Garages are often overlooked when the winter season comes in. Besides storing your car, it is commonly used as a storage for other things, like your fishing gears, machineries, and such. Many use their garage as a workspace too.
The problem with garages and large sheds that are converted into a garage are that they allow the cold winter air to seep in. Luckily, there are ways you can make sure that the cold will stay out. So what should you do?
Seal and Repair
Make sure to clear up all the dust, dirt and even the hidden cobwebs. It is important to have a clean garage, so you can see if there are areas that need sealing or fixing. Start by emptying the garage and examining the floor, ceiling, and walls.
Assess and check the area for anything that needs fixing and sealing. You can often find a crack or a hole in the electrical outlets and the vents. Make sure there are no holes in the wall or the doors. Also, check the windowpanes. Ensure everything is sealed up, so no warm air can escape. If you need professional help, don’t hesitate to call one.
A good insulation is needed to keep your garage winter proof. Cold air may not only damage your car but may also damage other supplies that you have stored. It is also beneficial for those who use it as a work area. Install your batt insulation properly and read the guide carefully. Make it fit your wall properly. You don’t want it too tight or too loose as it may not be as effective as it should be.
Prevent moisture brought by winter by having your doors safely sealed. Weather Stripping is important. It will prevent the entry of cold air in and around your doors and windows. If you did it last year, better check if it needs repair or replacement.
Check the ventilations in your garage. You don’t want moisture inside as it may affect your car and other stored items. Change your furnace filter as well. It may also cause health issues in the future if overlooked.
Insulation and proper ventilation may help with keeping cold out. However, they may not really help in keeping your garage warm. Pick the best heater for your garage. Consider the size of the room, so you know what type of heater would be effective. After all, it is unpleasant to be working in a cold garage.
Whether you need an extra space for storing your items or an area where you can leave your car during winter, you need to have a garage or a garage shed installed. Just make sure that it can withstand the cold days of winter.
Make winter less of a worry and start gearing up your garage as early as now. Be safe and secured with a winter proof garage.