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4 Things You Need to Know Before Turning Your Garage Into a Gym

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  • 24 Jul 2018
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Do you want to workout more, but just can’t make it to the gym? If you had a gym in your home, it would be a lot easier to squeeze your workouts into your daily life. But, many homeowners don’t have space in their house for a gym. The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of St. Loius, MO has a few suggestions for turning your garage into a gym.

If you are interested in doing this, you will need to consider these things:

1. Heat and Air

Regulating the temperature in your garage is important if you plan to stay consistent. You don’t want to have times of the year where it is simply too hot or cold to workout. That means you will need a solution for heating and cooling the garage.

You can consider simple options like space heaters for the winter and an ac window unit for the summer. If you have more money to invest in the project, you could potentially direct heat and air from your home unit into the garage. It is best to have a professional company come out and evaluate if your unit can handle that type of pull.

2. Garage Door Insulation

In order to keep the heat and air in your garage, you need to consider insulating your door. If your door isn’t an R-value of 16, then you should consider an upgrade. You can also install insulation kits on your door if you aren’t ready to install a new model.

Another thing to consider is adding weather stripping around the door. The more you can cover your door, the better.

3. Flooring

If you plan to do floor exercises, it is best to put down some type of flooring that will protect your back. Also, it is a good idea to put something under your heavy workout equipment to keep the concrete protected.

We recommend you consider floor mats or rubber tiles that link together. You can spread these mats or tiles out wherever you need them. These flooring options allow you to roll up the mats or move them if you need to.

4. Storage For Workout Equipment

You will need a place to store your attachments, exercise balls, and other workout equipment. We suggest that you use space for this aspect of storage. Rather than leaving these items on the floor, you can hang certain types of items on the wall.

Of course, you will need to be mindful of the amount of weight you are hanging on the walls. Make sure that if you are storing heavyweights that you go with commercial grade racks.

Call Us Today for Insulation

When you are ready to turn your garage into a gym, give the team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of St. Loius, Missouri a call. We can come out and install an insulated garage door to make your heat and air more effective. Our team is ready to help you with your project.

Get in touch with us now so we can help you. We look forward to working with you.

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