Rated 3.7 out of 5Â by 10
Rated 3 out of 5Â 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 4 out of 5Â 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 5 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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