Green Your Garage | Raleigh Garage Door Repair
Having a “green” home is a very popular home trend and has been for the past few years. While building a green home can be very costly, there are a few ways you can turn your current home and garage into a more eco-friendly space! That’s right! There are a few strategies that you can implement to make your garage green and functional!
New Garage Door. Is your garage attached to your home? If so, is it completely insulated? An uninsulated garage door can majorly increase your energy usage. Insulated garage doors are very green, and they can save a ton on energy! In addition, consider looking for energy-efficient windows and doors, as well. At the very least, make sure all windows and external doors are weather-stripped to keep air flow out. You can even use sustainable and renewable materials such as light sensors and low or no-VOC paints. According to the EPA, indoor air quality is considered one of the top five hazards to healthy home living and the paints you use contribute to that.
Rain Conservation. A great way to be green is to conserve water. If you’re looking to make your garage green, consider only using collected rain water to wash your car, clean out the garage, and in the sink you have in your garage. A rain barrel is great for these things and the uses for that conserved water are endless!
Remove appliances. Extra refrigerators and freezers are popular items to have in your garage. Unfortunately, they use a good bit of energy. Because most garages have a damp temperature, the refrigerator and freezer work harder to compensate for the temp difference, therefore, using more energy than they do inside the home. Try to live without a fridge or deep freezer in the garage and you’ll notice a huge energy bill difference!
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Making these changes can really impact your energy use and turn your garage into an eco-friendly space! If you’ve been contemplating whether or not you need new a garage door, now might be the best time to purchase them. Weatherproofed, insulated doors are great for keeping the upcoming warm weather out of your garage and home. Contact our Raleigh garage door repair experts to schedule a consultation for new doors, today!