One of the most important workstations in your home is the garage. Also known as a carport or a lock-up, it is a surprising fact that many people do not know a lot concerning this essential work area. In this article, we gathered some facts on home carports that will surprise you, if not blow your mind.

Garage Facts and Figures

  • Amazon, Apple, Google, and Disney are some of the well-known brands that began from home garages.
  • A survey by American Housing revealed that almost 80% of houses had a carport in the United States. For Canada, more than half of the homes have an attached garage.
  • A Braun Research study showed that a whopping 82% of realtors opined that a disorganized carport will have a bad impression on potential property buyers.
  • When it comes to the most essential purpose of a garage, 74% of house owners said that it is parking, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
  • Wall Street Journal also that around 25% of some 900 polled owners use their garages for regular servicing of their automobiles.
  • A Crescent Communities research stated that 75% of owners are of the idea that a home carport is very important.
  • Peachtree Consulting said that in the coming 2 years, slightly over 50% of owners will be rearranging their garages.
  • Another survey by Thompson’s Company showed that owners want a carport which they can show off to their neighbors.
  • Be wary of running a fridge that was made before 1990 in your garage because it may cost you an extra $250-300 annually in power bills.
  • A Chamberlain Group study showed that 55% of owners use their garage as the main entrance to the house.
  • When asked what they could do to enjoy spending more time at the garage, the most common answer given by most people was to remove junk.
  • Averagely, the door to a carport is opened and closed between 3 to five times a day. This makes it almost 1500 times in a given year.
  • While most people think that it is a lack of enough space that causes a mess, the Soap and Detergent Association discovered that all that dirtiness is caused by poor organization.
  • Impulse Research revealed that a good carport is a huge factor considered when potential owners are looking for homes. This is because around 80% of prospective investors consider it when purchasing a home.
  • Still, on the Impulse Research, 24% of property owners consider it embarrassing to leave the door to the garages open.
  • An average time of 1-2 hours is spent weekly in the carport to do various activities. This holds for 55% percent of the American population according to Impulse Research.
  • People are not very satisfied with their carports, as Wall Street Journal survey reports that only a small 11% are satisfied with their garages and would not consider working on enhancing them.
  • Having a 2-car carport in a standard home would around 13-15 % of the total home space.
  • Modern door openers are more efficient than the older ones, spending almost 75% less energy in standby mode than their predecessors.