CLOPAY GARAGE & ENTRY DOOR BLOG

  • From Functional to Fashionable – Garage Doors Have Come Along Way over the Last Two Decades

    Dec 20, 2010
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    “Garage doors become a fashion statement” is the headline as the magazine looks back at the manufacturing materials and technology that have catapulted doors to increasingly higher levels of energy efficiency, design, durability and security.
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  • FAUX WOOD GARAGE DOORS: FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THE LOOK OF STAINED WOOD

    Nov 08, 2010
    Clopay faux wood garage doors on a stone home
    Faux wood garage doors are becoming a popular alternative to real wood doors. Unlike natural material, they are UV resistant and impervious to moisture, meaning they won’t rot, warp or crack. Durable, energy efficient, and very easy to maintain, once installed, they are virtually indistinguishable from the original.
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  • 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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  • Maintenance Tips to Get Your Garage Door Ready for the Cold

    Oct 27, 2010
    Use a clean rag to remove any debris, grease or dirt build-up from the track. Lubricate all moving parts of the door (hinges, metal rollers and track) with 3-in-1oil. You’ll be amazed at the results. Suddenly all the creaking and squeaking will disappear into a pleasant hummmmmm. Never use heavy oil or grease. DO NOT LUBRICATE nylon rollers, plastic idler bearings or locks.
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  • Preparing Your Home for Hurricane Earl

    Sep 02, 2010
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    Hurricane Earl is barreling toward the Eastern Seaboard Thursday with winds swirling at around 145 mph. Forecasters issued watches and warnings along the Atlantic coast for most of North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and part of Massachusetts, alerting residents that hurricane and tropical storm conditions were possible within 36 to 48 hours.
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