Doors are a big part of the interior of your home. Closets, rooms and exits are all around the home and are enclosed with a door. So, what can you do to make the doors an aesthetically pleasing addition to your home? My blog contains tips that can help you choose, decorate and position doors that will have a positive impact on the appearance of your home. Hopefully, you will find some ideas that will work well in your home to create something beautiful where it was once a traditional, boring door just doing the job of dividing two spaces.
In the winter, your garage can be a very cold place to hang out. You want your garage to be a comfortable temperature. Keeping your garage at a comfortable temperature will help protect your vehicle from the cold and make it easier to start up in the morning. If you work in your garage, keeping it at a comfortable temperature will also make it more tolerable to work in your garage.
#1 Check The Weather Stripping
The first thing you need to do is check the weather stripping around your garage door and around any outside doors that lead into your garage as well. The weather stripping is the squish material that goes around the edge of your garage door. It helps seal your garage door against its frame, and helps keep air from seeping in around your garage door.
If the weather stripping is cracked or broken, you are going to need to replace it to keep the cold air out of your garage.
#2 Insulate Your Garage Door
If your garage door does not have a high insulation value, you can increase the insulation value of your garage door even after it is installed. You can purchase insulation and attach it to your garage door. There are specific insulation panels that are sold for garage doors that are designed to fit in between the folding panels on your garage door.
It generally costs a couple hundred dollars to purchase and install the insulation on your garage door yourself. If you hire someone to do it, the cost generally doubles for this service. Adding insulation to your garage door will reduce the amount of heat that is transferred from inside to outside.
Insulating your garage door will also help reduce the amount of sound that transfers out of your garage as well. For example, if you like to use power tools in your garage, the insulation will help dampen the noise that travels out of your garage and into the neighborhood.
#3 Cover Up Your Windows
If you have windows in your garage door, you are going to want to cover them up as well. You can purchase window insulation kits, which basically put a plastic covering over your window. This plastic covering helps put an extra layer of protection between the glass on your garage door and your garage. It can help reduce the transfer of cold heat energy into your garage. If you have other windows in your garage, you can use the insulation kit on those windows as well.
Contact a company, like Affina Door, for more help.Share
18 November 2017