Category Archives: Garage Door

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Meet Ken Fielding, owner of Ponderosa Garage Doors & Repair

Say hi to Ken Fielding, the owner and operator of Ponderosa Garage Doors & Repair! For two decades, he and his expert crew have been hard at work tuning-up, repairing and replacing garage doors in the greater Portland and Vancouver area. As Ken often reminds his customers, the garage door is the largest moving part […]

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Everything you Need to Know About Garage Door Openers

Garage doors openers can last for many years, but if yours is outdated, if the buttons don’t work quickly, or it has stopped working altogether, it’s time to consider adding a garage door opener replacement to your to-do list. A new garage door opener is not only convenient, but it can also offer enhanced safety […]

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How Long Do Garage Door Springs Last and What to Do if they Break

Torsion springs are intuitively designed to help stabilize your garage door. They also do the heavy lifting when garage doors open, and keep them from closing shut by accident. Garage door springs generally wear out in 6 to 10 years, but with specialty warranty programs, they can last forever. If you’re not sure how long your garage door springs will last and are […]

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How to Choose the Best Garage Door for Your Home

Choosing a new garage door can be exciting. In recent years there have been many updates to styles and types of garage doors. This is great for the design of your home, but all the options can be overwhelming. Here’s how to choose the best garage door for your home. Consider Price Doors come in […]

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Why Is My Garage Door Opening On Its Own?

Have you had your garage door open on its own, time and time again? This can be frustrating, especially when you are on a schedule and don’t have time for garage door malfunctions. When your garage door opener is on the fritz, here are some things you can do to figure out why it’s not […]

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Garage Door Opener Buying Guide

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The overhead garage door and the automatic garage opener are a match made in heaven. Together they add comfort, security and value to your home.

Before 1926 if you wanted to get into your garage, you had to get out of your car, brave whatever tricks the weather was playing and heave open the doors with your bare hands.

After 1926, you could, at least in theory, take advantage of a new-fangled invention by C.G. Johnson.

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Should I Choose a Wood or Steel Garage Door?

Manufacturers make garage doors from steel, wood, wood composites, fiberglass, vinyl and glass. Even will all these options, for many homeowners, the choice for a new garage door is often between wood and steel. Both materials are sturdy and attractive, but the differences between the two types of doors are distinct. How do you know if you should choose a wood or steel garage door? Make a decision based on your budget, maintenance preferences and home’s architecture.

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How to Replace a Broken Window in a Garage Door

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Did a baseball crack your garage door window? Or a crow fly directly into it? It’s not hard to break the glass that lets light into your garage. Fixing the problem takes a bit of elbow grease. If you are an experienced do-it-yourselfer, you can tackle the job yourself. We offer this overview of the process to give you an idea of the scope.

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Winterize a Garage Door: Maintenance to Do Now!

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Before winter, homeowners wrap pipes, repair the roof and put gardens to bed. But, winterize a garage? It’s not something people usually do. Garage doors are so reliable that we tend to take them for granted.

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Garage Door Buying Guide

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Our garage door buying guide will help you sort through the many options for today’s homes or businesses. Learn everything you need to know about choosing a new garage door.

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