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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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Smart-Garage Systems Boost Your Door’s IQ

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What if you could control your garage door from across town or, for that matter, from across the world? Without returning home, you could open the door for a babysitter, a neighbor or a child who has forgotten his key.

Smart-garage systems allow you to do those things and more. They can help secure your home, and they work in concert with other devices, such as a learning thermostat.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Garage Door Opener?

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Garage door openers last a long time. They are one of the most reliable devices in a home. Seldom do they malfunction, and it’s not often that one wears out. If an opener does quit working, give us a call. We can often repair it.

Why would you ever want to replace an old opener that still works well? That would be a waste of money, right? Maybe not. Newer openers offer advantages in safety and security. Some are more convenient, too.

Why would you ever want to replace an old opener that still works well? That would be a waste of money, right? Maybe not. Newer openers offer advantages in safety and security.

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How to Open Your Garage Door When the Power Goes Out

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An automatic garage door opener is a great convenience, especially during winter. Storms may blow through Portland and Vancouver every couple of weeks, but when you’re armed with your remote, you’ll stay warm and dry.

It’s possible to open a garage door manually when the power goes out.

But what happens when the power goes out? Pacific Northwest storms pack a lot of force, and wind and rain sometimes lead to downed power lines. Your home could be without electricity for several hours.

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How Does Cold Weather Affect My Garage Door?

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Because your garage door is the largest mechanical object in your home, you want to keep it running safely and smoothly, 365 days a year. Faulty garage doors can cause injury and damage to your home, so maintenance, especially during extreme weather changes, is essential.

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Solutions to Your Garage Door Issues

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Mechanized doors in your home, like your garage door, require precise maintenance to remain in working order. When something goes wrong, simple, easy-to-implement solutions can save you time, aggravation, and money. The following are the most common garage door issues we come across, and easy ways to troubleshoot them so you can get your life […]

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The Most Versatile Room in Your Home

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Thinking of installing a garage door or investing in garage door repair? You are investing in more than just a place to house your cars. The garage is an incredibly versatile space that, due to its easy access to the outdoors, is suitable for a number of projects that may otherwise interfere with the cleanliness, […]

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Troubleshooting Your Garage Door Spring

Regularly testing and troubleshooting your garage door spring is more important than people think. The spring is a small yet critical part in the garage: they do 90% of the lifting when an automatic opener is used.

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Garage Door Design

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Your garage door is the largest entrance way into your home. While you may consider its function more important than its appearance, the look of a garage door has a major impact on the attractiveness of your home. Garage doors can be designed in a few different styles based on your preferences. When deciding to […]

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