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What Is a Torsion Spring?

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A garage door is comprised of several parts that work together in a particular way. Of all these parts, a torsion spring is one of the most recognizable and the least understood.

Getting acquainted with a few basic facts about torsion springs and their function will help homeowners recognize when these parts are malfunctioning. When you see a problem, be sure to call the experts. Repairing torsion springs on your own can be a dangerous proposition.

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What To Do If Someone Breaks Into Your Garage

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It takes seconds for a burglar to break into a garage. A thief may be incredibly efficient at getting inside a home, whether he threads a wire hanger into the garage door, kicks through a side entry or uses high-tech gadgets to crack the code on the remote.

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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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DIY Garage Door Repair? Think Safety First

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The DIY trend has swept the nation and shows no signs of slowing down. Everything from home decor to home repairs have become fair game for those with the willingness and stamina to complete these projects with their own two hands. While the do-it-yourself attitude is commendable, it can also get individuals into trouble. The […]

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Storm Damage and Your Garage

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CRASH! BOOM!

The house is shaking. Your mind is racing. It sounds like a tornado touched down on your roof. What just happened? As you struggle not to go into sensory overload, you realize a tree has fallen on your home.

Every year Vancouver and Portland are buffeted by storms. Wind and water bring down hundreds of the region’s trees during the course of the year. These normally gentle giants can shatter windows and rip through roofs and walls.

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