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Modern Garage Doors are a Great Investment

By | Clopay, Faux Wood Garage Door, Investment, New Garage Door, New Install | No Comments

Now that the warm weather is finally here to stay, you might be thinking about doing some home repairs and updates. Maybe even replacing that old garage door you’ve been meaning to get rid of. Did you know that getting a new garage door is actually one of the best investments you can make for your home? According to Remodeling magazine, you’ll get back an average of 98.3% of what you spend on a garage door. That’s a better ROI than pretty much any other home improvement project! We offer a huge selection of Clopay garage doors – you can start your search here. Here’s one of…

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Common Garage Door Problems

By | Maintenance, Noisy Door, Openers, Preventative | No Comments

Worrying about your garage door typically isn’t a priority until something goes wrong. The great news is it’s actually pretty easy to make sure that it’s working properly by doing a visual inspection every two months or so and lubricating the major parts two times a year. If you notice a problem while you’re doing one of your visual checks, we’ve compiled a list of the most common garage door problems. This will help you determine whether you can fix the issue yourself or to give us a call to make the necessary repairs. The Door Opens or Closes with…

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Is It Worth Getting a New Garage Door?

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It’s a classic dilemma: “Should I buy a new one, or try to make the old one last longer?” We all face that choice at some point; maybe with a car or a house. Sometimes it makes sense to wait a little longer to replace something, and other times it can be more risky to put off a necessary upgrade. The same goes for your garage door. Many garage doors – especially our Clopay doors – are built to last for a long time. But eventually, they’ll need replaced, too. So is it worth getting a new garage door right now?…

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Turn Your Garage Into a “Smart Garage”

By | Liftmaster, Openers, Smart Garage, Technology | No Comments

There are so many “smart” devices these days your head may be spinning. Smart cars, smart TVs, you may even be reading this on your smartphone. Our everyday life objects are more connected than ever. But have you ever thought about having a “smart” garage? With one simple tap on your smartphone, you can control your garage. This may seem unnecessary to you, but here are some reasons why it’s beneficial.   1. Did you remember to close your garage door or not? This sounds all too familiar, doesn’t it? You reach your destination and panic strikes because you can’t…

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Fixing Damage Done by Cold Weather

By | Garage Door Repair, Maintenance, Preventative, Springs | No Comments

Even though winter weather is finally clearing out, you’ll want to make sure your garage door is safe from any damage that the cold temperatures might’ve caused. Sometimes the signs of damage are obvious – like a garage door that won’t open. But many times, the signs of damage to your door can be more subtle. Not to worry, though! Most of these problems can be fixed through some easy maintenance. Here are a few common issues that can be caused by cold weather, and how to solve them. 1. Your door won’t open, or it gets stuck frequently: During…

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A New Garage Door with Your Tax Refund

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According to the IRS, the average tax refund people receive in the US is around $3050. For many people, getting your tax return is a very exciting time. When you see that check in your hand or money deposited into your bank account, it’s hard not to want to splurge on that new 70-inch TV or dream vacation. As a homeowner, putting that money into your house, specifically a new garage door may be the wiser choice. Remodeling Magazine magazine’s 2018 Cost vs. Value Report stated that a new garage door recoups around 98% of its cost in improved home…

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Get Your Garage Ready for Any Season

By | Garage Door Repair, Maintenance, Preventative, Springs | No Comments

The calendar says that we’re in the middle of winter. But the weather we’ve been seeing the last few weeks might tell you a different story. The temperature this time of year is like a yo-yo. And that constant change in temperature can be surprisingly harmful to your garage door. Maybe you’ve noticed some of these issues with your garage door recently: – It gets stuck to the ground or has pieces hanging off of the bottom. – Too much cold or warm air is getting inside your home from the garage. – Your door makes loud, screeching noises when…

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Turn Your Garage Into More than a Storage Room

By | Cleaning, DIY, Entertainment, Garage Door Screen, Insulated, Investment, New Garage Door | No Comments

Everyone has that one junk drawer they just can’t seem to get organized. Soon enough, that drawer becomes a junk box, which then becomes several junk boxes that end up in a closet. Many times we give up trying to sort it all out, so we shove it into the garage for storage. Before you know it, your whole garage can turn into one big junk drawer that you can’t even park your car in. But your garage can be so much more than that! Imagine all the space you could use for tailgating, DIY projects, and a play area…

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How to Enhance Your Garage Security

By | About Deluxe Door, Clopay, Curb Appeal, Emergency Requests, Garage Door Frame, Garage Door Repair, Garage Door Screen, Investment, Liftmaster, Maintenance, New Garage Door, New Install, Openers, Same Day Repair, Springs, Steel Garage Door, Windows, Wood Garage Door | No Comments

Often times when homeowners are considering their home security they tend to overlook the importance of securing the garage. The garage tends to be used as a storage place for numerous valuable power tools, lawnmowers and your cars. Not only are their valuables in the garage but an attached garage could also allow easy access to the rest of your home. As many homeowners overlook this the garage door becomes an easy point in many homes security. Depending on the type of garage door that you have, contacting a professional or consultant for advice may be in your best interest….

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Easy New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

By | Clopay, Energy Efficient, Garage Door Repair, Holiday, Insulated, Investment, New Garage Door, New Install | No Comments

The new year helps us set some goals in our lives, and it gives us a little extra motivation to get them done. But sometimes it’s hard to keep up those resolutions all year long. So here are some easy New Year’s Resolutions for your home that you can actually keep: 1. Save money on your energy bills Many people don’t realize how much cold air they let into their house through the garage. And as brutal as winter weather has been this year, that cold air can really do a number on your energy cost. So this year, make a…

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