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How About an Energy Efficient Garage?
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Greetings to my fellow home energy professionals... I have been thinking about ways to work on one's garage to make it energy efficient and ways to use the space for more than just resting a car and…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Knight Oct 2, 2011.

 

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Brian Knight replied to Meni's discussion How About an Energy Efficient Garage?
"All I can say is that Ive never seen any credible third party giving value to using PV to power attic vent fans. Lighting is entirely different. Iam not sure how you could tie your garage door business to a PV installation business..   The most…"
Oct 2, 2011
Meni replied to Meni's discussion How About an Energy Efficient Garage?
"@Hal: Thanks for introducing this solution into this discussion thread. So far I have only seen this coating to be a potential add-on to a garage."
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Meni replied to Meni's discussion How About an Energy Efficient Garage?
"@Hal: Thanks for introducing this solution into this discussion thread. So far I have only seen this coating to be a potential add-on to a garage."
Oct 2, 2011
Meni replied to Meni's discussion How About an Energy Efficient Garage?
"@Brian: By Solar Device on the Roof I mean a solar cell panel which can power the fan, vent exhaust, lightning etc. For that matter, may be the lightning on the house exterior as well. My point is, how do we make the space altogether more useful in…"
Oct 2, 2011
Hal Skinner replied to Meni's discussion How About an Energy Efficient Garage?
"Hi again Brian.  I know exactly what you are saying.  Unfortunately for our industry, there has been a lot of bad products for many years that do not live up to their claims.  That has given our industy a huge black eye, lot of snake…"
Sep 29, 2011
Brian Knight replied to Meni's discussion How About an Energy Efficient Garage?
"I agree with venting the garage. Just not with a solar powered attic fan.   Hal, I would be careful with your energy saving performance claims of radiant barrier paint as Iam sure you know all too well. The only problem I have with above is…"
Sep 29, 2011
Hal Skinner replied to Meni's discussion How About an Energy Efficient Garage?
"Hi again Brian,   If you have any questions on the roll uo insulared doors at the military base,  our representative in Marylad supervised that project.  He is a member of this website.   Eugene Swier Company Regal…"
Sep 29, 2011
Joseph Lamy replied to Meni's discussion How About an Energy Efficient Garage?
"If it's a hot garage and it happens to share an attic with the house, as is the common occurrence with attached garages in many post 80s homes around Baltimore, then you can bet the attic catches a pile of  heat and holds all that heat and…"
Sep 29, 2011
Hal Skinner replied to Meni's discussion How About an Energy Efficient Garage?
"Energy Star 'Cool Roof' roof coating,  Radiant Barrier Coating, that can also be used as paint.   Reflectivity .830 Emissivity  .90   A thermal barrier.   www.ct-texas.com"
Sep 29, 2011
Brian Knight replied to Meni's discussion How About an Energy Efficient Garage?
"Iam very new here so please excuse me. Important question really, very tricky, many variables. By "localized solar device on the roof" I hope you dont mean a solar powered attic fan because they are far from cost effective.   Hal, is…"
Sep 29, 2011
Hal Skinner replied to Meni's discussion How About an Energy Efficient Garage?
"What we have found over the years is that these "Insulated" garage/ roll up metal doors have very little of what you would call an effective amount of insulation.  Even the military have installed these expensive insulated roll up…"
Sep 27, 2011
Ben Stallings replied to Meni's discussion How About an Energy Efficient Garage?
"Hm, "ways to make a garage more useful in decreasing one's energy footprint"... well, at risk of being really snarky, put the family car(s) inside and wall up the garage door.  Maybe drain the gas tanks just to be on the safe…"
Sep 27, 2011
Bud Poll replied to Meni's discussion How About an Energy Efficient Garage?
"Hi Meni and Sean, I agree with Sean in that detached does resolve some important issues, but in the rest of the world, those garages can end up under or beside our homes where shared walls and attics need to be carefully addressed.  A garage is…"
Sep 27, 2011
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Meni's discussion How About an Energy Efficient Garage?
"What I find funny is that so many people install insulated garage doors, but yet the walls & attic space above them aren't. The best system IMO is a detached garage with a covered walkway, which will not only help eliminate numerous…"
Sep 27, 2011

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