Should You Add Windows to Your Garage Door?

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The simple answer: it’s up to you! Garage door windows have a way of adding additional curb appeal to your garage door and home, not to mention letting in more natural light to the space. However, depending on what you have inside, garage windows could create a security issue if people can see through them.

Follow us as we take a look at pros and cons of this garage door design, and decide for yourself whether to install windows in your garage door.

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How to Make the Most of Your Garage for a Garage Sale

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The weather in Portland is improving and the trees are blooming, which can only mean one thing: Spring has arrived! This is also a popular time of year for neighborhoods and households to hold annual garage sales.

People look to declutter after our long, dark winter, and a garage sale is a simple and easy way to make a bit of extra money while spring cleaning. Whether you relish the tiny house movement or live in a large dwelling, we’ll help you make a garage sale work for your space. Continue reading for our favorite ways to prep your garage for this big day so you can have a successful garage sale.

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Why You Should Shop Around for Garage Door Service

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For garage door installation or any other service, it’s a good idea to read reviews and compare several options before you sign off on a contract. We recently heard about an incident with GDS Garage Doors out of Dallas, who made the news for its fraudulent technicians in San Diego and other cities. This compelled us to emphasize the importance of shopping around. We’ve compiled some tips to help you make sure you choose the right garage door company.

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Comparing the Best Garage Flooring Materials

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The floor in your garage takes a beating every day, from cars, chemicals, and dropped heavy objects. Depending on what you use your garage for, it’s important to pick the right flooring material to fit your needs. Before you begin, clean out your garage so you can evaluate the quality of your current floor. If it looks worn with cracks and indentations, a covering will hide and prevent further damage, while a coating will make them stand out. For a surface with very few blemishes, either a coating or a covering can work.

We’ll take you through a few popular flooring options to help you make a smart choice on a new surface.

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How to Manage Garage Condensation

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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 do anything to eliminate this issue, so instead we’ll show you how to manage it with some simple tips.

Prolonged moisture can lead to mold in the garage, so it’s important to be proactive about condensation. The first thing to remember is that a higher humidity level causes more condensation. Once you know this, then you can take steps to reduce humidity in your garage, thus minimizing condensation. If you’re experiencing this problem, try a few of the following tips in your own garage:

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What to Do When A Garage Door Comes Off Its Tracks

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A garage door coming off its tracks can cause a world of problems for the majority of homeowners today using their garage door as the main entrance into their homes. If your garage door has ever jumped off its tracks, you know first-hand how frustrating and potentially dangerous the situation can be. Not only is your garage unusable, but gaps in your door can also provide access to unwanted critters, or worse, intruders.

Before you pick up the phone and call your local garage door specialists, know that in some cases it is possible for you to fix your garage door yourself. Best of all, you can usually do so in a short amount of time using a few everyday tools and a little DIY ingenuity.

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Choosing the Right Garage Insulation

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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 acting as a barrier between you and unwanted street noise.

However, deciding which insulation material to use can prove to be a project in itself. Ultimately, the type of garage insulation you choose will depend largely on your budget, as well as whether or not you decide to take it on as a DIY project or hire a contractor.

Here are a few garage insulation recommendations to help you decide on an insulation material to use in your garage.

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Why Your Garage Door Opens By Itself

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Have you ever returned home from work or a vacation to find your garage door wide open? Although this isn’t a commonly experienced issue, sometimes garage doors do open by themselves — making for a confusing and potentially risky situation should intruders decide to let themselves in through your open garage.

There are a number of reasons why your garage door might open by itself:

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