You might be enjoying light and warm spring air now, but with summer on its way, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to heat and your garage. Here are a few ways that you can ensure that your garage is ready for the oncoming summer.
Consider Insulated Garage Doors
Insulated garage doors that exhibit a two- or three-pane design are vital to maintaining a cooler temperature in your garage during the summer months. Not only will your garage space be a more comfortable area to spend time in, but you’ll also be using less energy to cool your home, as less warm air will be traveling into the home.
Insulate Your Walls
Insulating the walls of a garage is another great way to ensure that your garage stays cool during the heat of summer. Consider adding insulation and a moisture barrier over that insulation to your garage’s walls, and even doing the same to your ceiling.
Fans are an easy and affordable fix to the hot weather that comes in the summer. Ceiling fans, wall fans, and free-standing fans are all options for you to consider, and which ones you choose will depend on the kind of garage space that you have.
Finish Your Floor with Epoxy Concrete Paint
One often overlooked benefit to concrete paint for garage floors is its resistance to water and oil stains. Epoxy paint on your garage floor means that it will be able to stand up to the humidity of summer.
Clean Out Unnecessary Items
If you haven’t yet done a spring cleaning on your garage, now would be a great time. Warmer weather means that your garage will likely see a lot more traffic, with more frequent outings taken in the car, childrens’ bicycles moving in and out, and a whole lot more yardwork involving the lawn mower. Having a freshly cleaned out garage will help minimize hassle. You could even host a yard sale in order to make some extra money off of the things that you’re taking out of the home.
If you’re looking to prepare your garage before the hot summer months hit, A Plus Garage Doors offers a wide selection of steel and wooden garage doors for you to choose from. Our experts can discuss with you which options are best suited to your home and will install your new garage door with the utmost attention to detail.