Why You Should Read the Boring Stuff When Buying a New Garage Door

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If you've researched new garage doors at all, you'll find a little descriptor that mentions "R-Value." This is the point in the story where most people's eyes glaze over with boredom. However, if you're buying a new garage door, you may want to read a short blurb about what R-Value is. For all the science-haters: The higher the R-Value on a garage door, the more it stops heat from entering or exiting your house.  For all the science nerds: R-Value is the measure of thermal resistance. The R-Value will help with conductive, convective, and radiative heat transfers but doesn’t account...
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Ways to Keep Your Garage Cool in the Summer

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It’s not officially summer yet, but the heat has made it seem like it is. Garages are notorious for becoming unbearably hot in the summer. Whether you’re just spending time in your garage to park the car or you spend a lot of time working in there, it’s important to keep your garage cool as the heat continues to rise. Below are some helpful tips to help cool down your garage this summer. Weatherstripping At the bottom of your garage door there should be weatherstripping that seals the gap between the door and the floor. As time goes by, this…

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Turn Your Garage Into More than a Storage Room

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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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Easy New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

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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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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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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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Insulated Garage Doors Are Worth It

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Well, it’s snowing again. And it’s COLD. Whenever the weather swings dramatically enough to consider moving to a different climate, we reach for the thermostat – but have you ever thought that an insulated garage door helps with climate control in your home? Here are 3 reasons to consider an insulated garage door: 1 – Climate Control: It’s pretty obvious. An insulated garage door keeps the temperature in your garage a lot more manageable. What we sometimes forget is that the garage acts as a buffer zone between your house and the outdoors. Keeping it warmer makes it easier to keep…

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Save Money On Your Electric Bill

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Investing in a good garage door can actually help you save money on your electric bill, especially if you’re investing in a Clopay garage door. A lot of people think highly insulated garage doors only benefit you in the winter on those cold days, but they help a ton when you hit the warm summer days we’ve been having. Here’s a little more info on what to look for in your garage door when you want higher insulation. Save Money on Your Electric Bill with This Type of Garage Door: When you’re looking through garage door options, polystyrene can get the…

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Garage Door Intellicore Insulation | Energy Efficiency

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Everyone knows that a new garage door can make a home come alive. You can see the difference between an old faded door and this brand new, highly insulated Clopay Canyon Ridge garage door system. Aesthetic isn’t the only thing that gets better when you get a new door. You upgrade the look, but you also have the opportunity to upgrade the quality with better garage door Intellicore insulation.That’s why it’s important to know about the new kind of insulation that Clopay offers called Intellicore technology. Here are the three biggest differences that Intellicore insulated garage doors make. You garage door will make your…

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2016 Garage Door Trends

By | Composite Garage Door, Energy Efficient, Environmentally Friendly, Glass Garage Door, Insulated, Liftmaster, New Install, Smart Garage, Wood Garage Door | No Comments
So there’s this big show that happens every year called the International Builders’ Show, where a bunch of top-notch businesses display what’s trending in 2016. It’s a big opportunity for them not only to show off their quality products, but also to show off how modern they look. Clopay (our garage door manufacturer) attended the show just last week in Las Vegas, and with their new design for aluminum and glass garage doors, they fit right in. It’s cool to hear that Clopay is keeping up with the big dogs…and in a lot of cases, leading the pack. They’re doing...
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