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4 Benefits of Updating Your Home with Clopay Overhead Doors

There are many home upgrades that add value and functionality to your property, such as upgrading your cooling system or replacing a roof. While most of these upgrades are long and costly improvements, there are some quick and relatively inexpensive ways to update your home, such as adding a garage to your home or updating your existing one. This is particularly true if you choose to invest in Clopay overhead doors, top-of-the-line garage doors that are built specifically for residential garages.  Below are 4 of the many ways that Clopay overhead door products can improve your home. They Protect Your […]

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The History of Clopay Overhead Doors

The first sectional garage doors can be traced back to 1900. As the popularity and availability of cars increased, so did the need for a place to store them. Carriage houses were transformed into garages, and while the old swing-out doors worked fine for a horse and buggy, people needed an easier and more convenient door for their motor house, the predecessor to today’s modern garage. The Olds’ Garage In 1903, automotive pioneer R.E. Olds built a new home in Lansing, Michigan, and added a 1000-square-foot garage he called an “automobile room”—complete with a turntable structure in the middle, which […]

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How to Open an Overhead Door Manually

Automatic garage doors that open when you press a button also have a manual option that allows you to open the door when your power goes out. Any overhead door in Battle Creek can be opened manually using this bypass option. To get started, you will need a ladder and your garage door owner’s manual. Check Owner’s Manual. While the following steps to opening your garage door manually should work on any overhead door, there may be specific steps you should follow for your particular door. Start with Door in Down Position. It is important that you do not bypass the electronic […]

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Why Hire a Professional to Repair Your Garage Door Springs?

Garages are great things. They are automotive repair shops, landscaping and lawn care sheds, camping and picnic storage rooms, athletic equipment rooms, woodworking shops, and any other number of things based on who owns them. Let’s not forget, of course, that they are also the place where you store your vehicle to keep it safe and protected from the elements. When you need to drive your car or put it away, or use your garage for all the reasons that fit your lifestyle, it’s a frustrating thing when the door isn’t functioning properly. Your garage door is the largest door […]

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Torsion vs. Extension Springs

When a garage door spring breaks, the loud sound that accompanies it can be frightening. After that, you’ll soon realize that your garage door has lost its functioning. Now you have to think about repairing your overhead door springs, which might leave you with more questions than answers. The good news is that it’s repairable and that there is a garage door repair specialist near you who is ready to give you the help you need.  Two types of garage door springs exist for overhead rolling doors — torsion springs and extension springs. Here is the information you’re looking for on […]

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Five Risks from Having Faulty Garage Door Cables

Garage doors have fundamentally changed homes and storage options, but they also come at a risk. Many people don’t understand that faulty garage door cables can pose serious problems. Here are five risks we want you to know about when it comes to faulty garage door cables. Request Cable Repair Car Damage Garage doors are very heavy objects that can easily cause damage if any problems arise. Garage door cables are the part of the system that help open and close the garage door. Faulty garage door cables can break at any time, causing the garage door to suddenly shut. […]

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5 Garage Door Installation Safety Tips

It’s one of the hardest-working doors in your home—yet it is one of its most neglected components, and as a result, one of the least safe. Garage doors weigh around 400 pounds, and may be raised and lowered several times each day. A 1000 pound-pressure spring helps the garage perform its up and down tasks, and if it malfunctions, serious or even fatal injuries could result.   Sooner or later, a garage door’s mechanical parts wear out, or the garage door itself begins to show signs of wear and tear due to the extremes of Michigan winters and repeated daily […]

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How to Tell If Your Garage Door Rails Need Replacing

There are lots of different components to a garage door. When all of them work properly, the garage door does its job. It opens and closes with the touch of the button, provides security from home invaders, and allows you to access the home as needed. But in order to keep it working well for as long as possible and prevent injuries and damage to one’s home, it’s important to stay on top of garage door repairs in Lansing. Knowing the signs that a particular part is in need of repair allows homeowners to make the repairs or replacements right […]

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Protect Your Home with Clopay Garage Doors

When it comes to garage door installation in Kalamazoo, we know that you have a lot of options for the kind that you can choose. Our customers worry about finding one that will look great and stay strong for a long time. For this reason, we often recommend Clopay garage doors. It’s a trusted brand that can help protect peoples’ homes. Here are some of the reasons that these garage doors are such a great choice. Well-Established Brand Clopay is a brand that has been around for a while. In fact, they’ve been in business for over 50 years and […]

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Tips to Keep Your Garage Insulated

Like it or not, the garage attached to your home is part of your home, and should be kept warm or cold depending on the season, just as you would the rest of the house. Here at Ingstrup Construction, Inc., we have unfortunately seen many incidents where people neglect to insulate the garage properly, and end up paying astronomical amounts each month on their utility bills and heating costs. There are multiple ways that you as a homeowner can mitigate these costs and even save money. Here are our top 5 ways to do just that. Insulate the Garage Door […]

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