A Brief History of Garage Doors

A Brief History of Garage Doors

Depending how far back you want to go, garage doors have been keeping wheeled vehicles safe and secure for almost 2,500 years. Romans had to store their chariots somewhere, right? You could go back a couple more millennium to when the wheel was first invented. Even...

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Garage Door Security

Garage Door Security

For most of us, keeping loved ones safe and secure is a paramount concern. Making sure doors and windows are locked when you are away will also help keep heirlooms, important keepsakes, and financial information safe as well. While many of us take these steps as the...

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Window Care

Window Care

Taking care of your windows Windows let the natural light in, can add a bit of interest to a room, and let you take in the outside world from the comfort of your home. Windows also collect streaks, fingerprints, and water spots. And while tv sitcom housekeepers “don’t...

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Gas vs Wood Fireplace

Gas vs Wood Fireplace

With the fall winds howling and rain coming down in buckets, now is the time of year when the familiar sights and smells of fireplaces begin to appear. At least with wood-burning fireplaces. The crack of the wood as it burns is a comforting sound as the room fills...

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Steel or Fiberglass Front Entry Doors

Steel or Fiberglass Front Entry Doors

While the garage door may provide a bigger pop when people drive by your home, the front entry of the house can elicit an ooh or ahh of its own. A craftsman home may call for a wood-toned door with three or six panes of glass at the top. Modern front doors might be...

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Garage Door Safety

Garage Door Safety

June was Garage Door Safety Month So, let's take a look at some of the steps you can take to make sure your garage door is safe. This is important because the garage door is often the largest moving object in the house and is used, on average, 1,500 times a year. A...

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Finding the Right Garage Door for your Home

Finding the Right Garage Door for your Home

Homes in the Pacific Northwest come in all shapes and designs. Craftsman, modern, mid-century, beach cottages - the styles are as varied as the weather, especially in the Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA, area. But no matter the design, the right garage door can tie...

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