Garage doors… not exactly the first thing the pops into your mind when you think about the most attractive parts of your home! But it doesn’t have to be that way. Garage doors take up between 30 and 40% of your home’s façade, so upgrading yours is an easy way to improve your curb appeal.
There are styles, decorative features and windows to suit each and every style of home. Here are some of our favourites:
Keeping your furry friend in the garage while you’re away from home is an option, as long as you make your garage a pet-friendly place. The garage can be an ideal place for your pet, especially if they suffer from separation anxiety, as it can eliminate the destruction of items in your home.
We won’t cover building a cage in this blog post, but we will cover how you can transform your garage into a safe haven for man’s best friend!
Perhaps you’re having a relaxing morning with a hot cup of tea. Or maybe you’re attempting to hurry the kids out the door and onto the school bus. Without warning, you hear a deafening crack! Sounds like an explosion! Even though you don’t know what broke, you know it can’t be good.
After a few moments of frantic searching, you find it; the thick spring above your garage door is in two pieces. Since you don’t know what to do, you decide to deal with it later. It doesn’t need to be fixed right away, does it?
We were recently impressed by a brilliant idea one of our own employees at Garaga had – turning an unused extra garage into a bright, warm, and safe place for her kids to play. Since making the conversion, her kids haven’t had to brave cold winter weather when they’ve wanted to run around and play games, and she always knows where they are at playtime, too.
Because we loved this idea so much, we decided to help our customers out by providing some great tips and tricks for doing the same with your garage. With just a little bit of work and some creativity, you can turn your garage into an insulated wonderland where your kids can play.
Most of us are searching for easy ways to decrease our carbon footprint. Luckily, that’s getting easier to accomplish, as a result of the growing availability of eco-friendly products, like home appliances, windows, doors and building supplies.
One item that can make your home more energy efficient – and as a result help protect the environment – is a well-insulated garage door. To choose the right door for your home, let’s learn a little bit about R-value.
Choosing the exterior colors for your home is a big decision. Whether it’s because you’re simply repainting it or you’re building a new house, the colors you choose will have the biggest impact on the first impression people make about your home. That’s why it’s so important you put lots of thought into the choice and make sure the colors you decide on coordinate well. To help you through the process, we’ve put together this helpful guide.
When you’re making repairs and replacing fixtures for your home, you can’t always afford to pay top dollar, so sometimes it makes sense to cut a few corners to cut costs. If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t put your garage at the top of your list of expensive renovations and upgrades, so you might be thinking about going with a lower quality garage door to save some money. However, your garage door is actually your first line of defense against home invasions. That’s why it’s important to go with a quality door that’s at least as secure as the front door of your home. Installing a cheaper garage door and garage door opener is a good way to become a prime target for thieves and home invaders.
There is no question that turning a cluttered garage into an organized area can be a bit of a challenge. If you are ready to reclaim your garage, and make it a mecca for your hobby and other activities, then you likely need some help.
During winter, you know that you need to take a few extra measures to keep your home and family comfortable. You’ve likely filled any cracks and holes in your home’s windows and doors, scheduled repairs on any home appliances, and called a pest control specialist to block any access points mice could use to get into your home.