With all this cold weather around, winter is firmly here and it may start you thinking about how you can make your garage a bit more bearable during these Winter months. To this end, here are some thoughts and tips on how to warm your garage up.
Insulate the Walls
Garage doors are built to keep whatever is inside safe from thieves, not necessarily to keep it warm. So a good place to start is to insulate the garage door with a general purpose polystyrene sheet or with a Thermawrap sheet. In addition, drafts around the door need to be tackled and could be plugged with weather stripping which is easily installed. Alternatively a Garage Door Threshold Barrier is designed to form a watertight seal between the garage door and the floor and so can prevent prevent leaves, dust and debris from being blown under shutter/garage door, thus ensuring a clean and dry environment.
Upgrade your garage doors
If you are thinking of upgrading your door then consider buying one that has weather proofing included. This means it will probably have insulation built into the door panels and seals around the edges to keep out the worst of the weather.
Mind the gaps…
Cold air can find its way into your garage via any hole or crack so it is important to block these up either with expanding foam or with some kind of floor covering. Floor Tiles are a good option here to keep out any draughts.
Add in some heat
Most garages don’t have a heat source but perhaps if you intend to spend lots of time tinkering with cars or using it as a man cave then it might be time to invest in a fan heater. This pushes warm air around the garage and keeps frostbite at bay. Perfect for these Winter months.
So there it is, some hopefully useful tips to keep your garage snug this winter.