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Thinking About Upgrading Your Garage? 4 Signs It Needs an Overhaul
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Thinking About Upgrading Your Garage? 4 Signs It Needs an Overhaul

Is your garage due for an upgrade? At Sussel Garages, we’ve been building custom garages for over 100 years. In that time, we’ve developed a deep understanding of what a safe, functional garage looks like and more importantly, the amount of value it can add to your home. To help you better determine whether it’s time to start building your new garage plan, below, we discuss a few of the most common signs that a garage needs a complete overhaul. 

Structural Deterioration

Structural deterioration is an issue every garage owner should keep an eye out for. Not only can structural problems with your garage detract from the value of your home, but they can also put your safety and belongings at risk. So how do you know if your garage is quietly deteriorating? Look for the following signs:

●        Cracks in the concrete slab

●        Slab delamination, which can be indicated by a dull sound when you strike the concrete

●        Concrete spalling

●        Roof leaks and water damage

●        Rotting wood

●        Windows and doors that stick

●        Sloping floor

It’s important to note that the above list is far from comprehensive. If you’re worried your garage may have structural problems, it’s important to consult with a reputable garage builder who can address those issues as promptly as possible.   

Lack of Parking Space

Whether you lack parking space because your garage functions as a storage area or your decades-old structure is simply too small for your vehicles, it’s time to consider a new garage. Plenty of parking space allows you to better protect your vehicles and add to the overall value of your home. Should you decide to sell your house in the future, you’ll be able to command a higher asking price as a result of your investment in a custom garage.

Inadequate Storage Space

Did you know nearly a quarter of two-car garage owners don’t actually park in their garages? Or that nearly a third of them can only park one vehicle in the space due to overwhelming clutter? If your existing garage doesn’t have enough room to store your extra belongings as well as your vehicles, it’s time to consider an overhaul.

At Sussel, our custom garage plans can provide you with ample space for whatever you need to store, and if necessary, your plan can also include attic storage space. We work closely with you to determine your storage needs and how your new garage can best meet them, so you have adequate space to keep your possessions well protected.

Poor Garage Security

If you own an older garage, security can be an issue, especially if its structural components are beginning to deteriorate. Since most homeowners tend to store pricey equipment and tools in the garage, protecting those belongings should be of utmost concern. If you’re worried your existing garage isn’t as secure as it should be, it’s time to get in touch with a garage builder to discuss your options for safeguarding the space.

Sussel Garages: Your Trusted Twin Cities Garage Builders

If you’re thinking about replacing your existing garage with a new custom garage that better meets your safety and functionality needs, get in touch with our team at Sussel Garages today. For over 100 years, we’ve proudly served the building needs of Twin Cities homeowners and we’re ready to bring your vision to life, too. To get started, feel free to request your free estimate or give us a call today at 651-645-0331 (St. Paul) or 612-379-0949 (Minneapolis).

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