Types of Garages: Hip Garages

Hip Garage Type In our three-part garage type series we will be focusing on the different types of garages that are available, details on each type, and real pictures of garages we have built. This post will focus on Hip Garages.

Overall, hip garages are the most common type of garage for a variety of reasons.

Hip garages are four sided, as opposed to the two-sided gable roof discussed in our last blog post. Below we will share some advantages of hip garages and pictures of hip garages we have built in the Chicago and surrounding suburbs.

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Types of Garages: Gable Garages

Garage Types: Gable Garage In our three-part garage type series we will be focusing on the different types of garages that are available, details on each type, and real pictures of garages we have built. This post will focus on Gable Garages.

Gable garages are one of the most common types of garage. This simple, yet practical style of garage offers numerous possibilities.

What is a gable garage? With two sloping sides that come together at a ridge, gable garages are built to match the gables on the house. The triangular gable faces the front. Below we will share some advantages of gable garages, pictures of gable garages we have built in the Chicago area, and some information on reverse gable garages.

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How to Choose The Right Size Garage

Common Garage Sizes If you are going to get a new garage, there are many things to take into consideration. Important considerations include style (custom, hip, gable) and material, and size. The size of your garage is critical in meeting your garage needs. When choosing a size you should consider your vehicles, storage needs, walking space, and your available land space. Below are some guidelines for choosing the right size garage from eHow.

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Common Garage Door Problems and How to Fix Them

Commong Garage Door Problems and How to Fix Them The three most common problems you may run into with your garage door is a screeching sound, not going down all the way, or the remote-operated garage door won’t open. The A-Authentic Arizona Garage Door Repair blog shared DIY garage door repair tips to solve these three common issues, which are shared below.

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Garage Door Maintenance Check List

Garage Maintenance TipsGarage doors are an investment that requires light maintenance to ensure their longevity and safety. Maintenance can ensure your garage stays in good working order for its lifetime. In fact, you can even perform some of these maintenance tasks yourself. If you are not comfortable performing the tasks, have them performed by a trained service technician. Following is a garage door maintenance door checklist from Garage Door Care (perform in the corresponding order).

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4 Reasons to Replace Your Garage Door

4 Reasons to Replace Your Garage Door How long have you had your current garage door system? Have you been considering repairing or replacing your garage? In some cases garage door repair can be the solution. However, there are some reasons that you may want to consider replacing your garage door and system completely. A+ Garage doors shared 4 reasons to replace your garage door and system.

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How To Choose The Right Garage Door Material

Garage Door MaterialsWith a variety of materials available to design and build garage doors, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of each option. In order to choose the right garage door material consider the specific needs you have. Here is a brief summary of each material and suggestions on how to effectively compare them to meet your building needs. 

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Are You Prepared For a Power Outage?

Are You Prepared for a Power Outage Did you know that your automatic garage door opener may not work during a power outage? If your power goes out, you may need to disconnect your automatic opener to manually open your garage door.

It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with this process in preparation for a power outage. Follow these 5 steps to disconnect your automatic opener to manually open your garage door:

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Garage Renovation Gets Major Lift in Historical Oak Park

Garage Renovation in Oak ParkGarage renovations in towns that preserve the historical aesthetics of the area are challenging tasks for today’s garage builder. Such renovations involve a great deal of on-site management, lots of office time, a list of guidelines and processes that must be followed and implemented. Overall, the process can be very time consuming. 

A recent project involved renovating a garage in the historical district of Oak Park, Illinois. Built in 1917, the garage modeled its older home, which had been built just 9 years before. The home owners worked Read more