Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How long has Garage Design Source been in business?

Garage Design Source has been in business since 1994 and served thousands of satisfied customers in the Washington D.C. area.

Are you insured?

Garage Design Source has all necessary insurances, licenses and A+ BBB rating.

Are you installers subcontracted or employees?

Our installers are full time employees.

Do you charge for in-home estimates?

All consultations are free.

Do you have a showroom?

We do have a showroom at 201 Davis Drive, Suite AA, Sterling VA 20164

Do you have a minimum dollar amount to come out and perform installations?

We typically advise clients that the minimum garage enhancement project is approximately $1,500.

My garage is a mess. Do I have to move everything for your team to install?

We ask that our customers remove all of their belongings from the garage prior to the installation so as to ensure nothing is damaged during the installation.

Can I purchase products from you and install on my own?

We only allow that for garage organization accessories such as baskets, ball bags, etc.

Will you come and remove my storage items and reinstall in a new home?

Yes, we are happy to help transition your items to your new home.

What makes Garage Design Source different than the other garage enhancement companies?

The garage space is our specialty and our customers benefit from our decades of expertise. No other company is better suited to maximize your garage. In addition, we are reliable and responsive. We take a comprehensive project management approach to our installations.

What are your garage cabinets made of?

3/4″ and 1″ thick melamine

Why are the garage cabinets mounted up off the floor?

To prevent water damage

Do all of your garage cabinets have full backs?

Our Siganture Series Garage Cabinets feature full backs and are the best quality garage cabinets available. The Classic Series Garage Cabinet is our economy line of cabinets that are backless and available in a more limited size and finish range.

Do you provide custom sizes if needed on your garage cabinets?

Yes, on our Signature Series Garage Cabinets

Are your garage cabinets made in North America?

Yes, our cabinets are proudly made in the United States

How soon can I get back into the garage once the garage floor coating is completed?

Typically, with our polyurea floor coating system, you can be back in your garage the following day.

Does everything have to be out of the gargae during the garage floor coating installation?

Yes.

My home is new. Do my floors still need to be prepped, as I would like to save some money and not have it prepped?

We always recommend prepping flooring before applying your coatings. This helps ensure that your new flooring will adhere properly.

One of your competitors told me that it takes up to three days to do a garage floor.

They are most likely using a low-grade epoxy based flooring system and are trying to maximize your labor costs. Our primary floor coating system is polyurea based which can be installed sucessfully in 1-day anad is more durable, slip resistant, and UV resistant in order to maintain the floors true color over time.

Do you cover the side walls with garage floor coating?

This is up to the customer. Most of our customers ask that we do the base trim along the walls of the garage as well as any steps.

Does your garage floor coating cover the area outside the garage door where it meets the driveway?

Yes, we can apply our floor coating to the apron of your garage floor. Our polyurea-based coating system is perfect for the apron because of its UV resitance.

How do you recommend we clean our new floor?

Power wash and/or bristle brooms are highly effective.