In today’s day and age, people use their garages for a variety of purposes. There’s standard vehicle storage, yes, but there’s also significant secondary storage, conversions into home offices or workspaces, and several other alternative options many choose to dedicate some or all of their garage space to.
At Overhead Door Company, we’re proud to offer high-quality residential garage door services for all the varying purposes and needs you might utilize your garage space for. We’re here to tell you, however, that there are several benefits to parking your vehicles in the garage every time – let’s look at these benefits, and why you need a functioning, quality garage door to protect the area.
Vehicle Quality and Protection
For starters, many don’t realize the degree of risk they’re opening their vehicle up to by parking it in the driveway or especially on the street every night. Most of us consider the basics like rain, snow and other weather elements, sure, and modern vehicles should do well enough against these simple concerns.
However, those are far from the only areas you have to be thinking about when it comes to the long-term protection of your vehicle. Leaving the car out each day and night opens it up to bird droppings, for instance, which are acidic and can damage vehicle paint. Also consider the sun’s ultraviolet rays, which over time can and will crack the leather interior of virtually any vehicle.
There’s a tendency among those who live in nicer neighborhoods to be less concerned with vehicle security and crime when parking outside, but this is a mistake. High-value neighborhoods can actually be targets for exactly this sort of behavior, especially those who are so relaxed that they don’t lock their vehicle properly or fail to take other basic precautions. Parking the vehicle outside leaves it far more susceptible to theft, vandalism or other related concerns.
Comfort and Convenience
Beyond the practical factors in parking inside the garage, there are comfort and convenience factors to consider as well. Tired of condensation on your windows every morning during the summer and ice on them every morning during winter, for instance? Parking in the garage eliminates these concerns.
In addition, parking inside makes transporting items to and from the vehicle far simpler, whether we’re talking groceries or something larger. And no one wants to have to run through a rain or hail storm to get in and out of the vehicle when a garage space is readily available.
Aesthetics and Curb Appeal
Finally, there’s a visual appeal to parking inside the garage. Homes with cars parked outside them tend to look worse from an aesthetic standpoint, making the property look cluttered and unkempt. In cases where you’re thinking of listing the home on the market, this could even have a minor impact on curb appeal.
For more on why parking vehicles inside the garage is beneficial despite many choosing not to in recent years, or to learn about any of our garage door repair services, speak to the staff at Overhead Door Company.