An Earthquake Safety Guide for Your Garage

No one wants to think about a potential earthquake occurrence in their city. However, if you take the right steps and plan ahead, your home and garage will be prepared to withstand whatever comes your way. Read on to learn about potential garage risks and how to avoid them.

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How to Grease a Garage Door

After working in the garage door installation business for over 45 years, we’ve learned that nobody likes to listen to the squeaks and screeches of their garage door. Thankfully, eliminating annoying noises is easier than you might think. Follow this guide to learn how to grease a garage door and get rid of those squeaks…

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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…

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How to Manage Garage Condensation

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…

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Choosing the Right Garage Insulation

Image Source 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…

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Waterproofing Your Garage in the Pacific Northwest

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…

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Picking the Best Garage Door Material for Energy Efficiency

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…

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Preventative Maintenance & Care Tips for Your Garage Door

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…

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How to Prepare Your Garage for an El Niño Winter

  Here in the Pacific Northwest, El Niño is clearly on its way. The wet, temperate weather we’ve been having is a telltale sign that this warm front is coming for Portland and Vancouver. While many will enjoy these moderate temperatures, your garage door may not.

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