Condensation in your garage can lead to all sorts of problems. Mold, wood rot and corrosion can quickly become an issue if you don't do anything to put a stop to the condensation forming inside. Below, you will find a few things that you can do to eliminate the condensation once and for all.
Quality Garage Door
If your garage door isn't adequately insulated and equipped with a built-in vapor barrier, it is time to update the door. Controlling the internal climate will be much easier if you have a newer garage door that has been made well, is insulated to control the temperature and has a built-in vapor barrier to control the amount of moisture that can enter the garage.
Well-built garage doors seal the garage better than those of lesser quality. The openings between the garage door panels and on both sides and the bottom will seal up tightly if the garage door is made well.
Seal the Floor
If the garage floor isn't sealed, now is the time to do it. This requires nothing more than a good cleaning and the application of concrete sealant. If you want to splurge a bit and improve the appearance of the garage, you could opt for the epoxy floor coatings used in garages today. These epoxy finishes can be applied to any concrete surface to beautify old concrete, repair cracks and eliminate the moisture that would otherwise seep up through the concrete and cause the condensation.
Install Vapor Barriers
Vapor barriers should be installed on the walls of your garage. However, fight the temptation to seal up the roof as well. Putting vapor barriers on the ceiling will trap the moisture that is trying to escape and cause the moisture to become an even bigger problem.
You can opt for insulation with built-in vapor barriers. This will get the job of insulating the garage and installing the vapor barriers much quicker and really reduce the amount of condensation you have in your garage.
Circulating the air in the garage will help by preventing the moisture from settling on the surfaces inside. Install a fan or two to pull the moist air out of the garage. This fan will also help to dry your wet vehicles much faster when they are parked inside. The faster the vehicle dries, the less moisture will be introduced into the climate.
These steps can help to reduce the condensation issues in your garage. After completing these installations, the moisture should no longer be an issue. If it is, it is time to talk with a professional to learn what could be causing all of the condensation and put a stop to it once and for all.Share