At the Overhead Door Company of Western Kentucky, we want to make sure that you are prepared for every season. Summer is no different. 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
Have you ever walked into your garage and thought “why, is it hotter in here than outside?” The answer is simple – stagnant air. Unlike every other room in your home, your garage does not have the luxury of being pumped full of air conditioning. But fear not, you still have plenty of options when it comes to keeping it cool.
The easiest solution? Install a ceiling fan to keep the air circulating. Even better, consider a ventilation fan. These cost-effective units can 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
With services like Airbnb becoming more prominent, it’s now easier than ever to make some extra cash by turning your home into a makeshift rental space. If you are not comfortable with that, you can rent out the next best thing – the garage.
Your guests are going to expect more than just a mattress on a floor and an outlet to charge their phone (actually, some might not). Making the room more marketable to prospective renters is as easy as making a quick trip to Ikea. 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 to make your garage feel less like a place where you store your car and more like a cozy bed and breakfast. It won’t be the Four Seasons, but it will make your home into a solid, option for folks traveling on a budget.
Insulation Isn’t Just for the Winter
Insulation normally comes to mind when you’re thinking about the winter but it can be a godsend during the summer months as well. 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 Western Kentucky today!