates this summer. You might even be ready to replace that old garage door you’ve been holding on to. If you’re considering getting a new garage door – you’re in luck! Clopay Garage Doors – a leading manufacturer with well-priced and high quality doors – just introduced several new designs to their Modern Series. Now you can choose from amazing natural wood designs like Cedar, Redwood, Fir, and Meranti. These designs are perfect for contemporary, transitional, and mid-century modern homes. You can even customize your door with aluminum accent strips…

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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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summer garage door maintenance

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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Replacing torsion springs doesn't have to break your schedule.

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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Great ROI

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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Your Garage Before & After

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Before & After pictures are addicting to look at. They catch our eye because we love seeing ugly things become pretty. Remember  ABC’S Extreme Home Makeover: Home Edition where houses get completely overhauled? Or really any HGTV show these days where a homeowner’s dream home becomes a reality? We LOVE these kinds of shows, because 1) they show us change is possible, and 2) because we imagine what it would be like if our dreams came true. Whether or not you have boatloads of money sitting around for home makeovers or not, there’s a small Before & After project that may make more…

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Cleaning Your Garage Door Windows

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Most of us put off cleaning something because it seems like too much work. And cleaning your garage door windows just sounds stressful. Thankfully, our garage door manufacturer Clopay doesn’t like stress, either. If you have a Clopay door, you can clean your windows in just three easy steps! Step 1: Removing window inserts. Find the tabs around each of the snap-out window inserts. There should be four of them around each window insert. Remove them and pull the insert out of the window. Step 2: Cleaning windows. Rinse with a little bit of warm water to get rid of…

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Choosing the Perfect Garage Door to Match Your Style

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Making small decisions can be hard enough, let alone choosing a garage door, right? Well, it’s always easier when you have a friend to help you out. So we’re here to help you choose your perfect garage door. What Should I Look for in a Garage Door? Garage doors are great for a few reasons. They can save you a lot of money on your energy bills; they add a lot of value to your home if you ever sell it; and they can act as a centerpiece for your home’s personal style. So when you’re choosing a garage door for…

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spotting a garage door scam before it's too late

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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