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Overheating garage

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Nicholas Jul 5. 7 Replies

Hi all, I'm looking for potential solutions to a problem at a client's house.  The south facing 2 car garage gets extremely warm in the summer months.  The heat coming from the attic thru the…Continue

 

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John Nicholas replied to Chris Bellanca's discussion Overheating garage
"My personal garage had the same problem.  No drywall ceiling in garage.  So I put a ventilation turbine in the roof deck. Hot air rises, as we all know, so remove it up high and bring in cooler outside air from lower.    Take a…"
Jul 5
john bustos replied to Chris Bellanca's discussion Overheating garage
"A two garage can be 400 square feet or more, so if its not insulated, it should be. If the roof over the garage is lower pitch, then the residence time of the heat over it will be longer, so we install a lot of solar attic fans down here to keep the…"
Jun 28
Peter Krych replied to Chris Bellanca's discussion Overheating garage
"Is the roof ventilated, if not a couple vents would help get rid of a lot of heat. If the lower portion of the garage is fairly tight some make up air would also help."
Jun 28
Franco Oyuela replied to Chris Bellanca's discussion Overheating garage
"Is A Garage Air Conditioner Worth It? Obviously, the answer to this question will vary from garage to garage, and person to person. For many people, it may simply not be worth the time, money and effort to install an air conditioner in the garage.…"
Jun 28
Tom Phillips replied to Chris Bellanca's discussion Overheating garage
"Just curious: why do you care if the garage gets hot? Do the folks spend a  lot of time in there? Also, do you know if it is affecting indoor thermal conditions (including radiant temperatures) and energy use? I have been wondering how much…"
Jun 26
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Chris Bellanca's discussion Overheating garage
"There are only two methods - block the heat before it gets in & exhaust what gets in Blocking - numerous methods like David pointed out - you can also shade it, use cool roof coatings, go with a hot roof.... With that, your garage can still get…"
Jun 22
David Butler replied to Chris Bellanca's discussion Overheating garage
"Easy... insulate the attic ceiling. I'm not sure how much good it would do to air seal a garage ceiling, especially if walls are typical uninsulated but it would be relatively inexpensive to air seal the ceiling before insulation goes in. Also,…"
Jun 21
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Overheating garage

Hi all, I'm looking for potential solutions to a problem at a client's house.  The south facing 2 car garage gets extremely warm in the summer months.  The heat coming from the attic thru the uninsulated garage ceiling is the primary culprit.   Any advice on how we can lower the temperature in the garage is much appreciated.See More
Jun 21

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