Five interesting facts about garages
Americans love them
More than 82 million American homes have a garage. That’s enough garages to provide shelter for every single car made worldwide in 2013.
Of French origin
The word “garage” comes from the French word “garer,” which means “to shelter.”
Who needs a front door?
An estimated 71 percent of families use the garage as the primary entrance to the house.
Overhead door about 100 years old
C.G. Johnson invented the first overhead garage door in 1921. Five years later, Johnson invented the automatic door opener.
Garage bands that became great
Famous musical bands that got their start playing in a garage include the Beatles, Nirvana and Metallica.