Many parts of the US were hit with cold weather temps they didn’t expect. Even parts of the deep south saw snow and ice for the first time in years. Next winter could be the same. For that reason, if you have an attached garage, it might be time for you to heat your garage.
Why bother doing this? Here are a few reasons to think about:
1. Better For Storage
If you store items out in your garage, freezing temperatures will cause damage to what you are storing. Even your vehicle will benefit from a heated room. Extreme cold can cause damage to your battery.
Many people chose to have a radio out in their garage. You won’t have to worry about destroying your electronics if the garage is heated. You can even keep a television out there without it being a problem.
2. Keep Your Home Warmer
Before you can heat your garage, you’ll need to insulate it. Otherwise, all of the heat will escape the room. By adding the extra insulation in the crawl spaces and sealing the doors, you are making it easier to keep your home warm.
The garage traps cold air and lets it into your house when you come in and out. It’s the same as opening your front door. However, if it is heated, then you will not let in as much cold air when you come inside.
3. Make Your Workspace Feel Comfortable
If you use the garage as a work area, then heating it is definitely worth it. Whether you do regular car maintenance, woodworking, or some other projects, a heated area will be more comfortable in the winter. You won’t have to stop working on your hobbies on the really cold days.
4. Provide More Living Space
Many people end up converting their garages into additional living spaces. Doing the legwork of heating your garage will make that transition easier. You can begin using the space before you do major construction. This will help you determine if turning your garage into an extra room is right for you.
5. Great For Animals
If you have outdoor dogs, the garage is a good place for them to stay when it gets really cold outside. Instead of bringing them into your home, you can keep them in your garage if it is heated. If it isn’t heated, then it won’t keep them warm enough.
Call Us For Insulation
If you want to heat your garage, then there are things we can do to prepare your door. Our technicians will come out and install weather stripping and insulation to your equipment. We can determine if air is coming in around the door and seal up those holes.
Call today and we will get one of our experienced technicians out to your home. They will inspect your garage door and give ideas of what can be done. We look forward to working with you!