There are many things you have to think about when building a new garage; size, door type, insulation, weather stripping, windows, lighting, and finally, the door opener.
If your garage has plenty of space over the garage door you might want to consider installing a wall-mounted (AKA Jackshaft) door opener.
Your garage door is past its best so you’re in the market for a new one. But just how do you choose the right door for your garage? There seem to be endless models, types and accessories on the market now, do you really all those options?
If you’re feeling a bit lost, you’ve come to the right place. Here are 4 important factors you should consider when buying a new garage door.
You want to keep your teenager close to home to enjoy watching them grow up, but they want to jam out in their newly formed rock band. What’s a parent to do? The garage would be the perfect place for instruments and speakers, but your first thought is probably what the neighbors will do. Don’t worry; there are some ways to make this work.
If you have a home improvement list a mile long, it can be hard to know exactly what you should start on next. You always want to tackle projects that can really have an impact on the value of your property. Here are 9 great reasons why that next project should be a new garage door system. Read More
A garage door creates a wide portion of the façade of your home, and it is also the largest piece of equipment that moves. This means that you want a quality garage door that ensures the exterior of your home is one of which you can be proud. To do this, your garage door should:
Accidents happen to everyone. It’s a part of life. Maybe one day you get up late and you’re in a hurry trying to get everything done. You’ve got to get the kids up and off to day care and yourself off to work. You make it to the car and prepare to leave, but in your rush you forget about something and BAM!!! You back straight into your garage door. Next thing you know, the kids are crying and you’re trying not to holler up a storm. After a while, though, things begin to settle down and you’re left wondering: now what?
It can happen to the best of us. And it can happen in more ways than you’d think. Every year, a surprising number of accidents occur that result in garage doors getting busted up and damaged. Garage door technicians with experience have some interesting stories to tell. Read More
It is easy to simply stop seeing main elements of your home. Consider the garage door. You open and close it daily, parking in front of it, yet no longer really seeing it. It is why you may not even notice peeling paint or an outdated and unattractive look to it. Maybe you have noticed and wondered how to give it a boost in character. You can always paint it decoratively, or you can replace it with some of the suggestions we make below.
Keep in mind that a garage door typically comprises around 30-40% of the front of the home, also called the façade. That means you really should give it some new life and boost its appearance if you want your home to look better too.
Here are some homes meant to inspire you to make effective improvements to your boring garage doors:
It is often said that dogs are man’s best friend, which is proven true by their love and loyalty to their human owners. In fact, some dogs so love their owners that they experience separation anxiety and boredom when left alone. It is not uncommon for a pet owner to come home and find their house chewed and torn to bits. Fortunately, you can put an end to overturned furniture, strewn trash, and shoes that look nothing like their former selves by placing your dog in the garage while you are gone.
Rather than providing information that imprisons your dog within the confines of your garage, this blog will instead provide helpful tips to convert your garage into a dog-friendly haven.
If you have a weatherproof garage that’s well insulated, you basically have a spare room in your home that can be used for all kinds of great activities. Basically, with the right insulation, your garage will be toasty warm throughout the winter, and that same insulation can do wonders to block out noise coming from the garage, as well. Not sure what you can do with a well-insulated garage? Check out these 10 incredible uses for your garage when you get the best insulated and weather-tight garage door.
Recently, an employee here at Garaga had a brilliant idea. Instead of using her garage as a storage space, she converted it to a playroom for her young children. Since converting the garage, her kids have loved playing in their for hours at a time, and she and her husband love having a special place just for the kids. To give our customers some helpful ideas for converting a garage into a fun and safe playroom for the kids, we asked her a few questions about the process and how she turned her garage into a playroom.
We hope that her answers give you some great ideas and pointers to completely transform your garage. You’ll be amazed at what she did – and what you can do – in just a few days!