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Spring Cleaning: What About The Garage?

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Wed, Apr 04, 2018 @ 03:11 PM

Overhead Door Permian Basin Spring Cleaning the garage

The garage is a part of the home that can often be neglected during winter. Whether or not you actually use your garage to store your car, you are likely using it as a home for other things, such as bicycles, that are only pulled out in summer. The garage is also often forgotten when spring cleaning rolls around. Here are some things to consider:

1. Ideally, you want to move everything out onto the driveway. Choose a day when no rain is forecast and just pull everything out of the garage.

2. Clean, clean, clean. Run the hose into the garage, get a scrubbing brush, and tackle the inevitable oily and grimy spots. Sweep the dust out of the corners.

3. Check the garage door. If you haven't used your garage all winter, it may be stiff or sticky. Make sure it opens and closes smoothly - if it doesn't, then you may want to get it serviced. Contact us today to get that scheduled! 

4. Sort through the clutter. You should have several categories of stuff:

  • Stuff that doesn't belong in the garage. Especially if you use the garage entrance as a back door, clothes and shoes can wander into the garage and need to be chased back into the house.
  • Trash. This includes any items that are broken beyond repair, expired items, etc.
  • Hazardous waste. Make a separate box for anything considered hazardous waste, such as some auto maintenance products, so it can be disposed of properly.
  • Recycling. Papers, etc.
  • Things you haven't used in several years - these can be given away. If you think something is repairable but don't want to repair it you may be able to find a home for it.
  • Tools and equipment.
  • Stuff you know you want to store in the garage.

4. Take that last category and store it properly. Use bins or shelves to keep everything organized. If you don't have enough shelves then consider getting more - or whether you are keeping stuff you don't need.

5. Repair or replace your garage doors to give the ultimate curb appeal for the summer! Overhead Door of the Permian Basin™ is able to do both. 

The idea is to end up with a clean, organized garage in which you have more than enough room to get in and out of your car.

Happy Spring Cleaning!

-Overhead Door of the Permian Basin™

Sources:

https://www.marthastewart.com/274285/spring-cleaning-the-garage-and-outdoors

https://housewifehowtos.com/clean/spring-cleaning-the-garage/

http://www.oprah.com/home/how-to-clean-out-your-garage-spring-cleaning-tips-peter-walsh

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Increase Curb Appeal With A New Garage Door

Posted by Bob weidner on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 @ 12:56 PM

Spring is a great time of year to consider home improvement projects. If you’re looking for a smart investment, consider replacing your garage door. You can easily increase curb appeal with a new garage door.

According to a recent national report, “Garage door replacements have again been named one of the top returns on investment among all home improvements nationwide, according to the 2017 Cost vs. Value Report produced by Remodeling magazine publisher Hanley Wood and the National Association of Realtors (NAR).”

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Don’t Skip Out On Curb Appeal

It’s important to make a great first impression. The same can be said for your home. Curb appeal projects can generate higher returns on investment than simply remodeling your home’s interior.  Projects such as replacing your garage door, windows, and siding are particularly good choices for ROI.

 Trivia time: Did you know that most garage doors take up approximately 30% of your home’s exterior surface space. Upgrading your garage door not only boosts the security of your home, it improves the look of your residence.

“With the housing market as competitive as it is, making a great first impression to buyers by updating an outdated garage door is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to boost resale value,” said Heather Meiner, Brand Manager for Overhead Door. 

Replace Or Remodel

garage-doors.jpgThere are two different types of home improvement projects that you can do for your home. This year’s Cost vs. Value Report addresses replacing an item or remodeling a room in your house. Remodeling projects require more involvement. Additionally, these projects usually take significantly more time and money to complete.  

However, if you’re looking to score a higher return on investment, consider installing a new garage door. Instead of completing remodeling projects, replacing these doors provides an updated look for a fraction of the cost of a remodel. Additionally, new garage doors can be installed within a couple of hours by a professional.

National Averages For Return On Investment 

When identifying home improvement projects, it’s important to identify which ones make your property look amazing and provide value. 

Nationally, homeowners can expect up to an 85 percent return on investment for their garage door replacements on average. In select markets, that number can increase to up to 115 percent.” 

We Can Help

Need help finding the right door? Our design consultation can make that happen easily. We’re here to provide fast, helpful service to make your garage door curb appeal projects possible. Contact us today!

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