GarageTek White Papers are occasionally written articles dealing with different aspects of the GarageTek system on how it might be more easily installed or used for you to realize its maximum potential.
I. Installation Tips – Installing TekPanel around Utilities & Electrical Components - 03/19/13
It’s the finishing touches that make an installation look professionally installed with a trimmed / built-in appearance. A garage typically has utility lines (electrical conduit / water pipes) and various outlets (electrical / garage door switches / water faucets) which can prove to be an obstacle to installing TekPanel.
Detailed in this White Paper are suggestions on how to trim out these different type items. Continue Reading >>>
II. Keeping your Wall Panel & Trak Channel System Clean - 01/07/13
Keeping your wall system clean will not be an issue and you probably will never give it a second thought. If you feel the need to give it a “spring cleaning”, using a damp cloth with a mild detergent / water mixture is all that is required.
I would like to mention three things that might not be obvious. Continue Reading >>
III. Lifestyle Kit Product Categories – 11/09/12
The purpose of this White Paper is to “showcase” the different product setups as they have been / are being developed in the 8 specific categories. Each category is shown and if you are interested, you can click thru to the specific kit for more information plus the series of photos showing the different setups in more detail. Continue Reading >>
IV. GarageTek Design Services - 07/28/12
GarageTek Design Services is a no charge (free) service which provides you professional designs and recommendations on organizing your garage into a clean, safe part of your home.
The basis of the recommendation utilizes GarageTek’s proprietary design software – GarageVision. This is the same software used by our network of franchisees when they conduct in-house consultations.
There are only two steps to the process. Learn More >>>
V. Wall Systems Planning Guide - 06/27/12
What would be the logical sequence of steps for planning and changing your garage into a safe, clean and organized place?
The GarageTek - Wall Systems Planning Guide has been created to provide you these steps and offers you two options.
1) For the true DIY'er or the "Do It With a Contractor or Friend", complete all 5 steps of the planning guide or
2) Complete Steps 1 & 2 and have us at GarageTek complete Steps 3, 4 & 5. This would include providing you the design details, recommendations with alternatives and support (if you desire) during the installation process.
Read More >>>
VI. What are “Lifestyle Kits”? – 05/09/12
A. Groupings of accessories commonly used for a specific activity.
B. Preplanned storage / organization solutions.
C. Preplanned setups of accessories to fit within a defined wall space.
D. Prepackaged accessories offered at a reduced cost.
E. All of the above.
The correct answer is E, “All of the above”. Read More >>
VII. Remote Control Lighting Switches - 11/04/11
The GarageTek 48” fluorescent light fixtures are supplied as either a Master unit or a Slave unit. The Master units have a pull cord “on/off” switch and the Slave units do not have any switch. But what if you don’t want to use the pull cord or have only Slave units or don’t want to spend $200 having an electrician “hard wire” your fixtures? This paper offers a simple, “anyone-can-install” solution by using a plug-in remote control switch. Continue Reading > >
VIII. Idea Gallery (Before & After Photos) - 01/24/12
This is a gallery of Before-and-After garage photographs with comments on each installation.
The intent is to help you visualize what can be done with your garage to make it a more usable, safe, and organized place in your home, regardless of its present condition. If you see just one idea that you consider worthwhile and implement it, we would consider the effort in putting this gallery together a success. Continue to Gallery >>
IX. Ceiling Mounting of GarageTek Light Fixtures – 02/22/12
The GarageTek Light Fixtures are constructed with a bracket to allow easy installation and relocation in our wall panel or our TekTrak Channel. However there are possible situations where wall mounting is not practical to get lighting where you want or need it. The answer may be to ceiling mount the fixtures. Continue Reading >>
X. Using Flexible “J” Channel Trim for Round Objects - 04/19/12
The “standard” method of installing panel around curved objects, such as round or arched windows, is to cut the TekPanel to match the window curve and then silicone chalk the space between the panel and window. Even with a skilled installer, this can be a long process and the finished job still might not look as precise as you would like it to be.
Using flexible J-channel makes the installation process so much easier and the end result has a very professional appearance. Continue Reading >>
XI. The Easiest Storage Solution for your Garage - pending
With so many hangers, hooks, baskets, shelves, etc. available, where do you start when you want to cleanup and organize your garage into safe, clean room you can take pride of when finished and why do so many articles on the subject make it to be such a major project?