Changes You Can Make to Improve Old Garage

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Improve Old Garage

If your garage is looking a little worse for wear but you don’t have a lot of money for a total makeover, you can slowly improve how it looks with a few projects that you can afford. Improve old garage, one project at a time is something you can do slowly over a few weekends. You can begin with one area over the course of one weekend, then you can do another area two weekends after that.

Also, you can slowly improve how your garage looks until you have a totally great looking garage that you slowly revamped without burning a hole in your pocket. You can also do the same thing with your home, but that is a totally different story.

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When you improve old garage to make it look better, as long as there are no structural issues, you can begin by doing one of these projects first:

Repaint and fix your garage door 

If your garage door is looking weathered and faded, you might want to renew its look with a fresh coat of paint. Scrape off the old weathered and peeling paint before painting it with red lead paint for rustproofing. Once this rustproofing coat is dry, you can then paint the garage door in a color that makes it pop or is at least complementary to your home.

While you’re at it, you should also consider fixing your garage door rollers. If your garage door squeaks and squeals when you open it or it gets stuck mid-opening, the mechanism needs to be fixed. Do this while you are repainting your doors so you have an almost brand new garage door when you are done.

Create and organize your storage space 

We have tackled garage organizational topics and tips before, so you have a clue as to what you should do when you tackle this project. Create storage units that don’t eat a lot of space in your garage. You should also make sure that when you do this, you organize your storage in such a way that you actually free up space instead of eating up more of it.

Make use of your garage’s ceilings and walls to create the kind of storage units that don’t take up the space meant for your vehicle. This will also help you declutter and remove any mess that you usually have in your garage.

Improve your garage’s insulation 

If you insulate garage but it is not doing as good, it might be time to remove the old insulation and install new ones. Also, if your garage door is not insulated, you should also consider doing that. If you plan to improve old garage but unsure what kind of insulation, you can ask a garage expert to help you find the best kind for your garage.

Improve your garage’s flooring 

If your garage does not have a polished concrete floor, you might want to consider smoothing it over with vinyl or ceramic tiles. You can also choose to redo your garage’s floor with a fresh layer of concrete. You can also choose to paint over this smoothed concrete floor over to give your garage floor a brighter and more professional look.

Redo your garage’s walls 

Planning on redoing or repainting your garage walls? You should plan on doing this before you redo your floors and before you mount your storage units. This will help you avoid the need to remove your shelves and cabinetry to repaint your walls. It will also help you avoid the need to repaint floors if paint from your walls drips down.

These are just a few ideas you can try to give your old garage a new look that will help make it look better in the coming year. If you find that doing all of this is rather tedious and you would rather start with a fresh garage, you can opt to get a new prefab metal garage from Carport Super Center. We have quite a selection of designs and styles for you to choose from.

Pick from garage designs that include single door, double door, and combo designs. You can also choose to use customizable metal carports, larger metal barns, and even commercial metal buildings for your garage needs. If you are unsure of the type of structure that is best for your needs, don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-877-275-7710 or to email us at with your inquiries.

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