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  • Recognizing the 7 Signs of an Aging Front Door

    Dec 03, 2013
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    If your front door is showing its age, it’s probably costing you money. And that’s not funny. Exterior doors, especially old and poorly insulated ones, can account for more than 20% of a home’s energy loss. If your door is warped, cracked, or the weather stripping is worn away you are also losing energy. A one-eighth-inch gap around a door is equivalent to a 6-inch-square hole in the side of your house.
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    Clopay Entry Doorsenergy tax creditsenergy efficiencyCurb Appeal

  • Remodeling Study Shows Exterior Door Upgrades Still Best Bet for the Money

    Jan 28, 2013
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    Here’s some good news about investing in your home this year, especially if you have plans to upgrade the exterior. In 2013, the top five remodeling projects that generate the biggest return on investment on average, nationwide, are: 1) Entry Door Replacement; 2) Fiber Cement Siding; 3) Wood Deck Addition; 4) Garage Door Replacement; and 5) Minor Kitchen Remodel. Remodeling magazine just released its 26th annual Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report comparing construction costs for popular home improvement projects against the share of those costs recovered at resale. According to the report:
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    Clopay Entry DoorsGarage MakeOversGarage Door TrendsGarage Door Newsenergy tax creditsenergy efficiencyCurb Appeal

  • Three Ways to Keep Your Garage Warmer this Winter

    Nov 01, 2010
    The easiest way to trap heat in and keep cold air out is with a weather seal. If you see a gap between the bottom of the garage door and the driveway when the door is closed, it's time to replace the bottom weatherseal, also called an astragal. If you see gaps on the side or the top, you should replace your weather seals or stop molding.
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    energy tax creditsinsulation kitinsulated garage doorsgarage door weather sealEnergy efficient garage doors

  • Low-E Insulated Glass Now Available on Clopay Coachman® Collection Carriage House Garage Doors

    Jul 19, 2010
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    Clopay is now offering Low-E (Low Emissivity) insulated glass on our 2-5/8” thick Coachman Collection garage doors. Low-E glass has a special coating that reduces the amount of infrared radiation that passes through, to reduce the overall heat transfer through the glass and improve energy efficiency. Due to the special coating, the glass does have a slight greenish hue.
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    energy tax creditsLow-E (Low Emissivity) insulated glassFederal Energy Tax Creditenergy efficiencyCoachman Collection

  • 2010 in Review

    Jan 04, 2010
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    Happy New Year! To quote a popular song, “every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”, so before we officially look ahead to 2011, we look back on some of our favorite moments from 2010.
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    energy tax creditsSmart HomeJay Leno Garage Mahalenergy efficiencyeco-friendly garage doorsDIY NetworkCommercial Garage DoorsClopay Garage DoorsClopay Entry DoorsAvante™ Collection


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