With winter inevitably on the way, is it ever too early to start thinking about weather proofing your garage? Here are some thoughts and tips to keeping your garage a bit more bearable this winter.
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 our Garage Door Threshold Barrier which is designed to form a watertight seal between the garage door and the floor 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. Consider looking at our case study where we helped the customer install a new Roller Shutter Door.
Mind the gaps…
Cold air can find its way into your garage via other holes or cracks. So it is important to block these up either with expanding foam or with some kind of floor covering such as Garageflex Floor Tiles.
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 invest in a fan heater. This pushes warm air around the garage and keeps frostbite at bay.
And finally the walls
We talked a little about this above but one of the products that Garageflex offer is a wall covering called FlexiPanel. This is a sheet of panel which fits onto timber battens and helps insulate the walls. In addition, it seals over any drafts and provides handy storage with a range of attachable accessories. Take a look at our photo gallery to see how we have transformed our customers garages.
So there it is, some hopefully useful tips to keep your garage snug this winter. Any ideas you have? We would love to know!
*Any products not made or distributed by Garageflex can not be guaranteed and as such Garageflex do not take any responsibility for the reliability of these products.