Info about all things garage-door-related. Your business is important to us, but so is helping you care for your garage door as best you can on your own. Please browse our garage door articles below to research a wide array of topics, from problematic garage door spring problems or fixing a door off track, to cosmetic concerns, like garage door trends, or home curb appeal. Do you have another question but can’t find great information in our blog? That’s just another great reason to contact us. We can give you real-time advice and/or schedule a blog post about it!

Choosing the Best Grow Light for Starting Seedlings In Your Garage

Why Grow Plants in the Garage When You Live in California? Most gardeners who overwinter or start plants in their garage are shielding their seedlings and prize succulents from harsh winters and below freezing temps. One of the best perks of gardening in California is allowing plants to flourish outdoors year round, without interrupting their […]

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Keeping Your Garage Door Balanced

Most homeowners use their garage door multiple times a day, which can add up to almost a thousand times per year. The door will naturally go through wear and tear, especially if it is not routinely maintained or repaired. One of the most common repairs that garage doors go through is doors being unbalanced. Your […]

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Tilt-Up Garage Doors and Mid-Century Suburbs

You’ve probably seen a tilt-up garage door before, but it probably wasn’t on a modern home. This type of overhead door was really popular on garages in the 60’s and 70’s. This was when designer suburbs began to become common, and a single-panel, tilt-up garage door has the ability to be produced and installed on […]

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Unique Features of California’s Redwood Trees

Redwood trees and Giant Sequoias are a unique feature of Northwest US ecology, and El Dorado Hills has easy access to several national parks in Northern CA that feature these beautiful giants. Redwoods have been around for at least 240 million years, and tree ring dating has told us they can live for over 2,000 […]

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Garage Doors Aren’t as Simple as They Used to Be

If you live in or have ever seen a garage on an historic home, you know that back in the day there was one choice for garage doors: wood. Not so anymore; now you can choose from aluminum, steel, vinyl, wood or composite wood. But what are the differences and why do we need so […]

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Important Things to Check to Diagnose Your Noisy Garage Door

Lubricate all moving parts: Look at the infrastructure of your garage door and identify the moving parts, like the rollers, trolley carriage, hinges and springs. Any time you have metal moving against metal, it needs to be lubricated every so often to lessen friction and slow the degradation of the metal. There’s nothing wrong with […]

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How To Keep Animals Out Of Garage

You walked into your garage to head to work this morning, only to see a mouse and some kind of bug with way too many legs scurry out of sight as you stepped in and turned on the light. Chances are, bugs and rodents are not your favorite creatures, and they certainly are not ideal […]

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