If the garage is getting old or no longer meets the latest standards in terms of thermal insulation and security, then the garage needs to be renovated.
Both prefabricated garages and brick garages show initial damage and defects over time. But cosmetic corrections or the modernization of certain garage components can also make garage renovation necessary. This tip tells you what to look out for.
When is a Garage Renovation Worthwhile?
Since garages are constantly exposed to the weather, defects can appear over the years. This includes damage to the exterior walls, garage floor, roof, or obsolete garage door. The renovation can extend the life of the garage and also prevent the further spread of damage.
Modernization of the Garage Door for More Comfort and Security
Above all, replacing the garage door is recommended if the garage is getting old. A new garage door not only provides more comfort but also offers more security and efficiency in terms of thermal insulation.
Because old garage doors usually offer less burglary protection and are not optimally insulated.
Outdated garage door drives without automatic stop and reversing mechanisms can be particularly dangerous for children and pets, as they cannot assess the risks of a door being lowered.
The new garage door should therefore ideally always have an automatic stop function to prevent serious accidents.
By installing a thermally insulated garage door like Smooth Garage Doors LPU 42 and LPU 67 Thermo in the range, heating energy can be saved. Modern garage doors also offer many options for increased convenience.
This includes the automatic opening of the garage door, for example by hand transmitter, smartphone, or fingerprint.
Garage Conversion for Extended Usage Possibilities
When completely renovating the garage, it can also be worth converting it as required. This is particularly relevant if you want to integrate a storage room in the garage or use it as a workroom.
To use the space optimally and, for example, to be able to park bicycles in the garage, you should make a plan before the garage conversion.
This allows you to specifically determine where you need storage space and shelves or where you want to attach hanging options for bicycles, for example. This is also relevant when choosing the new garage door.
Depending on whether you use the space on the ceiling or the side of the garage. You can get sectional doors that go under the ceiling and thus provide space on the side, as well as doors that open sideways or roll up, leaving the ceiling free.
Modernization or Garage Conversion – you Have to Consider that
Before you start modernizing, renovating, or remodeling your garage, you should find out about building regulations in advance.
Since these differ depending on the federal state and are also regulated individually at the city and community level, it is advisable to go to the local building authority.
Here you can also find out whether the content of the Garage Ordinance is relevant to you. In comparison to the modernization of the interior, the design of the exterior is subject to the design statute. This regulates the external features of buildings. These include:
- Material and color of the facade
- Roof shape, slope, size, and coverage
The design statute is particularly relevant if you not only want to modernize your garage on the inside or replace the garage door or repair, but also have external changes planned.