The type of power - Select a motor with enough power to increase your door. Have at the very least a motor with 1/2 hp if you have a double door.
A garage can be so much more than a messy catch-all for items that don’t fit inside the home. Through a remodel, it can be made into an organized storage unit or a workshop, or simply made more functional, with room for at least one car. Turning a standard 600-square-foot, two-car garage into a well-organized, tidy space is less expensive than most remodeling projects. Because a garage already has a floor, walls and a roof, the primary tasks are finishing the framed walls and adding organizational systems.
We are very familiar with the unique issues in Dallas like cracking foundations due to the slow sinking of underground "water tables." When the water underneath the soil is depleted, that can change the elevation of a single corner of the building over the course of decades (or even suddenly after a severe flood in hurricane season). While that last issue is much more severe in coastal areas than in the interior parts of Texas, the point is that we have seen a LOT of strange things in our restoration and reconstruction projects throughout nearby counties (plus we have discussed a massive range of issues in great detail with insurance adjusters, insurance agents, and Dallas city inspectors).
The cost of installing five windows falls somewhere around $5,000, or about $1,000 per window. If your garage doesn't have any windows, plan to add at least one. This is especially important if you want to list it as a bedroom or rent it out. You'll need an egress window big enough for a person to escape through in case of a fire. Egress windows average about $3,500.