With summers all around, keeping yourself and your belonging cool is a challenging task, especially when it comes to garages. The summer heat not only makes it hard to work with your vehicle, but can also ruin the looks and performance of your overhead door. It can destroy the luster of your aluminum or steel door. To make sure the door works properly and you are able to stand inside the garage during summers, its important to maintain the temperature. A solid insulating material and a ventilated garage are the keys to a cool garage.
Some ways to maintain a cool temperature inside garage are:
- Insulate it: There are variety of modern garage doors that are made of insulating materials. If your existing installation is quite old or damaged, then consider installing an insulated overhead door to enjoy lower energy bills and cooler space. In case, your existing door is in good condition, then you can opt to install a layer of insulating material over it.
- Install weatherstrip: Weatherstrips are installed to prevent a frozen garage door. It plays an essential role in keeping the unwanted hot air away from the interiors of a garage. By installing a weatherstrip at the bottom edge of the door, one can drop the temperature by compelling the hot summer air to stay away.
- Install ventilator: This is yet another method of keeping a garage cool during summers. To maintain a better room temperature, there is need for proper air flow that can be achieved by installing ventilators or air circulation systems. They play a great role in utilizing the natural air for keeping a space cool. By adding an exhaust fan, one can regulate the air flow along with preventing humidity. Consider installing windows on the residential garage door panels.
- Apply paint: An affordable way of protecting a garage door in summers is painting it with a light colored weatherproof paint. Since bright colors absorb heat, we advise you to paint your overhead door with light shades of cream, white or beige. They’ll not only provide a classy look, but will help in giving soothing effects to homeowners’ eyes.
These are some of the effective ways of protecting a garage door from the scroching summer heat. If you are looking to replace your existing door with a new insulated one, consider hiring our garage door repair experts at Vaughan Garage Doors. Call us today to schedule an appointment.