If you’ve got a double garage door you’ve no doubt noticed the U-shaped steel bar attached to the inside of it. If you’ve been wondering what it is and what purpose it serves, read on.
Your garage is quite possibly the only room big enough to host a large group, and it’s perfect for birthday parties, family reunions and work get-togethers! It’s also an ideal alternative in case the weather changes and you can’t use your patio.
Of course, the bigger the space the better, so a two-car garage is ideal. Here are some steps to make sure you’re garage party goes off without a hitch.
You’ve no doubt seen them in magazines and on the internet – they come in many different styles and sizes – and sure, they look interesting, but what are the advantages and disadvantages of having a garage door with pedestrian walk-through installed? Read More
An economical approach to gardening involves sowing your own seeds, which of course, requires space. Not everyone is lucky enough to have a greenhouse, and not everyone with a greenhouse is lucky enough to live somewhere where the climate allows early planting… Well, have you ever considered using your garage?
There are plenty of things your garage door does that require strength, and we went through the performance challenges that they are put through each day to show you about the things you probably don’t even consider. Once you read this, you’ll have a better understanding of how important it is to make sure you have a quality garage door that professionals install – and you might not even look at these doors the same way again! Read More
Are you wondering whether you really need to insulate and heat your garage? Do building standards mean you have to? Not really… You will hear some government organizations saying that shared walls with attached garages must have a certain R-value, and the garage ceiling must also have a certain R-value if there’s a room above it. But what about the other walls? Well you don’t really need anything! And there are no current insulation and heating regulations for detached garages.
So, if you don’t need to insulate and heat your garage, why bother? People like to throw around the word “comfort”. After all, you are probably going to enjoy your DIY projects more if you’re not shivering. But there’s no point in using a space heater if your garage isn’t insulated, all that nice warm air will just seep out of the walls.
We’ve compiled this list of six reasons why we think you should insulate and possibly heat your garage. See what you think… Read More
Is a bare bulb the only light source in your garage? Looking for lighting advice for the garage you’re building?
Nowadays, we’ve recognized the importance of quality lighting. It creates a safe and secure space to park your car, to work on tasks or to access your stored items. Great lighting also makes your garage look good, on the inside and outside.
Selecting the right lights doesn’t need to be complicated. Let’s look at bright lighting solutions for your garage!
When you are designing your garage, you have many things you need to consider. One of those things you must consider is whether you are going to have a large double door or two single doors for the garage. There is no one choice that fits all design styles or that will work for everyone. You need to stop to think about which one will be the best option for you. The following are the most important elements to think about that will help you make your decision so you have the garage that works best for you and your home.
If you’re present when a garage door spring lets go, you’ll know something has happened, because you’ll hear something that sounds a lot like a gunshot – or at the very least, a loud thump. Then, if you look up, you’ll see that the spring above the door has snapped. You might think, “That looks like it would be pretty easy to fix,” and put replacing the garage door spring on your weekend “to do list.”
Please think again. This is not something you want to attempt on your own – the spring system is what supports the entire weight of your garage door, which can be as much as 136kg (about 300 pounds).
Stuck for ideas on where to let your little ones play? Whether you have twins, or a couple of kindergarten-age children, you need to have a place at home where they can be kids and have fun. That place should be safe, protected, bright and happy. If that doesn’t sound like your garage, you might need to rethink things. It can actually be one of the best makeovers you ever do.