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Building a Garage

Learn the basic choices you must make when building a new garage. Consider the best location, assess the pros and cons of different styles, including attached versus detached options. See how to deal with permits, inspections, variances and budgets. Assess options for garage apartments, plan drawings and factory-built and modular garages.
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Building Permits 101: Understanding the Building Permit Process
Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding building permits.

The Benefits of a New Garage Addition
Think outside the box when planning a garage addition. Here are the many benefits this new space can provide you.

Stop Garage Fumes from Polluting Indoor Air
Steps you should take to prevent garage-related toxins from polluting your indoor air quality.

Choosing a Green Garage Door
How to shop for the most environmentally responsible garage door.

Choosing the Best Garage Door Material
How to choose the best material for your new garage door.

Choosing the Right Garage Door Style
Garage doors can consume one-third or more of the facade of newer homes, making them easily the single most noticed feature from the street. When it comes time to choose a new or replacement door, it certainly makes sense to find a style that fits well with your home. Here is a brief outline of the common garage door styles available from home...

Designing a New Garage
New homes keep getting larger and larger, and so do the garages. With this evolution has come a realization by some that garage design needs more attention than it has received. A typical garage is not an expensive piece of construction, but too often the drive to keep costs to a minimum results in a finished product that detracts from the visual appeal of the house, not to mention the ex…

Attractive Garage Door Options
Learn how you can substantially improve the appearance and value of your house with a new garage door.

The Benefits of a Detached Garage
Attached garages offer many conveniences, but a detached garage can provide more useful and attractive options. Here are some design tips.

Quick Guide To Wooden Garage Doors
A quick guide to the pros and cons of choosing wooden garage doors.

Top 5 Questions Regarding Garage Door Costs
Replacing a garage door can be a great investment in your home. Learn how to choose a new door wisely to keep the cost down without sacrificing quality.

Pros and Cons of a Gravel Driveway
Thinking about installing a gravel driveway, or just concerned with how to take care of one? Here are quick answers to your basic questions.

Pros and Cons of an Asphalt Driveway
If you are considering an asphalt driveway, here are answers to the most important questions you need to ask.

Pros and Cons of a Concrete Driveway
Concrete driveways are durable and require little maintenance. Learn what you need to know about concrete driveways before choosing your material.

Pros and Cons of a Concrete Paver Driveway
Concrete pavers are a good choice for attractive, durable driveways. Learn about the pros and cons of this driveway material before making your decision.

Pros and Cons of a Cobblestone Paver Driveway
Cobblestone pavers are a terrific material for driveways and other surfaces. Learn what you need to know about cobblestone before planning your driveway.

Pros and Cons of a Brick Paver Driveway
Thinking about installing a brick paver driveway? Find the answers you need to make the right choice.

Pros and Cons of a Tar and Chip Driveway
Tar and chip (or chip seal) driveways are a low cost alternative to asphalt. Find out what you need to know about tar and chip before deciding on your next driveway surface.

Pros and Cons of a Stone Driveway
Thinking about a new or resurfaced stone driveway? Here are the answers to the questions you should be asking.

Asphalt Driveway Edging with Cobblestone Pavers
Learn how to provide attractive and functional cobblestone edging to an asphalt driveway.

Soil Cement Paving for Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios and Garage Floors
Although the technique has been in use for 75 years, few homeowners know about the durable and inexpensive technique of soil cement. Learn how to use this DIY-friendly process for surfacing your driveway, sidewalk, patio or garage floor.

Permeable Paving Options for Residential Driveways
Driveways built with permeable materials reduce rainwater runoff into our waterways and water treatment facilities. They also tend to be low-cost choices. Learn about the different types of permeable paving materials you can use on your driveway.

How To Install a Garage Door Opener
Save money by installing your own garage door opener. Learn how in this step-by-step article.

A Guide to Garage Door Size
Garage doors have grown over the years to accommodate larger vehicles. If you have questions about your existing garage door size, or are planning a new garage, here are answers to some common questions.

Genie Garage Door Openers
Here is all of the basic information you need to buy and install a Genie garage door opener.

Concrete Slab - Tips for a Better Garage Floor
Need a new concrete slab for your garage? Here is the information you need to make sure you get a slab that will last as long as the house.

How To Install a Garage Door
A new garage door can improve the appearance of almost any house. Learn how to install the door yourself in this step-by-step instructional article.

Shopping for a New Garage Door
Great advice on what to look for when shopping for a new garage door.

Building Codes and Concrete Slab Foundations
Building codes are often inadequate protections against construction failures. Learn how you can protect yourself against expensive, but perfectly "legal," mistakes.

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