It’s Time for a New Garage: 5 Benefits to Building a Garage
Your garage is an integral part of your home. Many homeowners may see it as just a place for storage or parking their car, but a new garage can really change the entire dynamic of your home.
Whether there’s damage to your current garage or you don’t have enough space, having a garage built is an excellent idea. There are so many benefits you’ll enjoy by replacing your old garage!
In this article, we’ll show you five reasons why you’ll want a new garage for your home. It can be a major “game changer” for your family. Let’s get started!
1. Your Current Garage Isn’t Large Enough
As you go through life, you might find that a smaller garage isn’t going to cut it anymore. For a variety of reasons, you might need to upgrade to a two or three car garage. We’ll give a few examples where a new garage can improve your life below.
More Cars Can Fit Inside
As your family grows and ages, you’ll need a larger garage. This is especially true when your kids reach age 16 or 17 and they start driving. The more drivers you have, the more space you’ll need in your garage.
A two or three car garage is essential for Chicago homeowners because it protects your cars from the weather. Cars aren’t a cheap investment and you want them to last as long as possible. Protecting them from extreme temperatures, which can hurt the engine, is a must.
Perfect for Hosting a Party
Whether it’s for graduations, birthdays or just for fun, everyone enjoys having a party. With a larger garage you can host the party while containing the mess to one area.
Garages are great places to throw parties. You get to enjoy the best of both worlds: the outside weather while avoid the harsh sun rays. If you have a garage door screen, you’re also protected from bugs. You’ll be able to have a buffet table without worrying about insects getting into the food.
Use Your Garage as an Extra Living Space
Sometimes you just need extra living space. When you build a new garage, it can be used as an extension of your home. Workshops, bedrooms, auto shops, offices and rec rooms are all popular ways people use your garage.
2. You Can Custom Build Your Garage
There can be all sorts of problems like the size, layout and the design not matching your home or style. You’re not sure if you want a new garage because you haven’t found a style that you like.
It’s important to note that some companies, like Danley’s, offer custom built garages. We can make them any style and size you want to ensure that you’re getting exactly what you need. No more feeling like your garage is a wasted space.
3. Make Your Garage Safer
Older garages can be a safety hazard to you and your family. There are so many things that could go wrong that you need to inspect your garage every year. If you are facing any of these problems, it’s time for a new garage.
Start with the foundation. Make sure there are no cracks or gaps in the floor and walls of your garage. These problems are especially dangerous because it’s what structures your garage and keeps it sturdy.
There are many reasons why your foundation could be failing. Erosion, soil shrinkage and even maturing trees and shrubs can all play a role in foundation damage. How it was originally laid and set can have something to do with the cracking and gapping as well.
It’s true. These problems with your garage foundation could be traced back as far as when your garage was originally built. Make sure when you get a new garage that you hire a trustworthy building company. Laying foundation requires good planning and should follow all local codes. This is something Danley’s prides itself on. Get a free quote now and see the difference.
Another common problem area of your garage is the roof. With Chicagoland’s crazy weather, the roof of your garage needs to be able to withstand rain, snow and heavy wind. If your roof has a small slope or no slope at all, then the water could sit on your roof causing the shingles to crack and seep into the garage, damaging the rafters and ceiling joints.
Some garages have roofs built for rain and snow to slide right off. Look into a gable, reverse gable or a hip roof garage. All three have roofs with steep slopes to prevent water damage.
Your roof can also begin to sag over time which can be extremely dangerous. It’s caused by too much weight on your roof or faulty roof materials. Danley’s only uses quality materials so you’ll minimize the chances of roof sagging with one of our garages.
If there’s ever major water damage, shingle damage or roof sagging, you need to get a new garage. Having a damaged roof is extremely dangerous because there’s a chance that it can collapse.
4. Improve The Value of Your Home
If your old garage is worn and damaged, you’re taking away from the look of your home. A new garage is sure to improve your home’s curb appeal overnight. You’ll love the look it’ll bring to your home.
Looking pretty and improving your curb appeal leads to the value of your home increasing. That means getting rid of your old garage for a new one will improve your home’s resale value. If you’re thinking about moving within the next few years and you have a beaten up garage, having a new one built is a smart investment.
5. Have a Garage Built for the Weather
Chicago has extremely unique weather. We’re constantly changing temperatures from day to day, we face heavy precipitation and the weather extremes are intense. You’ll want a garage that can not only handle the weather, but can protect you and your possessions from it.
Build a More Durable Garage
When having a new garage built, it’s important to make sure the materials can handle rain, snow, hail and heavy wind. Getting weaker materials is a sure fire way to see your garage crumble before Mother Nature.
It’s also important to note that your garage door should be strong. We recommend a steel garage door because it won’t dent or crack when struck and can withstand even the most extreme storms.
Insulation is Key
Not only should your garage be durable, but it should also be energy efficient. Having insulated walls and ceilings will prevent the outside weather from getting into your garage. The items you have stored in your garage will be protected from Chicago’s extreme temperatures.
Don’t Wait on Your New Garage
If you have an old garage, don’t wait for something bad to happen. Make the right choice and get a new garage today. It can improve the look of your home, the performance of your car and the safety of your family.
Get a free quote from Danley’s now. Our team of expert garage builders will make sure you get the perfect garage for your home. You can rest assured knowing that we only use the best materials so your garage will last a lifetime.