Options for Keeping Your Garage Warm in the Winter

Does your garage get chilly during the winter months? Many people do not heat their garage due to the extra cost, but it can make it uncomfortable to use and may have a cooling impact on the home. If you want to keep your garage warmer without heating it, there are options. Consider these tips to help winterize your garage and keep it at a more favorable temperature when it gets cold outside.

Replace Worn Weather Strips

If the weather strip on your garage door or doors is splitting or cracking, it is time to replace this component. Worn weather strips can allow air and moisture to seep inside your garage. You can attempt to replace the strip yourself or your local garage door service can do this for you.

Insulate Your Garage Door

You can add insulation to your existing garage door to help keep your garage warmer. However, if you are already considering replacing your garage door, why not choose a pre-insulated door and skip the extra cost? Choose a garage door with a higher R-value for improved insulating properties.

Add Insulation to Your Garage

You can insulate the walls and ceiling of your garage to keep it warmer. If this is too much trouble or expense, at least insulate any windows. You can buy inexpensive window insulation kits that are clear shrinking sheets that you apply with a hair dryer, helping reduce cold air entering your garage.

Make sure your garage is ready for winter and enjoy the benefits of a warmer garage. With a few fixes, you can improve the climate control in your garage, keeping it warmer in the winter and reducing energy costs for your home.

Posted on behalf of:
Habpro Garage Doors
Dacula, GA 30019
770-985-3355

Why You Should Insulate Your Attached Garage

One “room” in many homes that are not properly insulated is the garage. Many garages have little or no insulation, which gives them little protection from the temperatures outside. While it is not necessary to insulate this portion of the home, there are many benefits to adding some climate control. Here are some good reasons why you should add insulation to your attached garage.

Energy Efficiency

Even if the barrier wall between your garage and home is insulated, the air from inside the garage is constantly let into your home through the access door. Insulating the garage can minimize the temperature difference and help reduce energy costs for heating and cooling.

Protecting Items in Your Garage

Most people store extra furniture, holiday decorations or seasonal clothing in their garage. Moisture and temperature can cause mold and other damage to your important possessions when your garage is not insulated.

Comfort

If you want to use your garage space for more than just storing your vehicles, you will want it to be comfortable. Insulation can keep the temperature moderate; if you use a space heater or mini-duct for climate control, it can be a waste if you do not insulate your garage first.

Sound Proof

Insulation helps muffle sounds, keeping noise contained in the garage. If you are working on your car or the kids use the garage for band practice, sound-proofing helps keep the noise level lower.

When insulting your garage, do not forget about the garage door. A well-insulated garage door can make a big difference in climate control and sound-proofing for your garage. Talk to your local garage door installer about upgrading to a well-insulated door to improve the climate in your garage.

Posted on behalf of:
Habpro The Garage Door Specialists
Dacula, GA 30019
770-985-3355