Garage Heater Size Requirements
Hey Minneapolis and St Paul homeowners. Winter's just around the corner and now is the perfect time to consider adding a heater to your garage before winter.
One of the most commons questions I get about garage heaters is, what size garage heater should I install in my new Western garage?
The answer as always is, it depends.
- What size garage are you building?
- Is your garage insulated or not?
- Do you have a ceiling?
- Did you insulate the garage slab?
Minneapolis St Paul Garage heater size recommendations,
- 1 to 1-1/2 car garage 30,000 btu/hr
- 2 to 2-1/2 car garage 45,000 btu/hr
- 3 to 3-1/2 car garage 60,000 btu/hr
Be sure to tell Western Garage Builders you're going to be heating the garage before the garage building process begins.
You want to make sure ice and water shield is installed prior to the shingling of your roof to prevent ice dam damage. Minnesota code currently does not require ice and water but all Western garages come standard with ice and water shield.
When you insulate make sure you have ventilation from the eaves pulling cold air up and out your roof vents or vented ridge vent. This will help prevent ice dams and all the problems associated with ice dams.
A insulated garage door is a must if your going to heat your garage.
Don't forget about the concrete. Insulating your concrete floor is expensive but its a great idea if your going to be working in there all winter long.
If you need more information about garage heater size or heating a garage contact Western Construction today.