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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Transform Your Home without Breaking the Bank

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Everyone wants their home to look like a million bucks – but who wants to pay a million bucks? Maybe you cringe when you think about how much it would cost to do some home renovations. And a lot of renovations can be really expensive, like remodeling your bathroom or your kitchen. But not all home projects have to break the bank. Sometimes small upgrades like a fresh coat of paint or new furniture can transform the whole look of your house. And if you’re looking to do some renovations that add value to your home, low-cost projects typically give you a higher ROI…

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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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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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When You’ve Got An Old Garage Door

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How to Tell if Your Garage Door Needs Replaced It's hard to know when to let go. If you're like us here at Deluxe Door Systems, you value quality and long-lasting stuff, so getting something replaced takes a lot of thought. Unless your garage door is hanging sideways in its frame, it can be hard to know when to dish out the extra money to buy a new one. Here are some signs it may be time to replace your garage door: You've seen us way too often this year.  There's a chance this isn't your first repair rodeo. While...
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Garage Door ROI Might Surprise You

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Who ever thinks about garage door ROI? Most of us slap a bland color on a flat garage door and call it a day. It’s not our fault. We’ve been told do to that, because garage doors are only functional, right? WRONG. Your garage door may be the very first thing someone sees when they look at your house. That curb appeal not only helps your home’s value, it helps make it seem a notch above the rest. While getting a new garage door may seem like an upgrade that isn’t high on your priority list, it should be. When investing in…

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Does My Garage Door Have a Good Housekeeping Seal?

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Clopay garage doors come with the Good Housekeeping Seal, which means that you not only have the promise from Clopay that they’re a high-quality garage door, you have a promise from Good Housekeeping that says that if their “limited warranty Seal proves to be defective within two years fro the date it was first sold to a consumer by an authorized retailer (that’s us!), we, Good Housekeeping, will refund the purchase price of $2,000, whichever is less or, at Good Housekeeping’s sole discretion, repair or replace the product. This policy covers you, the consumer, whether you bought the product or it…

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10 Tips To Help You Sell Your Home

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The housing market is crazy this spring. Zillow can barely keep up. It’s the perfect time for some tips on helping you stand out from the other homes for sale in your neighborhood. Below you’ll find 10 tips to help you sell your home. Some of them you have probably heard of, but there are a few you may not have thought about yet. Since there are so many people selling, it’s important to go the extra mile. Not only do you want to beat the competition, but you also want to make sure you get the biggest bang for…

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How Garage Doors Can Sell Your Home | Garage Door Upgrade

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It’s always good to recognize what projects get you the biggest bang for your buck when selling your home, like a garage door upgrade. We did some digging and found a couple tips on selling your home from Stacey Moncrieff of the National Association of Realtors (Realtor Mag) when getting your home ready to sell: Low-cost, easy projects often return greater value. For example, replacing your old garage door with a brand new, cost-efficient (but sturdy) steel garage door can return 101.8 percent nationally on average. In fact, Stacey says that “in 43 of the 102 markets surveyed, REALTORS® said the new door would recoup more than 100…

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