Cold temperatures can make it difficult to work in a garage space during the winter, but if you use your garage for projects and other miscellaneous things, it may be time to put a heating system in. This isn't just going to make it warmer for you to enjoy the garage space no matter what the weather is like and the temperature is outside — it's also going to improve the value of the home. Here are some of the things to consider doing so you can get the warm space you need to work in and so you can heat the space efficiently.

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation spread throughout the attic is a great way to avoid heat loss through the garage. If you have access to the walls of the garage from the attic, you'll want to take the time to spray insulation into these areas as well. The insulation will help to keep wind from getting into the garage and keeping heat inside. It can also help to keep the space quieter.

Wood Pellet Stove

A wood pellet stove is an ideal way to heat the garage while you are working in the space for a variety of reasons:

  • It's an efficient way to heat.
  • It's an affordable heating appliance to purchase.
  • It can heat the space quickly.
  • It's a safe heating option.

Look into the different sizes and options to see what wood pellet stove will be the best for your garage space so you can start working at a comfortable temperature.

New Doors or Seals  

It's important to make sure that any main door or doors going in and out of the garage are insulated and the seals are in good condition to prevent air loss or cold air from getting inside. You also want to check the large garage doors to make sure that the rubber seal at the bottom of the doors is doing the job. Caulking may be needed around door jambs, and seals may have to be replaced to get the most efficiency possible.

If you are going to invest the time and money to install a heating system in your garage so you can work in any temperature, make sure that you also make the proper preparations to keep the heat inside. This will allow you to heat without worry because you know the garage will be insulated to trap in the heat.