5 Steps to Ensure Your Garage Is Ready for Your Move

5 easy steps to prepare the garage when moving

In most instances, people leave the garage for last when packing for a move. It’s often an afterthought, or they dread it so much that they just can bring themselves to tackle it.

However, there are plenty of reasons that it should actually be one of the first areas packed. Often, it’s the place where you store forgotten keepsakes, or items that are hardly ever used. If you’re planning a move in the new year, here are a few simple tips to help ensure that you’re able to pull it off quickly and easily.

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These Garage Doors Will Add a Contemporary Look to Your Home

Contemporary Garage Door

When it comes to garage doors, you want to have as many options as possible. This way, you will be able to find something that fits with the design scheme of your home.

Multiple options are especially important when finding a garage door for a home with contemporary architecture. Leading garage door manufacturer Garaga has 24 different door models. Seven of these models are in the “contemporary” sphere. If you think a modern door would look good on your home, here is what you need to know.

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Important Questions to Ask a Garage Door Dealer


If you did the research and asked everyone for tips or advice, and are ready to get started with a new garage door, you still need to know what to ask your dealer. After all, you probably will buy one garage door in your lifetime and it can be tough to choose the best dealer based on your limited experience. To help you out with this issue, we offer some good questions to ask potential garage door dealers.
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Should you choose an attached or detached garage?

You have chosen to build a new garage. The first question is whether you want to have an attached or detached structure. Different variables will factor into your choice. Remember, a garage is not just a place to store your car. You will keep your other equipment there as well, and if you have certain hobbies, such as woodworking or repairing bicycles, you may end up spending a lot of time there.
 
So the design and location of your garage is certainly worth thinking about. Here is what you need to know to make an informed decision.
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Inspect These 4 Things Every 3 Months

A garage door is a powerful piece of equipment, and so it is of the utmost importance that you regularly check all the parts are working optimally. But regularly doesn’t mean you have to be out there every single week. No, just once every season. That’s just 4 times a year…
 
These 4 checks will make sure your garage door is running smoothly and that it won’t cause any accidents. Remember, garage doors are calibrated to counterbalance a specific weight, and while there are some small things you can do yourself, if you notice anything off with the garage door system, call a garage door expert to remedy the situation.
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Garage renovation ideas


Sick of rummaging through endless bits and bobs in search of that one thing in your garage? Maybe it’s time to think about giving it a makeover!
 
The good news is, you don’t necessarily need to spend a fortune, it all depends on what you want to do and how much you want to spend. Just have a look at some of our top picks from the HOUZZ website below to get you started!
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Top tips for giving your garage a fresh coat


If you’ve decided it’s time your garage had a mini-makeover, you don’t need to look any further than tidying up and a fresh coat of paint.

But before you run of to your local hardware store to buy paint, you need to think about what you really need.

Do you need latex paint or alkyd paint? Do you need to fill in any cracks? Are you going to give the floor a once over, too?

To help make the whole process a little easier, we’ve created this blog post with some handy tips from planning to completion. Read More

Should I insulate my non-insulated garage door?


After looking for ways to make your garage more comfortable, you’ve settled on applying insulation to the walls and ceilings… Now that part of your project is over and you’re wondering what you should do about your garage door? It’s not insulated, so it seems like insulating the rest of the garage was a waste of time. Can you apply insulation to it yourself or do you need to invest in a new, well-insulated garage door?
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Transform Your Garage into the Perfect Scrapbooking Workshop


For most of us, the garage is little more than a place to park our cars, or somewhere that we can store all of our excess junk. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. It can actually be turned into the perfect scrapbooking workshop with just a little bit of help.
 
Below, we’ll run down a checklist of what you need to do in order to transform your garage. Imagine having all the space you need to work, while relaxing on a warm summer day with the garage door open to the neighborhood.
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