411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Eco Friendly House Cleaning Tips

Eco-friendly house cleaning has become something that more people are aware of, as greenhouse gases and global warming begin to affect us all. You...

on Aug 16, 2017

Everything You Need to Know about Drain Pipe Unblocking

The drain pipes in any property play an extremely important role in keeping the plumbing system running smoothly. These drain pipes are designed to...

on Aug 15, 2017

Improve Home Decor with a Fish Tank

When we think of improving home décor we may not always consider a fish tank. It seems like a small thing, normally tucked away on a shelf...

on Aug 11, 2017

How to Repair Small Foundation Cracks

Identifying early symptoms of foundation trouble can save you thousands of dollars in repairs. The sooner you spot problems, the easier and less...

on Aug 11, 2017

High Tech Home Security

Modern homes have far more security options than those of only a generation ago. Smart homes mean smarter home security options for homeowners. If...

on Aug 11, 2017

Using your Garage Space for more than Just Car Storage?

by Paul Howells on Feb 26, 2016

Once upon a time, having a garage was very straightforward as it was simply a place to store your car at night and maybe store a few items from the house that you didn’t have room for. However, in recent years we’re using our garage spaces for a variety of other uses. This includes:

●The man cave - That special man place where men can do men things in peace and quiet. This can cover quite a number of things, but typical man caves usually include one or more of the following: Comfy sofas, big TVs, pool tables, consoles.

●Gym - In the quest to keep-fit, more and more of us are saving our gym subscriptions and instead spending the money on converting our garages into small home multi-gyms.

●Home office - With more and more of us working longer hours, more and more of us are cutting down our commuting time by working from home part of the week, enabling more personal and family time.

●Workshop - Whether it is rebuilding a classic motorcycle, making wooden furniture or putting your garage to another workshop use, it is something more and more of us are doing.

Whatever the reason for utilising your garage space in another way than simply storing your car, one thing is apparent. Whilst it is perfectly OK to store your car in there all year round, when the winter bites you may find yourself too cold to enjoy your new space to its full. Whilst you may be able to warm yourself up if you’ve got lots of gym equipment in there, if you’re using it as an office, sitting at a desk all day isn’t going to be too comfortable when the winter starts to bite. So how can you ensure you keep your new space warm?

Check your garage door

The first thing you should do is check if your garage door is damaged in any way. If it’s bent, has come out of alignment or has some other form of damage, it may be worth calling in a local garage door repair service. If the door isn’t fitting 100%, then it won’t be very efficient at keeping heat in. It may well be worth asking the experts in anyway as they’ll be able to help you reseal your garage door. The best option may well be a new garage door altogether, as the most modern designs are very well insulated and will make a big different to the energy efficiency of your garage and your home in general.

Insulate your garage walls and think about flooring

Your garage may well just be bare brick which means it is not energy efficient at all. Investing in insulating the walls may seem a big outlay at first, but you will reap the rewards in comfort and when you come to heat your garage, you’ll save big time on utilities. The other thing to consider is flooring. Carpet is probably your best option, laying a good quality thick pile on  high quality underlay ensuring that you are no longer standing on cold bare concrete, and this will keep the room feeling warm and snug, even in the cold.

Install a form of heating

Finally you need to install some form of heating. In the short term, electric heaters may be OK,  but ideally you want to be looking to link it with your home’s central heating system if your garage and house are attached. It’s relatively easy and cheap to do and along with good insulation and carpets will see your garage space, whatever you are using it for warm and good to go whatever the weather outside.

Garage Doors Newcastle are one of Newcastle and the North East’s premier garage door specialists offering garage door sales, maintenance, servicing and repair services.

General

Doors / Garages 605 Views

Author

Most Recent Articles

Random Articles

Different Types of Home Additions Worth Investing In!

A lot of people think that home addition is a luxury. For your information, a home addition can be a practical choice too. For a growing family, a...

Real Estate / Finance

Real Estate Terms Glossary

Anyone planning to buy or sell real estate can benefit by using this free real estate glossary of common terms. While this information provided is...

Real Estate / Finance

Fitting Windows : Regulations You Need to Know in the UK

Since 2002, UK building regulations have applied to all replacement glazing, or “controlled fittings” as the law calls them – and it’s made it...

Windows / Siding

Could the Recession be the Answer to Your Home Improvement Needs?

With the economy in a downturn most of us aren’t considering throwing our money into our homes. The housing market has taken a sharp downturn and...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Stainless Steel Sink are for Lifetime Use

It is a good choice if you choose to use stainless material inside your house. Stainless steel sink are the most common stainless materials inside...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2017