Design Elements Part II: Add a Garage To Your Home
If you wish to add a garage to your home, it is another design element of a well-made home. Why? Well, for lots of reasons…
Add a Garage for Security
Adding a garage to your home helps to improve security for your car as well as providing a storage space as well. Did you know that in the United States a vehicle is stolen once every 44 seconds? While auto theft rates in Arizona have dropped, they are still a problem. A lot of times, a stolen vehicle can be used to commit other crimes from robberies to abductions. In other cases, the stolen car is basically stripped and the parts sold illegally on the black market. If you think that with tighter border security that this problem has stopped, think again. Now car thieves are just getting more inventive and chopping up cars in Phoenix instead of in Mexico. However, it isn’t just theft that you have to worry about. There is also the problem of vandalism.
Where you live is only part of the problem. People think that merely living in a nice neighborhood or a gated community is enough to stop vandalism. It isn’t. Installing a garage puts a locked barrier between you and any vandals. However, besides security, there is also the added benefit of storage space.
Garages: A Design Element?
If you think that storage isn’t a design element, think again. Aesthetics is only part of the many considerations that a design pro thinks of with a home. You also want practicality. A garage is multi-functional. Not only does it provide a secure place for your vehicle, it also is an additional storage space. Even with sufficient closet space, sooner or later, you’re going to run out of storage space. That’s where garage installation comes in. By reducing clutter, you improve the flow of your home, which is a proven design element.
You have particular ideas for how you want to use your space. You want rooms that are pleasant to be in, and a kitchen that fits your needs. However, don’t neglect other design elements in your home, such as a place to store your stuff as well as keep it safe. And what is the best solution for this? Installing a garage, of course.
Part one of this series explored the use of natural light by installing an Arizona Room.
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Installing a Garage in Phoenix
If you wish to install a garage in Phoenix it may be a viable home improvement. The Phoenix area is full of older homes. A lot of ranch style homes were not built with a garage, they were built with a carport instead.
Garage Installation: Upgrade Your Carport
A carport serves a purpose too, however, there is no security with a carport. As two sides of the carport are open, anyone can literally walk in and take whatever is lying around. A garage may be a better option.
While some homeowners prefer the open air of a carport, and look back to a more innocent time, just as many others prefer an extra measure of security that installing a garage can bring.
If I Install a Garage Will It Help With Security?
In a word, yes. If you install a garage, it puts up a barrier between your driveway and one of the entryways into your home. It also expands the storage space of your home, and gives you a safe and secure place to put your vehicles. While Phoenix’s auto theft rates have dropped significantly over the past few years, there are still over 10,000 vehicles stolen in Arizona every year. With your car locked up, any would be thieves will most likely try something that is easier pickings.
Can installing a garage make that much difference? Yes. A garage won’t stop a determined intruder, just as locked door won’t. But all crimes involving break ins depend on two main factors: stealth and speed. If a burglar, would be car thief, or intruder has to delay while trying to open a garage door, it reduces both his stealth and speed, and greatly increases the risk of being captured by the police. The key to not being a statistic of property crime is to deter intruders as much as can. In nature, creatures develop striking colors or spikes to deter predators. In human society a locked door and levels of security serve much the same purpose.
So, protect your home from unwanted entry. Keep your car locked up safe at night, and all of your property. And what is one of the best ways to accomplish this? Install a garage in Phoenix.
Since 1979, Royal Covers of Arizona has been an industry leader in the field of garage installation in Phoenix. We can put in a garage that matches every decor. Call us today.
948 East Impala Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85204