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How to Open a Garage Door Manually

How to Open a Garage Door Manually

Most homeowners will never have to open their garage door manually. The electric garage door opener was invented in 1926 by C.G. Johnson and since WWII they have become universal. The only time you will ever need to open your garage door manually is in the event of a power outage. While unlikely, it’s still a good idea to know how to do it. Read the steps to open a garage door without power below.
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How to Pick the Right Garage Door Repair Company: 5 Tips

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If your garage door is out of commission, it can be tempting to do a quick google search for “garage door repair near me” and dial the first number you find. While you might get lucky finding a reputable repair company that way, you could also end up with a company that will swindle you for extensive repairs or a new garage door you don’t need. Here are five tips on how to pick the best garage door repair company near you.
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5 Bike Storage Ideas for Your Garage


In the Portland area, more and more people own bicycles and use them as a primary form of transportation. If your garage is short on square footage, consider storing bikes off the ground to free up additional floor space for other storage and garage organization needs. Here are a few bike storage ideas that are easy to put together.

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5 Tips for Childproofing a Garage

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Whether you’re a new parent or are a parent just moving into a house with a garage, you likely have child safety on the mind. Kids are curious creatures, and sometimes, their curiosity can lead to danger.

We often think of different ways to childproof the interior of our homes. However, it’s important not to forget the garage. In fact, we often store some of our most hazardous items in our garage, so this makes childproofing especially important. Below, we’re listing 5 ways for you to childproof your garage.

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How to Re-Organize Your Garage This Spring


“Honey, where should this extra box go? And what about these old books?”

“Ah, just put them in the garage! We’ll figure it out later.”

Does this exchange sound familiar? Many homeowners can relate. In fact, for the great majority of us, garages can quickly become a space for hoarding things we don’t truly need.

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