Published at Tuesday, September 25th 2018. by Autumn David in Garage Modern.
Garage doors for a long time were manually operated forcing the driver to stop the car and come out of the cart to open the door and the take some time to close it once they have driven the car into the safety of the garage. All these steps made old type garage doors very inconvenient as compared to the modern garage doors. With the increase in population and the amount of activity that every individual has to take part in many people do not have the time to perform all the above procedures just to be able to pack or leave their packing.
Well maybe its time to get your wife off your back and get it cleared out. Then earn some brownie points by fitting some modern garage flooring. With todays modern materials you can cover up that old concrete floor very inexpensively to give an almost showroom finish. Most garage floors will be ready to take on many types of flooring with the minimum of preparation. Unless you have a very uneven surface a quick sweep out maybe fill in any cracks and you should be good to go. Anything worse such as large holes or lumps should be dealt with as these will affect the finished look of any new flooring put on top. There is whole range of interlocking garage floor tile available in a wide choice of colors. These are constructed from PVC and are fitted in a matter of hours and dont involve any adhesives. This is a safe non slip surface that is resistant to oil petrol and many other chemicals. Low maintenance very durable and comfortable underfoot.
Planning and Preparation Just like any other successful ventures careful planning and preparation for whats ahead is essential in renovating your garage to a livable space. Have a clear-cut idea of what transformation you wish done in this area. Would you like to turn it into a living room extension lounge and childrens play room study room or office space among others? The kind of construction needed is basically dependent on what type of room you want your garage converted. Thus a more complex remodeling is needed if you prefer to turn it into another comfort room or bathroom since you need to install drainage system and pipes in the room. You may also need to construct additional walls and put more furniture to transform it completely.
Panels come in horizontal vertical and even chevron angles. Panel styles are available in Georgian which are the raised square panels Tudor and Winsor which have sloping curved tops to each panel and Stuart which have horizontal panels in Craftsman or Mission style. Before putting up your money spend a little time doing due diligence before you buy! Choose carefully and you can have an attractive and functional entrance to your cars domain! Drive around your neighborhood to get a good idea of what fits and what looks best. Search online for comparison pictures. Keep in mind that a street-facing garage makes up of about a third of your homes visible appearance making the garage door design a matter of importance.
And of course the roof should consist of 1 roof vent per 1 car in garage. Vents allow the lumber to breathe and not rot and buckle. If the garage door is over 16 feet in span it is recommended to use laminated veneer lumber as a header which supports the weight of the roof and overhead door. The header is installed above the garage door opening. A ½ horsepower garage door opener with two remote controls is also recommended to make life a bit more convenient instead of opening the overhead door manually.
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