What are you looking forward to this July? Most likely, the sweltering heat doesn’t come to mind. This heat can become even more unbearable when it invades your garage, causing your pets, your family members, or even your garage door opener to overheat. Try implementing one of the following heat-busting solutions to keep your garage cool even as the temperature rises outside.
Open Your Garage Door
Want to beat the heat without lifting a finger? Just open your garage door a few inches. This will allow trapped heat to escape and increase air circulation throughout the space.
Install A Ceiling Fan
A ceiling fan will significantly increase airflow in your garage, and you won’t have to break the bank to install one. Just make sure that your fan will meet safety standards – the fan blades must hang at least seven feet off the floor and 10 to 12 inches below the ceiling.
Insulate Your Garage Door Walls Or Ceiling
By insulating your garage, you will drastically increase the effectiveness of any temperature control measures you implement throughout the year. There are many different types of insulation you can choose from. If your garage isn’t drywalled, batt insulation is a good choice because it can easily be stapled to the walls. Just be sure to cover it with foam board or drywall afterwards. If your garage already has drywall installed, opt to use blow-in insulation instead. It can be sprayed into your wall cavities in mere hours.
Plant A Shade Tree
This solution may take a few years to pay off, but it is a cheap and effective way to cool down your garage. For best results, plant a deciduous tree in front of the garage wall that receives the most direct sunlight. Then, watch the tree grow and enjoy the increased shade!
Install An Insulated Garage Door
If you are looking to maximize the benefits of your installation job, an insulated garage door is a must-have. Regular garage doors have seams and cracks that easily allow air to pass through, but insulated doors are designed to prevent both hot and cold air from escaping. Our Thermacore garage doors feature a sandwich construction of steel-polyurethane-steel and between-section seals to reduce air infiltration and increase thermal efficiency: http://www.overheaddoor.com/garage-doors/Pages/thermacore-collection.aspx.
You may not be looking forward to the summer heat, but at least you don’t have to let it invade your garage. Implement the above solutions and you’ll be able to keep your garage nice and cool no matter what the temperature is outside.
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