Published on 28 July 2016
Finally, summertime has come to the UK. The heat that comes with it offers plenty of opportunity for fun and exciting activities, but it can also take its toll on the unprepared.
One of the most neglected part of the home when it comes to ensuring a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere is the garage. If you’re planning on spending some time in the garage this summer, be it working on your car or any other project, you’ll need to make sure it’s not unbearably hot.
The team at Diamond Garage Doors are here to give you some tips on how to keep the heat out of your garage this summer so you can spend as long as you want in there without it becoming a struggle.
An important consideration for any garage is proper ventilation. Your garage can get incredibly stuffy during the summer due to the buildup of heat inside, and without proper ventilation your garage could become a health hazard.
If your garage has a window to the outside you can use a single room air conditioning unit to cool the garage sufficiently. You can also use other fans placed at the window to suck hot air out of the garage, if you want to be more economical. Box fans and exhaust fans can work well here and will definitely help circulate the air to prevent your garage from becoming too muggy.
Cooling your garage doesn’t rely solely on placing fans at windows or circulating the air properly, your garage door also affects how much heat is let into the garage from the outside, so you should pay some attention to how your current garage door impacts the buildup of heat.
Lighter colours are best if you want to reflect heat away from your garage. Simply painting your garage door white, off-white, beige or cream is an effective way of keeping the heat out as it will reflect UV rays rather than absorb them like darker colours would.
You will also want to look into whether or not your garage door is insulated. Having an insulated garage door will make sure heat doesn’t penetrate through the door and into the garage. This should go a long way in keeping your garage more consistently cool. Some materials are better insulators than others. Wood, for instance, is a great choice if insulation is your primary concern, as it is a natural insulator. Choosing a wooden garage door then painting it white is a great way to fend off the heat.
Diamond Garage Doors offer a variety of insulated and wooden garage doors, so get in touch if you need to cool things down in your garage this summer!
Insulation isn’t limited to the garage door. Like any room, insulating the walls or ceiling will help immensely if you’re trying to cool things down over the summer months.
Combine insulation with weatherstripping and caulking on openings around doors and windows to make your garage much more resistant to the heat, as there will be little to no opportunity for it to penetrate into the garage itself.
Diamond Garage Doors supply high quality garage door installation and maintenance. We have a wide variety of insulated garage doors available to suit any budget and our reliable and professional team ensure secure and efficient installation on all of our garage doors. To find out what garage door would be best for you, make sure to get in touch with us today.
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