Selling your home? You may want to consider a new garage door

Cost vs Value Garage Doors

Did you know that one of the easiest, quickest and best ways to increase your home’s ROI is with a new garage door? In fact, it’s one of the best improvements you can make when it comes time to selling your home.

According to Cost Value, replacing a garage door is one of the most affordable home improvements on the Remodeling 2023 Cost vs. Value report ( and has one of the top ROIs nationally. This year’s findings show that a $4,302 investment will net $4,418 or 102.7% at resale, on average, nationwide.

Ready to put your house on the market or considering it in the near future? If so, now would be a great time to put the plan in motion to replace your garage door. We’re here to help.

Learn more about how a new garage door can increase your home’s value.  


What to look for in a garage door company

When it comes time to purchase a new garage door or repair the one you’ve got, it’s important to work with a reputable, established garage door company like All Island Garage Door.

In fact, more often than not, we help home and business owners all across Long Island after they’ve tried to work with a big box store or have gone the DIY route, after they realized they should have gone with a company with experience.

Not only will hiring a garage door company with a great reputation save you time, but it can save you money and offer you something priceless: peace of mind.

Here’s what to look for in a garage door company.

Experience. Choose a garage door company that has been in business for at least a decade. Not only will they have extensive knowledge thanks to years in the industry, but there’s no problem they haven’t seen before. Whatever repair you need, they’ll be able to do it quickly and right the first time.

Great customer service. The best garage door companies know that the job doesn’t stop after the garage door has been installed. Instead, they are committed to servicing the garage door and providing you with excellent customer care for the longevity of your garage door.

The best prices. Never choose a garage door company that tried to upsell you. At All Island, we are committed to helping our customers select a garage door that working within their budget while also elevating the look of their home.

An extensive collection. We offer the full line of garage doors by Clopay, however, we can also order garage doors from other manufacturers, install and service them as well. Take a look at our gallery to see example of our work.

We’ve been serving all of Long Island for more than 30 years and are committed to offering our customers the very best, high quality garage doors at great prices. Ready for a garage door repair or upgrade? Give us a call!


How to use Clopay’s Door Imagination System

So, you’ve found a few garage doors that you think could look great on your home, but there’s just one issue: you’re not sure which to choose. With so many beautiful garage doors available by Clopay, it can be difficult knowing which is the right one for your home. After all, you can’t “try on” a garage door the way you can a new shirt.

That’s why Clopay launched their Door Imagination System, an easy-to-use virtual, interactive system that lets you choose different garage doors from from Clopay’s collections and add them to photos to see which would elevate the look of your home the most.

Get started by using the imagination system here on our website. Not sure what to do? This great video can help. Then, give the team at All Island a call. We are also here to help you find the best garage door four your home.



Clopay’s new Chevron patterned garage doors… beautiful!

Looking for a garage door that makes a statement? Take a look at Clopay’s Canyon Ridge faux wood garage door line featuring a new Chevron design. Not only is the look retro-inspired, but it adds a stylish, modern but timeless look to homes.

This new design is available on Canyon Ridge doors off all sizes. Elevate the look even more with one of nine special colors, custom windows or hardware.

“Natural is the new neutral, and Chevron is a perfect way to warm up monochrome light and dark exteriors with eye-catching patterns and texture,” said Justin Evans, vice president of residential marketing for Clopay. “We’re thrilled to offer this homeowner-requested design that complements a variety of home styles and offers the look of wood with less upkeep.”

Read the article at Ready to add them to your home? Give us a call!


Clopay’s Top Residential Trends for 2023

Clopay Garage Doors recently shared their top residential trends for 2023 – from fusing the indoors with the outdoors, to gorgeous color blocking, to high performing faux wood garage doors. Take a look at what’s in high demand by homeowners below.

Trend #1 Indoor/Outdoor Connections

Floor to ceiling windows and doors that blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living and flood spaces with natural light are a priority for homeowners. After spending so much time there, homeowners view their house not only as a place of work/life balance but their overall well-being.

Read more at Clopay

Trend #2 Color Blocking 

Many homeowners are now choosing more colorful palettes leaving sellers looking for easy and affordable ways to update their home’s curb appeal.

Read more at Clopay

Trend #3 High Performing Faux Doors  

Faux wood garage doors are made using durable, weather-resistant materials. Couple that with strength, sustainability and realistic texture, and homeowners can design exteriors that don’t sacrifice function for aesthetics.

Steel garage doors with a woodgrain paint finish and composite doors are easier to maintain than wood, will perform better and will last longer.

Read more at Clopay

Want to learn more about Clopay Garage Doors? Give the team at All Island call.

Three amazing garage transformations

No day is the same for the team at All Island Garage Door, and we love it! Recently, we completed three projects that transformed garage space into something really special – from a yoga studio and workout room, to a gorgeous pool house, to a garage fit for priceless, vintage cars. It’s amazing what beautiful, high-quality garage doors can do.

Yoga space & workout room 

All Island technicians installed Clopay Coachman garage doors at a home in Southampton for a spacious, relaxing yoga and workout space. We also installed a pair of LiftMaster garage door openers, too.

Stunning pool house 

Our Shelter Island customers wanted to elevate their pool house into something stunning and Clopay’s Avante garage doors with clear glass and a black frame did just that. What an easy way to transform a plain, ordinary pool house into something special.

A garage for a car collector 

We installed a pair of Canyon Ridge, four layer garage doors painted with color blast in SW Racoon Fur, as well as an Avante garage door with a white aluminum frame and clear insulated garage doors for a car collector in East Hampton. We completed the job with four LiftMaster garage door openers.


Clopay’s Extira Doors

Black Extira Door

Looking for a beautiful wood-look garage door that’s eco-friendly and also easy to customize? We have a few suggestions for you — including Clopay’s Extira garage doors. This Clopay line is a popular choice for both builders and homeowners who want a garage door that’s crafted from durable materials that look like wood.

Extira doors work great in homes that have unique size requirements. They’re also moisture, rot and termite resistant. Add to that sustainability and a completely smooth finish and you can see why these doors are so popular.

Take a look at this article by Clopay to learn more!


Winter Maintenance for Your Garage Door Opener  

The last thing you want to deal with come wintertime is a garage door that won’t open and close. That’s why it’s important to make sure that your garage door opener is up to the challenge before the colder temps arrive.

From depleted batteries to a garage door that won’t open due to ice and snow, winter in Long Island can be a challenging season for your garage door and opener. Before they start working overtime during winter, use our checklist below to make sure your garage door opener is up to the test.

Lubricate. One of the most important steps to making sure your garage door opener is ready for winter involves lubricating the garage door’s hinges and rollers. This is critical so that the garage door opener will operate smoothly. You can pick up a spray or other light lubricant at your neighborhood home improvement store.

Check the backup system. In the event of a winter storm, you’ll want to make sure your garage door opener back-up system is working properly. If it is, you’ll be able to open and close your garage door via the remote or touch pad even if the power goes out.

You’ll find details on how to test the back-up system in your garage door opener’s manual. For most, you can unplug the garage door opener from the outlet and test it to see if it still works with the remote.

Replace light bulbs. Not only should you replace the light bulbs in the garage before the cold weather sets in, you should go ahead and replace the garage door opener bulbs as well. Although most bulbs last about 10,000 hours, we recommend erring on the side of caution even if you think you’ve got a little ways to go before the bulbs stop working. You don’t want to be left in the dark in the garage on a cold winter night.

Replace the remote batteries. One of the quickest and easiest ways to get your garage door opener ready for winter is by replacing the batteries in the remote. Ideally, these should be replaced every two years or so, but bear in mind that cold weather will drain all batteries quicker.

A couple ways to tell if the batteries in the opener’s remote need to be replaced is by looking to see if a low battery light is on (if your model includes this feature) and by observing how quick the remote is to work. If it takes a few presses on the button to open the garage door, you probably need to replace the batteries.

Check the garage door. You’re going to want to make sure the garage door fits well in the frame and that there aren’t any gaps on the ground where snow and freezing water can get in. Should ice and snow get into the garage, particularly where it opens, it can cause the garage door to freeze shut and your garage door opener won’t work.

Be prepared. In the event that your garage door opener won’t work in the winter, be prepared. Have a broom and a shovel within easy access so you can clear snow and ice from the garage door. And for car safety during winter, have a pair of jumper cables or a power jump starter in your car, as well as a heavy blanket.

Still not sure if your garage door opener is ready for winter? Give the team at All Island Garage Doors a call. We can do a complete check so that it’s up to the test and ready for the colder months ahead.

Your easy fall garage door maintenance checklist

It’s getting cooler outside, and you know that that means (or at least what we’re going to say!)… it’s time to check your garage door and make sure it’s ready for the weather ahead. This season, we’ve kept the list simple, but what’s on the list is important. Trust us, you don’t want to deal with a garage door repair during the busy holiday season or when it’s bitter cold outside.

Take a look at the list below to ensure garage door is ready for winter.

Garage Door Replacement. If you’ve been planning on investing in a new garage door for your home this year, now is the perfect time. There are a myriad of benefits to replacing your garage door in the fall – from better energy efficiency to increase security to not having to worry about costly repairs.

Garage Door Springs. You’ll want to check your garage door springs now to make sure they’re working properly. Try pulling your garage door’s release handle when the door is down completely. Then, lift it part of the way up and let it go down on its own. If it comes down quickly you may need your garage door springs adjusted or replaced.

Also check that your garage door springs are lubricated. Sometimes, especially in older garage doors, the lubrication can dry up or harden which can cause your garage door springs to not work optimally.

Check the seal. The bottom of your garage door should seal to the ground. This is essential to keep drafts out of the garage – as well as any pesky critters! If there’s room between your garage door and the ground, it may be time to replace your garage door or the garage door seal.

Replace the rollers. We recommend replacing your garage door’s rollers every five years, and they should be checked at least once every year. If you haven’t done this yet, make sure to do so before the weather gets cold. Look for worn, cracked or chipped rollers. If you see any, give us a call to have them replaced.

Clean the garage door. If your garage doors are fiberglass, you can wash them down with a good all-purpose cleaner. If your garage doors are made from wood, take a look to make sure there are no warped or water damaged areas, especially if your wood garage doors are older.

It doesn’t take long to complete these fall garage door maintenance items, but it can really save time and money in the long run. We’re happy to check your garage door, too. Just give us a call to set up an appointment with one of our experienced technicians at your convenience.