Heating is one of many different things that you'll need to think about when you're hiring a company to build a garage for you. There are several different ways that you can potentially heat this space, but your builder may advocate for radiant floor heating. This method of heating involves the installation of specialized wires beneath the surface of your floor. Adjusting a wall thermostat will allow you to set the heated floor to your desired temperature. Having a heated floor in your garage can be advantageous for the following reasons.
It Feels Good Under You
It's virtually impossible to step onto a heated floor without noticing the warmth and appreciating it. This is especially true if you're the type of person who often has cold feet during the winter. If you plan to spend a lot of time in your garage and you don't want to have to put on shoes or boots before you enter this space, heated floors will provide a lot of comfort. A heated floor is also desirable if you plan to work on a vehicle in the garage. Lying on a cold cement floor is not very appealing, but getting beneath the car and feeling heat from the floor beneath you can add comfort to the experience.
It Helps Snow To Melt Quickly
If you get a lot of snow in your area and plan to park your vehicle in the garage, you'll appreciate how your heated floor can help the snow that falls off your vehicle to melt quickly. Upon parking a vehicle in the garage, built-up snow and ice will drop off it and land on the floor. With an unheated floor, it may take a while for the snow and ice to melt. This is a concern because you don't want the floor remaining damp longer than necessary, as it can begin to smell musty. With a heated floor, the snow and ice will quickly turn to water and then evaporate.
It Provides Warmth Throughout The Space
Another big advantage of a heated floor is that it warms the entire garage. This isn't necessarily the case with other methods. For example, if you were to have a single heat vent at one end of the garage, it may do a good job of heating the space in front of it. If you have a vehicle parked in the garage and you're working on the far side of the vehicle, you won't directly feel the heat from the vent. With a heated floor, you'll feel the heat regardless of where you are in the garage.
Contact a company like Affordable Garages to learn more about having a garage built.