Category Archives: Garage Door

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Garage Door Sizes

Although garage doors weren’t standard fare at the start of the 20th century, the proliferation of car ownership in the 40s and 50s demanded most homes be built with one. In fact, you might even be able to ballpark the age of a home based on whether or not there’s a garage. Today, even the […]

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Does a new garage door increase the value of my home?

Contemporary urban and suburban homes almost always have a street-facing garage door. The visibility of garages is a reflection of the prominence of cars in modern life. No longer is it usual for a garage to be hidden in the backyard or off the alley. Today’s garage doors are one of the most noticeable parts […]

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How to paint a garage door

If there’s one thing the Pacific Northwest is known for, it’s the rain. But what it doesn’t get enough credit for is the sunny Summers, awesome Autumns, and the occasional snow in the Winters. We get all four seasons in our corner of the country but rarely do we see the extremes. However, all of […]

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3 Ways a New Garage Door Can Transform Your Curb Appeal

A new garage door can give your home a facelift that adds one of a kind beauty and transformation. Garage doors are large, prominent features that take up a big part of your home’s exterior, so making it stand out can be a wise investment. When replacing your garage door, make sure to choose the […]

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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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