CLOPAY GARAGE & ENTRY DOOR BLOG

  • April is National Garage Organization Month

    Apr 08, 2011
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    Watch this episode of DIY Network's "Money Hunters" online to see how two Philadelphia homeowners stretched their budget to reclaim and re-do their garage with all the right stuff, including a Clopay Gallery Collection Ultra-Grain garage door. That old door sure was squeaky. Tune in to see what we mean.
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    Clopay Garage DoorsNational Garage Organization MonthClopay Gallery Collection garage door

  • How to Manually Open Your Garage Door When the Power is Out

    Feb 01, 2011
    Hand manually opening a garage door
    One way to avoid the inconvenience of manually operating your garage door is to invest in an automatic garage door opener that includes a battery backup feature. That way, when the power goes out, the garage door will still function using the opener, as will the entry keypad and the safety sensors, and the garage door will be locked and secured. The LiftMaster® Evercharge® is a popular model.
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    Clopay Garage Doorspower outageManually Open Your Garage Doorgarage door openergarage door maintenance

  • 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

  • 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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    hurricane shuttersHurricane HazardsHurricane EarlDISASTER SUPPLY KITDisaster prevention

  • How to Clean Your Garage Door Windows

    Jul 02, 2010
    Snap In Clopay Window Insert
    For most Clopay garage door windows it is perfectly fine to clean the surface using a mild dishwashing and a soft cloth. Never use amoniated, abrasive or solvent- based cleaners of any kind. Some doors have decorative inserts designed to snap in and out of the window frame for easy cleaning.
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    garage door maintenanceClopay Impact-Resistant WindowsClopay Garage DoorsClopay