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. Sweeping compound can be used on the floor to reduce the amount of dust that gets airborne.

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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Garage Workshop Ideas For Creating A Versatile And Organized Space

If you’re someone who spends their spare time on projects involving woodworking, metalworking, and car and electronics repairs, you know the value of a comfortable, dedicated workshop. Carving out such a workspace in the home isn’t always easy, however. Space limitations and concerns over privacy and how much noise and mess you’ll make can stifle your inspiration to tinker, fix, and create.

There are ways to design a versatile garage workspace that lets you enjoy quality time with your creative hobbies. These garage workshop ideas will get your space organized, looking great, and help to increase your home’s value.

Create more available space by using garage wall storage

If you want to create a dedicated work area in the garage, you’ll need to have enough space to work with. Single car garages don’t provide much free space if you want to park your vehicle inside. Double car garages obviously allow for more room, but free space will also be an issue when you want to park two of your vehicles in the garage.

When it comes to creating more available space in your garage, a slatwall storage system is one of your best solutions. Using slatwall panels and accessories that utilize your garage’s wall space, you’ll be able to clear the clutter off your garage floor and hang up your belongings. This creates more room for your work area, parking your vehicles, and just generally functioning much easier in the garage.

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How slatwall accessories can make your workspace more functional

Once you know the desired location for your garage workshop, you can incorporate the slatwall panels and accessories around it. The following slatwall accessories are well-suited for keeping any work area organized:

  • hooks for hanging hand power tools and extension cords
  • magnetic tool bars that keep small hand tools easily accessible
  • screwdriver holders
  • small tool racks
  • paper towel racks
  • various sizes of baskets, shelving, and small tilt-out storage bins for nuts, bolts, screws, and other small pieces of hardware

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One of the smartest garage workshop ideas: a foldaway workbench

The flexibility and functionality of a foldaway workbench makes it one of the smartest garage workshop ideas you can choose. They’re ideal for smaller garages or when you want just a little more space in your larger garage. This wall-mounted workbench easily folds away when its not needed and is instantly accessible when you do need it. These additional features make the foldaway workbench an essential for any garage workshop:

  • heavy-duty construction can withstand up to 400 lbs of weight
  • 1.5″ thick solid butcher block work surface that’s durable enough to handle the demands placed on it by your work and hobby projects
  • an ample work surface that’s five feet wide and two feet deep
  • secure double latch safety mechanism prevents the workbench from being lowered unintentionally

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A durable floor coating can handle your workshop’s messes

Good garage workshop ideas are supposed to make your life easier and an epoxy floor coating does just that. Garage Living only uses Floortex™ floor coatings. The best floor coating on the market will transform your garage space with its smooth surface and superior appearance.

A Floortex™ floor coating is extremely durable and resists common household chemicals. Its topcoat also maintains its glossy finish for years. Sawdust and other messes and spills that result from your workshop efforts are a breeze to clean up. And the decorative flakes used during the coating’s application process minimize the appearance of dirt and dust on your garage floor. You’ll also stay safe with the excellent traction that the floor coating provides.

Protect your tool investment with garage cabinetry

Longtime hobbyists tend to accumulate large tool collections with some expensive pieces. Regardless of whether this is the case for you or your tool collection is still growing, your slatwall storage space can be complemented with modular or custom-fit garage cabinetry. These storage systems add a sleek, modern look to your space and can be coordinated to fit your garage’s decor.

We carry five lines of garage cabinetry, all of which are constructed with high quality materials to ensure they last for many years. Along with keeping your tools organized, garage cabinetry can also keep your valued tools protected with an optional locking feature available on some models.

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Make working easier by improving your garage’s lighting

Garage workshop projects require you to see exactly what you’re doing. Precise attention to detail is needed when you’re making measurements, general repairs, saw cuts, and drilling holes. Working safely while you do these things is critical as well, which means you’re going to need something most garages lack – good lighting.

Our LED lighting fixture improves your garage’s lighting conditions and does it with excellent energy efficiency, using 30% less energy than similar fluorescent lighting. The fixture has an unbreakable lens and housing, ensuring a long life, and its bulbs are rated for 94,000 hours. You’ll also want to supplement your overhead lighting with good task lighting around your foldaway workbench.

Some additional garage workshop ideas to consider

The above garage workshop ideas are the most essential components for creating a more functional space for your work projects. If you’re looking to truly maximize its workspace potential, consider some of these additional garage workshop ideas:

  • car lifts will increase how much parking space your garage provides, but can also function as a great way to work on the undersides of vehicles for the DIY mechanic
  • overhead storage racks can be used for bulkier items and storing the leftover or unused lumber from your building projects
  • improving the insulation features of your garage will reduce noise levels and help during the hotter and colder times of year (we also install garage heating systems)
  • if you prefer natural light in your work area, many of our garage doors come with window options that let in outside light, as well as insulation options
  • depending on how much dust and mess will get produced while you’re working, consider improving your garage’s ventilation system
  • be mindful of how much electricity your power tools will require and look at upgrading your garage’s electrical system (especially for older garages) and adding extra outlets

These efficient, space-saving garage workshop ideas will create a comfortable workspace that makes it easier to enjoy your cherished hobby. Having an organized, clutter-free work area will also help fuel your creativity. Schedule your free consultation with us to begin the exciting process of creating your dream garage workshop!

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Garage Door Materials: How To Make The Right Choice For Your Home

Replacing your garage door delivers one of the best returns on investment for home remodel and renovation projects. That’s according to Remodeling Magazine’s long-running annual Cost vs Value report, which estimates the costs and value retention of home renovation projects. In fact, while their 2013 report listed a 75% return on investment for garage door replacements, that number jumped up to 91.5% on their 2016 report.

Clearly, recouping such a high percentage of costs should make replacing your old garage door an even more attractive proposition. Garage doors are also important because they’re a heavily used home entrance and exit and can make up as much as 30% of your home’s front exterior.

If you’re looking to replace your garage door, there’s more options than ever to choose from. Where do you start? Familiarize yourself with the various types of garage door materials to help make an educated choice when you’re ready to buy.

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Garage door materials and what you need to consider

The most common garage door material types are steel, wood, fibreglass, and aluminum frame with glass panels, also known as full view aluminum. When comparing garage door materials, many factors will dictate what type of material you’ll choose, including:

  • how long you want the garage door to last
  • style preference
  • maintenance preference
  • insulation options required
  • how your garage door choice matches with the exterior architecture of your house

It’s possible that some garage door materials may not come with the specific design features you want. If that’s the case, Garage Living’s experts can certainly present you with many other options to choose from to help you arrive at a garage door choice you’ll be thrilled with. How much time are you willing to spend on future maintenance on your garage doors, such as painting or staining? Wood doors will obviously require more attention than steel doors.

Garage doors have come a long way

Garage door construction has advanced rapidly in the past 10-15 years. The modern-day garage door offers far more benefits than the garage doors of yesteryear. All of the following improvements to garage doors help boost your home’s curb appeal and value:

  • improved strength and rigidity
  • better energy-saving insulation features
  • far more design and style options
  • less maintenance required
  • longer-lasting


Steel garage doors are popular for many reasons

There are many reasons why steel is one of the most popular garage door materials, not the least of which is affordability. While steel can dent, it’s also the most durable material because it won’t delaminate, crack, or warp. Today’s steel garage doors are also far less prone to rusting and needing maintenance, such as repainting. Richards-Wilcox steel garage doors from Garage Living come with a limited lifetime warranty.

Steel garage doors offer outstanding design flexibility that allow you to really draw attention to your home’s exterior. If you like the look of wood but don’t care for the necessary upkeep wood doors require, a faux wood overlay on your steel garage door is a great option. Carriage house style garage doors project a classic wood look, while providing the durability of steel.

Enjoy the ability to choose from numerous colours and add raised, recessed, and flush panel textures, or appealing window treatments to your steel garage doors. As far as garage door materials go, steel is also excellent when it comes to insulation options, which typically come in polystyrene or polyurethane form.

Enjoy the classic appeal of wood

If authenticity and a traditional look are what you want for your garage exterior, wood is the way to go. After all, wood is the original garage door material. Wood garage doors come in a variety of finishes and colours, along with a wide range of panel and window styles.

Cedar is a popular wood species and well-suited to the fluctuating temperatures of the Canadian climate. Another of the wood garage door materials you can choose is mahogany. It may cost a little more, but it’s hard to beat mahogany’s sophisticated and warm look.

Choosing wood will require more attention and maintenance on your behalf. Changing climates will make the wood contract and expand, so you’ll have to stain or paint it occasionally. While there may be a small amount of extra work involved, you’ll find the effort well worth it for the inviting and earthy look that only authentic wood garage doors can deliver.


For a truly bold statement, consider full view aluminum garage doors

The raw industrial look of aluminum framing combined with glass panels results in the modern look that only comes from full view aluminum garage doors. A fitting complement to your home’s modern architecture, full view aluminum doors make a bold statement and will remain stylish for years to come.

The aluminum on these garage doors can be painted almost any colour you choose, plus there’s additional glazing options. Many glass options are available, such as your choice of clear, tinted, and translucent panels. Full view aluminum garage doors are also very lightweight and durable. Care does need to be taken with them, though, considering the obviously fragile nature of glass and the fact aluminum can dent.

Don’t rule out fibreglass garage doors

The last of the garage door materials to consider is fibreglass. Like steel garage doors, fibreglass doors come in faux wood designs to give you the rustic look of wood. Fibreglass doors give you plenty of durability because they’re less affected by environmental stress. They’re also lightweight, low-maintenance, and won’t rust. One of their drawbacks is that fibreglass doesn’t have very strong insulating properties.

Fibreglass garage doors can be a practical option if you want to refresh the exterior look of your home when you decide to put it on the market. Remember, the garage door is a focal point for any home’s exterior. Impress prospective buyers with the sharp looks that a quality fibreglass garage door can provide.

Now that you’re armed with a little more knowledge about garage door materials, schedule your free consultation with us today. Together, we’ll find the right garage door choice for your home.

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