3 Ways to Protect Your Garage from Hackers and Thieves

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Keeping your home secure and safe from would-be criminals is paramount for maintaining peace of mind. However, a recent video on YouTube from user Samy Kamkar illustrates how a simple child’s toy is able to break through and hack a number of remote garage door openers. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few ways you can make sure your garage door is not easily hacked.

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4 Steps to Giving Your Garage Door a Makeover with Fresh Paint

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Even though spring is not until March 20th, 2018, it’s never too early to think about fun spring makeovers for your house. Applying a fresh coat of paint to your garage door is a great way to make your home feel new, bright, and welcoming. While we don’t do paint jobs ourselves here at Larry Myers, we do recommend the following steps when updating and reinvigorating your garage’s paint job!

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Holiday Season Tips: Damage-Free Ways to Decorate Your Garage

Holiday LightsAh, ‘tis the holiday season. A season of fun, family, delicious food, festive parties, thoughtful presents, and sure, maybe a bit of extra stress. For many homeowners, the holidays mark a time to stand out in the neighborhood, showcasing their homes with gorgeous lights and decorations. Many homeowners will choose to decorate their garages, hanging lights and festive decorations over their garage doors.

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Meet the “Smart” Garage

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Technology has completely revolutionized how we live our day-to-day lives. Nowadays, we can use our smartphones to do virtually anything, from calling our friends, to booking tickets, to buying groceries, to paying our bills. How can we use technology to make managing our homes easier? In this edition of the Larry Myers Garage Door blog, meet the “smart” garage.

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How to Keep Pests Out of Your Garage


You park your car in the garage. You step outside of the car and ack! A trail of ants is marching across the floor in front of you—or worse, you spot a rat scurrying to its newest hiding place. Not fun! This Halloween season, how can you keep those spooky little critters out of your garage? Read on for tips and tricks from your Portland, OR-area garage experts.

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Pros & Cons of Using Garage Doors in Indoor Living Spaces

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It’s true: garage doors aren’t just for our garages. One of the latest home design trends? Installing glass garage doors in interior spaces. And really, it’s not just popular in homes—businesses, such as local restaurants, are doing it, too.

Could an indoor garage door be the right fit for your living space? In this edition of the Larry Myers Garage Door blog, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of this increasingly popular design trend.

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How to Maximize Your Garage Door’s R-Value

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When shopping for a garage door, you may notice that many doors have a designated R-value. But what does this mean? R-value is a measure of resistance to heat flow. So, the higher the R-value, the better insulated the door will be. When it comes to your garage door’s R-value, higher is usually better. Read on to learn more about the types of insulation and garage door materials that offer the highest R-value.

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