If you like to work in your garage no matter what the temperature is outside, there are some things you can do to make the garage warmer this winter. Some of these things you can do on your own while others you need to call a professional. Below are two tips to help you get started so you can be comfortable in your garage:
Insulate the Garage Door
Contact a garage door contractor and ask them to insulate your garage door. This will warm up your garage enough to prevent you from freezing. For example, if it is around 32 to 34 degrees outside with an insulated garage door it will be approximately 38 to 40 degrees inside your garage. This can make a big difference.
Insulating the garage door also helps make the garage door more durable. This is because the door panels will become stiffer and be able to withstand impacts. It also helps reduce stress when the garage door is constantly opening and closing.
If noise is a problem where you live an insulated garage door will help block out some of the noise that comes into your garage.
If your garage is attached to your home, insulating the garage door is energy efficient. This is because heat will not escape from the garage.
If the garage door is old, the garage door contractor will likely suggest that you replace it completely. The contractor can insulate it during the replacement.
Seal Things Up
Look around your garage for any small cracks, such as around windows, around the garage door, or anywhere else. Cold water filters into your garage through these small cracks. You also need to look at the walls for any cracks.
If you see any cracks, go to a home improvement store and purchase a sealant. Follow the instructions on the product on how to use it to seal up the cracks.
Look around the windows and check the weather stripping. If it looks worn out at all replace it with brand new stripping. Use a scraper to get the old weather stripping off. Take a piece of it with you to a home improvement store when you buy new stripping. This will help you know the kind that you need.
Open and close the windows and make sure they close all the way. Feel around the edges for any kind of draft.
The garage door contractor that you hire may have other suggestions for you. Check out a website like http://garagedoorsofnaples.com/ for more information and assistance.Share