How to warm up the inside of a cold garage

Is your garage so cold in winter that you have to put on outerwear to get something out of your car? Has your garage band lost its signature sound because the guys can’t keep their fingers warm? Are you just as cold doing a workout in your garage as you would be working out in the snow? Do polar bears reject the shelter of your garage in favor of a warmer bed on an ice floe? If you answered yes to any one of these questions, it’s time to warm up that garage.

  • Seal it up. Check your garage for any gaps in the walls or other surfaces that are allowing cold air to come in. Anywhere you find a gap, use a high-quality caulk to seal it. Not sure where to look for cracks? A good place to start is anywhere two materials meet; windows and doors meeting walls or two different building materials connecting create likely spots for leaks.

  • Insulate! One of the reasons your garage is cold could be that it’s less insulated than the rest of the house. Installing additional insulation in the ceiling and walls will go a long way toward warming up the garage.

  • Look to the windows. When cold air is seeping into your garage, there’s a good chance your windows are to blame. Pay attention to your windows, making sure they close completely, repairing any cracks that you find, and replacing old windows with insulated ones.

  • Invest in a good door. When you’re trying to warm up your garage, perhaps the most important piece of the puzzle is a good garage door. Choose a sturdy, insulated door with a high R-value, because that means it will provide thermal protection to keep the winter out and the warmth in. The right door can make all the difference in keeping your garage as warm as the inside of your home.

All jokes aside, at Guardian Garage Door Service, we offer the best garage doors and parts, the best service, and the best warranty, and we’re happy to help you find a new garage door that’s perfect for keeping winter out. Visit our website or call 732-269-9667 to learn more about our family-owned business and all we can do for you.

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