In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the significant possible benefits of installing a second garage on your property. Garages hold several big positives, including in situations where more than one is present within a single space.

At Crawford Door Sales, we provide a wide range of commercial and residential garage door options, from glass and wood garage door options to steel and many other durable materials. Whether you’re attaching your second garage to your primary structure or building it separately, here are some of the additional plusses you might benefit from through a second garage installation.

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Garage Space

While the primary stated purpose for a garage is to hold and protect vehicles, the reality is that these spaces are often used for several additional purposes these days. Many people use the garage as a primary storage area for a number of other items, whether we’re talking about yard tools, long-term clothing storage or a variety of other purposes.

And when you try to combine these items with two vehicles in a traditional garage space, things can get cramped in a hurry. A second garage not only increases the amount of space you have available, it limits the risks associated with over-crowding – including scratching vehicles, items falling on top of your car or other similar events.

Workshop Area

Another common use for the garage space for many property owners: As a workshop or workspace for a variety of project types, whether casual or professional in nature. The garage is often a great place for this kind of work, a spacious area that’s blocked off from both the home and the rest of the neighborhood.

In some cases, though, you may find that your single garage space is too limited for the kinds of work you want to do. Or in other situations, you might find that the work is impeding upon your family or the other needs of the garage. In these cases, building a second garage will allow you a completely free workspace that isn’t blocked by any other needs.

Large Storage

Finally, another common reason for installing a second garage is to store large machinery in a secure fashion. We’re talking about items like motorcycles, go-karts, snowmobiles, tractors or even RVs – you don’t want to be storing these outside where they could be prey for thieves or burglars, but they also might be too large and bulky to fit in your original garage alongside vehicles and other storage needs. Particularly if you’ve recently purchased one of these larger pieces of machinery, this is a strong potential option at your disposal.

For more on the benefits of installing a second garage, or to learn about any of our garage door products or services, speak to the staff at Crawford Door Sales today.

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