Category Archives: Industry News and Trends

Using Your Garage as a Mini Greenhouse

Greenhouse

As spring in the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington area draws near, many people have gardening on their minds. As you know, your garage doesn’t just need to be your carport. We’ve talked about different ways to repurpose your garage in previous blogs, showing how your garage can second as anything from a home gym to a tiny guest house to an art studio. However, did you know that your garage can also be used as a mini greenhouse, too? Well, it can!

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Pros & Cons of Using Garage Doors in Indoor Living Spaces

Indoor Glass Garage Doors

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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4 Risks to Look Out for During Garage Door Safety Month

Garage Door Safety Month

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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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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Comparing the Best Garage Flooring Materials

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The floor in your garage takes a beating every day, from cars, chemicals, and dropped heavy objects. Depending on what you use your garage for, it’s important to pick the right flooring material to fit your needs. Before you begin, clean out your garage so you can evaluate the quality of your current floor. If it looks worn with cracks and indentations, a covering will hide and prevent further damage, while a coating will make them stand out. For a surface with very few blemishes, either a coating or a covering can work.

We’ll take you through a few popular flooring options to help you make a smart choice on a new surface.

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Choosing the Right Garage Insulation

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When it comes to maximizing the efficiency of your home, garage insulation is one of the most important features. It helps keep the rest of your home warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer and safe from potentially harmful gases all while keeping your energy bills low. It can also help by acting as a barrier between you and unwanted street noise.

However, deciding which insulation material to use can prove to be a project in itself. Ultimately, the type of garage insulation you choose will depend largely on your budget, as well as whether or not you decide to take it on as a DIY project or hire a contractor.

Here are a few garage insulation recommendations to help you decide on an insulation material to use in your garage.

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