Are you looking for some new ways to improve the look, feel, and functionality of your home before the weather gets cold again? Here are some great ways to make your garage nicer, more energy efficient, and easier to use for the whole family! Any of these projects can (potentially) be conquered in a single weekend!
Operate Your Garage Door with Your Phone
Today, we can do a million different things with our smart phones. Using a simple app, you can even control your garage door if it's connected to the internet! Open, close, and monitor your door from your phone while you’re away from home. You’ll no longer have to worry about someone opening your door without you knowing. If you think you may have left the door open but you’re not sure, you can check the status on your phone.
Apps like MyQ will give you control and send you alerts, so you can have peace of mind while you’re away from home. If your kids get home before you or you need to give friends or relatives access to your home, you can open the garage door for them from anywhere at any time!
Upgrade Your Garage Door
By upgrading to a new garage door, you could increase your home’s value, give your home a beautiful new focal point, and save money and energy over time. You have a huge variety of garage door types and styles to choose from, including contemporary aluminum, insulated steel, fiberglass, wood, and more. Consider installing an insulated garage door if you live in Iowa. We experience extreme temperatures in the winter and summer, and an insulated garage door can help keep energy costs down and our homes more comfortable throughout the year.
Replace the Interior Door
If your garage is connected to your home, the door in between probably gets a lot of use. If it’s not in very good shape anymore, consider updating it. If this door is drafty, it will release heat from your home in the winter and let it seep in during the hot summers. Replacing it with a well fitting, insulated door can reduce waste and save energy. Also consider adding a mounted doorstop you can flip down when carrying things into the house from the garage. Installing a handle-style doorknob that you can push down instead of twist will make entering and exiting easier as well, especially when your hands are full of groceries!
Fix Up the Floor
Fixing up your garage floor can make your entire garage look and feel much cleaner and more pleasant. You could paint your floor, apply epoxy coating, add floor tiles, or stick to the basics—removing stains, cleaning, and filling cracks to renew the surface.
If you’re interested in replacing your garage door this year, it’s not too late! We have various residential and commercial doors we could install for you. Take a look at our garage door gallery to find a door style that complements your home or business, or click below to experiment with the Wayne Dalton Design Center.
WD Door replaces and repairs garage doors and operators in Des Moines, Ankeny, Altoona, and the surrounding areas. Ask us for a quote today!