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Trade in your basement by creating a garage

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  • 21 Jan 2017
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As a homeowner, you have a lot of freedom with redesigning your house. You can change up exterior and interior color schemes. Changing up a floor plan is only as limited as your budget. If you’re in need of extra space, you can expand. However, before you add on to your house, why not explore your existing space and look for a way to re-purpose it.

Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Toledo, OH wants to suggest converting your basement and creating a garage space. This can increase your home’s value. Providing a storage space for vehicles is very appealing to potential buyers. It also allows you take better advantage of space while you own the home. Park your car, store recreational vehicles like motorcycles or ATV’s, and increase general storage space.

Here are the steps you need to take to trade in your basement by creating a garage.

Widen Doorway

Most basements have a standard sized exterior door. Some may even have no exterior door. You’ll need to either add a doorway, or expand the existing one. There’s a lot to consider with this part of the process. Locate any wiring in the wall to be removed/modified. Check the load-bearing status of the wall. This is a job that should really be handled by a professional contractor. Make sure that any contractors you hire are licensed and bonded.


unplug for garage door safety

Hire a certified electrician to check your existing wiring. They may have suggestions for additions that you need to make. Let them know that you plan to install a garage door opener and have them install the necessary wiring and outlet to power it. For safety, do not attempt any re-wiring yourself. Bring in a professional.

Dry In

Many basements are poorly insulated if they’re insulated at all. While this is fine for general basement use, you’ll want to upgrade during conversion. After putting in the proper insulation, put up your drywall. Drywall isn’t absolutely necessary, but it will definitely give the space a brighter look, rather than that dank basement feel.

Install Overhead Door and Opener


No garage is complete without an overhead door! Call a certified company to guide you through this process. You’ll have a lot of decisions to make.

While the door is being installed, it’s best to go ahead and have your opener picked out and installed all at the same time. This will be faster, as well as cutting back on expense.

Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Toledo, Ohio is your number one destination for all your garage door needs. We can help you choose the best garage door for your home. We’ll order the door for you. Our certified technicians will install the door and opener.

When it’s time for you to trade in your basement by creating a garage, give us a call! We can be on site within 24 hours and get you started. Our courteous customer service representatives are ready to take your call and dispatch a technician right away.

You Can Trust Us for the Job

positive reviews

They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

positive reviews

We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

positive reviews

My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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