Going Green and being environmentally friendly is becoming increasingly important in our everyday lives. Whether than means utilizing reusable bags when going to the grocery store, not using plastic straws, or riding a bike instead of driving for short trips, people are taking steps every day to “go green.” For some, that mentality also carries over to the home with energy efficiency, using eco-friendly cleaning products, and the elimination of single-use plastics. One area that you might not think of “going green” is your garage!
At Carroll Garage Doors we are always looking to reduce our impact on the environment, so keep reading for four tips on going green with your garage!
- Insulation and Energy Efficiency Go Hand in Hand
- Air Quality Matters
- Be Cautious with Hazardous Materials
- Keep Safety in Mind
Insulation is important for improving the energy efficiency of your home—and your garage. A well-insulated garage door is the best way to protect your garage from the air outside and keep your energy use—and costs—down. You can also caulk floors, windows, and walls to help conserve energy even further.
You might not think the air quality in your garage matters as you’re not in the area often, but it is still important. By purchasing eco-friendly paint that is free of volatile organic compounds (VOC), you can improve the quality of the air you’re breathing in. In addition, if you use heavy cleaning chemicals when in your garage, adding a ventilation fan might be a good idea.
The garage is likely where you store most of your hazardous materials like antifreeze, rock salt, and pesticides. These materials are harmful to the environment—and humans!—and should be sealed well to reduce the risk of them spilling.
You might not think that safety plays into the “greenness” of your garage, but it does. It is important to keep your garage clean and organized to ensure that you don’t have any spills or accidents. Your much more likely to spill a container of hazardous material and cause an incident in a messy, cluttered garage than you are in a well-organized and clean garage.
Contact Carroll Garage Doors for help making sure your garage door is safe and operating efficiently!
If you want to make sure that your garage door is operating safely and efficiently, contact Carroll Garage Doors today! Not only can we perform regular maintenance on your garage door to keep it in tip-top shape and ensure your garage is as green as possible, but we can also install a brand new garage door if you find that your old and outdated garage door isn’t insulated properly or working as it should. Contact us today at 1-888-578-2360 to schedule an appointment for one of our technicians to come out and inspect your garage door. Whether you need some light maintenance or a brand new custom garage door, our experienced technicians can help!