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Meet the Family Behind Overhead Door Company of Portland

Featured in the Spring 2017 issue of The Who’s Who in Building & Construction FAMILY BONDS TAKE CENTER STAGE “When we were asked to partner with the industry’s oldest and most respected garage door brand, we jumped at the opportunity,” says Jim [Stumpf, CEO of...

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Should You Hire a Professional or DIY?

It may seem tempting to try to and repair a garage door yourself. It certainly may be the less expensive option and may appear to be a invigorating challenge. There is a lot to consider, though, before breaking out the toolbox instead of breaking out the...

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When to Consider Replacing Your Garage Door

          Replacing your garage door can be a large undertaking. Often times, repairing any difficulties or replacing old parts will be a simpler and less expensive option. Sometimes, though, a garage door does need to be replaced. Here are some thoughts to help you...

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Single Door or Double Door: What Will Work for You?

If you are installing garage doors on your two-car garage, you will be faced with two options: one large double door or two separate single doors. Many double garages are fitted with two single doors, meaning a car can be parked in each door space, but increasingly...

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WHAT IS YOUR GARAGE DOOR MADE OF?

… WHAT SHOULD IT BE MADE OF? Garage doors can be made of almost any material. Well, in truth, they can be made of any of four materials. Here are some thoughts about what each material offers and the drawbacks of each. Steel Steel is the most popular material for...

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HOW DOES YOUR GATE OPEN?

Does it Swing or Does It Slide? A gate is a beautiful addition to a home or community. How, though, might it open? The two predominant options are for it to swing or for it to slide. Their name says it all – sliding gates slide in and out parallel along to the gates...

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THE SPRING: TORSION VS. EXTENSION

There are two kinds of springs when it comes to what’s used on your garage or overhead door: torsion and extension. So, what are they and which should you use?   Torsion Springs Torsion springs are a newer system. There are spring bars mounted on the inside header of...

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Keep It Safe! Make Sure Only You Have Access to Your Garage

Your garage door is a huge entry point to your home – which is great for you… but potentially can also be great for burglars. Most garage burglaries can be prevented by taking a few simple steps to secure your doors. Here are the some of the most important things you...

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Keep It Clean!

Making Sure Your Garage Door Shines Your garage door works hard. It takes a ton of abuse – from rain, sun, wear, poorly-aimed basketballs, and more. It is also highly visible, so you want it to weather that storm and still look great. It is easy to overlook your...

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Should I Get an Insulated Garage Door?

We all would like to see the cost of heating and cooling our homes reduced, so we are always looking for ways to insulate our homes. The garage door is a huge element of your home that interacts with the weather every day. So, that is definitely a place to turn. If...

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Meet the Family Behind Overhead Door Company of Portland

Featured in the Spring 2017 issue of The Who’s Who in Building & Construction FAMILY BONDS TAKE CENTER STAGE “When we were asked to partner with the industry’s oldest and most respected garage door brand, we jumped at the opportunity,” says Jim [Stumpf, CEO of...

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