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How to Reduce The Heat In Your Garage

If your garage gets very hot in the summer, there are ways you can reduce the heat in your garage. We recommend that you do this as a way to decrease the heat in your home as well. Making sure that the temps in your garage are not as hot will affect your home’s overall temperature.

Here’s what you need to do to reduce the heat in your garage:

1. Add Weather Stripping the Garage Door

Insulation plays a huge role in the temperature of your garage. This plays into the heat as well as cold that you will experience. There should be no visible light coming in from around the garage door. If there is, that means that air is getting in and out.

You will need to add weather stripping all the way around your door. These kits can be purchased at a hardware store. Or, you can have one of our professionals come out and make the installation for you.

2. Insulate the Door

reduce the heat in your garage by insulating the door

Another thing you should do for the garage door itself is to add insulation. Not only will insulation make the temperature in your room more bearable, but it will also add protection to your door. The better insulated the equipment, the more it can withstand storm damage and other things that can cause dents and dings.

If the insulation on your equipment is old, then it is time to replace it. If it doesn’t have any on it to begin with, then now is the time to add it. Our technicians are able to do this for you. Or, they can install a new door for you altogether if the one you have isn’t worth investing in.

3. Insulate the Walls and Ceiling

In addition to the door, you will need to add insulation to the walls and ceiling. This is especially important if you have independent shed or garage. Often times, there wasn’t enough insulation added to begin with.

To properly insulate, you will need to have a wooden structure built and insulation added inside of it. Then, drywall will be nailed to the wood structure. Finally, you can paint the walls to be a color that works for you.

4. Seal Up Gaps

If you notice gaps in your garage door windows, other windows in the garage, or around doorways, then you need to seal them up. If it is a place where you can install weatherstripping, that should take care of the problem. Otherwise, you can use caulk to seal holes and places where air escapes.  

5. Increase the Ventilation

reduce the heat in your garage with ventillation

You need to ventilate your garage to pull hot air out of the room. You can do that by adding in an exhaust fan to an outer wall. If you have the ability, you can leave your garage door open and use a few fans to pull the hot air out. That would be a temporary solution to the problem but would work in a pinch.

Call Us to Insulate Your Garage Door

If you want to get started on insulating your garage door, call us today. We have a team of technicians that can come out and make the installation. They will give you their professional opinion of how you can decrease the heat in your garage.

We look forward to working with you.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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