December 20, 2020

5 Steps to Turn Your Garage Into a Workshop

Lots of tools hanging on the wall

Having a garage as part of your home is a gift any month of the year. It’s a great place to park vehicles, store large items, and organize your life. It can also be an ideal place to have a workspace, as there is ample space to complete tasks both large and small.

These 5 steps will help you turn your garage into a workshop that you’ve always dreamed of.

Pay Attention to Insulation and Ventilation

The most important part of using your garage as a workshop is ensuring it is 100% safe to do so. Do you currently have a fan system set up? You should make sure this is in place to reduce dust and other air pollutants. Is the entire structure insulated? You’ll want to make sure the structure has sufficient insulation to work comfortably in, especially during the winter months. We recommend a minimum R-value of R-16 for walls, R-30 for the ceiling, and of course, all doors from Les spécialistes des portes Exitech inc. are a robust and sturdy R-16.

Start With a Thorough Cleaning

As we mentioned recently, cleaning is an important part of the organizational process when it comes to your garage. Ensuring surfaces are free from any excess clutter will help throughout the transformation process. It will also help you determine the best and most practical spot to put your workshop.

Complete All Repairs, Inside and Out

Inspect your garage, including the windows, the door, as well as its opening apparatus. Everything should be airtight, and able to open and close properly. Our technicians at Les spécialistes des portes Exitech inc. can repair any garage door or door opener. They are knowledgeable and will be honest and direct about what needs to be done.

Ensure That Lighting and Electrical Are Properly Situated

Now that repairs are complete, the next step is to make sure that the lighting is sufficient and those electrical outlets are placed in close proximity to the workshop. If not, this will need to be adjusted by a professional electrician.

Pick A Type of Flooring That Is Easy to Clean

Whether you’ll be building furniture or tinkering with car parts, the floor should be easy to clean once your project is complete. Concrete and cement are very porous, so it should be coated with a material that will protect it and is easy to sweep and mop afterwards.

Our friendly staff at Les spécialistes des portes Exitech inc. are always happy to help you with any garage-related questions you have. For repairs, replacement, or maintenance, call us anytime at 1-800-470-0135.

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