As we enter the fall season and eventually transition into the Utah winter, some homeowners are already getting started thinking about their heating needs for the upcoming cool season. For those considering using their garage space for any kind of specialized purpose, such as an office space, a kid’s playroom or any other theme, ensuring proper heating is available for the garage is important.
At Crawford Door Sales, we’re happy to not only provide a wide range of quality garage doors, including foam-injected doors that are ideal for insulation and temperature maintenance, but also to offer our clients assistance with related themes such as these. As we head into the cooler part of the year, what are some approaches you might take to ensure your garage space can be heated properly? This two-part blog series will go over several themes.
Add a Heater
Depending on your home’s setup and your budget, there are a few different options. You might consider extending your home’s heating system from the more traditional furnace to include your garage space. This is a great way to make sure your desired space stays at a constant temperature, as it will be connected to the same power source as the rest of your house.
If you don’t want this permanent addition or if you’d like to have more control over where the heat is going, you might consider a space heater. These units tend to be very affordable and can work wonders when trying to fortify a chilly garage.
Insulate the Garage Door
One vital consideration if you’re looking for a heated garage is insulation for the door itself. If the door is not insulated, it will be difficult to keep your desired space comfortable without wasting a lot of energy on heating the surrounding rooms. Fortunately, we offer a number of garage door insulation solutions for our clients.
Seal Gaps and Air Leaks
In addition to properly insulating the garage, it’s recommended that you take the time to seal any gaps or areas where outside air might be leaking into. This is a quick and easy job that can have a major impact on your garage’s overall temperature.
Perform a brief inspection along the sides and lower parts of your garage door. If you notice any gaps or cracks, consider using either insulation tape or spray foam to seal them up. The more airtight the space is, the more manageable it will be to keep heated. You should also check around other areas of the garage to ensure there are no major air gaps that will allow your heat to escape.
For more on how to achieve a heated garage door setup, or to learn about any of our garage door services, speak to the staff at Crawford Door Sales today.