Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Orange, California is an industry leader when it comes to garage door installations, repairs and routine maintenance. We’ve served the Orange area for more than 20 years and take great pride in both servicing our customers and giving them helpful advice.
There are so many things you can do for your garage door on your own at home. One tip we’d encourage you to do is to reduce the condensation that is commonly found in garages. Specifically, condensation is seen during the cold, winter months and as temps and humidity set in during the spring months.
Condensation is the water that collects on cold surfaces when humid air comes into contact with it. Think how frequently this can happen in your garage as the temperature changes. Condensation can result in potential mold and mildew in your garage and home.
Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Orange, California suggests that our customers do the following tips in order to reduce the condensation in their garage door and protect their home against the risk of mold.
Keep your garage warm.
Electric heaters will help keep a garage temperature in check. You may want to consider using one in order to maintain a warmer garage. This will reduce the chances of mold for your home.
In order to have less condensation in your garage, the temperature of all of the surfaces that make up your garage must be lower than the dew point. Keep it warm and you’ll have fewer problems with water condensing.
Avoid water inside your garage.
If your vehicle is covered with rain or snow, then consider drying it off before putting it in your garage. While this may not always be possible, it’s a good rule of thumb to live by. Another way to avoid water getting inside your garage is to install a drain outside the door so that less water seeps inside.
Also, keep anything that has water out of your garage. In other words, don’t keep cleaning buckets of water and houseplants in your garage. Be sure to not hang laundry out to dry inside either. If you have a dehumidifier, then you could consider using that to help with condensation forming. The goal is to simply keep that water out.
Create a vapor barrier for your garage.
Find an insulation product that is equipped with a vapor barrier because this will be helpful in keeping that condensation out. Also, there are vapor barrier sheets that you can install over your insulation that will help you with unwanted, excess moisture.
Add a garage floor coating to help with condensation.
There are products available that will coat your garage’s floor and will reduce the condensation that builds up there. Our company suggests that you find something that has sand or non slip granules to ensure the best results and safety. These floor coating products can be found both online and at home improvement stores.
Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Orange, California is available to answer any questions regarding garage condensation. Feel free to give us a call and remember we are here to assist you with any of your garage door needs.