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The Ideal Garage: How Does Yours Compare?

When it comes to talking about the garage some guys get that far away look in their eyes that speaks to all the things they wish they had so they could give their beloved auto the TLC it deserves. Other folks give the garage as a whole about as much thought as they give garage door openers, which is to say not much. For this assessment of the perfect garage we’re going to steer clear of the extremes and try to find a middle ground where the car enthusiast in the family will be as happy as the person who looks at the garage as nothing more than the place where they put unwanted stuff.

Building the Perfect Garage

When building the ideal garage you need to keep certain dimensions in mind at all times. They are:

  • Overall width and depth: As a general rule anything less than 10 x 20 feet per car is going to be a bit tight and since we’re talking the ‘ideal’ garage here we’ll want to go a bit bigger than that to accommodate some of the extras we’re going to toss in later.
  • Space between vehicles: In a 2 car garage it’s important to leave at least 3 feet between cars so there’s no chance of dings. In our ideal garage we’re going to plump that up to a minimum of 5 feet so that work can be done on one car without endangering the other.
Garage Space

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10 Reasons Why You Should Buy a New Garage Door and When is The Right Time to Do It

If your home has a two-car garage, the garage door may constitute 20% or more of the face your house presents to passersby. If the profile of your home is somewhat offset to the street, the garage door may constitute as much as 50% of what people see when they look at your house. So if your garage door is a problem, it’s the problem people will see; regardless of how beautifully realized the rest of the home’s exterior might be.

The Benefits of Installing New Garage Doors in Your Westminster Home

Replacing a garage door is a big decision but there are plenty of good reasons why you’ll want to go ahead with it in the coming year. Here are 10 in no particular order.

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How Long Do Garage Doors Typically Last?

It seems to be one of the given’s of homeownership that the garage door will last as long as you want it to. But is that actually true? As is the case with most things the answer to this question depends on a variety of factors. Most manufacturers claim garage doors will last 15-30 years. However, if you treat your garage door well and use it sparingly you may be able to extend its life (almost) indefinitely. On the other hand, if you treat your garage door with benign neglect it may not last 10 years. The answer to the question also depends on your definition of ‘worn out’.

Determining the Life Expectancy of Garage Doors in Broomfield

The last point made in the introductory paragraph - how you define ‘worn out’ - is an important one because some people will insist on replacing the garage door when a major mechanical part like the torsion spring breaks. Others will simply replace worn out parts and keep the door.

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