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Garage Storage Trends in Plano, TX

Written by Nick McGregor. Posted in Attached & Detached Garages in Plano, TX, Garage Organization in Plano, TX

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Garages are not made just for parking your cars anymore!

It has always amazed me how so many people would rather get in and out of their cars in the rain, snow, sleet, and heat out in their driveways, than to enjoy the overhead protection, shade, and convenience of getting in and out of the car in the garage!

 Supporting claims

53% of households in the United Kingdom have access to a garage, whereas only 24% of them use the space for parking their car. However, 82% of homes in the United States have two-car garages or larger, but only 15% use them to park the car inside. Lately, I’ve been noticing it’s also been getting worse. More and more are choosing to NOT take full advantage of their garages and use them for the purpose for which they were intended-TO PARK YOUR CARS IN!

 Extra storage space- Practical or not?

When people move into a new home that’s equipped with a 1- or 2-car garage, most likely their intensions are good. Most see whether or not they will have enough space in the garage to fit their personal, specific vehicles. When in reality, most cases prove that after the big move in date, the unpacking of the junk in the garage never really leaves. It just keeps collecting. They’ll use the garage as “extra storage space”.

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Too much stuff

The problem is that it just becomes easier and easier to keep adding stuff inside the garage every time they buy more things… or they simply don’t have any other place inside the house itself to keep all the extra “junk” that has now accumulated in their lives.  Aside from the bike, lawn mowers, and tools, and such, if you don’t need to use something regularly, then it’s probably not worth really keeping around anyway, right? Storing in the garage is like storage place just before it makes its way to the trash or the donation center anyways!  A good theory to go by is, for every one new thing you buy, get rid of one thing. With this, there will be some kind of constant balance.

 Conclusion

We would like to think if we have a garage, we should be able to use it accurately and for what it’s actually intended for. Clearing out all the junk and using your garage for the purpose it was intended will prevent a large amount of offenses that also include getting stuck in uncomfortable bi-polar Texas weather!

 

By Nick McGregor, General Manager of Plano Overhead Garage Door

Attached & Detached Garages in Plano, TX

Written by Nick McGregor. Posted in Attached & Detached Garages in Plano, TX, Plano, TX, Insulated Garage Door

c-res-slide02 (1)When it comes to being a homeowner, there are a lot of details and specifics that you have to take on before you can move forward with anything that could be a life altering decision that you will have to potentially end up spending a fortune to renovate something different. Thinking about a house renovation or new home build can be stressful and time consuming. Here are a few simple points to assist your decision when it comes to figuring out whether to go with an attached garage or a non-attached garage.

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Detached Garages

What are the purposes and intentions for your garage? Detached garages can come to use for many homeowners that have a big lot type. Even though a detached can swallow up an enormous chunk of your existing yard, if you’re looking to start a work shop or auto shop that you have always dreamed about, then a detached version can offer you more space privacy, and also will limit noise for your neighbors and people in the house than a garage that’s directly attached. In the end, attached models can prevent safety hazards if you will be storing a lot of fuel, oil and other materials that put off harmful fumes. You would not have to worry about those chemicals leaking into your home with a detached garage model.

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Attached Garages

Attached models are relatively new in the world of homebuilding. An attached garage unit is really just a large home addition which will be adding quite a bit to your structure. Some people also consider avoiding having to trump through rain and snow to get to your vehicle on intemperate mornings, and we all know here in Texas, weather can shock and surprise us when we least expect it to. Ultimately, if that’s the main concern, then an attached garage with direct access to your home is undeniably the way to go.

Your plan can consist of three important things in your plan: security, storage, and building.

Security

Securities between attached and detached both have their own issues, but presumably, you are building this garage to put processions of value in it. Whether it’s classic cars, electronics, motorcycles, or anything else of value, make sure everything is protected.

Storage

Whether it’s, cabinets, shelving or overhead storage, your plans may be to have this space be a workshop or office, but guarantee to start storing things in it because it will be empty. Make sure to plan ahead for organizing the stuff that will appear once your garage is built.  It is also important to keep in mind that there is no such thing as too much room.  Over 75% of the homes that we go to in the Dallas area are more than 3/4 full of vehicles and/or storage, and almost every customer mentions the fact that they wish they had one more cars worth of garage space.

Building

When planning on the final layout and build of the space, remember, even if you aren’t planning on using this as a living space, it is much easier and cheaper to insulate during the build than to figure out later that you need  A/C or a heat component in there. If you are not certain that this will be livable space, opt for the least expensive insulation option.

Take a look at these reasons that are either for or against your needs when it comes to these two common designs to help you decide which common style is best suited for your needs.

By Nick McGregor, General Manager of Plano Overhead Garage Door

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  • September 23, 2016:

    "We've used Plano Overhead many times since the late 1990's and have been pleased every time!"


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    "The customer service of this company is great.  They go the extra mile to make things right.  Use this company.  They fix your problems correctly and have quick service too."

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    -Lynn P.   McKinney, TX
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    -Steve S.   Wylie, TX
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    "My garage door spring broke this morning.  I had used Plano Overhead before and was really impressed with their customer service and the professionalism of their technicians.  They stand behind their work and their products.  I have always recommended them to people I know and will continue to do so!"

    -Mark Z.   Allen, TX
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    Johnathan T.    Plano, TX
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    "The entire process was fantastic.  I walked into their showroom, and a representative was more than ready to help!"

    -Tony B.    Plano, TX
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    "Technician arrived on time on very short notice.  He worked efficiently and completed work in about one hour.  He even took time to answer questions and go over the work!"

    -Viadhe T.    Carrolton, TX
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    "Everyone from the technicians to the receptionists are always so pleasant to deal with.  You will not be disappointed with this company!"

    -Betsy Y.    Allen, TX
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    "Service was great, very professional and helpful!"

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    "I appreciate the fast service.  It's great to find a company I can rely on.  I'll recommend you every chance I get!"

    Stephany R.   Richardson, TX
  • January 5, 2012:

    "It is great to find a local company that you can depend upon.  I will definitely recommend your company to others who may have problems with their garage door."

    -Christina L.     Allen, TX
  • October 31, 2014:

    "About as good an experience as you can get, the installer was professional about his business, showed up on time, and completed the job in the time estimated."

    -Mark M.     Frisco, TX
  • August 19, 2014:

    "Plano Overhead Garage Door runs their business the way consumers wish all businesses were run.  They are simply a premier service provider."

    -Arlene M.    Plano, TX
  • January 6, 2017:

    "Scheduling was very responsive both via email and over the phone.  They were very professional and timely during the install, and even programmed my vehicles to the garage door opener before leaving.  I will continue to hire Plano Overhead Door in result of my experience today and will highly recommend them to my neighbors!"

    -Jon M.    Plano, TX
  • June 17, 2014:

    "Punctual, knowledgeable, and fast."

    -Dawn H.    Richardson, TX
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