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How a Detached Garage Adds to Your Property Value

By adding the perfect garage to your home, you ensure that your property value goes up. The question isn’t if, but how much. There are three main ways that a detached garage adds value to your property. First, it boosts the curb appeal of your home when done right. Secondly, it adds square feet to your property. Lastly, it either helps your home stand out or it helps you keep up with the Joneses. Boosts Curb Appeal “Curb appeal” is Read More...

Pros and Cons of a Wooden Garage Door

A wooden garage door can make or break the charm of a craftsman-style home. Since updating the garage door is one of the easiest things you can do to add value to your home while boosting curb appeal, new garage doors are a very popular home modification. While shopping for your next investment, consider the pros and cons of getting a wooden garage door before taking the plunge. Pro: Wooden Garage Doors are Popular If you’re looking for a beautiful choice Read More...

Three Safety Tricks to Keep Your Garage Door Opener Safe

Garage door openers are a very useful convenience, but if lost, your garage and your home may be at risk. For this reason, it's important to keep your garage door opener safe, and so keep your garage and home secure. Here are three quick safety tips to keep your garage door opener safe. Place your garage door opener out of sight Many people like the convenience of keeping a garage door opener in their vehicle at all times. However, keeping it Read More...

Why the Right Garage Door Boosts Curb Appeal

A big portion of your home’s curb appeal comes from your choice of garage door. A garage door (or doors) takes up a large area of your house’s front face, so it’s important to choose the right garage door that fits your house’s personality and functions how you need it when you need it to. Choosing the right garage door will boost your curb appeal and even the value of your house. Style Your choice of garage door style can say Read More...

Should You Get a Detached Garage?

A detached garage can be a useful place to store your car or other supplies, such as hazardous chemicals, fertilizers, or your riding lawn mower. While detached garages enjoy a certain reputation for elegance and usefulness, attached garages offer better weather protection. Which garage design is better? Potential health hazards should be stored in a detached garage One can of paint or other household chemical doesn’t pose a threat to anyone. If you have a hobby that demands you keep a Read More...

Quick Tips to Protect Your Garage and Improve Garage Security

While your garage does a great job of keeping your car safe, it often jeopardizes your home. Many thieves target the garage door because they view it as the best way to gain unauthorized entry into your home. Fortunately, these quick tips can help you protect your garage. Mix and match these suggestions to arrive at a garage security plan that works for you and your home. Watch your garage door opener Your garage door opener is an easy way for Read More...

Picking the Perfect Home Garage Door

Garage doors are a big part of the look of your house. Forward facing and very large, the right garage door can make your home’s appearance--or break it. It’s not enough to be beautiful, however. A home garage door needs to be made of the right material for your climate and your needs. Material is key Not all materials are suitable for all climates. Wooden garage doors are both popular and beautiful, but they need a specific climate to do Read More...

The Different Kinds of Home Garages

Are you thinking about building a garage for your home? Designing a garage isn’t an easy task. It is a lot more than a single square block of space. There are many styles of garages for homes today. Your home garage is an extension of your house and your identity. While it serves its intended purpose of storing your vehicle, different garage types are vastly different to each other. If you go to a design company and ask for Read More...

Is Engineer Stamp Required For Garage Plans?

This is a great question about garage plans and it comes up often. The answer is, probably not, but maybe. It depends on where you build, what the local design parameters are and what kind of plans you use for the project. WHY ARE ENGINEER STAMPED GARAGE PLANS SOMETIMES REQUIRED? - In most locations plans do not require an engineer or architect's stamp. However, there are reasons why they would elevate their requirements to requiring professional certification. They are: if Read More...

Garage Plans And Architectural Style

Garages are usually built by or for homeowners as building accessories to their current home. Over the many eras of home building, many houses were built fairly basic with no particular architectural style. The same is true for garage plans and garages built. The plain designs were typical and blended well with houses. However, if you have a home of the Victorian era, for example, the available stock plans for garages were quite limited. You would have had to Read More...