How to Manage the Heat in the Garage
August 16, 2022
When heat is too hot to handle, do you even want to enter the garage? Summertime spells unbearable heat in every language. The temperature can get so hot, up to around 40° C or over 100° F. If it reaches that high, we might as well just chill in the bedroom with the AC on the whole day. Good for you if you only experience summer for a quarter of the year. But for those living in areas with summer-like weather all year round, the extreme heat that the season brings is beyond insane. Aside from the weather as the leading cause of heat in the garage, other factors contribute to heat-trapping. First off is the location of the garage. For west-facing garages, the intense late afternoon heat of the sun exposes the space to high temperatures. The second could be the lack of a good ventilation system or functional insulation features in your garage. Third, the choice of wall colors in the garage also contributes to trapping heat in the room. Generally, dark garage exteriors and door colors absorb heat and are known conductors of heat. Another reason is when you park your vehicles inside the garage, especially if you are out on a hot day, and immediately park inside without resting them out in the open. The heat released in your car adds to the garage's already hot temperature. Especially from noon to early afternoon, the garage's temperature will be at its highest, and the scorching days will definitely dissuade you from entering the garage. Still, there are several remedies to combat the problem. Read on below to know how to cool down and stabilize the temperature in the garage at comfortable levels.