Are you trying to do what you can to limit your negative impact on our planet? When we all make small changes, we can make a big difference. A good place to start is your garage. They can be a big source of wasted heat and energy, so we’ve put together some tips to help you make your garage greener.
Insulate your garage door
A properly insulated garage door will help to keep the warm air in and the cold air out during winter, and vice versa during summer. This can save you a lot of money and energy on heating and cooling your garage. This is especially important if your garage is attached to your home, as the cold or hot air from your garage will affect the internal temperature of your home.
Maintain your weatherstripping
The weatherstripping around your garage door helps to keep the weather out of your garage. As well as helping to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your garage, this also means that rain and debris won’t seep into your garage. Make sure to check your weatherstripping regularly and have it repaired or replaced when it starts to wear.
Invest in a new garage door
Older garage doors might not use the same quality of materials or insulation compared to modern doors, making them less weatherproof. So, an alternative to insulating your old garage door is to replace it with a new garage door. You can also choose a garage door and finish that use more sustainable materials, or add solar panels for a source of renewable energy.
Think carefully about windows
Windows can have both pros and cons when it comes to eco-friendliness. On cold winter days, the sunlight they let through could help to warm up your garage, but they may also let in more of the cold air than the material of a well-insulated garage door. And in summer, the sunlight may again heat your garage even further.
On the other hand, the addition of natural light into your garage means you won’t have to use electric lighting as much. So, weigh up the pros and cons of adding windows to your garage door, and make sure you properly seal them if you do opt for windows.
Whether you need a new garage door or repair and maintenance for your current residential or commercial garage door, you can contact Action Overhead Door for all your needs in and around Rincon, Georgia.