Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 10
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tomp Doors assembled easily and were of good appearance overall
The doors were a good value and I liked the appearance. The doors are of a good design but suffer from poor workmanship overall. I received one door with several dents in a panel and am now waiting for a month for a replacement. I also noticed that all labels are applied messy and haphazardly which leaves me concerned on overall quality and other manufacturing steps which may be deficient.
April 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AVRProject Installed it with no help.
The instructions stipulate i needed help, but with a little imagination and planning, it got done in one evening, all by myself. Yes, I can lift 300 lbs.
The Install DVD was helpful, but glommed over some of the technical details - refer to written instructions.
The written instructions were also helpful, but a couple of the pictures showed the side rails installed upside down and swapped. After a little head scratching, I had to tear them apart and put them back in the correct orientation.
The top rail alignment instruction was -- vacant. I used a framing square resting on the top panel edge and suspended it with a broom handle to point to where the top rail should end.
I was replacing barn doors with a smaller garage door, so my install didn't follow the directions. I mounted one side rail, assembled the lower door sections, then mounted the other side rail. I will frame the doorway later to seal it.
This was my first garage door 'new' installation and I must say I am impressed. I can raise and lower it using one finger.
July 13, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by homeowner7 Piece of junk
The center 2 brackets broke and damaged (buckled) the door after 10 months. Coply would not stand behind the warrenty. The brackets are very, very thin and will break when using a garage door opener. Compare the brackets to replacement brackets and you will see a big difference.
October 14, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Maineiac Not bad to install, better quality than expected.
I just installed this garage door this weekend. Let me start by stating that it is very important that all panels, tracks, brackets, etc., be within specifications stated by the manufacturer. If you do not meet these specs, your garage door and/or its hardware will not last.
I was replacing an older garage door made by the same manufacturer; the old door was present when I bought my house. It was installed by a professional, so the measurements were right-on, but it was the cheapest model that Clopay made. With the pressure sensors of my chain driven garage door opener not working properly, I did not park my car all the way into the garage (the rear end was hanging out). The garage door closed on my trunk, and the top panel (again, of the cheaper, older door) crushed before the sensor pushed it back up. I mention this in this review, as THIS model garage door, the 2050, is far superior to their lowest price model (number 1102). My 98 lb. wife was able to move the old door panels off of the front yard when I was not looking, but the new panels, for this model 2050, are much heavier, with built in bracing inside the panels. I estimate thay they are probably 40 to 50 lbs. each.
The hardware on my older Clopay garage door lasted well, which was identical to this one. They were at least 6 years old, and had no problem with them whatsoever. (I read another review where the person shared that his hinges or other hardware only lasted ten months). The rollers are made of nylon, not steel. So, you do not want to put grease in the track, as it could break down the nylon rollers.
And, some other reviews have stated very quick installs. Unfortunately, I believed them before i started working on this project. The truth of the matter is that with me and my friend doing the install, both very capable, mechanical people, it took 5 hours. That includes removing the old garage door, with its tracks, and installing this one soup to nuts, attaching it to my existing opener (that part took only 5 minutes). The manual states that it will take two people 9 to 12 hours. One person could do the install with a little mechanical creativity, as long as he/she had someone to help them get the packaged/unbuilt door into their truck/trailer. One could later open the box at home and take out the panels and hardware one by one without much difficulty, as long as he/she could lift the weight of one panel (around 40-50 lbs., as I said). I cannot imagine any one person taking any less than 5 hours on this project, however, as the two of us did it in 5 hours.
And, very important, this garage door does not come with any track hangers needed to hang the end of the track to your garage's framing/celing. So, if you are building this from scratch (not replacing an older track driven door), make sure that you buy the punched/perforated angle iron with some nuts and bolts needed to do this install. If you do not buy the angle irons independently, you can find it on HD's website, titled : Clopay Rear Track Hanger Kit, currently model number 4125478.
November 21, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Burl Tougher than it should have been...
I have owned a hoyse and per formed most home repais for 25 years. The replacement of a garage door should not have been so frustrating. A new installation would have been easy compared to replacement.
16 hours it is done.
1. Instructions loacated between panels...why not at end of box?
2. No reason to attach cables on first panel so early...wait until ready to install springs.
3. Garage door opener brace....do not form a brace from your own angle iron...wait until one of last steps and use one in box.
4. Instruction pictures are poor at best
5. Track will be angled top to bottom and not perfectly vertical...no mention in instructions.
6. Packaging poor...top panel dented on back side from straps....did not notice until door was hung...too late.
7. Installer should have some basic home repair skills before attempting.
May 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ayman easy to install
other than the fact that I had to buy 2 of them cause first one was damaged and I had to return it and when I got the second one and just as I was finishing the top panel I found out that the company forgot to drill the holes in the top bracket so I had to go back to home depot and they kind drill the holes as a favor from them . I guess it Is ok for they money .
September 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bob38 Easy Install
Just finished installing (2) Clopay 2050 9' x 7' three layer garage doors. I'm almost 72 years old and I expected a much longer and harder job than it turned out to be. The doors are beautiful and hopefully they are just as durable. The old doors were noisy (ball bearing, steel rollers). The plastic rollers are quiet, but will they hold up for twenty years like the old ones did?
October 5, 2010
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 skip the handles
Installation was good except for the plastic handles. You have to drill through the door sections to install them. I followed their instructions for exactly where to drill, but I hit a long screw in the middle of the door (that's holding the bottom seal strip on), which sent the drill bit off center. the hidden metal plate inside the door also detached while i was drilling through it and started spinning with the drill bit, chewing up the insulation and preventing me from driling through it, making me have to monkey the attachment of the handle. Between the two obstructions, the handle is crooked and weak. I didnt bother putting on the other handle (in the second section up) since I have an opener anyway. so skip both handles if you wont NEED them.
Also, if your side clearance is close to the minimum required, put the rollers in the hinges BEFORE you nail the sections in place...putting the rollers in according to the instructions doesn't work if you only have the minimum clearance.
Door is fairly quiet, except the center hinges make loud creaking noises as they pivot, and the moving pulleys scrape against the track (I have the low headroom double-track kit, which is way overpriced...definitely a "gotcha" item). Might be worth it to grease the hinges before installing.
July 18, 2012