Perhaps you have been considering adding a second garage to your home, or maybe you would like to expand your existing garage and make room for a second car or additional storage. It’s important to choose a new garage door that will enhance your home and add security to your expansion project.
Here are five reasons why adding a second garage door is a smart investment for any home.
1. Crime Prevention
No matter where you live in Michigan, your cars and other belongings are vulnerable to vandalism, theft, and break-ins. The ability to drive your car into the garage, close the door, and walk into your home also protects you from possible safety issues. Even if you reside in a low-crime area, take extra precautions to secure your vehicle with a high-quality garage door.
2. Additional Storage Space
The available space in your home tends to fill up quickly. Your storage shed in the backyard is likely already filled to the gills with tools, bikes and lawn equipment. Creating additional garage space is ideal for storing your lawn mowers, grills, golf clubs, firewood, spare tires, gardening supplies, and camp chairs – all those items you never could really find a good space for. Creating extra space with a second garage means you can access these items much easier and quicker.
3. Weather Protection
The weather in Michigan is quite unpredictable, especially in winter. Ice dams, falling branches, and hail can all damage your car. Plus, parking your car in direct sunlight all the time fades both the exterior and interior of your vehicle. The addition of a second garage means you can enter a more comfortable car where the temperature is just right.
4. Added Home Value
Adding another garage to your home can boost your home’s property value and curb appeal, offering a return on investment of about 64 percent. Many factors come into play, such as the age of your home, the construction cost of adding that extra space, your home’s current appraisal value, and how much space the new addition will give you. Meet with an appraiser or a real estate agent to see how much value you can add with a second garage.
If you like to be creative, the sky’s the limit when adding a second garage. You can convert it into an entertainment room, wine cellar, man cave, craft room, home theater, party room, recording studio, art studio, or reading room.
Contact M&M Garage Doors
If you have decided to add on a second garage, you will need help choosing a garage door and opener. Consult with M&M Garage Door for a variety of designs to choose from. Contact us at 586-610-5434 today to book your appointment.