Controlling the temperature in your garage can be a difficult task. They often feel like an oven in the summer, an igloo in the winter, and somewhere in between during the rest of the year. But as the middle of summer approaches, its time to make a change. Not only will these tips keep your garage cool this summer, but they will help you manage the temperature in your garage all year long.
Insulate Your Garage
Insulating the walls and ceilings of your garage is an efficient way to keep it cool in the summer and comfortable in the winter. Builders don’t usually put in a ton of effort to insulate the garage like they do the rest of the home, but its a relatively simple and inexpensive project that either yourself or a professional can get done in no time.
Paint Your Garage Door
This may seem like a strange suggestion, but garage doors reflect and absorb light just like your clothing. The darker the color, the more heat it will absorb, while the opposite is true for lighter colors. By painting your garage door a lighter color, especially if its faces the sun most of the day, you garage will stay a little bit cooler.
Weatherstripping is a process where you seal off any openings at the bottom of a door or window. This is a very beneficial and inexpensive way of keeping any cool air in and hot air out of your garage during sunny, high-temperature days.
Keep The Garage Door Cracked
If there is a breeze outside, especially at night, it might be helpful to keep the garage door or any windows in the garage cracked a bit. Even if it is a warm breeze, this will allow more airflow in and out of the garage to keep it cooler than if the same hot air was trapped inside all day.
Install A Ceiling Fan
A fan can always cool off a space and get the air moving. If the ceiling in your garage is high enough so that a fixture wouldn’t get in the way of your cars, installing a ceiling fan is another way you could increase the airflow in your garage. If a ceiling fan isn’t your favorite option, consider buying a portable fan or two to run throughout the day to get rid of some of the heat.
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