Detached garages are a perfect addition for homeowners to store vehicles and other belongings year-round. However, they can become a challenge when the seasons change and the temperature begins to drop. Follow these tips to help keep a detached garage feel more warm and cozy throughout the winter months.
Caulking and Weather-Stripping
Drafts from windows and doors are the main culprit for drawing unwanted air into a room. Therefore, homeowners should take the time to caulk and weather-strip those areas of the garage. After applying caulk to the impacted areas, follow up by sealing the windows from the inside with the weather-stripping application.
Doors, ceilings, and walls can all create drafts that will cause homeowners to feel cold air entering their space. Using quality insulation can help trap the heat and keep it inside. If this process was not completed when the garage was first constructed, be sure to insert it into the wall behind the drywall.
Another way to keep a detached garage warm in winter is to use a garage heater. Heaters can either be electric, infrared, ceiling-mounted, or use propane gas. It’s important to take time to go online and read specifications and reviews for each of these options before making a purchase. Keeping a detached garage warm in the winter is a lot easier when you start with a solid construction. At Grey’s Woodworks, we provide Hudson Valley customers with unique, custom structures, designed to last with your property. Take a look at our products and contact us if you’re ready to build an outdoor shed or storage structure.