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Garages Becoming Glorified Closets
(Stratford, Conn., August 10, 2018) – If you’re like most people, your garage has become a glorified closet, said Dave Berliner, president of SpaceLift™ Products. Berliner’s company makes an attic lift, a sort of miniature freight elevator, to carry storage items to and from your attic. He cites a survey by Gladiator GarageWorks finding that one in four Americans say their garage is so disorganized they cannot fit even one car inside. “Stymied by clutter, people are leaving one of their most valuable investments out in the elements. Keeping your car, SUV or truck inside your garage extends its life and maximizes your investment,” he asserted.
Average cost of a new car is $36,700, according to Kelly Blue Book, which also notes a resale premium for used cars that are garage kept.
Ask your auto mechanic, Berliner suggested. He or she can tell if your car is kept outside or inside. First there is the appearance. Keeping your car outside exposes it to acid rain, bird droppings, dust, dirt, pollen, tree sap, debris, sun damage and paint oxidation. Ultraviolet rays and temperature extremes, hot and cold, damage the interior. Then there are the mechanical parts. Garaged car fluids stay closer to operating temperatures, especially warmer in winter. This reduces wear on your engine and moving parts. Oil and grease stay less viscous, doing a much better job of lubricating at start up. You can prevent a lot of long-term wear that way, Berliner said.
If your car spends every night – arguably half its life – protected inside a garage it will look and run better longer, he surmised. Would it surprise you that today’s cars are driven only five-percent of the time, according Fortune magazine? Thinking about your own car or truck, how much time does it spend just sitting at home in your driveway, or worse yet along the curb?
Garaged cars are more secure from theft of the car and contents. Some insurance companies offer discounted rates for autos kept in locked garages.
There’s also the convenience factor, not having to scrape frost or clear snow in winter or climb into a boiling-hot interior in summer. Entering and exiting the car inside the garage, protected from the elements and secure, is another convenience. Think of the last time you unloaded groceries in a rainstorm or arrived to an empty house late at night, Berliner suggested.
“People take great pride in their homes – organizing, decorating and showing off various rooms of their house, especially on social media,” said Karl Champley, master builder and home improvement TV/radio personality. “But the garage is the forgotten room of the home and those same people who are proud of their home are embarrassed by how the garage looks.” The GarageWorks survey also found that one of every five homeowners have been involved in an argument with their spouse about the condition of the garage.
With the popularity of automatic door openers, garages are for many now the most-used entryway into their home. Why wend your way through clutter everyday? Keeping your car in the garage also maintains your home’s curb appeal.
All this mess and stress can be eliminated by the push of a button, Berliner said.
A whole garage organization and storage industry with racks, pegboards and shelves has evolved to help people better organize their garages and get their cars and trucks back inside. But Berliner asked, “Have you first looked up?”
“In many garages the easiest clutter buster is right above your head,” Berliner said. Often there is lots of free and open storage space in the garage attic. Attic storage solutions open up a whole new space for your stuff often equal to or greater than the space below. Infrequently used but useful items can be kept in the attic instead of on the garage floor or walls. Plus, you can significantly increase your attic storage space by cycling seasonal items out of your garage and into the attic. Examples include holiday decorations, seasonal dishes and special occasion china, winter coats and summer clothes, sports equipment, gardening tools, toys, snow sleds and tires, the list goes on, he added.
The primary challenge to claiming all this space is the attic ladder or stairs, Berliner said, and that’s where his invention comes in.
Rather than trying to carry boxes and storage containers up the attic stairs, a SpaceLift attic lift carries the heavy load up and down with an electric motor,” he said.
SpaceLift attic lifts install between attic floor joists. Installation is easy requiring basic carpentry skills. Many SpaceLift attic lifts are installed as DIY, do-it-yourself, projects. The lifts are sold directly on the SpaceLift website, www.SpaceLiftProducts.com. A short video on the website shows how the lift works. Prices start at $1,895 with free shipping and a two-year factory warranty. SpaceLift™ Products are assembled in the USA, in Stratford, Conn., by Redco Home, a division of Redco Audio, a family-owned company, Berliner added.
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If your garage has become a glorified closet filled with clutter such that you cannot keep your car inside, an attic lift offers a way to utilize attic storage to free up room for your car, said Dave Berliner, president of SpaceLift™ Products. Berliner’s company makes an attic lift, a sort of miniature freight elevator, to carry storage items to and from your attic without the dangers of navigating the attic stairs or ladders with containers, boxes and more.
See a video of the lift in action at: www.SpaceLiftProducts.com.
SpaceLift™ attic lifts by Redco Home, a division of Redco Audio
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