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Getting Your Garage Ready for Summer and Keeping It Cool

garage door in summer Do I need to check my garage door for summer? The answer is almost definitely yes. The Chicago area can get notoriously hot in the summer, usually hitting between 78 and 92 degrees on a typical summer day. This can cause your garage to get quite toasty if you don’t know a few tricks to help make your garage cool in the summer. The garage is one of the most overlooked areas that can have a big impact on your home efficiency, and makes for a more enjoyable car temperature!

Getting a Garage Door Ready for Summer 

Much of the secret to keeping a garage cool is in the gara... Read more

Clopay Garage Door Color Matching and Touch-up Paint

garage door color matching house

Love your Clopay garage door color, but want the rest of your house to match? We frequently get this request from homeowners looking to match trim, doors, accents and other areas of their home to their garage door color. You now have the ability to coordinate the exterior of your home to your garage door for greater curb appeal, or to match a specific home design. In addition, many homeowners are looking for touch-up paint for their Clopay garage door. This is an inexpensive way to get the matching paint color for your garage door for minor p... Read more

Wood vs. Steel Garage Doors: The Pros and Cons

When it comes time to install or replace your garage door, one of the biggest questions is: steel or wood? With so many styles available nowadays in a wide range of colors and finishes, it can be hard to determine which is the best for your home. To help you choose, we’ve put together a list of the pros and cons of each material:

Steel Garage Doors

Pros:  Low maintenance: In general, steel garage doors don’t require much maintenance. Their corrosion-resistant coatings keep them from rusting and acquiring small dings or blemishes.
  • Insulation: Steel offers good temperature and sound insulation. Adding additional insulation is easy and many
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Maintenance Tips For Wood Garage Doors

Wood Garage Door on Shed

To make sure that your wooden garage doors are looking their best and last a long time, we suggest several maintenance tips for reliable upkeep:
  • Keep them clean. The simple step of regularly cleaning your wood garage doors makes a huge difference in how they look and last. Build-up of dirt or moisture can cause garage doors to bend and warp.
  • Keep them protected. The other key to proper wood garage door upkeep is keeping them protected. The sun and harsh weather can shorten the life of natural wood garage doors, so...
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Types of Garage Door Styles


Garage Door Styles  

Garage Door Styles

Your home's curb appeal, or how attractive it looks, can be a major selling point when you list a property for sale. Even if you aren't planning on selling anytime soon, having a home that looks beautiful and attractive still matters and can provide a great return on investment in the long run. One thing that affects your home's curb appeal is the garage door. Different styles of garage doors complement different styles of houses. If you've never given much thought to the doors on your garage, or... Read more

Benefits of Ultra Grain Garage Door Finish

Benefits of ultra grain garage doors When choosing your garage door you need to consider factors like insulation value, durability and appearance. If you want a top-quality door that requires little maintenance and offers a natural look at a fraction of the price of real wood, an Ultra Grain door finish is an excellent choice.

Get the Look of Wood with Less Maintenance and Cost

Available for aluminum and steel Clopay garage doors, Ultra Grain perfectly mimics the natural beauty and grain of wooden garage doors but with sever... Read more

What to Do If Your Garage Door Is Frozen Shut

Garage Door Frozen Shut As the temperature drops and the snow starts to fly, problems with your garage door can arise. While it’s not a common problem, from time to time you might find your garage door frozen shut. This is obviously a major inconvenience, especially if your vehicle is inside and you can’t get it out. It can also prevent you from parking your car inside at night, leaving it exposed to harsh weather and freezing temperatures. If you find your garage door is frozen shut, there are a few steps you can take to open it without causing damage:
  • Remove ice: In most cases...
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Choosing the Perfect Garage Door Color — Choosing the Right Color for Your Home

If you’ve never had a new garage door before, you probably haven’t given much thought to what color to paint a garage door. But choosing a garage door color is an extremely important decision. A garage door represents a large portion of your home’s exterior, and choosing garage door paint colors that don’t match or complement the colors of your home can create an unbalanced, unattractive look. Following are the considerations you should take into account when looking for good garage paint colors:

Does the Color Complement Your Home?

Some popular garage paint colors may not be a good fit because of th... Read more

The Dangers of Cheap Garage Door Service and Products

quality garage door service and products Many homeowners don’t know where to start when searching for garage door products and services. They may look online for local providers, or they may ask friends and neighbors for recommendations. The process that leads you to your garage door product and service provider is incredibly important to the success of your project. It’s important to look at other factors in addition to the lowest price if you want to avoid the dangers of cheap garage doors or garage door service. Here are a few ideas for making sure you find the best service provider for your home.


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