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Anatomy of a Garage: Garage Door Troubleshooting

Should you need professional help repairing your garage door, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. As garage door experts for over 45 years, we’re sure we can help. In the meantime, check out our garage door blog, where we cover everything from how to fix a garage door gap to creative garage storage ideas.

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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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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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Why Your Garage Door Opens By Itself

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Have you ever returned home from work or a vacation to find your garage door wide open? Although this isn’t a commonly experienced issue, sometimes garage doors do open by themselves — making for a confusing and potentially risky situation should intruders decide to let themselves in through your open garage.

There are a number of reasons why your garage door might open by itself:

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4 Things to Consider When Buying a Garage Door for Your Home or Business


If you’re in the market for a new garage door but don’t know where to start, we have you covered. Larry Myers Garage Doors has specialized in crafting and installing countless doors for homeowners and businesses alike since 1973. We’re a local business dedicated to providing individualized attention to each of our customers. Continue reading