Surveys show that almost half of all homeowners wish their house was larger.
One practical way of accomplishing that goal is to convert your garage into a comfortable and attractive living space.
If done correctly, the garage can be just as much a part of the house as the kitchen or living room. It could very well be an ideal space for an exciting home gym or a creative art studio – perhaps even an additional entertainment area.
In looking at homeowner trends over the next few years, there is no question that garage conversions will be a part of the mix.
“Your garage just became another house tour destination,” according to Gorgeous Garage, which specializes in the new trend.
But keep in mind that spending money on creating this additional living and working space will be a complete waste if you have mice running around or insects finding ways to live in the “new” part of your home.
In fact, there are other aspects to the new-look garage that will end up as a disaster if you allow rodents, insects, dirt and grime to enter through your overhead entry door.
Here are some of the concerns with other potential improvements to your “new” garage:
*Upgraded Aesthetics – A seamless and beautiful design can transform a rather mundane part of your home into an extra “room” that adds both style and functionality. These improvements can include striking and functional cabinetry and custom flooring that gives you the finished look you are wanting – but that will be ruined if you allow infiltrated dirt and grime to ruin your professionally-finished floor or critters to make their home in your expensive custom cabinets.
*Smart Tech – When you add new security or convenience items such as automatic lighting, moisture detectors or overhead motorized devices, you don’t want to spend all that money just to have mice enjoying your hi-tech items for lunch.
*Workshops – Don’t let rodents, insects or infiltrated dirt spoil your new workshop area with its increased electrical outlets, improved lighting and efficient storage of tools and equipment – a well-designed garage conversion means that outdoor sheds and workshops are becoming a thing of the past.
*Storage Space – Imaginative new methods are being devised for off-the-floor storage in your new garage, including overhead racks, wall shelving and attractive cabinets – you don’t want critters creeping into the valuable items you have stored.
*Carlift – A new idea for adding extra space in your garage is the installation of a car lift to enable you to park one vehicle on top of another – you don’t want your modern new garage to be hampered by an overhead entry door that freezes to the floor because of faulty construction.
*Heating And Cooling – Perhaps most important of all is to have a comfortable new garage area through efficient temperature control – a leaky overhead entry door spoils that effort and also adds tremendously to your operational costs.
With the great new look and the investment that comes with your “Gorgeous Garage,” it’s time for you to stop infiltration around your overhead doors – and there are two great products that will do just that.
In many cases, such as garages, the overhead door is actually the gateway to your home. Keeping out air movement and various items and critters is healthy and saves money.
To put it another way — It’s time for you to Stop The Snirt!
Okay, first of all, what is snirt? Traditionally, it is the unsightly and messy combination of snow and dirt that can blow underneath or through the sides of your poorly-sealed overhead door and immediately detract from your custom garage.
In a broader sense, snirt also can be water/rain, leaves, bugs, mice, snow, grime and even snakes moving under your door or through the sides. Heat loss is also a major concern.
Check out the gap on your current overhead door to get an idea of the problem you are dealing with. Did you know that drafts can bring dirt, snow, ice, mud, plus heat and cooling loss through a space of 1/32nd of an inch? Bugs and spiders can creep through a space of only 1/16th of an inch. Mice can enter your garage area through a space the size of a pencil. It’s time to put a stop to all that infiltration.
With our revolutionary SnirtStopper you can indeed Stop The Snirt!
The SnirtStopper system features two revolutionary products — the BottomSealer and SideSealer — to allow you to create a cleaner and safer indoor area. It also helps you reduce energy bills and provide a more comfortable space by keeping out the cold in winter and the heat in summer.
The BottomSealer, along with the SideSealer (and TopSealer), will close up your overhead and other outside doors just like you seal up the front door of your home. Now is the time to move past that old overhead door stripping that doesn’t work.
The BottomSealer is self-adjusting and eliminates gaps of up to two inches – and you don’t have to replace your current seal. The Kevlar-reinforced material will not wear out and mice, along with other critters, will not chew through it!
In many cases, even a new overhead door is not designed or installed to fully seal your garage. The SnirtStopper system can easily be used to create the proper seal that you need.
The system is easy to install and all needed hardware is included.
So, be sure that a “snirt-free” environment is a key part of your beautiful new custom garage.
These products will pay for themselves with the amount of energy you will save. It will prevent heat loss in the winter and keep your area cooler in the summer. You can see additional details at our website, StopTheSnirt.com
So, Snirt Happens – stop it in your garage, business, warehouse or shop area. We have installation videos on our website and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about this great product. Give us a call at 800-250-5502.