How to Stop your Garage from Overheating this Summer

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As the summer comes closer, people with garages will be looking for the best way to keep them cooler. Some people like to keep their garages cool for the sole purpose of keeping their vehicles cool and comfortable to travel in. Others may need to keep them cool because their garage doubles as another space – maybe a home gym or maybe even a personal workshop. Whatever the reason to keep the mercury low in your garage this summer, we have some top tips on doing just that!

Choose Quality Garage Doors

Owning high-quality garage doors will go a long way to regulating temperature in any season. The best garage doors will allow you to keep the warmth in during winter and keep the heat out during the hotter months. This is because the best doors for garages do not just make use of the most innovative technology and safety features; they also utilise the most effective forms of insulation.

Let Vehicles Cool Down

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Most people who own a garage also own a driveway or a safe place to park nearby. If you have just been on a long car journey your vehicle’s engine is likely to be much hotter. If you end that journey by parking straight in the garage, you increase the temperature of the garage. Instead, it is better to park your car after long journeys outside of the garage to give it a chance to cool down quickly. Once it has cooled you can simply repark the vehicle in your garage and stop the garage getting as hot as it would have done if you parked there straight away.

Use a Dehumidifier

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The humidity of a garage can make it feel much hotter than it actually is. Most people find humidity to be worse because it makes the area feel sticky and uncomfortable. You can counter this problem using a dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air. Some of the best models will even work on pre-set timings so you never have to worry about turning it on every day of summer.

Open Your Garage Doors

One of the most basic ways to keep your garage cool is to open the garage door itself or open windows if you have them. This may only be an option while you are home, but it can be enhanced with effective garage door safety devices which make leaving your garage door open, while you are also home, much safer.

Get Help from Kent Garage Door Specialists

Garage Doors 4 You have been providing the safest and most stylish garage doors that keep your garage warm in winter and cool in summer. Whether you need a brand-new garage door or just a repair, our professional team are on hand to help. Give us a call and discover what we can do for your home.

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