4 Interesting Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Residential Garages
Do you currently own a seriously outdated garage and want to replace it? Maybe you’re considering building your first custom garage? Then there are several things you should know about modern garage building that can help you better plan your new space. Check out the eye-opening garage facts below for some inspiration!
25% of 2-Car Garage Owners Don’t Use The Space for Parking
According to a U.S. Department of Energy study, a quarter of the people who own two-car garages can’t even park their vehicles in them because of clutter! The same study found that over 30% of two-car garage owners can only park one vehicle because they have too much stuff.
But there’s a way to solve that clutter conundrum. When creating a garage plan, homeowners can substitute storage trusses for standard roof trusses, which will add considerable storage space above the garage. Since 74% of garage owners say parking space is the most important function their garage plays, having that additional storage space can be super valuable.
75% of Homeowners Say Having a Garage Is Very Important
Adding a custom garage to your property is an excellent way to increase the resale value of your home. When the majority of people looking to buy houses are looking for properties with a garage, you can naturally command a higher asking price when your home has a protected parking space. Plus, you get to enjoy the space while you still live there!
The Average Garage Door Opens and Closes Over 1,000 Times Annually
On average, a garage door opens and closes three to five times a day! That’s why selecting a high-quality overhead door is absolutely essential when you create your garage plan. With all that action, you’ll want to ensure your door stands the test of time, and certain garage door brands have a reputation of performing better than others. Your garage builders can point you in the right direction if you’re unsure which brand is best for your needs.
55% of Garage Owners Spend Time Doing Hobbies in the Space
Will you be one of them? If so, you may want to consider outfitting your custom garage with comfort measures that’ll help make the space more enjoyable! Your garage plan can include heating, cooling, in-floor heat, floor coatings, insulated windows and doors — the options are nearly endless. If you’re going to spend hours in your garage each week, why not make sure it’s as comfortable and functional as possible?
Sussel Garages: Custom Garage Contractors Serving the Twin Cities
At Sussel Garages, we’ve proudly served over 50,000 satisfied customers in our 100+ years in business. We’d love to help you plan and execute your custom garage build too! Take a look at our customer reviews to see what people are saying, and while you’re at it, browse our project gallery to see what we can do! No matter what kind of garage you’re hoping for, we can make your vision a reality.
To learn more about our services or get started with an estimate, feel free to give us a call today at 651-645-0331 (St. Paul) or 612-379-0949 (Minneapolis). Or, go ahead and request a free estimate online, and a member of our team will be in touch!