We admit it. Garages are never going to be the warmest of places in your house but there are a few things you can do to keep the warmth in. Here are five ways to warm up your garage. And whilst they may never be the cosiest place on earth, chances are it will be a little warmer for your DIY or general tinkering.
1 Fit garage doors with a draught excluder
A lot of older garage doors are not completely sealed tight so let in draughts, making it colder than it needs to be. Try installing some kind of excluder like this threshold barrier which will seal the door completely and stop the wind, leaves or even snow from getting in.
2. Are your garage windows up to the job?
If you have windows in your garage then this is a big source of heat loss. Try buying a window insulation kit that gives a double glazing effect, helping you cut down on heat loss and stop draughts.
3 Install a barrier on your garage walls
Adding insulation to your garage walls can help keep the heat in. Or try our FlexiPanel. This covers your entire wall with our white panel which can help to stop draughts that come in any tiny holes. The panel also has the added benefit of eliminating nooks and crannies were bugs can hide.
4. Add in heaters
This is an obvious one. But if you work in your garage, use if for DIY and hobbies or a games room then you might want to think about heaters such as forced air heaters or convector ones. You could even consider electrical heating panels which fit on the ceiling if you are low on space or a heater ‘curtain’ which fits in front of your doors and costs about £150.
5. Lay a floor and add in ceiling cladding
Sealing the floor can help stop the cold from rising upwards. We find that Floor Tiles are a good option. In addition, we all know that warm air rises so adding in ceiling panelling to stop this air from escaping through the roof will also help to keep it more cosy.
We are always happy to answer any questions you have so please do get in touch!