Tag: Garage

New Garage Door Considerations

There are many considerations to take into account when installing a new garage door include the color, finish, and composition of the door, the strength and durability of the track, the insulation R value, and whether or not there is a warranty available. Check with the installer and manufacturer for warranty information. Since the garage door is such an extensive part of the appearance of the front of your house, you want a door that provides aesthetic value to the appearance of your home. They come in a variety of colors and styles to complement your home. Some styles available include raised panel, flushed, elongated, and ribbed. The compositional materials include fiberglass, wood, aluminum, steel, and composite materials. The choice you make regarding these materials depends not only upon the appearance you want to achieve, but the size of your budget and the functionality you want to achieve with your new addition. Should you choose a steel or other type of metal or wood door? This depends, again, on the purpose you wish to achieve. Wooden doors are often more attractive, less utilitarian in appearance, but they can offer more maintenance challenges than a steel door. Wood doors need to

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Building a Garage

Building Codes and Permits So that you will not be wasting precious time and resources, check with the local zoning and permit offices to make sure that you plan and build your garage according to the requirements in your area. If you live in an HOA area, check with the home owners association as well so that you would also meet their regulations. Garage Function and Design If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to think about the design and functionality of the garage you are going to build. You’ll want to determine how many cars you want it to hold, how many storage shelves you’ll need, whether or not you will create a laundry area or office in this space, if your workshop will be in the garage, and where to place lighting and electrical outlets. Another critical element of your plans is whether your garage will have brick veneer or have vinyl siding, and the finishes you prefer. If your garage is stand alone, will it be a reflection of your house, and what type of garage door are you going to use. Get Plans for Your Garage At this point you are ready to

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