CLOPAY GARAGE & ENTRY DOOR BLOG

  • Proving the Value of an Insulated Garage Door – Consumer Review

    Feb 18, 2014
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    We often talk about the impact a garage door has on a home's curb appeal. After a long, frigid winter, most of us are looking for climate appeal anywhere we can find it – including inside the garage. Clopay dealer EZ Garage Doors & Home Exteriors in North Versailles, Pa. recently shared a Facebook post from one of his customers, who conducted his own field test to compare the performance of his new Clopay door with Intellicore® insulation technology to his original wood garage door.
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    steel garage doorsgreen garage doorsenergy efficiency

  • 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

  • Dream Homes Deserve Dream Doors

    Jan 21, 2013
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    Initially, the clients were torn between real wood carriage house style garage doors or a faux wood construction material, which has surged in popularity over the last few years. A wood door is certainly a one-of-a-kind architectural feature and provides the design flexibility, character and charm New England homes are known for.
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    green garage doorsGarage Door TrendsFaux Wood Garage Doorsenergy efficiencyCurb Appeal

  • Plan Ahead to Avoid Garage Door Lock-In During a Power Outage

    Oct 29, 2012
    Most people don't even think about their automatic garage door opener not working during a power outage. We just expect it to faithfully go up and down when we press the button. If the power goes out, you may need to disconnect your automatic opener to manually open your garage door. Familiarize yourself with the process in advance to avoid having to search frantically for the garage door instruction manual in the dark.
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    hurricane preparedness


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