Your garage can be used for a lot of different reasons: storing a year’s worth of holiday decorations, storing boxes that you will “eventually” go through, housing a second refrigerator, storing numerous bikes and recreational equipment, and many more. However, using your garage for its intended purpose – as a place to park your vehicle – provides many benefits that will encourage you to find a place for all that other stuff.
For most Americans, a vehicle is the second largest investment that you will make; the first being the purchase of your home. Therefore, taking care of your vehicle should be a priority, which includes parking inside a garage.
Below are the main benefits of parking your vehicle inside your garage:
- Protection – As mentioned earlier, your vehicle is a large investment. Georgia heat, humidity, hail, freezing temperatures, snow, ice, and bird droppings can cause a great deal of damage to your vehicle. While hail can cause the most immediate damage, the other elements work over time to damage your paint, crack leather interior, and promote the increase in wear and tear on your vehicle. By parking your vehicle inside your garage, you can protect it from outside elements.
- Security – No matter where you live, a car that is parked outside is an invitation for crime. Theft, vandalism, and even stealing the vehicle are all greater threats to those who do not park inside the garage.
- Convenience – Parking inside the garage provides a greater level of convenience each time you get into your vehicle. You are protected from the rain, extremely cold temperatures, condensation on your windshield and mirrors, and it saves you the need for having to run out into the elements to get to your vehicle. By parking inside your garage, you have the shelter you need and the convenience of avoiding the annoyance of starting your day off wet.
- Appearance – Home value should always be a priority to you because you never know when life circumstances will make it necessary for you to put your home on the market. Neighborhoods where most cars are parked inside the garage are highly valued among home buyers. By parking your vehicle inside your garage, you automatically make your home’s exterior look cleaner, uncluttered, and more attractive from the outside.
At HABPRO Garage Doors, we have the experience and expertise of over 35 years of helping homeowners with their garage needs. If a damaged or improperly functioning garage door has you parking outside the garage, call us today.