Most people don’t really care too much about their home’s garage. Indeed, other than a place to park a car and store odds and ends, the garage doesn’t get much thought, let alone TLC. Which is strange, because utilizing your garage space more efficiently means that you can take advantage of a lot of space that you wouldn’t otherwise have access to. In fact, the average garage is about nine to 10 feet wide and 18 to 20 feet long, which means that you’re potentially looking at around 200 square feet of extra space!
If the fact that you’re sitting on a couple hundred square feet worth of extra space is pretty shocking, it’s probably time that you start using your garage space more efficiently. Creative homeowners will use their garages for:
Of course, before you convert your garage into a more usable space, you’ll want to make sure that the garage is safe, clean, secure, and well-insulated. That starts with garage door repairs.
Before you decide to set up shop in your garage, take some time to assess your garage door. Does it open and close safely? Is it secure (which can be determined by a number of factors, including any damage to the panels)? Is it well-insulated to the point where it will be able to maintain consistent temperatures in the coldest and hottest months of the year? Is it free from drafts or leaks where moisture or pests can enter the garage?
If the answer to any of the above questions is “no,” the very first thing that you should do is have your garage door assessed by a professional and plan for garage door repairs, or new garage door installation. A more efficient garage door will make your garage more comfortable, reduce heating and cooling bills, add security, and help to prevent against pests, moisture damage, and the like. Once you know that your garage door is in good condition, you can have more peace of mind about what goes on in your garage.
If you’re thinking about converting your garage door into a space that you can utilize more efficiently, our team at Affordable Garage Door, Inc. wants to be part of the process. When you call us, we’ll take a look at your garage door and provide you with an honest, informed opinion regarding what repairs are necessary for optimal comfort and security. To schedule a consultation, please call us today at 219-696-4279, or send us a message using the contact form found on our website.
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