Summer is in full swing and so is the heat. As much as we all love the hot weather for going to the beach, the pool, the park, or basically anywhere outside, we don’t love it in our garages. Especially as we are entering the hottest time of the year for most of the U.S. Since the heat isn’t going anywhere, here are some tips to help you cool off your garage in the summer months.
When it comes to cooling off your garage, these two words are a great place to start: insulate and ventilate. Proper insulation and ventilation in your garage are key for keeping it temperate no matter the weather.
1. Ceiling Insulation
Start from the top when cooling off your garage! Ceiling insulation is a great way of keeping your garage cool when things start heating up and is an area that can easily be overlooked since you interact with a ceiling the least.
2. Wall Insulation
Well-insulated garage walls are probably the biggest factor in keeping your garage cool and comfy. Before installing, make sure to check what R-Value (a measure of thermal resistance for insulation) is best for your area.
Installing insulation can seem tricky, so don’t be afraid to ask for some help!
3. Door Insulation
Your garage door is the largest opening to your garage, so it makes perfect sense that you would want to consider insulation here as well. Having your garage door insulated gives your garage further protection from the outside elements and maintains better interior climate control.
4. Weather Stripping
This easy to install insulator can be installed under the garage door to seal any open gaps that could let hot air in and cold air out.
5. Stationary Roof Vent
Installing a stationary vent in the roof of your garage allows for excess hot air to escape from your garage attic. Heat rises, so by giving it an exit at the top of your garage, you can keep any hot air moving instead of being trapped.
6. Ventilation Fans
Another ventilation alternative is ventilation fans installed on the side walls of your garage. The fans allow for air to be moved through the garage completely and help regulate interior temperature.
Ventilation fans are a bit more complex than your basic fan, so make sure to reach out to professionals if you need help with installation.
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