We often store our vehicles, tools, lawn equipment, and hazardous chemicals in our garages without giving much thought to it. However, with all this equipment and lighting that’s often insufficient, garages can pose a danger that’s easy to overlook. By taking common sense safety measures you can lower the risks of injury and damage to yourself, your family, and your property. Here are five steps you can take to make your garage safer:
December 18, 2015
December 4, 2015
Tens of billions of dollars a year are spent on home improvement projects, and many of them involve expanding the size of homes or adding additional buildings to property such as adding a garage. Before you get carried away and start gathering your building materials, be sure you have answered a few questions which will get your project off on the right foot.
November 20, 2015
Love to rock it out in your garage, but getting tired of the neighbors (or your family!) calling the police every time the sound levels get cranked up? Soundproofing your garage may seem like an insurmountable task, but with the right tools and partners to help you get organized you can figure it out. Read on to learn all you need to know to keep the peace in your neighborhood while also maintaining the best sound quality possible outside of a professional recording studio.
October 23, 2015
When it comes to upgrading your garage floor, there are a number of reasons for doing so. Whether you are simply trying to increase the value of your home, you want something that looks and feels nicer or you are looking for a more durable option, there are many choices available. The garage flooring you choose, however, will depend on your current budget, what you use your garage for and your own personal preferences. Here, you will discover the things you need to take into consideration to ensure you make the best choice for your needs.
October 11, 2015
Garage doors traditionally offer burglars with a relatively easy way into your house, but there are some steps that you can take to better protect yourself and your home from unwanted intrusion. Consider the following tips that you can implement into the design of your garage door in an effort to keep burglars from getting access to your home via the garage door.
October 9, 2015
If you’re tired of your garage looking drab and outdated, there is a solution that can help you transform the look and feel – garage door accents. Whether you just can’t fit a new garage door into your budget, or you simply aren’t ready to upgrade yet, adding accents can add beauty and style. It will give your garage an entirely new look it will make sure your home looks great until the time comes to complete the upgrade. Keep reading to check out some of the choices available.
September 25, 2015
Your garage has the potential to be like a sanctuary, providing you with a place of refuge when you need it. At the same time, however, is usually one of the more uncomfortable places in the entire house. Garages are often rather drafty and cold or hot and muggy, depending on the season. By adding some insulation to the roof of the garage, however, the problem could potentially be solved.
August 28, 2015
Renovations can be a lot of fun…until they’re not! Turning your garage into a living space can be a creative and even ingenious solution to a lack of additional space. Millions of people have done it, and whether they’re creating a guest room, a playroom, or any other living space, they all seem to make it look easy. But before you pick up a sledgehammer and start going to work on your garage to turn it into a living room, office, or guest room, take a moment to inform yourself of a few big mistakes to avoid.
August 14, 2015
If you live in an area that sometimes gets some severe storms, or an area that has an abundance of extreme weather, the quality and durability of your garage door is very important. You need to consider the wind resistance of your garage door to ensure it is capable of withstanding those high winds. If you don’t, there is always the chance that it could eventually cause some rather costly damage to your home. Garage doors today have a wind resistance rating that lets you know how well they are able to hold up in different wind speeds. When you are choosing a door for your garage, this is something you should seriously consider.
July 17, 2015
If your garage door has never squeaked, then you’re in a happy minority. Practically everyone has, from time to time, experienced those annoying noises coming from their garage door. News flash – it’s not just bothering you, your neighbors probably secretly hate you.