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  • The Trick To Heating Your Cold Bedroom Over The Garage

    Green Wave Distribution ~ Aug 31, 2022

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Many home floor plans include a room above the garage. In some cases, this room is a bedroom, and in other situations, the room may be a den, an office, or a bonus room with flexible purposes. No matter what type of room you have over the garage, you may have found that it's difficult to keep this room warm during the cold winter months.


With minimal insulation located below the room, the room over the garage is almost always drafty and cold. In particular, the floors in this room can be cool to the touch, leaving those who use it feeling chilly and uncomfortable, regardless of where the thermostat is set.


Are you wondering how to keep the room above the garage warm? Underfloor heating may be the solution you are seeking.

Why is the Room Above Garage Cold?

There are multiple reasons why the room above the garage in any home always feels at home, such as:


  • The room above the garage typically has at least two exterior walls, as it is often located in the upper corner of the house. These exterior walls — combined with the elevation of the room — make it difficult to keep warm, as it is always exposed to the elements.
  • The garage that is located below the room often does not have the same kind of insulation as a true interior room, such as a living area or kitchen. The structure of the garage itself and the fact that the garage is not heated with central heating makes it difficult to keep the room above it comfortably warm.


While the room above the garage may always feel cold, it's important to know that you do have options available to rectify this ongoing issue.

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What is Radiant Heating?

Radiant heating is considered to be one of the best ways to address a cold room above the garage. Our heating systems consist of self-regulating carbon polymer heating technology that is installed underneath the floors of the room, not only heating the flooring materials but also providing even heat distribution to the entire room.


While a forced air system may not be able to effectively heat the room above the garage to the desired temperature and retain that heat, a radiant heat solution is able to provide direct heat to the room through the floors. Underfloor heating is considered to be one of the most effective ways to heat the room, and it can be used as either a primary heat source or a supplemental heating solution.

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How Can Underfloor Heating Help With a Cold Room Above Garage?

Underfloor heating can help create a more comfortable atmosphere in the room above the garage in a variety of ways:


  • Radiant heat will make the floors in this room warm to the touch, ensuring that the person who occupies or uses the room is able to step into a comfortable environment immediately.
  • Underfloor heating does more than add a touch of luxury to the floors in the room above the garage. It also can be used as a heat source in the room, providing even heat distribution in a notoriously difficult room to heat. With radiant floor heating installed in the room above the garage, no one will complain about having a cold bedroom or bonus room again.

Is Radiant Heating Compatible with All Flooring Types?

Some people mistakenly assume that underfloor heating is only possible in rooms with tile or stone floors, such as the kitchen or bathroom. Our radiant heat solutions are compatible with all of the most popular flooring materials, including tile, stone, wood, and carpet. It is important that you work with your contractor and discuss the type of flooring material that you prefer in your room because some considerations need to be made for wood and carpet floors. However, together, you will easily be able to find a radiant heat solution that works for your home.

What You Need to Know About Underfloor Heating Installation in Room Over Garage

Installing radiant flooring in the room over the garage is very simple, which is a pleasant surprise to most homeowners who invest in this heating solution. In most cases, homeowners opt to have radiant flooring installed during a renovation project or while they are constructing their home, which means that the radiant heat solution is installed before the flooring is laid. However, it is possible to have radiant heat retroactively installed in the room by placing it in joist bays. To do this, you will need to work closely with your contractor to determine the next best steps for this home improvement project.

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Learn More About How to Keep Room Above Garage Warm

At Green Wave Distribution, we offer a variety of radiant floor heating products designed to provide even heat distribution in any type of room or storage area. Radiant floor heating and radiant heat panels can be used effectively to provide supplemental heat to the room over the garage, or it can be configured as a primary heat source. Regardless, underfloor heating is considered to be one of the most efficient and effective ways to heat a room.


For more information about how to keep the room above your garage warm with radiant heat solutions, contact Green Wave Distribution today or explore some of our other radiant heating products:

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