6 Reasons Why You Need A Garage
Garage additions add value to your home and convenience to your life. If you are looking for a remodeling project that will minimally disrupt your home and add practicality & square footage, a garage addition is your top choice. From the extra storage space to weather protection, garages are essential to Massachusetts homeowners.
Parking your car in a garage protects what is likely one of your biggest investments – Your vehicle. Although cars and trucks are built to withstand the elements, heavy snow and ice in New England will eventually take its toll on your tires, windshield wipers, and more. Along with weather conditions, road salts cause rust to the frame and undercarriage of your vehicle.
When you park your car in a garage, you can say goodbye to the days of ice scraping and blasting the heat before you can start your morning commute in the winter. This will not only keep you warmer in the morning but also save you time. Even in the extreme heat of the summer, your car will be much more comfortable to get into when it’s stored in a garage instead of the blistering sun. In the seasons in between, your car will stay cleaner for longer when it is protected from leaves & debris!
A vehicle is not the only item a garage provides additional space for. You can store almost anything in your garage with the right organization system, including seasonal items, tools, and outdoor equipment. This means that your lawnmower & snowblowers are safer now too! Common features that homeowners add to their garages include shelving, cabinets, and racks.
Many items that you will store in your garage will be safer than if you are currently storing them outside. Gardening tools, snowblowers, lawnmowers & more are prime targets for thieves. Your vehicle will also be safer – Even if it is not at risk of being stolen altogether, many car owners will have their rims or tires stolen. Some car insurance companies even offer lower rates for those with a garage!
Additional Square Footage
A garage addition ultimately increases the square footage of your home. This not only adds more living space for your family but also adds value if you were to put your home on the market. Along with literal square footage & value, many who are looking to buy a home have a garage listed as a feature they specifically look for.