Need to Keep Your Garage Temperature Comfortable? 5 Ways to Do It
So you’re preparing to build a custom garage? What will you use it for? If you’re planning to create a workshop, a home gym, a recreational area, or additional storage space, chances are you’d like your space to remain at a relatively constant (and comfortable) temperature. But to achieve that temperature, you’ll need to implement a few specialty additions when you develop your garage plan.
What are your options for maintaining a comfortable year-round temperature in your new custom garage? Let’s take a look at a few simple yet highly effective solutions.
Implement a Garage Ventilation System
Installing additional ventilation systems in your custom garage is a highly effective way to promote plenty of airflow, which helps maintain a comfortable interior temperature. These systems are typically installed on the roof above the garage space and allow for the dissipation of heat within the attic.
Most homeowners opt for passive ventilation systems — spinning turbine roof vents — but active ventilation systems are also available; they’re just more expensive. Given their mechanically powered nature, they’re also more effective at dissipating hot air.
Use Extra Insulation
Installing plenty of insulation is probably the most cost-effective way to help maintain a comfortable temperature inside your custom garage. When you and your garage builders begin creating your garage plan, be sure to let them know about your temperature requirements for the space. They’ll work with you to formulate the plan that delivers exactly what you need.
Install an Insulated Garage Door, Entry Doors, and Windows
Within your garage, the garage door is one of the greatest points of indoor-outdoor heat exchange. But when you opt for an insulated garage door, you can cut down that heat transfer by up to 90%, depending on the type of door you choose. The same idea applies to any windows and standard entry doors you plan to implement. Opting for additional insulation will help keep your garage cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Implement Radiant, In-Floor Heating
To keep your custom garage warm in the winter — which can be tough with just insulation and ventilation alone — you may want to consider in-floor heating. It’s energy efficient, quiet, and delivers uniform heating throughout the space. Plus, it won’t interfere with the aesthetic of your custom garage since it’s built into the flooring.
Install an Air Conditioning and Heating System
If you want precision control of the interior temperature of your custom garage, the best way to achieve that is to install an air conditioning and heating system. Keep in mind that since such a system will likely require its own power supply and dedicated circuits, you’ll need to work with your garage builders to determine the type of electrical service your new garage will require.
During the planning process, also consider how you plan to use the garage and which devices you’re likely to operate in there. Those will also play a role in determining the level of electrical service your garage should have.
Sussel Garages: Minneapolis’s Most Trusted Garage Builder Since 1915
At Sussel Garages, we know your garage is an integral part of your home, and we’re here to ensure your garage design and construction reflect that. Whether you’re looking to create a garage workshop, a home gym, a man cave, or a space to keep your vehicles safe, we’ll make sure your custom garage turns out exactly as you envision it. To date, we’ve served over 50,000 satisfied customers, and we’d love to make you our next one!
To discuss your project or learn more about our services, feel free to request a free estimate online or give us a call today at 612-379-0949 (Minneapolis) or 651-645-0331 (St. Paul). We look forward to hearing from you!