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Sep 14, 2015

John Todd of Elite Remodeling PRO answered:

Oct 30, 2015

Visit your local Container Store, they have great closet and shelving systems.  We have a set in our Showroom and several of our customers have used them for laundry rooms and one is building their entire new master closet out of their product.

Sep 14, 2015

Ray Gottsleben of Working Space PRO answered:

Oct 2, 2015

Hi Anthony.  There are several types fo shelving especially well suited to a garage.  Garage shelving generally needs to be able to hold higher weight capacites than, say, pantry shelving. You want something rated for at least 50 punds per lnear foot.  "On Wall" shelving should be easily adjustable with the ability to add more shelves in the future with a minumum of effort. Epoxy coated wire shelves will hold up well in a garage environment - better than melamine or foil faced shelving. Wire shelves also don't collect dust like solid shelves will.  Shelves can be mounted to vertical standards that are secured to the wall, or can be installed on a slot wall system which will also allow for other types of storage accessories to be used along with your shelving.  You may also consider extra heavy duty and deep shelving (24" deep) higher on the wall, above your head.  These are great for large bulky or seasonal items like coolers, holiday decorations, lawn furniture cushions and the like.  Hope this helps! 


John Ford asked:

Feb 17, 2014
Nov 7, 2014

Is your garage attached to the house or is it on its own? If it is attached is there living space above the garage? Are you looking to insulate the walls and ceiling? Are you going to drywall the garage? I would suggest using batt insulation, with a vapor barrier. I would then drywall everything. Before you drywall I would make sure that you have all the electrical and anything else that you want in the walls installed.

John Ford asked:

Feb 18, 2014

Hey John,

This is a common problem with many homeowners with rooms above the garage. There really isn't a solution to completely remedy your problem. Here are a few suggestions to help alleviate the harshness of the extreme temperature changes.

1. Check the insulation above the room and make sure its at least R-60.

2. Insulate attic kneewalls if you have some with R-19 and then with foam board.

3. Air seal any holes from wires, pipes, vents or ducts to that room.

4. Insulated Garage doors help a lot.

These are some things you can do yourself that will help make your room more comfortable. It's a good idea to hire a professional to perform a whole house energy audit and complete HVAC system check. 

We have had a lot of positive results with these options and I hope they help you too.

All the best,


Aladdin Insulation and Home Improvements

John Ford asked:

Feb 17, 2014
Feb 19, 2014


Are you referring to insulating the ceiling of the garage (i.e. cold floors above)?   Will you be dropping the ceiling or are you looking for options with minimal disturbance?

John Ford asked:

Feb 18, 2014
Feb 18, 2014

Hello John,

STEP 1.  This is a very common for homes with room(s) obove a garage.  Replacing the window (s) in the bedroom  may not solve your entire problem if the glass package you select does not include a high performance  heat reflectant type glass.   Which ever manufacturer you decide, its best to pay the additional cost and upgrade to thier best performance glass.  If you have already invested in new windows then check your paperwork to see if there is a greater performance glass option you can upgrade with for that type window .   This is a simple process and can greatly reduce your Solar Heat Gain for minimal investment.

STEP 2.  Select a certified insulation professional in your area to provide you with a "critical point air seal".  Properly applied by a certified professional at upper and lower rim joists in this room aproximatly  1' in width by 2" in thickness. Air sealing the upper and lower rim is a minimal investment  and provides  a significant and noticable change in comfort with a quick ROI.  Consider this service for the entire home.

Warm regards

Colorado Home Exterior

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