Free Home Educational Workshop Takes Place from 10 to 12 at Cleveland Lumber Company

Much of Lakewood’s housing stock was built in the early 1900s and it’s not uncommon for properties to have aging garages unfit for any use other than storage.  Thankfully, this homeowner problem will be addressed next month when LakewoodAlive hosts a free workshop entitled “Knowing Your Home: Garage Repair and Replacement.”

LakewoodAlive Knowing Your Home Series

LakewoodAlive’s last workshop of 2016 will address garages.

The 15th and final workshop of 2016 for the popular home educational series will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Cleveland Lumber Company (9410 Madison Avenue in Cleveland).  There, attendees will gain insight into determining the best course of action for refurbishing or replacing an aging garage.

The experts at Cleveland Lumber Company will explore the following topics:

– General garage repairs like foundation rot, as well as issues related to dirt floors and the absence of a foundation
– Doors, roofs and carpentry issues
– Leaning garages and what can be done
– What to expect when undertaking the garage replacement process
– Working with contractors and architects to get what you want

Visit for more information and to reserve your free spot at this workshop.

“Whether used for parking, storage or additional living space, your garage represents a valuable yet often underutilized part of your home,” said Allison Urbanek, Housing Outreach Director for LakewoodAlive.  “This workshop is designed to help Lakewood homeowners understand their options for addressing an aging garage, and possibly get a jumpstart on a project for next spring.”

Now in its third year, LakewoodAlive’s “Knowing Your Home” series draws hundreds of attendees annually.  Our workshop series is generously supported by: Citizens Bank, City of Lakewood, Cleveland Lumber Company, Fifth Third Bank, First Federal Lakewood, PNC, Remax Beyond 2000, The University of Akron Lakewood and Third Federal Savings & Loan.

In lieu of being charged to attend this workshop, participants are asked to either consider making a donation to LakewoodAlive or bringing canned foods or other non-perishable items for donation to the Lakewood Community Services Center. We appreciate your support.