Do you really need to insulate your garage?


Have you ever considered insulating your garage, but wonder if it’s worth the time and the expense, or if there are any building standards in place that would compel you to do so? As to rules and regulations, there are none. Some government agencies do suggest that if your home has an attached garage, any walls that adjoin your house should have a specific R-value, and that there are also recommended R-values for the ceiling of the garage. As to the remaining walls, and the door, there are no recommendations. And if you have a detached garage, you can essentially do what you please.
 
 
So, if you’re not required to insulate your garage, why should you bother? It’s basically a matter of comfort. If you use your garage for more than just parking your car, as many of us do, then you don’t want to be freezing in the winter or basting in your own sweat on hot summer days. You could use a space heater in winter, but realistically, the heat is just going to go out through the walls and door.
 
There are six good reasons to insulate your garage. Once it is insulated, you might want to consider heating it as well. Read More

Which Is Best? Single or Double Garage Door?


It may be a choice that came at you unexpectedly. You were sitting down with your contractor or builder, looking the different issues involved in designing a new home or garage, and they ask whether you want one or two single garage doors. This is actually an issue of importance, but one that many overlook when visualizing a new home or construction project. So, which is the right choice? It all boils down to a few factors, and what is best for your needs.
 
Here are the few things you’ll want to consider:
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Identifying the Best Type of Lighting for Your Garage


Building or renovating a garage? While there’s a lot you’ll need to do in terms of ensuring the right overall design is used, that the proper insulation is added and more, you also need to pay attention to the type of lighting used throughout. You have quite a few options, but they’re not all the same and they don’t work in the same way. You’ll need to choose your lighting type based on your intended usage of the space in your garage. Let’s consider a few tips to make things easier on you.
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How to Create a Playroom Without an Extra Room

 

 
Have you ever wanted to create a special playroom for your kids, but you don’t have an extra room in your house to convert? This very problem was recently overcome by one of our employees, who had a brilliant thought: Why not convert the garage into a place where the kids could get a little loud and messy? With a toddler son and another on the way, she definitely needed a space where her kids would be able to hang out and play safely for years to come.
 
She shared with us how she and her husband went about transforming a standard garage into an ultimate playroom. If you want to tackle the same project, you’ll only need a few days and some clever tricks to create a place your kids will love!
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Reclaim Your Garage Space Using These Simple Tips


How often have you stood in front of your garage door and lamented at what a disaster it was inside? You certainly aren’t alone in this. Many people have messy garages filled with items they no longer use and that are just taking up space. They have a cluttered and disorganized mess that is not doing them any favors in terms of smart space usage.
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Is Your House’s Garage Door Opener Safe?


The garage door is one of those things you don’t think about very often. You go to the garage in the morning, get in the car and go. Come home, you click a button, the door opens, you enter, that’s the end of it. Everyone takes it for granted that the garage door can open and close out any problems when they hit that button on the remote. Many people even use the garage door as the main entryway for their house, using the exterior keypad to get in when coming home from work or school, or after they been working in the yard.
 
 
It is important to keep in mind that the garage door is a large moving element. In fact, it is generally going to be the largest moving part of the house. When it doesn’t work correctly, it has the potential to be unsafe. Have you actually thought about the safety of your garage door lately? Most people don’t.
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Burglars Will Always Target Cheap Garage Doors


Reasons Homeowners Must Consider Garage Door Security

 
It is a simple fact of life that most homeowners find themselves forced to “cut corners” if they are to reduce costs. These corners can range from simple things like cheaper lightbulbs or cut-rate cleaners. However, in almost every decision of this kind, there could be some “costs” that you may not initially recognize. Read More