garage door safety

What Is a Torsion Spring?

An illustration of a torsion spring is seen on a white background.

A garage door is comprised of several parts that work together in a particular way. Of all these parts, a torsion spring is one of the most recognizable and the least understood.

Getting acquainted with a few basic facts about torsion springs and their function will help homeowners recognize when these parts are malfunctioning. When you see a problem, be sure to call the experts. Repairing torsion springs on your own can be a dangerous proposition….

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Storm Damage and Your Garage



The house is shaking. Your mind is racing. It sounds like a tornado touched down on your roof. What just happened? As you struggle not to go into sensory overload, you realize a tree has fallen on your home.

Every year Vancouver and Portland are buffeted by storms. Wind and water bring down hundreds of the region’s trees during the course of the year. These normally gentle giants can shatter windows and rip through roofs and walls….

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