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How to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Garage

Is your garage always colder in the winter and hotter in the summer? Usually, that isn’t a big deal, but what if you use your garage for more than just storing your car and kids’ toys? In that case, you want your garage to have a regulated temperature, which can be achieved by focusing on energy efficiency measures. Even if you use your garage for vehicle storage, increasing the energy efficiency of your garage can also reduce your energy use, thus lowering your bills. Keep reading to learn more about how to improve the energy efficiency of your garage and how Carroll Garage Doors can help.

  1. Add Insulation to the Garage
  2. One of the easiest ways to improve the energy efficiency of your garage is by adding insulation to it. By installing insulation in the walls and ceiling, you trap in the warm air in the winter and the cooler air in the summer. Overall, this makes your garage more energy-efficient and helps regulate the temperature.
  3. Invest in Weather Stripping
  4. If you look at your garage door when it is closed and can see the outdoors, that means you need to replace or invest in weather stripping. Weather stripping will help you seal up the cracks around your garage door and windows, which lock in the air and cuts down on your energy use.
  5. Seal Up Leaks
  6. You might not be able to see it, but air leaks in and out of lighting, outlets, and switches. These small openings add up! That is why you should take the time to seal up outlets and switches by insulating them. Also, you can use a product like Great Stuff to ensure that any other little leaks here and there are sealed.

Contact Carroll Garage Doors for help improving the energy efficiency of your garage!

If you want to improve the energy efficiency of your garage there are several steps to take. While some are inexpensive and quick fixes, like using spray foam to seal up cracks, insulating the ceiling and walls, or investing in weather stripping, the best way to boost the energy efficiency of your garage is with a new garage door that features great insulation. The good news is that Carroll Garage Doors is here to help. Give us a call today to discuss your needs and see how we can assist.

To learn more about the reliable and quality custom garage door services that we offer, visit us on the web at Carroll Garage Doors.