Top 8 Solutions to Garage Problems Homeowners Face

Homeowners demand a lot from their garages. Garages are a frequently trafficked area that provide a key access point to our residences, as well as a valuable space for working and storage. Their exterior also comprises the single-most noticeable aspect of your home’s exterior.

As such, encountering problems with your garage are an inevitability. That can include mechanical issues with garage doors and openers, functionality issues (such as a lack of storage space), and realizing your garage needs an aesthetic update, among many other things. Let’s look at the top eight common garage problems and some solutions to address them.

1. Excess garage clutter

Excess clutter is one of the most common garage problems homeowners contend with. More often than not, clutter accumulates because your garage’s available storage space just isn’t being used to the best of its ability.

Solution: Garage Living has a number of smart storage and organization solutions to free up floor space and help get your garage in order, such as:

  • Garage wall storage: PVC slatwall panels maximize your garage’s storage space by allowing you to hang items on the wall. Over 40 different slatwall accessories provide plenty of flexibility to configure your slatwall storage area just the way you want.
  • Specialty storage racks: our tire racks and overhead storage racks will take care of your heavy duty garage storage needs. We also carry many other varieties of lighter duty rack and shelving options for the garage.
  • Garage cabinetry: our five lines of garage cabinetry systems are ideal for getting your tools and smaller belongings organized. They also add a brilliant modern touch to your garage’s interior aesthetics.

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2. Outdated or damaged garage doors

Garage doors that look outdated, faded, or damaged won’t go unnoticed by neighbours and passersby. They’re also one of the most frequently used doors in the home, so proper functionality is imperative both for convenience and safety reasons.

Solution: Garage door technology has come a long way in the past 10-15 years, meaning there’s no better time to upgrade. You have many more customization options than ever before.

Garage Living’s extensive steel, wood, fibreglass, and full view aluminum garage door collections will have a style and design that speaks to your aesthetic preferences. Also consider that garage doors provide one of the best returns on investment for home renovation projects.

3. A lack of parking space

Storing your vehicle in the garage has its benefits. For example, they’re kept safer inside, along with being protected from the elements. But what are your options if you don’t want to face a costly and disruptive home renovation?

Solution: One convenient way to increase your garage’s available parking space is to add a car lift. Our 4 post car lifts instantly double your garage’s parking space by taking advantage of its unused vertical space.

4. Damaged and unappealing garage flooring

Garage floors endure a lot of wear and tear, which eventually takes a toll on their appearance and structure. Chips, cracks, crumbling, and an unappealing overall look are quite common with older concrete garage floors.

Solution: Fully restore your garage floor by having a polyaspartic Floortex™ floor coating applied. Polyaspartic floor coatings are much better than epoxy coatings, with features that include:

  • excellent durability that guarantees against flaking, peeling, and blistering, along with a high level of abrasion and impact resistance
  • UV stable topcoat that minimizes the likelihood of fading and yellowing over time
  • strong resistance to household chemicals, including oil, gas, salt, and more
  • fast application time (the job can be completed in as little as one day) and the ability to be applied virtually year-round
  • great looks that are very easy to maintain

5. Malfunctioning garage door opener

One of the more common garage problems involves garage doors not closing properly. This is typically due to an issue with your garage door opener, but other factors may be at fault.

Solution: Garage door openers have photo eye sensors that act as a safety measure. The photo eyes have an invisible beam that runs between them. When that beam is broken, your door will go back up. If that happens, check that there’s no obstructions in their path, inspect the lenses to make sure they’re clean, and ensure that they’re properly aligned.

If these solutions don’t work, inspect your garage door tracks to make sure they’re in proper alignment. Also, ensure that the tracks are allowing your garage door rollers to move freely.

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6. Outdated and worn-out garage door opener

Garage door openers have many small moving parts. As a result, they’re prone to mechanical issues, especially after years of heavy use. Eventually, your garage door opener will need replacement. Like garage doors, they need to operate properly for the convenience and safety of your family.

Solution: Our line of LiftMaster garage door openers are reliable, quiet, and energy efficient. They also come with innovative MyQ Technology. This lets you monitor your garage’s security on your smartphone, even when you’re away from home.

 7. Poor garage lighting

How many garages have you been in that only had one or two old 60 watt bulbs as their light source? Your garage might even be one of them! This is one of the common garage problems that is simple and quite affordable to fix.

Solution: Our LED garage lighting fixture provides a bright, uniform light source that uses 30% less energy than similar fluorescent lighting. Once it’s installed, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to make it this much easier to function in your garage.

8. Inadequate workspace

Sometimes there’s just not enough space inside your home to accommodate your woodworking, metalworking, or repairing hobbies. Excess noise and the messiness of these pastimes can also make it challenging to have a workshop inside your home.

Solution: Set up your workshop in the garage. You can first create extra space by using our storage and organization solutions. Then add a handy wall-mounted folding workbench that won’t take up valuable space when it’s not being used. The rugged butcher block workbench can support a weight load of up to 400 lbs.

Garage Living has solutions for all common garage problems

Garage Living specializes in solutions for virtually any of the common garage problems you may be facing. In addition to the services and products already described, we offer additional renovation services that includes garage door repair, insulation installation, garage heating installation, and more.

Book your free consultation with one of our garage improvement experts today to begin the process of fixing the common garage problems you’re dealing with.

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Garage Heating Ideas To Improve Your Comfort This Winter

A freezing cold garage during the winter is a given for many homeowners in North America. This doesn’t have to be the case, however. There are several reasons why adding garage heating to your home is a good idea. As winter approaches, let’s explore the topic of garage heating and some heating ideas worth considering.

Electric radiant heating lets you use your garage during the winter

Garage Living offers electric radiant heaters that come in 110V and 220V models which are wall-mounted. A remote control is included. While this type of heating won’t heat your entire garage, it does allow you to comfortably use areas of your garage during the fall and winter. Using your garage workshop or making vehicle repairs doesn’t have to stop when the colder temperatures arrive.

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Types of garage heating that aren’t practical

There are a few types of garage heating that aren’t practical for permanent use, largely for reasons of safety. Some of these include:

  • Extending your home heating system’s ducts. Using this type of heating for your garage has too many negatives. Specifically, it increases the risk of carbon monoxide from your vehicles and other harmful garage fumes and dust making their way into your house.
  • Portable propane, kerosene, and oil heaters. These types of heating sources are regularly used in garages, but aren’t ideal. Even with decent garage ventilation, you’ll still be exposed to the harmful fumes these types of heaters emit. They also contribute to an increase in garage condensation levels.
  • Portable electric heaters. Heating a garage space during the winter with a small electric space heater won’t be very effective. If you do use one, be mindful of keeping this heat source away from flammable materials.

Adding wall and ceiling insulation makes garage heating far more effective

Adding insulation to your garage walls and ceiling will make a world of difference when it comes to garage heating. Vapour barrier and upgrading your garage’s weatherstripping will also help. All of these heat-retaining measures will improve your home’s energy efficiency during the year’s cold months, regardless of whether or not you’re running a heater in the garage. Moreover, you’ll also benefit from garage insulation during the spring and summer when your house’s air conditioning is running.

If fully insulating your garage isn’t financially feasible, do the next best thing. Try to at least add wall insulation to any garage walls that adjoin with your home’s interior walls. Ask us about the garage insulation and drywall services we provide.

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Don’t forget insulation for your garage door

When insulating your garage walls and ceiling, don’t forget about your garage door. Generally, older garage doors lack any insulation features, which contributes to heat loss. Old garage doors may also not give your garage the best protection from the elements due to factors that come with age, such as warping and other kinds of damage.

Adding insulation to your existing garage door is one option. A more assured way of maximizing your garage door’s energy efficiency is to upgrade to a new garage door. The modern and stylish garage doors from our steel or wood garage door collections gives you plenty of insulation options.

A new floor coating makes melted ice and slush easier to handle

Adding garage heating means you’ll be parking your vehicles in an environment where the snow, ice, and slush they’ve accumulated will melt quicker. While much of that moisture will evaporate, messy garage floors due to melted snow during the winter are inevitable. This is the case in garages without heating as well.

A new polyaspartic garage floor coating makes cleaning up after your vehicles in the wintertime a breeze. Our Floortex™ floor coating provides a beautiful, smooth surface that’s durable and highly resistant to chemicals, such as road salt. A quick mopping or a few squeegee strokes will make slush and melted snow on your garage floor disappear.

Promote better warm airflow in your garage by decluttering

A garage filled with clutter doesn’t promote good warm airflow. You can improve your garage’s organization and storage capabilities with a number of solutions. Consider adding specialty storage racks, slatwall storage, or garage cabinetry to your space to help. These storage solutions will also upgrade your garage’s aesthetics.

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Why leaving garage heating solutions to the pros is a good idea

There are many reasons for hiring a company with plenty of experience when it comes to garage heating, such as Garage Living. By entrusting professionals with the addition of garage heating solutions to your home, you’ll ensure yourself of receiving high quality work and your family’s safety. Adding a permanent heat source to any space requires expertise, which we have plenty of.

Here’s an additional example of how experience matters. If you did decide to add insulation to your existing garage door, our experts have the know-how to properly perform this problematic task. Along with adding the insulation, the garage door’s springs need to be properly adjusted (which is a dangerous job) to compensate for its extra weight. Failing to carry out these steps properly can result in damage to your garage door and opener, not to mention posing a potential safety risk to your family.

When it comes to garage heating ideas and solutions, trust the experts at Garage Living. Book your free consultation with us now so you can enjoy the comforts provided by garage heating this fall and winter!

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Garage Workshop Ideas For Creating A Versatile And Organized Space

If you’re someone who spends their spare time on projects involving woodworking, metalworking, and car and electronics repairs, you know the value of a comfortable, dedicated workshop. Carving out such a workspace in the home isn’t always easy, however. Space limitations and concerns over privacy and how much noise and mess you’ll make can stifle your inspiration to tinker, fix, and create.

There are ways to design a versatile garage workspace that lets you enjoy quality time with your creative hobbies. These garage workshop ideas will get your space organized, looking great, and help to increase your home’s value.

Create more available space by using garage wall storage

If you want to create a dedicated work area in the garage, you’ll need to have enough space to work with. Single car garages don’t provide much free space if you want to park your vehicle inside. Double car garages obviously allow for more room, but free space will also be an issue when you want to park two of your vehicles in the garage.

When it comes to creating more available space in your garage, a slatwall storage system is one of your best solutions. Using slatwall panels and accessories that utilize your garage’s wall space, you’ll be able to clear the clutter off your garage floor and hang up your belongings. This creates more room for your work area, parking your vehicles, and just generally functioning much easier in the garage.

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How slatwall accessories can make your workspace more functional

Once you know the desired location for your garage workshop, you can incorporate the slatwall panels and accessories around it. The following slatwall accessories are well-suited for keeping any work area organized:

  • hooks for hanging hand power tools and extension cords
  • magnetic tool bars that keep small hand tools easily accessible
  • screwdriver holders
  • small tool racks
  • paper towel racks
  • various sizes of baskets, shelving, and small tilt-out storage bins for nuts, bolts, screws, and other small pieces of hardware

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One of the smartest garage workshop ideas: a foldaway workbench

The flexibility and functionality of a foldaway workbench makes it one of the smartest garage workshop ideas you can choose. They’re ideal for smaller garages or when you want just a little more space in your larger garage. This wall-mounted workbench easily folds away when its not needed and is instantly accessible when you do need it. These additional features make the foldaway workbench an essential for any garage workshop:

  • heavy-duty construction can withstand up to 400 lbs of weight
  • 1.5″ thick solid butcher block work surface that’s durable enough to handle the demands placed on it by your work and hobby projects
  • an ample work surface that’s five feet wide and two feet deep
  • secure double latch safety mechanism prevents the workbench from being lowered unintentionally

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A durable floor coating can handle your workshop’s messes

Good garage workshop ideas are supposed to make your life easier and an epoxy floor coating does just that. Garage Living only uses Floortex™ floor coatings. The best floor coating on the market will transform your garage space with its smooth surface and superior appearance.

A Floortex™ floor coating is extremely durable and resists common household chemicals. Its topcoat also maintains its glossy finish for years. Sawdust and other messes and spills that result from your workshop efforts are a breeze to clean up. And the decorative flakes used during the coating’s application process minimize the appearance of dirt and dust on your garage floor. You’ll also stay safe with the excellent traction that the floor coating provides.

Protect your tool investment with garage cabinetry

Longtime hobbyists tend to accumulate large tool collections with some expensive pieces. Regardless of whether this is the case for you or your tool collection is still growing, your slatwall storage space can be complemented with modular or custom-fit garage cabinetry. These storage systems add a sleek, modern look to your space and can be coordinated to fit your garage’s decor.

We carry five lines of garage cabinetry, all of which are constructed with high quality materials to ensure they last for many years. Along with keeping your tools organized, garage cabinetry can also keep your valued tools protected with an optional locking feature available on some models.

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Make working easier by improving your garage’s lighting

Garage workshop projects require you to see exactly what you’re doing. Precise attention to detail is needed when you’re making measurements, general repairs, saw cuts, and drilling holes. Working safely while you do these things is critical as well, which means you’re going to need something most garages lack – good lighting.

Our LED lighting fixture improves your garage’s lighting conditions and does it with excellent energy efficiency, using 30% less energy than similar fluorescent lighting. The fixture has an unbreakable lens and housing, ensuring a long life, and its bulbs are rated for 94,000 hours. You’ll also want to supplement your overhead lighting with good task lighting around your foldaway workbench.

Some additional garage workshop ideas to consider

The above garage workshop ideas are the most essential components for creating a more functional space for your work projects. If you’re looking to truly maximize its workspace potential, consider some of these additional garage workshop ideas:

  • car lifts will increase how much parking space your garage provides, but can also function as a great way to work on the undersides of vehicles for the DIY mechanic
  • overhead storage racks can be used for bulkier items and storing the leftover or unused lumber from your building projects
  • improving the insulation features of your garage will reduce noise levels and help during the hotter and colder times of year (we also install garage heating systems)
  • if you prefer natural light in your work area, many of our garage doors come with window options that let in outside light, as well as insulation options
  • depending on how much dust and mess will get produced while you’re working, consider improving your garage’s ventilation system
  • be mindful of how much electricity your power tools will require and look at upgrading your garage’s electrical system (especially for older garages) and adding extra outlets

These efficient, space-saving garage workshop ideas will create a comfortable workspace that makes it easier to enjoy your cherished hobby. Having an organized, clutter-free work area will also help fuel your creativity. Schedule your free consultation with us to begin the exciting process of creating your dream garage workshop!

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Garage Door Materials: How To Make The Right Choice For Your Home

Replacing your garage door delivers one of the best returns on investment for home remodel and renovation projects. That’s according to Remodeling Magazine’s long-running annual Cost vs Value report, which estimates the costs and value retention of home renovation projects. In fact, while their 2013 report listed a 75% return on investment for garage door replacements, that number jumped up to 91.5% on their 2016 report.

Clearly, recouping such a high percentage of costs should make replacing your old garage door an even more attractive proposition. Garage doors are also important because they’re a heavily used home entrance and exit and can make up as much as 30% of your home’s front exterior.

If you’re looking to replace your garage door, there’s more options than ever to choose from. Where do you start? Familiarize yourself with the various types of garage door materials to help make an educated choice when you’re ready to buy.

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Garage door materials and what you need to consider

The most common garage door material types are steel, wood, fibreglass, and aluminum frame with glass panels, also known as full view aluminum. When comparing garage door materials, many factors will dictate what type of material you’ll choose, including:

  • how long you want the garage door to last
  • style preference
  • maintenance preference
  • insulation options required
  • how your garage door choice matches with the exterior architecture of your house

It’s possible that some garage door materials may not come with the specific design features you want. If that’s the case, Garage Living’s experts can certainly present you with many other options to choose from to help you arrive at a garage door choice you’ll be thrilled with. How much time are you willing to spend on future maintenance on your garage doors, such as painting or staining? Wood doors will obviously require more attention than steel doors.

Garage doors have come a long way

Garage door construction has advanced rapidly in the past 10-15 years. The modern-day garage door offers far more benefits than the garage doors of yesteryear. All of the following improvements to garage doors help boost your home’s curb appeal and value:

  • improved strength and rigidity
  • better energy-saving insulation features
  • far more design and style options
  • less maintenance required
  • longer-lasting


Steel garage doors are popular for many reasons

There are many reasons why steel is one of the most popular garage door materials, not the least of which is affordability. While steel can dent, it’s also the most durable material because it won’t delaminate, crack, or warp. Today’s steel garage doors are also far less prone to rusting and needing maintenance, such as repainting. Richards-Wilcox steel garage doors from Garage Living come with a limited lifetime warranty.

Steel garage doors offer outstanding design flexibility that allow you to really draw attention to your home’s exterior. If you like the look of wood but don’t care for the necessary upkeep wood doors require, a faux wood overlay on your steel garage door is a great option. Carriage house style garage doors project a classic wood look, while providing the durability of steel.

Enjoy the ability to choose from numerous colours and add raised, recessed, and flush panel textures, or appealing window treatments to your steel garage doors. As far as garage door materials go, steel is also excellent when it comes to insulation options, which typically come in polystyrene or polyurethane form.

Enjoy the classic appeal of wood

If authenticity and a traditional look are what you want for your garage exterior, wood is the way to go. After all, wood is the original garage door material. Wood garage doors come in a variety of finishes and colours, along with a wide range of panel and window styles.

Cedar is a popular wood species and well-suited to the fluctuating temperatures of the Canadian climate. Another of the wood garage door materials you can choose is mahogany. It may cost a little more, but it’s hard to beat mahogany’s sophisticated and warm look.

Choosing wood will require more attention and maintenance on your behalf. Changing climates will make the wood contract and expand, so you’ll have to stain or paint it occasionally. While there may be a small amount of extra work involved, you’ll find the effort well worth it for the inviting and earthy look that only authentic wood garage doors can deliver.


For a truly bold statement, consider full view aluminum garage doors

The raw industrial look of aluminum framing combined with glass panels results in the modern look that only comes from full view aluminum garage doors. A fitting complement to your home’s modern architecture, full view aluminum doors make a bold statement and will remain stylish for years to come.

The aluminum on these garage doors can be painted almost any colour you choose, plus there’s additional glazing options. Many glass options are available, such as your choice of clear, tinted, and translucent panels. Full view aluminum garage doors are also very lightweight and durable. Care does need to be taken with them, though, considering the obviously fragile nature of glass and the fact aluminum can dent.

Don’t rule out fibreglass garage doors

The last of the garage door materials to consider is fibreglass. Like steel garage doors, fibreglass doors come in faux wood designs to give you the rustic look of wood. Fibreglass doors give you plenty of durability because they’re less affected by environmental stress. They’re also lightweight, low-maintenance, and won’t rust. One of their drawbacks is that fibreglass doesn’t have very strong insulating properties.

Fibreglass garage doors can be a practical option if you want to refresh the exterior look of your home when you decide to put it on the market. Remember, the garage door is a focal point for any home’s exterior. Impress prospective buyers with the sharp looks that a quality fibreglass garage door can provide.

Now that you’re armed with a little more knowledge about garage door materials, schedule your free consultation with us today. Together, we’ll find the right garage door choice for your home.

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Garage Cooling Solutions: 9 Tips To Help You Beat The Heat

“Is it hot enough for you?”. No doubt, you’ve heard that more than once during this sweltering summer, which has seen Toronto endure 30 days of 30+ C temperatures (and counting). Sure, it beats the snow and cold, but temperatures that hot, especially with high humidity, can make carrying out your daily tasks rather unpleasant.

Extremely hot days are certainly a problem if you spend much of your free time in the garage. Without air conditioning in your garage, its temperature can be as much as 5-10° C warmer than the outside temperature. Whether you like to spend time in there exercising, working on vehicles, crafting, or using it as a workshop, it’s no fun when oven-like garage temperatures restrict you from spending time with one of your passions. It’s time to consider some garage cooling solutions.

Why does your garage get so hot?

Before we look at some garage cooling solutions, let’s analyze the root of the problem. Many factors can affect a garage’s temperature, including:

  • location of the garage (garages facing west are exposed to the sun’s intense late afternoon heat)
  • garage colours (darker garage doors and garage exterior colours will conduct heat)
  • whether your garage has any ventilation system
  • parking your vehicle in the garage after using it on a hot day (heat will radiate from it to the rest of your garage long after it’s been shut off)
  • your garage’s insulation features

Now that you know why a garage can get so warm, begin applying some of the following garage cooling solutions to bring that temperature down.

1. Park your recently used vehicle outside

At least one of those heat-causing factors is a very easy fix. Simply leave your vehicle parked outside your garage if you’ve used it on a hot day and plan to be using the garage. Chances are that unless you have a double garage (or even larger), you’d be doing so anyway.

2. Be smart about when you’ll be in the garage

Another simple way to make spending time in the garage more bearable is to choose the most sensible time of the day to be in there. Early morning (up until around 10-11 a.m.) is the best time, before the day’s temperatures really begin to rise. Before going out to exercise or work, you can open your garage doors for a little while to let out trapped heat from the previous day, especially if you have a well-insulated garage. Between about 3-6 p.m. is the least advisable time to be out in your garage on a scorching hot day.

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3. Fans are one of the least expensive garage cooling solutions

A top-to-bottom upgrade of your garage’s ventilation system and insulation can be expensive. So can using an air conditioning solution in the garage. One of the cheapest garage cooling solutions you can use is a simple oscillating household fan. Pedestal fans, box fans, or even better, a higher-powered shop fan, will get the air in your garage moving. A ceiling fan can also help.

If you have more than one fan, place one at a window or at your open garage door to blow hot air from inside your garage to the outside. Another fan can be aimed in the direction of the garage space you’ll be occupying. Note that using fans like this won’t actually make your garage’s temperature lower than the outside air. They’re simply generating airflow and providing at least a little relief from the heat.

4. Upgrade your garage’s ventilation system

A dedicated garage ventilation system, via passive and active methods, employs the fan-driven airflow concept. Passive ventilation is normally installed on the roof and requires little to no energy consumption when dissipating heat from the garage’s attic. They’re most commonly seen in the form of those spinning turbine vents.

An active ventilation system is more complicated and pricey, but also more efficient at removing hot air out of the garage. A mechanical system using ventilation fans is installed in the roof and can also be installed in the garage’s walls, preferably opposite the garage door in a high position. Make sure these types of ventilation systems are installed by a pro. They can use a lot of electricity and you don’t want to overload your electrical circuits.

5. Air conditioning is more costly, but also most effective

An air conditioning solution is another more costly option, but it’s also the most effective for bringing garage temperatures down. If your budget allows, your garage can be fitted for central air conditioning. With this and the other air conditioning options, you’ll want to ensure your garage is thoroughly insulated to keep the cool air inside.

Other air conditioning garage cooling solutions involves using smaller air conditioning units. If you have a small garage with a window, a window-mounted air conditioner can nicely keep temperatures at a comfortable level while you’re in the garage. For larger garages (but not too large), a portable air conditioner with enough BTUs is more ideal. Remember that you’ll need outside venting access for this type of unit.

6. Choose lighter colours for your garage door and exterior

You can make the outside of your home generate less heat from the sun by choosing lighter colours for your roof, exterior walls, and garage door. Speak to one of our experts for more information about the extensive selection of garage door colours and styles we have available.


7. A dehumidifier for the garage has year-round benefits

If you reside in an area with high humidity, consider a dehumidifier for the garage. By removing moisture from the air, you should notice a slight difference in temperature, especially with a good ventilation system in place. A dehumidifier is also helpful year-round in the garage with its condensation-reducing benefits.

8. Garage insulation is a key factor

Most garages lack much insulation, if they even have any installed at all. This has significant drawbacks if you’re using air conditioning to cool down your garage. Proper insulation will drastically reduce the amount of heat transferred from your garage’s exterior to its interior. Insulation will also keep the cool air from your air conditioner from escaping outside. When that happens, your cooling system has to work a lot harder, your hydro bill increases, and it takes longer to lower the garage’s temperature.

Consider adding insulation to your garage’s walls, ceiling, and garage doors. Garage Living has a wide selection of garage doors available, which we can outfit with the insulation type of your choice. Choose from polystyrene (like a white styrofoam board) or polyurethane (which is sprayed and gives better coverage), depending on the R-value you’re looking for. The type of material your garage door is made of can even be a factor when it comes to insulation. Wood, for example, is a natural insulator.

You can also add weatherstripping to make your garage even more insulated. Add it anywhere there might be an open gap to the outside, such as on the bottom of your garage door. Silicone caulk can also be applied to window or door frames where there’s visible gaps. All of these insulation improvements will help you year-round and lower your heating and cooling bills, as well as increase your home’s value. Contact us to find out more about the various garage renovation services we offer.

9. Even decluttering your garage can help

Believe it or not, even cleaning up the clutter in your garage and keeping it organized can help when it comes to improving the space’s airflow. Stacked boxes and bulky items on the floor obstruct proper airflow and can contribute to poor air quality in the garage. Garage cabinetry, slatwall storage, and specialty storage racks will maximize your garage’s storage abilities, keep your space organized, and keep the air moving freely.

Using these garage cooling solutions will make your time in the garage during hot summer days much more comfortable. And if you’re looking to improve not just your garage’s comfort level, but also its looks and functionality, Garage Living can help. Schedule your free consultation with us today.

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