Tag Archives: maintenance and repair

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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What to Do When Your Garage Door Spring Breaks

Spring Breaks

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

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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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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How to Manage Garage Condensation

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Garage condensation is a common problem for Portland homeowners, especially in the early spring when temperatures are still cool but humidity is rising. The “sweat” you notice inside a glass garage door or on the floor of your garage might raise concerns, but it’s simply caused by a well-sealed space. Unfortunately, garage door experts can’t do anything to eliminate this issue, so instead we’ll show you how to manage it with some simple tips.

Prolonged moisture can lead to mold in the garage, so it’s important to be proactive about condensation. The first thing to remember is that a higher humidity level causes more condensation. Once you know this, then you can take steps to reduce humidity in your garage, thus minimizing condensation. If you’re experiencing this problem, try a few of the following tips in your own garage:

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What to Do When A Garage Door Comes Off Its Tracks

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A garage door coming off its tracks can cause a world of problems for the majority of homeowners today using their garage door as the main entrance into their homes. If your garage door has ever jumped off its tracks, you know first-hand how frustrating and potentially dangerous the situation can be. Not only is your garage unusable, but gaps in your door can also provide access to unwanted critters, or worse, intruders.

Before you pick up the phone and call your local garage door specialists, know that in some cases it is possible for you to fix your garage door yourself. Best of all, you can usually do so in a short amount of time using a few everyday tools and a little DIY ingenuity.

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