How to Safely and Effectively Heat Your Garage in Winter

There’s a pretty good chance that when you were in the market for a new house, one of the things that you wanted was a home that had a garage attached to it. Not only is it a great way to protect your car from harsh weather elements, but it’s also an additional storage spot. Plus, if it has a lot of room, there’s also space to do additional projects.

But if you happen to live in a climate that has particularly harsh winters, you may have had a bit of a challenge finding safe and effective ways to heat up your garage. If that’s the case, you’re in luck. We are going to provide you with five ways to keep your garage at a warm temperature, even in the wintertime, below:

Install a forced air heater. If in times past, you’ve been getting by with the use of portable heaters, our recommendation is to install a forced air heater. Whether you decide to use one that runs on propane gas or electricity, they are designed to heat up larger spaces in a shorter amount of time. You can find forced air heaters at your local home improvement store.

Apply some caulking. One of the main reasons why people feel drafts in their garage is because there are small holes or cracks along the windowsills or doors. The good news is that there is a relatively simple way to remedy that. All you have to do is apply some caulking. But putting it on top of the windows or doors, the drafts should end within a matter of months.

Upgrade your door. When it comes to garage doors, there aren’t a lot of them that are made with the weather in mind. Luckily, there is a particular kind that you can purchase that will keep extreme temperatures from seeping into your garage. It’s called a weatherproof garage door and the great thing about it is that it has insulated panels that are built right into them.

Insulate your walls. If you are someone who frequently reads home improvement articles online or you watch HGTV on television, then you’ve probably seen experts who have discussed everything from how to add a room to your house to¬†what an HVAC split-system is. You also may have come across information on how to better insulate your home too. Well, did you know that when it comes to your garage, you can actually insulate the walls? One of the best ways to do this is to apply sheathing over the concrete ways that you have. One website that can walk you through the process is How to Home Insulation. Just go to the site and put “garage insulation” in the search field.

Add some concrete paint. One more thing that you can do to make your garage warmer is to paint the concrete flooring. Don’t choose just any kind of paint, though. Opt for epoxy concrete paint. It’s specifically designed to keep dampness out of your garage, which ultimately keeps cold air from coming in too. For more information on epoxy concrete paint, visit Home Depot.

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