We will find out why warm gates are needed in the garage, how to insulate them, or we can supply energy efficient roller shutters or sectional doors.
A modern garage is not only a place to store the “iron horse”, but also a versatile room that combines the functions of a warehouse and a workshop. And in order to be able to use it in all the listed qualities all year round, the microclimate inside must be comfortable, even if it is the height of a frosty winter or summer heat “outside”. The most important element that influences the “weather” in the garage is the gate. Let’s consider how to make a garage convenient for owners and safe for cars. And at the same time we will learn how to prevent the outflow of heat from the house through the windows.
Warm garage door
- Why warm gates in the garage?
- Solutions to the problem: “homemade”, factory designs
- What are energy efficient roller shutters and what are the benefits of them?
Why warm gates in the garage?
There are two diametrically opposed points of view regarding the optimal way to store a car during the cold season. The first is that an insulated garage is evil. And second, that the “home for a car” should ideally be warm.
But the main enemy of any machine is not cold or heat, but humidity. Moisture “kills” iron, first of all, and the electrician also suffers: wiring rots, contacts oxidize. Therefore, it is a poorly ventilated garage with high humidity that poses a real threat to a car.
As for any harm from “warm storage”, then in 15 years it would definitely manifest itself. Not to mention the level of comfort when using a room with a positive temperature. It is unlikely that the overwhelming majority of GSK owners would again invest in the heating system out of nothing to do. In general, how much to warm up the garage and in what period of time, everyone determines independently, but usually they do not “catch up” above +10 ⁰С. But in order to maintain a stable “plus”, energy efficient gates are needed.
Heat preservation methods: “homemade”, factory designs
The problem of heat loss through the garage door is solved in two ways. The first is the insulation of existing structures (mainly metal) according to the principle of “cheap and cheerful”, for example, using foam or sheet seals. Unfortunately, this method can hardly be considered effective.
In order not to re-do it many times, but to get the maximum effect the first time, there is a second way – the installation of ready-made energy-efficient doors, in which all the nuances are thought out by the manufacturer in advance. And most often we are talking about sectional structures.
Sectional door leaf is assembled from several sandwich panels, movably connected to each other, with a protective and decorative polymer coating applied to them. The “core” made of polyurethane provides effective thermal insulation, the steel shell is responsible for reliability and durability, and complete tightness is achieved due to elastic seals around the opening.
The popularity of warm sectional doors is due to their practicality – they do not require space either in the garage or on the street, since the canvas is led along the guide profiles parallel to the ceiling. As for the visual component, it is also excellent.
Of course, the price of the issue in this case is incomparable with the option of independent insulation, but the result is the same. The energy-efficient design with automatic control not only provides a reliable thermal barrier, but a new level of comfort.
What are energy efficient roller shutters and what are the benefits of them?
Quite a common situation is when the garage is located on the first floor, and living quarters are erected on the second for year-round or seasonal living. And in order to increase the energy efficiency of the house, in addition to the warm gates in the garage, special roller shutters are installed on the windows of the cottage. On average, the heat losses of a house through windows are about 30%, while roller shutters significantly reduce this figure. Firstly, thanks to the static air gap, and secondly, thanks to the energy-efficient profile.
Both gates with increased thermal insulation values and energy-efficient roller shutters have long ceased to be a curiosity and are actively used by owners of country houses as a universal barrier – not only from cold, heat and noise, but also as one of the elements of protection against unwanted visitors.published by econet.ru
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