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When to Upgrade Your Garage Door Opener

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If own an older home, there’s a good chance that your current garage door opener is outdated. But garage door openers can last a surprisingly long amount of time, so how do you know when it’s time to replace? Our garage door repair experts review 6 reasons why you should upgrade your overhead garage door opener.

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What to Do When Your Garage Door Spring Breaks

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Broken garage door springs are one of the more commonly reported garage door problems. Contrary to what many homeowners think, it’s your garage door spring that supports and lifts your garage door, not the opener itself. This means that a garage door spring is under a great deal of tension and will eventually wear out over time. Your typical garage door spring will last 10,000 cycles, which equates to roughly 7 years of use. Read on to learn how to determine if your garage door spring is broken and decide whether you should DIY or hire a Portland garage door repair company.

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4 Risks to Look Out for During Garage Door Safety Month

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Did you know that June is Garage Door Safety Month? Started by the International Door Association (IDA) and Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA), Garage Door Safety Month aims to bring awareness to the safety risks that garage doors can pose. To help ensure you and your family are using your garage door safely, we have complied four common garage door safety risks and tips to avoid them.

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Should You Add Windows to Your Garage Door?

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The simple answer: it’s up to you! Garage door windows have a way of adding additional curb appeal to your garage door and home, not to mention letting in more natural light to the space. However, depending on what you have inside, garage windows could create a security issue if people can see through them.

Follow us as we take a look at pros and cons of this garage door design, and decide for yourself whether to install windows in your garage door.

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How to Make the Most of Your Garage for a Garage Sale

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The weather in Portland is improving and the trees are blooming, which can only mean one thing: Spring has arrived! This is also a popular time of year for neighborhoods and households to hold annual garage sales.

People look to declutter after our long, dark winter, and a garage sale is a simple and easy way to make a bit of extra money while spring cleaning. Whether you relish the tiny house movement or live in a large dwelling, we’ll help you make a garage sale work for your space. Continue reading for our favorite ways to prep your garage for this big day so you can have a successful garage sale.

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Why You Should Shop Around for Garage Door Service

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For garage door installation or any other service, it’s a good idea to read reviews and compare several options before you sign off on a contract. We recently heard about an incident with GDS Garage Doors out of Dallas, who made the news for its fraudulent technicians in San Diego and other cities. This compelled us to emphasize the importance of shopping around. We’ve compiled some tips to help you make sure you choose the right garage door company.

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