An exciting trend in home ownership is expanding the “reach” of your house by developing new and creative ways of using your garage space.
It can be a practical and efficient method of making your home more attractive and livable – and there are lots of great ideas out there for accomplishing your specific goals.
If done correctly, the garage can be just as much a part of the house as the kitchen or living room. But let’s face it – all will be wasted if you don’t develop a comfortable space through an efficient cooling and heating system. You certainly don’t want your new space to be freezing in winter and blistering in summer.
Having your new garage properly heated and cooled means you can enjoy it all year long and at all times of the day. Among the numerous alternatives for creating a comfortable environment is the installation of a new heat pump unit that works efficiently year-round.
“Your garage just became another house tour destination,” according to Gorgeous Garage, which specializes in the new trend.
In fact, there are other aspects to the new-look garage that will end up as a disaster if you allow air infiltration under and around your overhead garage 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.
*Garage Conversions – Why develop a beautiful gym area or art studio only to have rodents or insects running around along with the accumulation of grime and dust – you want to look at your great new conversion as another room in the house, just like your kitchen or living room.
*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.
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.