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Repair or Replace: When It's Time for a New Garage Door

Callahan Door & Window can repair or replace your garage doors in Mansfield and Delaware, Ohio. Do you have an impaired garage door? If it's beaten up or bent up, you might consider whether it's worth it to pay repair costs. Should you replace or repair it? Below are situations where it's best to replace: You're Letting in Too Much Air Unfortunately, it's possible to dent your garage door in all the wrong places. If the material is damaged towards the bottom or sides of the door, you're letting air into your garage. This may not seem like a big deal, but over time, it costs you more in air conditioning bills in the summer, and your house will be cooler in the wintertime (that means heat bills will also increase in cost!). If this is the case, it's probably time to get a new door, as dents are expensive and difficult to fix. You're Selling Your Home This depends on the amount of damage done to the garage door, but in most cases, you wil
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Make Sure Your Doors & Windows Are Protected

Make Sure Your Doors & Windows Are Protected Did you know that home burglaries actually happen during the day more than night? It sounds surprising, but it happens. You want to make sure that your home stays a safe haven for you and your loved ones. We've put together some tips to make sure that you can keep your home protected! 1. Install pin locks in your double-hung windows. This can be done by just drilling a hole, and these are also great to have if you also have sliding doors in your house. Pin locks can easily be found online if you're interested in using these to protect your home. 2. Are you looking to find a way to enhance the safety of your outdoor shed? Invest in a security hinge with tamper-proof pins and a locking center. This will keep intruders out for sure.  3. Something for both your doors and windows are to invest in alarms. Make sure your doors and windows are locked, and take the extra precaution of installing alarms that go off once the window or door

Squeaky Window? Here's the Fix

Follow these simple steps for squeak-free windows. Squeaky windows are not only annoying but possibly dangerous, too. For instance, they can be an indicator of rust buildup, which if inhaled long-term, can lead to iron deposits in the lungs. Less serious side effects include eye and stomach irritation. Whether you're worried about health risks or just want that irritating sound to go away, we've got some tips that might help:  1. Remove the window  Remove the window from its track to complete a thorough diagnosis of the problem. You may need to push the sliding window up first before you pull it out from the bottom. Remember to be gentle so as not to cause further damage to your window.  2. Inspect the wheels  Squeaking is often caused by rust or dirt that gets caught underneath the wheels when the window slides. This causes friction that could result in broken or deteriorated parts.  3. Remove any broken parts Your wheels may be tacked down by screws. If so, detach the screws

Spring: The Best Time For Window Installation

Spring is the best time of year for residential window installation. If you've been meaning to install new windows for a while now, but haven't gotten around to it, now's the perfect time! So, why shouldn't you wait? First of all, procrastination is an ugly habit. Second of all, spring conditions provide the most efficient and easy window installation in comparison to other seasons. Here's why:  Spring provides the most pleasant weather  Now that the weather is a little warmer, you won't have to worry about chilly drafts in your home while you wait for your windows. This allows for the process to go more smoothly because you won't feel as rushed. You can take all the time you need to complete the process because the cold weather isn't enticing you to hurry up and finish the job, making for a more thorough and detailed installation. And of course, you could wait until the summer, but that involves completing part of the project outside in the hot, sticky

The Importance of Updating Entryways in Your Home

Door To Endless Possibilities  Callahan is more than just a company that makes and installs doors and windows. We offer quality installations and service from our highly experienced and reputable technicians. Further, we provide a range of services in residential and commercial buildings, we maintain client relationships so we can be there for you and your family for generations to come, and we carry a broad range of door styles and sizes to accommodate any of your needs. If you are in the market for a new, aesthetically pleasing door, look no further. A new door will increase your home’s resale value, which will essentially pay for itself. It will also allow your home to gain more curb appeal while making you feel safe, comfortable, and happy with your new entryway.  Whether you know exactly what you want or if you find yourself having a hard time deciding, we will be here for you. We have anything from a steel utility door to a decorative fiberglass entryway system. However, on our w

3 Common Window Problems During the Winter

  1. Condensation  Condensation can happen in the spring and summer months, but the cold temperatures make this problem far more apparent. The buildup of condensation can grow over time and lead to black mold. Black mold is unhealthy to breathe in and can cause health problems like asthma, persistent headaches, and constant coughing and sneezing.  This problem can be solved by frequently wiping the windows and opening them occasionally to promote proper ventilation in your home. Or, if you have older, wooden windows, the frames might be warped upon repair, and the glass coloring might be faded due to heavy moisture. If you’re in need of new window installation, call (419)-884-3667 to improve ventilation and reduce condensation.  2. Poor Weather-stripping If you have outdated windows, the weather-stripping may be damaged or faded. This leads to cold drafts in your home and is also not energy efficient. This causes you to use more heat for your home and will cost you more on your energy

Signs You Need A New Front Door

      The front door is one of the parts of your home that are the most important. Right up there with windows, doors help to protect you from the weather, help you save money, and provides security for you and your family. Most people have started using their garage and side doors as the main access point to their home, so the front door is often overlooked or forgotten, here are some things you can look out for when checking your door to see if it needs replaced.     If your door sticks and is hard to open and close, this is an indicator that you need to replace your door. This could mean that the hinges are sinking, or that your door has exposed areas around the door. A quick thing you can do to check this is take a lighter around the perimeter of your door and watch what the flame does. If it moves around when you are holding it still then you most likely have air leaking into your home. This could cause your heating and cooling bills to get larger and larger so it should be fixed