Temperatures in Highland, Indiana can be extreme. With cold winter weather dropping well below zero and hot summer temperatures reaching over 100 degree Fahrenheit, your home may have a hard time regulating its temps and conserving energy. If your energy bills are higher than you would like, these simple garage improvements may help to put some money back in your pocket.
Insulate Your Garage Windows
If you have windows within your garage, make sure that they are properly insulated. You can use a window insulation kit to get the job done right, or call a professional if you are not sure how to do it yourself.
Check Your Weatherstripping
Weatherstripping around your windows, doors leading to outside, and garage doors is a very important part of regulating temperatures and keeping energy costs low. You should check your weatherstripping at least once per year, if not more often. If weatherstripping is cracked or peeling, replace it as soon as possible. Weatherstripping can also prevent moisture from entering – when it is cold out, this is an important part of preventing garage doors from freezing shut.
If you have any cracks in the walls, garage floors, or surrounding door and window frames, you should caulk them. Caulking is one of the easiest ways to seal air leaks, and is an inexpensive solution that could save you money in energy costs.
Insulate Garage Walls
Insulting your garage is a more expensive solution, but it can be well worth the money. This is especially true if you are using your garage as a second room of the house, such as an office or gym. If you are heating your garage, then insulation is especially important, and can save you money in the long run.
If you are not heating your garage, at least make sure that the walls and door between your garage and the inside of your home are well insulated. If not, you could be losing costly heat.
Replace an Old Garage Door
If your garage door is damaged, made of certain materials, or just plain old, it may be time to consider replacing it. An energy efficient garage door installation can help to reduce any lost heat or cool air during all months of the year, providing a greater degree of comfort. An energy efficient garage door will also help to prevent heat/cool air loss from inside of your home, can help reduce noise, and can save you money in energy costs.
The Professionals at Affordable Garage Door, Inc. Are Ready to Help
Now that winter is here, there is no better time to make sure that your garage is as efficient as possible. If it is time to replace or update your garage door, the team at Affordable Garage Door, Inc. wants to meet with you. Serving those in the Highland area for more than 30 years, we have the experience you’re looking for. Call us today to learn more at 219-696-4279.