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How to Keep Pests Out of Your Garage

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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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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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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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Waterproofing Your Garage in the Pacific Northwest

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It’s no secret that the Pacific Northwest offers a wealth of beautiful weather and scenery. Unfortunately, it comes at a dampening cost. Nearly seven months of frequent rainfall to be exact. Needless to say, the rainy season can cause repeated frustration for homeowners living in the Portland-Vancouver area, as rainwater seeps, creeps, and runs where it’s not welcome — including right under your garage door.

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Picking the Best Garage Door Material for Energy Efficiency

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Whether you use your garage for storage, to park your vehicle, as a workspace, or as a place to relax, you’ll want to make it as energy-efficient as possible. The garage door is an important factor in terms of energy efficiency. Luckily, there are a number of ways to make garage doors energy efficient. We’ve already written about insulating your garage door, but it is worthwhile to consider what materials are best for energy efficiency.

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Preventative Maintenance & Care Tips for Your Garage Door

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In principle, a garage door is a simple piece of machinery. Yet it must move up and down every time you leave the house. In addition to daily use, the rainy and humid weather in the Oregon and Washington will leave a mark on any piece of equipment, including your garage door. That said, routine preventative maintenance on your garage door is the best way to avoid costly malfunctions and potential safety hazards.

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Why You Should Insulate Your Garage Door

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If someone told you your home needs insulation, you’d probably give them a funny look, as if to say, “Obviously.” What if someone told you the same thing about your garage, though? You’d probably give them another funny look, but for a different reason. Why insulate a garage? It’s the garage, after all; unlike the people living under your roof, it’s not like your power tools are going to complain about getting a chill. But, in reality, there are three important things garage door insulation does:

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