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How to make your garage eco-friendly

June 24, 2019

While trying to create an eco-friendly environment, your garage doors Tulsa do not immediately come to your mind. However, with concerning statistics of the rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, people are looking for every possible way stem the tide, and the garage should not be excluded.

Here are some of the things you can do to make your garage eco-friendly.

  1. Install insulation

    One of the major things you should do is insulate your garage because it’s one of the rooms that tend to be the hottest during summer and coldest during winter. Insulation will help in trapping heat and cold. By choosing to insulate, you effectively trap warm or cold air, creating a sustainable environment and at the same time saving money you would have spent on air conditioning units and fans.

  2. Upgrade your garage door

    Consult a qualified expert to upgrade your overhead door Tulsa with a high-quality replacement. Many garage companies have a variety of doors to choose from, all designed to reduce heat loss. You can go for one with eco-friendly insulation materials. However, whatever type of garage door you choose, run away from single-layer doors. The more the layers, the better.

  3. Repair exterior walls and seal interior doors

    Use waterproof concrete to cover any damaged areas. Leaving these cracks unattended allows internal heat to escape and cold external air to seep in. Seal wall cracks with caulking, and for more damaged areas, use drywall. Since the interior door is the access point to your home, it is crucial for them to be well sealed. Install a draught excluder around the frame to reduce the need for extra heating or cooling.

  4. Lighting

    Windows may let in natural light during the day, but your garage still need an effective lighting system at night. To save on energy costs, purchase energy-efficient lightbulbs. One of the best options to go for is LED bulbs; they are perfect in that they are long lasting, bright and cold-weather resistant.

  5. Upgrade the roof

Consider upgrading your roof by:

  • Installing solar panels: If you are seeking to protect the planet, solar panels are highly efficient. They work by harnessing energy from the sun and converting its rays to electricity, which is later used as power in your home. This helps you save a lot of money on electricity as well since the sun is inexhaustible and will provide a constant supply of energy.
  • Tapping rainwater: Rainwater is becoming a limited resource by the day due to unpredictable weather conditions. Installing a rain water collection system on the garage roof is one of the solutions to water problems. You can comfortably harvest the water and save it for later use.
  • Adding trees & plants: Atmospheric carbon dioxide has become a major hazard to the environment and has been on the rise over the past years. Growing trees and plants around your garage is the perfect way to create an eco-friendly environment in the planet and around your home. The plants help convert carbon dioxide into oxygen.

If you are seeking more suggestions on how to go green with your garage, feel free to contact us for any questions or comments regarding eco-friendly materials.



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