Garage Floor Maintenance Tips That Will Prolong Your Floor Coating’s Life

Dirt, leaks, stains, and debris on your garage floor cause it to deteriorate over an extended period of time. These messes also contribute to a visually unappealing environment that can be less safe. Additionally, dirt, mud, and messy liquids can get tracked into your house.

That’s why garage floor maintenance is a task you should be doing a minimum of twice a year and ideally more than that (especially during the winter in areas with road salt). You can also give your garage floor a cleaning on an as-needed basis, depending on how heavily your garage is used. Needless to say, garages being used as workshops should have their floors cleaned fairly regularly.

Garage floor maintenance tips that extend your floor’s life and keep your space clean

These garage floor maintenance tips are meant for floors with a polyaspartic coating, such as a Floortex™ floor coating. Many of the tips can also be applied to garage floors of all types. By performing regular garage floor maintenance, you’ll keep your floors clean and tidy, which will help extend their life.

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Make garage floor maintenance easier by removing clutter

Before sweeping the garage out, clear as much clutter from your garage floor as possible. This will obviously make the garage floor maintenance quite a bit easier, as well as allowing you to give the floor a thorough cleaning. To avoid accumulating garage floor clutter altogether, you might consider a slatwall storage system or specialty storage racks.

Cover your electrical outlets and drywall

Because you’ll be using a hose during the garage floor maintenance, it’s wise to protect your drywall and any lower electrical outlets with taped up plastic sheeting. Cover any additional items staying in the garage that you’d rather not risk getting wet.

Clean up any leaks or spills

Before sweeping, attend to any leaks or spills on your garage floor. A Floortex™ coating is extremely resilient and less porous than a standard concrete garage floor, so it resists most chemicals found in households. That includes liquids leaking from vehicles like oil, gas, coolants, and other fluids.

Leaving leaks from hazardous liquids and spills on your polyaspartic garage floor for a prolonged period may cause staining and dull the floor’s shine, however. They’re also a safety hazard, so take care of any leaks or grease on the garage floor as soon as possible.

Standing liquids can be cleaned up by using sawdust, kitty litter, or a dedicated absorbent material product. Keep in mind that they made need to sit for several hours. To treat stains on a Floortex™ floor, we recommend using Scotts Outdoor Cleaner and a soft bristle brush if necessary. If you’re unsure about whether or not your Floortex™ coated floor is suited to a different cleaner or degreaser you already own, consult a Garage Living professional first.

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A Floortex™ floor coating is chemical and abrasion resistant and spills can be easily wiped up.

Sweep your garage floor

The next garage floor maintenance step is to sweep the floor with a good push broom. The smooth surface a Floortex™ floor coating provides makes this step even easier. Be sure to open all windows and doors leading to the outdoors during this step. This will improve the garage’s airflow and aid in removing airborne dust and dirt particles.

If your garage floor is particularly dirty and the sweeping is kicking up an excessive amount of dust, use a dust mask. A shop vacuum can also be used for cleaning hard-to-access areas.

The importance of garage floor maintenance when it comes to road salt

For those living in colder climates where road salt is used, regular garage floor maintenance is even more important during the winter months. Deicing salt used on roads that attaches itself to vehicles, in addition to salt used on driveways and walkways during the winter, can leave quite a mess on your garage floor.

Those white salt stains on your floor are caused by the melted snow containing the deicing salt recrystallizing, which is a process known as subflorescence. Older concrete floors that lack a high quality coating are especially vulnerable to further damage because the melted snow seeps into the floor’s pores and the deicer will refreeze when temperatures lower. This process, known as spalling, commonly causes the concrete to crack.

Dried salt deposits on your floor are unsightly and messy. They also have an abrasive nature that can dull the lustre on your garage floor if ignored. That’s why you should be regularly sweeping your polyaspartic coated garage floor during the winter to eliminate as much of the salt tracked inside as possible. Once the weather warms up, you can perform more detailed garage floor maintenance using a hose.

Wash your garage floor

With as much loose dust and floor debris as possible now removed from the garage, you’re ready for the final cleaning step. Scotts Outdoor Cleaner is also ideal for this garage floor maintenance step. It’s a gentle, environmentally friendly cleanser that’s biodegradable and phosphate-free, so it won’t harm plants or grass when rinsed away. Follow these steps:

  • mix the cleaner with water in a bucket according to the manufacturer’s instructions
  • apply the mixed solution to the garage floor and use Garage Living’s 30″ double blade foam squeegee or a broom to ensure the entire floor is covered
  • let the solution set for a few minutes
  • rinse your garage floor with a hose
  • use a squeegee to remove all excess water

Treat your Floortex™ garage floor right with regular maintenance

Floortex™ polyaspartic floor coatings have many advantages over epoxy floor coatings. To name just a few, they have a textured surface that provides better traction (and makes dirt and dust less visible), can be applied any time of the year, have a faster application process, and provide a higher degree of surface protection than epoxy coatings.

Even with all of these great benefits, occasional garage floor maintenance is required to ensure you get the maximum amount of life out of your garage floors and have them looking their best.

Experience the difference a Floortex™ floor coating makes

For those intrigued by what Floortex™ offers, be rest assured that a high quality floor coating can make a big difference when it comes to ease of garage floor maintenance. A polyaspartic garage floor coating also provides a more updated, polished look in comparison to concrete.

You can choose from 14 Floortex™ colours to achieve the garage floor look that appeals most to your tastes. Get started on your garage floor transformation by scheduling your free in-home consultation today. 

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Top 7 Garage Safety Hazards That You Shouldn’t Be Ignoring

When it comes to potentially hazardous areas in houses, garages are one of the most overlooked and ignored spots by homeowners.

So why are garage safety hazards not given the attention they’re due? It may be because many homeowners consider the garage more of a “separate” area of the home that doesn’t require the same level of organization and cleanliness found in the traditional interior of the house.

But it’s important to remember that the garage is a vital part of your home. It’s a space that’s heavily used and an area that’s conducive to safety hazards if proper care isn’t taken. As such, the garage is as deserving of your attention as any other area of your house.

Know how to identify common garage safety hazards

Any one of the most common garage safety hazards listed below can be found throughout your neighbourhood and perhaps in your very own garage. Keeping your garage safe isn’t difficult, however. Stop ignoring these top seven common garage safety hazards and take steps to improve the level of safety for your garage and entire home.

1. Faulty wiring

One of the most common garage safety hazards is faulty wiring. The U.S. Fire Administration identified electrical malfunctions as the leading cause of garage fires. Garage fires are particularly dangerous because they typically go undetected for longer periods. They also spread quickly because they’re fuelled by flammable materials and garage clutter.

Older homes are more prone to electrical problems and you should speak to an electrician if you have concerns about your garage’s electrical system (such as an outlet sparking every time you use it). Older electrical wiring can also deteriorate over especially long periods due to environmental factors or other reasons, such as rodents chewing through wiring.

2. Other general electrical issues

Along with faulty wiring, a number of additional electrical issues can be garage safety hazards:

  • electrical circuits that are old and faulty
  • overloaded electrical outlets
  • improper usage of extension cords (avoid using extension cords on a permanent basis, make sure you’re using the right extension cord for the task, and throw out any frayed or worn extension cords)
  • light bulbs that are the wrong wattage, which can overload wiring

3. Garage clutter

Garage clutter doesn’t just prevent you from parking in your garage and maximizing the space’s usefulness, it’s also a safety hazard. Stacks of clutter and junk piled high in the garage may not be stable and will also, as mentioned, fuel any fire.

Clutter management in the garage is much easier if you choose some effective garage organization solutions. You can keep your garage clean and clutter-free with storage cabinets, slatwall, and specialty storage racks.

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4. Improper storage of combustible liquids

Gas, oil, lighter fluid, lawn care products, and paints are just a few of the many hazardous solvents typically stored in the garage. Improper storage of these liquids can cause fire risks, either from ignition caused by surface contact with a leaking combustible liquid or with flammable vapours.

Store your combustible liquids in containers that are clearly marked or colour coded, tightly closed, and durable (plastic soda bottles don’t count for the latter). Never mix combustible liquids. Make sure you store them away from any heat sources, including heaters, appliances, and direct sunlight. If possible, store your combustible liquids in a shed that has good ventilation. Properly dispose of combustible liquids you no longer need.

Another one of the garage safety hazards that’s amazingly common is improper propane tank storage. If you’re putting away your barbecue for the season and storing it in the garage, leave the propane tank outside. Propane tanks are resilient and should never be stored indoors.

5. Improper storage of other hazardous materials

The garage is also where other hazardous materials are found, such as fertilizers, cleaning products, and oily rags. Make sure to always follow the manufacturer’s storage instructions.

One way to keep hazardous materials out of reach from your children is to add storage cabinets to your garage. Some of our garage storage cabinet systems come with options for locks. Storage cabinets also give you more storage space in the garage, as well as adding an aesthetic upgrade to its appearance.

6. Tripping and slipping hazards

Neglecting the condition of your garage floor and what’s stored on it can create tripping and slipping hazards. An old garage floor that’s uneven, missing chunks of cement, or filled with clutter can lead to tripping hazards. Oil or gasoline leaks from vehicles that haven’t been cleaned up are slipping risks, not to mention potentially flammable. Melted snow and ice can also can also be slipping hazards.

A Floortex™ floor coating is one solution that can help. Floortex™ floor coating provides a smooth, attractive surface for your garage. It’s highly resistant to oil, gas, and most household chemicals and allows for spills to be easily cleaned up. And Floortex™ floor coating also has a textured surface, which give you better traction than traditional epoxy floor coatings.

7. General carelessness

Last on our list of the most common garage safety hazards is general carelessness. This can come from a number of methods:

  • barbecuing in the garage when the weather is bad (it happens more often than you’d think)
  • carelessness when using your garage as a workshop
  • failing to properly extinguish cigarettes or cigars (did you know that extinguishing your smoke in an old flower pot or planter can potentially be hazardous?)

Awareness is your best safeguard against these garage safety hazards

Now that you’re aware of the most common garage safety hazards, you can take steps to ensure you’re being responsible with your garage’s safety. You should also consider installing a smoke and heat detector in your garage. And having a readily accessible fire extinguisher for the garage is also wise (make sure it’s suited to cold weather storage if you live in such a climate).

For help with making your garage a safer environment, Garage Living can help. Schedule your free in-home consultation to further discuss your numerous options for improving your garage space.

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9 Garage Spring Cleaning Tips For A Clean & Functional Space

Despite garages being one of the most used spaces in homes, they are also commonly the most cluttered. A study conducted by the National Association of Professional Organizers found that 50% of homeowners named the garage as their home’s most disorganized area.

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Garage spring cleaning tips to help make the best use of your time

A thorough spring cleaning can help to clean and declutter your garage space, which too often becomes a dumping ground for junk. But what’s the best way to use your time for this task? Follow these nine garage spring cleaning tips and your garage will be cleaner and more functional.

1. Have a garage spring cleaning plan and ask for help

Most garage spring cleanings can be completed in a weekend. If your garage is filled with wall-to-wall stacks of junk that have been accumulating for years, obviously a bigger time commitment (and maybe professional assistance) will be needed.

Have a clear plan of what you want to accomplish with this garage spring cleaning project. A garage spring cleaning checklist can help with this. Assign tasks to family members to speed up the process. Pace yourself to avoid burnout, while also maintaining a sense of purpose and eye towards finishing your goal. And offset some of the tedium of the task by listening to your favourite music, a podcast, or the baseball game.

2. Declutter your garage

The second of our garage spring cleaning tips is decluttering. This will be the most time-consuming task during your garage spring cleaning, especially if you’ve procrastinated about it for some time. You’ll want to remove everything (yes, everything) not nailed or screwed down from inside your garage for two reasons:

  • to make it easier to give the garage a top-to-bottom cleaning
  • in order to assess which of the garage’s contents are worth keeping or discarding

To accommodate removing your garage’s contents, try to pick a day where rain isn’t in the forecast. Put the items anywhere but the driveway directly in front of your garage doors (one of our garage spring cleaning tips explains why). The lawn, walkway, or patio are good spots. Group the items coming out of your garage into one of five categories: keep, donate, recycle, toss, or sell.

If you’re struggling to let go of items, ask yourself whether or not you’ve used them in the past few years. If you haven’t used them, ask yourself why and whether or not they’re justifying the space they’re occupying. For all items you’re not keeping, have a plan to get them where they need to go in a timely manner. Putting them back in the garage for anything longer than a week or two just defeats the purpose of all your hard work.

3. Air out your garage

Now that your garage is emptied out, make sure all windows and any doors that open to the outside are opened up. You’ll be able to give your musty garage a good airing out now that all the clutter is gone, as the airflow will be greatly improved. Using a box fan or shop fan sitting at one of these openings will help.

4. Wipe down and sweep out the garage

As one of the previous garage spring cleaning tips advised, the entrance in front of your garage doors should be clear. That’s because there will be plenty of dirt, dust, and water passing through that area as you scrub out your garage interior. It’d be a good idea to use a dust mask for this next messy task.

Wipe down any shelving or flat surfaces (aside from the floor). Garage slatwall panels are very easy to clean with just a rag, but maybe the material on your garage walls is drywall, brick, or something else. If so, just giving the walls a downward sweep with a broom will remove some of the dirt and dust that’s accumulated. Use the broom to remove any cobwebs you see as well.

Sweep out all of that accumulated dirt, dust, and salt deposits (if you live in areas that use salt on the roads during winter). Make sure you’re not missing any of the corners.

5. Hose out your garage

Now it’s time to wash your garage floor with your garden hose and a gentle cleaner. For Floortex™ floor coatings (which are easy to maintain and resistant to household chemicals), we recommend Scotts Oxi Outdoor Cleaner. It’s effective, biodegradable, phosphate-free, and won’t harm your grass or plants.

After your final rinse, use a squeegee to remove the remaining water. Garage Living carries a 30″ double blade foam squeegee specifically for this task.

6. Clean and inspect your garage door and opener

Next, it’s time to clean your garage door. Rinse it off with a hose and then wipe it down using a sponge, dish detergent, and water. For any window panels or inserts on the garage door, see the next garage spring cleaning tip. Be sure to attend to both sides of your garage door.

It’s a good idea to periodically inspect your entire garage door system. Ensure that your garage door opener is working properly, particularly all safety functions. Check that your opener’s photo eyes are clean and properly aligned. Chain drive and drive screw openers can have spray lubricant applied (check your manual).

Inspect your garage door for rust, warping, and other age-related problems. Your garage door has numerous moving parts, such as springs, rollers, tracks, hinges, and pulleys. Spray lubricant can be applied to these parts. Garage door spring maintenance can be quite dangerous, so consult a professional if they need fixing. If you need to replace your garage door, you’ll find plenty to choose from in our collection of steel, fibreglass, wood, and full view aluminium doors.

7. Clean your garage doorframe

A garage doorframe that’s wrapped with aluminum capping can be easily hosed off and wiped down in just a few seconds. Aluminum capping eliminates the need for you to strip, paint, or stain your garage doorframe every few years and also adds a clean, finished look to your home’s exterior.

8. Wash your garage windows

Now let’s wash any windows in your garage space. This may include side windows, windows on a side or back door, or window panels or inserts on your garage door. Use a sponge and warm water with some dish detergent to scrub the windows and then rinse them.

Stubborn stains, especially on outside windows, can be removed using pure vinegar. After the final rinse, use a small hand squeegee on the windows. Wipe the blade after each stroke to prevent dirt and particles from building up and scratching the windows. Finally, drying the windows with either a microfibre cloth or (believe it or not) a newspaper will eliminate streaks.

9. Assess your current garage storage and organization systems

The last of our garage spring cleaning tips involves assessing your garage’s storage and organization systems. Now that you’ve returned your garage belongings to your clean space, do you have a designated home for each item? If not, consider using garage storage cabinetsslatwall, and specialty storage racks. The two latter storage solutions make use of your garage’s underutilized wall and vertical space. This keeps your garage organized and your floor space open, making future garage spring cleanings a much easier and faster process.

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An organized garage with clear floor space also allows you to park vehicles inside. There are lots of benefits to parking your vehicles inside your garage, including:

  • vehicles being more secure from theft or vandalism
  • you can avoid the inconveniences of bad weather
  • your vehicle’s exterior is protected from UV exposure, bird droppings, and tree sap

Use these garage spring cleaning tips for effective results

Applying these garage spring cleaning tips will give you effective results with this weekend project. Along with the aforementioned garage improvement products, Garage Living also provides a full range of renovation services, including insulation installation. If you’re ready to move forward with your garage makeover project, schedule a free in-home design consultation.

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Top 8 Solutions to Garage Problems Homeowners Face

Homeowners demand a lot from their garages. Garages are a frequently trafficked area that provide a key access point to our residences, as well as a valuable space for working and storage. Their exterior also comprises the single-most noticeable aspect of your home’s exterior.

As such, encountering problems with your garage are an inevitability. That can include mechanical issues with garage doors and openers, functionality issues (such as a lack of storage space), and realizing your garage needs an aesthetic update, among many other things. Let’s look at the top eight common garage problems and some solutions to address them.

1. Excess garage clutter

Excess clutter is one of the most common garage problems homeowners contend with. More often than not, clutter accumulates because your garage’s available storage space just isn’t being used to the best of its ability.

Solution: Garage Living has a number of smart storage and organization solutions to free up floor space and help get your garage in order, such as:

  • Garage wall storage: PVC slatwall panels maximize your garage’s storage space by allowing you to hang items on the wall. Over 40 different slatwall accessories provide plenty of flexibility to configure your slatwall storage area just the way you want.
  • Specialty storage racks: our tire racks and overhead storage racks will take care of your heavy duty garage storage needs. We also carry many other varieties of lighter duty rack and shelving options for the garage.
  • Garage cabinetry: our five lines of garage cabinetry systems are ideal for getting your tools and smaller belongings organized. They also add a brilliant modern touch to your garage’s interior aesthetics.

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2. Outdated or damaged garage doors

Garage doors that look outdated, faded, or damaged won’t go unnoticed by neighbours and passersby. They’re also one of the most frequently used doors in the home, so proper functionality is imperative both for convenience and safety reasons.

Solution: Garage door technology has come a long way in the past 10-15 years, meaning there’s no better time to upgrade. You have many more customization options than ever before.

Garage Living’s extensive steel, wood, fibreglass, and full view aluminum garage door collections will have a style and design that speaks to your aesthetic preferences. Also consider that garage doors provide one of the best returns on investment for home renovation projects.

3. A lack of parking space

Storing your vehicle in the garage has its benefits. For example, they’re kept safer inside, along with being protected from the elements. But what are your options if you don’t want to face a costly and disruptive home renovation?

Solution: One convenient way to increase your garage’s available parking space is to add a car lift. Our 4 post car lifts instantly double your garage’s parking space by taking advantage of its unused vertical space.

4. Damaged and unappealing garage flooring

Garage floors endure a lot of wear and tear, which eventually takes a toll on their appearance and structure. Chips, cracks, crumbling, and an unappealing overall look are quite common with older concrete garage floors.

Solution: Fully restore your garage floor by having a polyaspartic Floortex™ floor coating applied. Polyaspartic floor coatings are much better than epoxy coatings, with features that include:

  • excellent durability that guarantees against flaking, peeling, and blistering, along with a high level of abrasion and impact resistance
  • UV stable topcoat that minimizes the likelihood of fading and yellowing over time
  • strong resistance to household chemicals, including oil, gas, salt, and more
  • fast application time (the job can be completed in as little as one day) and the ability to be applied virtually year-round
  • great looks that are very easy to maintain

5. Malfunctioning garage door opener

One of the more common garage problems involves garage doors not closing properly. This is typically due to an issue with your garage door opener, but other factors may be at fault.

Solution: Garage door openers have photo eye sensors that act as a safety measure. The photo eyes have an invisible beam that runs between them. When that beam is broken, your door will go back up. If that happens, check that there’s no obstructions in their path, inspect the lenses to make sure they’re clean, and ensure that they’re properly aligned.

If these solutions don’t work, inspect your garage door tracks to make sure they’re in proper alignment. Also, ensure that the tracks are allowing your garage door rollers to move freely.

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6. Outdated and worn-out garage door opener

Garage door openers have many small moving parts. As a result, they’re prone to mechanical issues, especially after years of heavy use. Eventually, your garage door opener will need replacement. Like garage doors, they need to operate properly for the convenience and safety of your family.

Solution: Our line of LiftMaster garage door openers are reliable, quiet, and energy efficient. They also come with innovative MyQ Technology. This lets you monitor your garage’s security on your smartphone, even when you’re away from home.

 7. Poor garage lighting

How many garages have you been in that only had one or two old 60 watt bulbs as their light source? Your garage might even be one of them! This is one of the common garage problems that is simple and quite affordable to fix.

Solution: Our LED garage lighting fixture provides a bright, uniform light source that uses 30% less energy than similar fluorescent lighting. Once it’s installed, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to make it this much easier to function in your garage.

8. Inadequate workspace

Sometimes there’s just not enough space inside your home to accommodate your woodworking, metalworking, or repairing hobbies. Excess noise and the messiness of these pastimes can also make it challenging to have a workshop inside your home.

Solution: Set up your workshop in the garage. You can first create extra space by using our storage and organization solutions. Then add a handy wall-mounted folding workbench that won’t take up valuable space when it’s not being used. The rugged butcher block workbench can support a weight load of up to 400 lbs.

Garage Living has solutions for all common garage problems

Garage Living specializes in solutions for virtually any of the common garage problems you may be facing. In addition to the services and products already described, we offer additional renovation services that includes garage door repair, insulation installation, garage heating installation, and more.

Book your free consultation with one of our garage improvement experts today to begin the process of fixing the common garage problems you’re dealing with.

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Garage Heating Ideas To Improve Your Comfort This Winter

A freezing cold garage during the winter is a given for many homeowners in North America. This doesn’t have to be the case, however. There are several reasons why adding garage heating to your home is a good idea. As winter approaches, let’s explore the topic of garage heating and some heating ideas worth considering.

Electric radiant heating lets you use your garage during the winter

Garage Living offers electric radiant heaters that come in 110V and 220V models which are wall-mounted. A remote control is included. While this type of heating won’t heat your entire garage, it does allow you to comfortably use areas of your garage during the fall and winter. Using your garage workshop or making vehicle repairs doesn’t have to stop when the colder temperatures arrive.

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Types of garage heating that aren’t practical

There are a few types of garage heating that aren’t practical for permanent use, largely for reasons of safety. Some of these include:

  • Extending your home heating system’s ducts. Using this type of heating for your garage has too many negatives. Specifically, it increases the risk of carbon monoxide from your vehicles and other harmful garage fumes and dust making their way into your house.
  • Portable propane, kerosene, and oil heaters. These types of heating sources are regularly used in garages, but aren’t ideal. Even with decent garage ventilation, you’ll still be exposed to the harmful fumes these types of heaters emit. They also contribute to an increase in garage condensation levels.
  • Portable electric heaters. Heating a garage space during the winter with a small electric space heater won’t be very effective. If you do use one, be mindful of keeping this heat source away from flammable materials.

Adding wall and ceiling insulation makes garage heating far more effective

Adding insulation to your garage walls and ceiling will make a world of difference when it comes to garage heating. Vapour barrier and upgrading your garage’s weatherstripping will also help. All of these heat-retaining measures will improve your home’s energy efficiency during the year’s cold months, regardless of whether or not you’re running a heater in the garage. Moreover, you’ll also benefit from garage insulation during the spring and summer when your house’s air conditioning is running.

If fully insulating your garage isn’t financially feasible, do the next best thing. Try to at least add wall insulation to any garage walls that adjoin with your home’s interior walls. Ask us about the garage insulation and drywall services we provide.

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Don’t forget insulation for your garage door

When insulating your garage walls and ceiling, don’t forget about your garage door. Generally, older garage doors lack any insulation features, which contributes to heat loss. Old garage doors may also not give your garage the best protection from the elements due to factors that come with age, such as warping and other kinds of damage.

Adding insulation to your existing garage door is one option. A more assured way of maximizing your garage door’s energy efficiency is to upgrade to a new garage door. The modern and stylish garage doors from our steel or wood garage door collections gives you plenty of insulation options.

A new floor coating makes melted ice and slush easier to handle

Adding garage heating means you’ll be parking your vehicles in an environment where the snow, ice, and slush they’ve accumulated will melt quicker. While much of that moisture will evaporate, messy garage floors due to melted snow during the winter are inevitable. This is the case in garages without heating as well.

A new polyaspartic garage floor coating makes cleaning up after your vehicles in the wintertime a breeze. Our Floortex™ floor coating provides a beautiful, smooth surface that’s durable and highly resistant to chemicals, such as road salt. A quick mopping or a few squeegee strokes will make slush and melted snow on your garage floor disappear.

Promote better warm airflow in your garage by decluttering

A garage filled with clutter doesn’t promote good warm airflow. You can improve your garage’s organization and storage capabilities with a number of solutions. Consider adding specialty storage racks, slatwall storage, or garage cabinetry to your space to help. These storage solutions will also upgrade your garage’s aesthetics.

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Why leaving garage heating solutions to the pros is a good idea

There are many reasons for hiring a company with plenty of experience when it comes to garage heating, such as Garage Living. By entrusting professionals with the addition of garage heating solutions to your home, you’ll ensure yourself of receiving high quality work and your family’s safety. Adding a permanent heat source to any space requires expertise, which we have plenty of.

Here’s an additional example of how experience matters. If you did decide to add insulation to your existing garage door, our experts have the know-how to properly perform this problematic task. Along with adding the insulation, the garage door’s springs need to be properly adjusted (which is a dangerous job) to compensate for its extra weight. Failing to carry out these steps properly can result in damage to your garage door and opener, not to mention posing a potential safety risk to your family.

When it comes to garage heating ideas and solutions, trust the experts at Garage Living. Book your free consultation with us now so you can enjoy the comforts provided by garage heating this fall and winter!

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