Category Archives: Garage Door

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How much does a new garage door cost?

You don’t want to have to worry about your garage door. And for the most part, you don’t have to — especially if it was installed by the experts at Ponderosa Garage Doors & Repair. Garage doors and their constituent parts (torsion springs, cables, drums, tracks, rollers, openers, etc.) can last for many years, but […]

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Recognition of 16 Years in Vancouver and Clark County, Washington

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in all our years serving the residents of greater Vancouver and Clark County Washington, it’s this: If you’re loyal to your customers, they’ll be loyal to you. Of course, we’ve learned way more than just one thing since we started Ponderosa Garage Doors & Repair 16 years ago. In […]

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Celebration of 16 Years in Portland and Multnomah County, Oregon

Ponderosa Garage Doors & Repair is based in Clark County, Washington, but it’s not at all unusual for our garage door experts to cross the mighty Columbia to help our neighbors in Portland, Oregon, with garage door repairs and garage door installations. We bring this up because we’ve just celebrated our 16th year in the […]

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Meet Ken Fielding, owner of Ponderosa Garage Doors & Repair

Say hi to Ken Fielding, the owner and operator of Ponderosa Garage Doors & Repair! For two decades, he and his expert crew have been hard at work tuning-up, repairing and replacing garage doors in the greater Portland and Vancouver area. As Ken often reminds his customers, the garage door is the largest moving part […]

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Types of Garage Door Openers

A new garage door opener is not just convenient, it can also offer enhanced safety and security for your home. Some of the more modern safety features include electronic “eyes” that signal a closing door to stop and reverse direction if something crosses the beam and reversal mechanisms that activate if the closing door contacts […]

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How Long Do Garage Door Springs Last and What to Do if they Break

Torsion springs are intuitively designed to help stabilize your garage door. They also do the heavy lifting when garage doors open, and keep them from closing shut by accident. Garage door springs generally wear out in 6 to 10 years, but with specialty warranty programs, they can last forever. If you’re not sure how long your garage door springs will last and are […]

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How to Choose the Best Garage Door for Your Home

Choosing a new garage door can be exciting. In recent years there have been many updates to styles and types of garage doors. This is great for the design of your home, but all the options can be overwhelming. Here’s how to choose the best garage door for your home. Consider Price Doors come in […]

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Why Is My Garage Door Opening On Its Own?

Have you had your garage door open on its own, time and time again? This can be frustrating, especially when you are on a schedule and don’t have time for garage door malfunctions. When your garage door opener is on the fritz, here are some things you can do to figure out why it’s not […]

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Garage Door Opener Buying Guide

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The overhead garage door and the automatic garage opener are a match made in heaven. Together they add comfort, security and value to your home.

Before 1926 if you wanted to get into your garage, you had to get out of your car, brave whatever tricks the weather was playing and heave open the doors with your bare hands.

After 1926, you could, at least in theory, take advantage of a new-fangled invention by C.G. Johnson.

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Should I Choose a Wood or Steel Garage Door?

Manufacturers make garage doors from steel, wood, wood composites, fiberglass, vinyl and glass. Even will all these options, for many homeowners, the choice for a new garage door is often between wood and steel. Both materials are sturdy and attractive, but the differences between the two types of doors are distinct. How do you know if you should choose a wood or steel garage door? Make a decision based on your budget, maintenance preferences and home’s architecture.

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