If you like working on the car, bike, or any other projects requiring a little space and freedom to get messy, the winter probably makes you crazy. When it gets too cold for you to tinker in the work space of the garage, what do you do?
Choose number 2!
We don’t know the rules everywhere, but you may need to secure some official permits or schedule inspections before or after renovating the space. When you get past the technical stuff, the real fun starts.
We’ll start with some basics and move to the greater details next.
Insulating is a no brainer. IF you want the heat to stay in, the cold to stay out, you need some decent insulation.
Plan to use insulation with a minimum R-value of 19, and don’t forget to insulate the roof, along with the walls. So many homeowners forget about the roof and have to make a second, frustrating trip to the hardware store.
A good level of insulation may be all you need to keep the space warm enough to work in. Test this out for a week to see if you need more. And if you do…
You cannot extend the existing home heating system into the garage unless it is part of your living space. If so, have one of our HVAC technicians visit your home to make sure your existing furnace and ductwork can accommodate the added work.
Your main options are:
Built in thermostat or optional wall thermostat
And that’s it. Done! Your garage is now a more functional and comfortable working space.
To get started, request a quote on garage heating solutions from a member of our team today.