Garages are often used as an extension of the home for storage, parking, and as a workshop. When your needs change, you need to remodel your garage to suit them. Here are some signs that you need a garage remodel:

Structural Defects

If your garage shows signs of structural defects, it is likely time for a remodel. These include wall and roof cracks, a sagging ceiling, cracks in the floor or foundation, or missing shingles. These defects can lead to even more serious problems such as a collapsed garage, if left unchecked.

Security Concerns

Most homeowners use their garage to store valuable items. In that case, consider adding security features, such as an alarm or security cameras. 

An alarm will deter burglars, and cameras will allow you to monitor activity in and around your garage at all times. Plus, if there is an incident, you have a video record of what took place. A remodeling project is the perfect opportunity to install these features and make your garage more secure.

Lack of Storage Space

If you’ve run out of storage space, it’s time to remodel the garage. Create additional storage by adding shelves, cabinets, or other storage solutions. The most common remodeling project in a garage is adding shelves, pegboard, reinforcing the roof trusses, and other storage solutions. 

Another popular option for increasing storage in your garage is the addition of cabinets. Cabinet storage is a popular choice because they are versatile. They can be used to store items such as tools, lawn equipment,  sporting goods, or even food. 

Significant Damage

If your garage has sustained damage, such as a roof leak, a remodel may be necessary to repair the damage and make the garage safe and functional again. 

Depending on the severity, the remodel may include fixing the roof, replacing water damaged insulation and framing, replacing damaged drywall. If your garage is used for storage, it’s important to ensure that all repairs are made correctly and securely to avoid ruining the things you have stored with water damage.

Garage Door Defects

If your garage door is not operating properly, a remodel may be necessary to fix it. You may only need a new opener, rails, or a new door. But it might all need to be replaced. If your garage door isn’t working, its time to get it fixed.

Some particularly handy homeowners might be capable of fixing a garage door themselves, but you must know that this is extremely dangerous. The spring that helps lift your garage door is very powerful. If it is extended, and comes loose somehow, it may result in very serious injury or worse. We strongly advise that you call a professional to replace or repair every part of your garage door opening system.

To Sum It Up

If you notice any of the above signs that your garage needs some work, it’s time to remodel. By taking care of these issues, you can improve the appearance and function of your garage and increase the value of your home. If you’re not sure where to start, contact a professional garage remodeling contractor for a consultation.

For garage remodeling in Southern Indiana, Flooring Masters & Professional Remodelers can help you. Get in touch with us.

About The Author

John Raisor is a well traveled carpentry and food writer.


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