Condensation in garages is a common problem. If ignored, the excess moisture in garages that can come from a variety of sources may lead to bigger headaches for homeowners later on.
There are several effective steps you can take that will reduce garage condensation.
Following the recommendations on the list below will protect your garage and personal property from the detrimental long-term effects of garage condensation.
Some of these condensation-reducing measures can be taken care of yourself. For the more complicated condensation fixes, it’s a good idea to leave them to a professional garage improvement company like Garage Living. We’ll ensure the job gets done properly and provides the desired aesthetic appeal for your garage space.
Garage condensation results from moisture in the air. When that moisture makes contact with a cold surface, water droplets accumulate and lay the groundwork for potentially serious issues.
Excess condensation and humidity levels in your garage have a negative affect on your home. They can damage your garage’s foundation and cause tools, vehicles, and storage cabinets to rust faster. Mold and mildew from garage condensation also poses a potential health risk to a home’s occupants.
Garage condensation problems can occur in homes located in both hot and cold environments. Low winter temperatures, followed by the rising humidity that occurs in spring and early summer, make your garage and home vulnerable to excess moisture.
Homes in areas with high humidity and occasional temperature drops will also experience garage condensation.
Another very common source of condensation is rainwater and melting snow from cars parked in garages. Running appliances in a cold garage without proper ventilation will also create excess moisture in the air.
Excess condensation can also be caused by improper roof drainage that causes leaks in your garage.
Understanding the causes of garage condensation and knowing what preventative steps to take in order to minimize it will protect your property from potential damage.
Book a free design consultation with a Garage Living professional, who can help to ensure that your home maintains its value for years to come.
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