At the Overhead Door Company of Des Moines, we want to make sure that you are prepared for summer. Below, we’ve listed a few tips and products to keep your garage cooler and more hospitable for you, your family, and maybe even a few guests. Read on to find out more!
We’ve talked about how painting your garage door can draw the eye, but color can also serve a practical purpose. You’ve probably heard it before, but light colors reflect light and dark colors absorb it. Simple, right? Consider lightening your garage door a few shades with a fresh coat of paint or swap it out for something made of a lighter wood – like a door from our Carriage House Collection.
The Last Airbender
Air conditioning your garage is a fruitless endeavor. It’s big, it’s leaky, and it can get expensive. That doesn’t mean you should feel like you’ve entered a sauna whenever you go out to your car.
One easy solution is to install a fan. A simple ceiling fan keeps the air from becoming hot and stagnant. Even better, consider a ventilation fan. These cost-effective units suck the hot air right out of your garage door and send it back where it belongs – the outdoors.
To go along with that, you might want to think about partnering your new fan with a dehumidifier. Removing the moisture from the air means that the heat will no longer have something to cling to.
Turn It Into a Guest Room
Everyone is looking to pocket a little extra money, especially during the summer. One way to do this is to rent out a room in your home. By sprucing up your garage with the necessary trimmings, you can create an additional guest bedroom and a steady stream of supplemental income to go along with it. Just add a bed, nightstand, maybe a window (which will also help with the airflow), and a rug. Topping it off with a Wind Load door will give your garage the appearance of a cozy cottage rather than a place you store everything that won’t fit in the basement. It won’t be the Four Seasons, but it will turn your garage into a solid, budget-friendly option for folks traveling without much coin.
Insulation Isn’t Just for the Winter
Insulation is usually associated with keeping the heat in during the frosty winter months, but did you know it actually does double duty when it comes to regulating the temperature? Not only is something like our Thermacore technology perfect for preventing your car from becoming an ice cube during the winter months, but a properly sealed garage door can also keep the sun’s heat from creeping inside and upping your cooling costs.
If you’re looking for more ways to prep your garage for summer, or if you want to upgrade to one of the garage doors mentioned above, call the Overhead Door Company of Des Moines today!