5 Reasons To Be Thankful For Your Garage

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we invite you to remember to be grateful for your garage. It’s easy to take your garage for granted. Afterall, it performs reliably day after day. However, this is one room in your house you should definitely be grateful for. Here are five reasons to be thankful for your garage.

1. It keeps your car toasty

Getting into a freezing car isn’t much fun. Neither is scraping ice off car windows in sub-zero weather. A garage makes winter driving much more comfortable by keeping your vehicle sheltered from the elements.

Moreover, by parking in the garage, you avoid battery issues. A frozen car battery can prevent a vehicle from starting. It’s a hassle to have to jumpstart a battery, and in winter weather, it’s especially inconvenient.

To maintain a warmer temperature in your garage, choose a garage door with superior insulation. Garage door insulation levels are measured by R-value and U-value. To learn more about R-value and U-value, read our guide to choosing an insulated garage door.

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2. It keeps your car safe

In addition to safeguarding your vehicle against the Canadian winter, your garage protects it against theft. Cars that are parked in the street are at risk of being targeted by criminals. They’re also more prone to getting nicked or dented, whether by falling branches, stray baseballs, or other vehicles.

Garages are also a secure place to store bikes, lawn mowers, snow blowers, and other items that tend to get stolen if left outdoors.

Just be sure that your garage door has the right security features. Certain older garage door systems have a “fixed code” opener that makes them vulnerable to thieves with special devices that allow them to steal garage door opener codes. If you have a garage door opener with a fixed code, it’s time to upgrade it to a unit with a “rolling code” system that’s less vulnerable to hacking.

3. It offers storage possibilities

Many people use their garage to store their things. Even if your car is parked inside, you’ll still have plenty of room for hardware, lawn tools, sporting gear, seasonal items, and other items you don’t want cluttering the rest of your home.

If you need more storage space in your garage, you can always put up shelves, cabinets, or hooks. For further tips on maximizing this space, read our guide on the subject of uncluttering and organizing your garage.

4. It’s a highly versatile space

If you don’t park cars in your garage, there are many other things you can do with the available room. Increasingly, people are renovating their garages to turn them into living spaces. Popular conversions include turning your garage into an extra bedroom, playroom, office, man cave, or home gym. If you have a detached garage, you can even turn it into a private guest house.

There are also garage door options to complement the various types of remodelling projects. For example, glass garage doors are often used to provide maximum natural lighting and modern flair.

If you’re looking for some more renovation ideas, read our blog post covering eight great ideas for garage conversions.

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5. It can be an extra room for the kids

If your home is cramped, you can use your garage as extra space for your kids or teens. For example, you can create a craft station for your kids or set up a tennis table or dart board. Alternatively, you can use your garage for special activities like camping, fort-making, or a movie night. Read our blog post covering ideas for stay-at-home activities you can do in your garage.

If you do turn your garage into a playroom, be sure to make the space kid-friendly. In particular, safely store and lock up all toxic products, including fuels, lighter fluid, paint, fertilizers, pesticides, and adhesives. Do the same with tools and all other dangerous items. In addition, make sure your garage is clean and free of clutter. For more tips on making your garage safe for children, read our previous blog post on this topic.

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Turn To Creative Door Services™ For All Your Garage Door Needs

Are you looking for a garage door with superior safety and security features? If so, turn to the experienced team at Creative Door Services™ for trusted installation of top-quality garage door systems. We also offer reliable maintenance and repair services.

Contact us today to learn more about our garage door products and services. We have locations in Edmonton, Alberta; Fort McMurray, Alberta; Calgary, Alberta; Vancouver, British Columbia; Kelowna, British Columbia; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Regina, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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