Published on 28 February 2018
If you find yourself unable to walk into your garage without your teeth chattering, then it’s probably a sign that you should do something about it. Although garages tend to be the coldest areas of our homes, they do still house some of our most expensive items – our cars, for one. With this in mind, it’s certainly worth trying to keep the temperature up in there, especially if you have to brave the space every morning in winter to access your car.
So to help with this, the team at Diamond Garage Doors will be offering some useful tips to keep your garage warm.
A quick and easy solution for heating up a cold garage is to buy a heater, something you can rely on, time and time again, on those cold winter mornings. Although there are plenty of garage heaters on the market, from wood stoves to underfloor heating, the chances are you will want to opt for either a gas or electric heater.
Gas heaters tend to be cheaper than their electric equivalents, however, they can also be a bit of pain to install, considering they require a gas supply and exhaust venting. Electric heaters, on the other hand, although a little pricier, are much simpler to install since they only require an electric power source and no boiler or furnace. On top of this, they are also quiet, clean and won’t take up space unnecessarily, so we would advise you to grab one of these if possible.
If you are going to purchase an electric heater, then you better make sure your garage is insulated properly, otherwise you’ll be losing that precious heat you’ve paid for. So, in order to do this, you are going to need to fit your door with insulative materials. Both foam boards and fibreglass will do the job, but to ensure it’s fitted properly, it’s better to leave this job to a professional.
If you’ve had your garage door for a few years, the likelihood is your weatherstripping has become worn and could do with replacing. This is a quick and simple way of containing the heat in your garage, and will guard against strong winds and rain during particularly bitter months.
Finally, another way to make the most out of your garage door heater would be caulk or seal any cracks or gaps that you find in your garage, which will typically appear near windows and in corners. It can be especially useful where to different materials meet, wood and concrete, for example.
Diamond Garage Doors have been supplying, installing and repairing garage doors for over 25 years. As fully insured suppliers, we guarantee a safe and professional service every time, and our expert team can provide advice and assistance to help you find the perfect garage door for you. To find out more about our wide range of garage doors, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.
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