How to Reset a Garage Door Opener

By Larry Myers Blog | October 30, 2018

Have you lost your garage door remote? Has your garage door opener stopped responding to your remote? Is your garage door malfunctioning? It’s time to reset your garage door opener.

How to Open a Garage Door Manually

By Larry Myers Blog | October 23, 2018

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…

Garage Storage Ideas: Fall Edition

By Larry Myers Blog | October 1, 2018

As fall arrives in Portland, many homeowners are moving their outdoor furniture into the garage, purchasing new yard tools, and finding that their garage has suddenly gotten very crowded. No matter the size of your garage, with smart storage solutions your garage can remain functional. Read on for tips on how to store it all!

Getting to Know Your Garage Door: Types of Springs

By Larry Myers Blog | September 5, 2018

Most homeowners open and close their garage doors at least twice a day, but never consider the mechanics that make it work. The function of your garage door is fairly simple. When you push the button on your garage door opener, it’s actually the springs that support the heavy lifting of opening or closing of…

5 Risks of DIY Garage Door Repair

By Larry Myers Blog | August 29, 2018

When something in your home breaks, it can be tempting to go the DIY route. Hiring professionals can be expensive and with the help of YouTube videos, there are many home repairs that you can do if you’re even a little bit handy. Garage door repairs are not the type of fix you should attempt…

How to Keep Your Garage Safe This Summer

By Larry Myers Blog | July 27, 2018

When you think of home security, does your garage door come to mind? It should. According to Nationwide, 9% of burglars enter the home through the garage. There are simple changes you can make to improve your garage door’s security and protect your home.

How to Pick the Right Garage Door Repair Company: 5 Tips

By Larry Myers Blog | July 25, 2018

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…

From the Garage Door Experts: 3 Questions We Get Asked the Most

By Larry Myers Blog | July 10, 2018

When it comes to purchasing, repairing, or installing a garage door, what kinds of questions do we get asked the most? Knowing the answers to our most frequently asked questions will certainly benefit our readers in need of some garage door assistance. Read on to hear what our in-house garage door experts here at Larry…

5 Bike Storage Ideas for Your Garage

By Larry Myers Blog | June 29, 2018

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…

Do You Need a Backup Battery for Your Garage Door Opener?

By Larry Myers Blog | June 24, 2018

All is well until you realize you can’t get out of your garage. That’s why we encourage homeowners to consider their options before this happens. In case of power outages, a backup battery system provides a way to get in and out easily without needing to lift the heavy door manually.