Summer has arrived and the Overhead Door Company of Southeast Missouri is back with another list of helpful, seasonal tips to make your garage a bit more hospitable, and profitable, during the summer months. Read on to find out more!
If you’ve studied color theory then you know the lighter the color, the more light it reflects. The more light it reflects, the cooler it is. Through some math property that we don’t fully understand (the transitive?), that means making your garage a lighter color will make it a much more pleasant place to venture out to. 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
Like every other room in your home during the summer, your garage is bound to get hot and stuffy. Unlike every other room in your home, you don’t want to pay to pump in air conditioning. However, if you don’t want to be greeted by a wave of heat every time you head out to your vehicle, you should consider installing a fan.
A simple ceiling fan keeps the air from becoming hot and stagnant. Even better, consider a ventilation fan. These cost-effective units funnel the hot, muggy air back outside with ease.
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. It’s such an easy upgrade you might even say it’s a breeze to install (sorry, we couldn’t help it).
Turn It Into a Guest Room
Everyone is looking to pocket a little extra money, especially during the summer. One way to do this is to rent out a room in your home. By sprucing up your garage with the necessary trimmings, you can create an additional guest bedroom and a steady stream of supplemental income to go along with it. Just 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, budget-friendly option for folks traveling without much coin.
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 Southeast Missouri today!