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Garage Upgrades to Make Your Garage Age-in-Place Appropriate

The key to aging in place is in setting up your home to be safe and functional, and that includes in the garage. There are many garage upgrades that can prevent accidents like slips and falls for seniors living at home. Improving your lighting, removing clutter, and installing a safe garage door and automatic opener are some of the things you can do to live comfortably and independently at home.

Improve Lighting

Garages tend to be shadowy, poorly-lit spaces with few light sources. Poor lighting can lead to slips and falls if you can’t see where you’re going. You can fix this problem by installing new light fixtures and by allowing more daylight into your garage.

  • Hire an electrician to install overhead lighting
  • Wash the windows in the garage to allow as much daylight as possible into the garage

Don’t want to hire an electrician but would like to have more light fixtures in your garage? Hang one or more workshop lights from the ceiling and plug them into outlets.

On a side note – if you’re planning to install a new garage door or a new garage door opener, work with your garage door contractor to install a door with windows and a garage door opener that features a bright light. At Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City, we encourage you to ask us about our aluminum glass garage door models, which feature wide panels of glass to illuminate your garage.

Remove Clutter

For a senior with failing eyesight or trouble with balance, clutter can be a tripping hazard. Sort through the clutter in your garage. Get rid of anything that you haven’t used in two or more years, whether that’s seasonal clothing or holiday decorations. Cleaning out the garage can be a long project, so get started as soon as possible. Get help from family members, if help is needed during the lifting and sorting part of this project.

Replace Garage Door and Opener

Older garage doors lack features that make them secure and easy to use. Replace your old garage door if you currently have a hard time maintaining or using the door you have. If you’re considering a garage door opener upgrade, ask about these features:

  • Wi-Fi connectivity that allows you to open and close your garage with your smartphone
  • Bright overhead light for better visibility in the garage
  • Belt drive for quiet closing and opening
  • New security and safety features to ensure your new garage door is safe

Make Garage Upgrades with Overhead Door Company

Make your life easier now and as you age in place. Work with a garage door dealer and installer with a reputation for excellence and quality, durable products. Contact Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City to make an appointment to discuss your garage upgrade.

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Kristen Mangum
Kristen Mangum
Friendly customer service. Bought a hard to find remote for an old garage door opener. Opener has 3 buttons so I can program both doors to it. Easy to find location right off 29th St.
Robert Ballinger
Robert Ballinger
Great people
Betsy Chronister
Betsy Chronister
I was given a very fair quote. A week later a tech came and installed. Then came back to install lock. Tech was very professional and polite. Spen time with me making adjustments to my liking. I totally recommend Overhead door to my fellow Okies.
Hendrix Morrow
Hendrix Morrow
Overhead Door did a great job. They got me on the schedule the next day and fixed my spring in 30 minutes or less. Joe was great, professional, and courteous. Awesome service, and he didn't tell me I needed extra materials like the previous garage door people that quoted me $575. Overhead Door told me a price over the phone and it didn't change. I'd recommend them every time.
Sandy Molleda Molleda
Sandy Molleda Molleda
A very good place for a new garage door and a new remote.
John Ehrhardt
John Ehrhardt
Pleased with their services. Coil spring broke and door stopped working. Spoke to Ron, and less than 24 hrs later the technician had us up n running again. These guys did exactly what they promised to do, with no nonsense. I like that.

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