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We don't have a particularly large garage, and we do anything we can to try and conserve space. The old garage door had quite a wide swinging hinge, which meant there was a large area where we could not store anything. We have recently switched to a slimline garage door, which rolls up overhead and has a much smaller profile overall. Not only do we have more space, but the new garage door also looks great and has made the whole garage look nicer. This blog is all about new options for garage doors with slimline profiles and modern styling.

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Adding Garage Doors to a Shipping Container? Three Ideas to Consider

by Tyrone Cooper

If you want to add an extra garage or storage shed to your property, a shipping container is a fun, easy and relatively affordable way to do that. However, if you want to be able to roll in your car, motorcycle or other equipment easily, you may want to add a garage door to your shipping container. Here are some ideas to keep in mind as you decide what you want to do:

1. Automatic roller doors provide easy entry.

If you're using a shipping container as a garage, you can certainly leave it as is and simply drive your car through the doors on the end of the container. However, that also means hopping off your lawn mower, getting out of your car or dismounting your motorcycle to open the doors. If you add anautomatic roller door to your shipping container, you can open the door with the push of a button anytime you need it open.

2. Glass doors provide versatility.

When honing in on the type of garage door you want for your shipping container, consider a door with a lot of glass in it. If you choose a fiberglass roller door with a row of windows or a door full of windows encased in a stainless steel frame, you make your shipping container more versatile. For example, you may choose to use it for extra storage now but then convert it to a living area or home office down the road. Windows make that possible, and then, you don't have to worry about adding windows to the container later. Additionally, when you add a garage door with windows, you increase the amount of light in your storage container without having to wire it.

3. Hydraulic doors create shady outdoor areas.

Whether you decide to integrate glass or not, roller doors certainly aren't the only option. You can also put in hydraulic garage doors. When closed, these doors look just like regular garage doors, but when they open, they don't roll up toward the ceiling of the shipping container. Instead, they raise in a single piece, and they hang suspended in a position that is parallel to the ground below.

In that position, these doors act like awnings, creating a shady outdoor area next to your shipping container. You can automate these doors so that you can easily drive in your car as needed, and they also turn your shipping container into a potentially fun area for hosting parties and outdoor BBQs. 

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