Worried that your garage is looking a little drab when the winter seasons have finished with it? It’s a perfectly valid concern. A grungy-looking garage can be a neighborhood embarrassment, and a poor appearance can make it more difficult for you to sell your home for the price you want. Restoring the look of your garage can improve its curb appeal, and get you the price you want when you sell your home.
Of course, restoring your garage can be a very expensive proposition, and that may not be in your budget. For this article, we wanted to focus on some of the most budget-sensitive ways that you can make a serious improvement in the look of your garage.
Here are the most affordable ways to get your garage completely ready for Spring.
Thorough Gutter Cleaning
You may not always notice this one when you’re looking at your garage, but the look of the gutters plays a very large part in the overall look of your garage. If you can look up and see leaves and sticks popping out of your gutters, you can be sure that those who have passed by have also noticed. Gutter water can also stagnate and begin to overflow and drip onto your garage.
It’s not usually very expensive to clean your gutters. You can hire a professional to do it, but it’s easy enough to do yourself if you have the right equipment. A tall ladder, some waterproof clothing and some good gloves are all you really need to restore the look of your garage gutters, and that won’t cost you very much at all.
A Pressure Washer Spray Down
If you want to take advantage of a small budget, without expanding to a large one, you can consider having a pressure cleaning crew come in. There are several spots around your garage that can probably benefit from a good spray with a pressure cleaner or sandblaster.
Consider your garage door or the garage walls first. If you have a lot of mildew and grime built up on the walls, it will probably be removed very easily by pressure washers. If your building doesn’t have any problems, then consider spraying down the driveway itself. You may be surprised how clean you can make your driveway if you haven’t had it cleaned in several years.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
This won’t cost you much more than a pressure washing job will, but it can also make a really big difference. Old paint jobs tend to lose their color, and the uniformity of the look can be ruined by flaking that develops in wet or cold weather. If your garage is looking bad, some new paint may be all it needs.
This can be really affordable if you don’t mind handling it yourself. Even the larger ones won’t take more than a few cans of paint, and it will be even cheaper if you’re willing to do the painting yourself. If you’re not, you still shouldn’t expect to pay very much for a single garage.
A Visit for General Maintenance
Restore the look of your garage by dealing with all those nagging problems that you’re having with your garage door. Annoying noises and bad alignment can also make your garage door seem less appealing, but our proud garage door repair pros can help you with those kinds of problems.