Often, you may think of spring and summer as the time for home improvement projects. But as the seasons change, you may want to continue making upgrades to your home, including improvements to your garage. While you can make improvements like updated paint and new lighting throughout the year, you may wonder if you can install a garage floor coating when the weather is a little cooler and more inclement. If you want to install a garage floor coating in your home but are worried about the changing seasons, keep reading to learn more about when we recommend getting one installed in your home.
Why Should You Install A Garage Floor Coating?
While you may think of your concrete garage floor as pretty resilient, it is not infallible. Over time, as you continue to walk and drive on your untreated concrete, it may begin to exhibit signs of damage. These signs can include cracking, chipping, and crumbling. With a garage floor coating, however, a team of professionals will repair this damage and install the coating over the concrete. When you install a garage floor coating, you don’t have to worry about further damage or repair costs to your existing concrete floors.
Can You Install A Garage Floor Coating In Winter?
If you have decided to install a garage floor coating, you may wonder whether you can have it installed in the winter because of the lower temperatures. Many garage floor coating professionals install floor coatings throughout the year, regardless of the season. Ultimately, whether you can install a garage floor coating in the winter is dependent on your chosen floor coating.
When Can You Install A Garage Floor Coating?
There will likely never be a perfect time for you to install a garage floor coating in your home. When choosing to install a garage floor coating, you have to ensure the space is emptied of any personal effects that sit on the floors and that you don’t need to park your car in the garage for at least 24 hours. The best time for you to get a garage floor coating in your home is ultimately when it is easiest to prepare the space for this upgrade.
There are a few weather obstacles you will want to avoid in order to ensure a successful installation. If you are getting a garage floor coating and it is expected to be more humid than normal, you should consider putting off the project. Additionally, if it is raining, you may want to push the project back to protect your floors from any potential flooding that will get your concrete damp prior to installation.
Getting An Epoxy Floor Coating
Epoxy floor coatings are a resin that can be combined with a harder to create a strong coating. It is fully customizable, making it an excellent option for any concrete floor project. When installing an epoxy floor coating, the temperature should ideally be between 60°F and 80°F. When the temperature is right during your floor coating installation, it allows your floors to cure appropriately and adhere fully to the concrete.
Installation can take up to 3 days, so it is important that the room remains warm throughout this process and that you keep any weight, including that of your car, off of the floors. Because the ideal temperature for the installation is between 60°F and 80°F, you can almost certainly rule out installing a garage floor coating in the winter unless you live somewhere warm throughout the year.
However, it may not be appealing to install a garage floor coating during the summer months if it gets especially hot where you live. This warm weather would mean your car is out in the heat, which may not be appealing to you.
Getting A Polyaspartic Floor Coating
Polyaspartic floor coatings are the most durable floor coating option available. They, like epoxy floors, are fully customizable. However, they are also stain, scratch, and UV resistant. While other garage floor coatings need more optimal temperatures to cure correctly, Polyaspartic floors aren’t as particular. They can cure through even the most extreme temperatures.
Because they can be installed through every season, you don’t need to worry about the weather when scheduling. In addition to their ability to cure in more inclement weather, they also cure more quickly. You can install a garage floor coating and go back to regular use of the space in about 24 hours. Cold weather may lead to slightly longer curing times, though they won’t likely impact curing time substantially.
Garage Floor Coatings With Solid Garage Floor Coatings Of Utah
If you are considering getting a garage floor coating to protect your concrete floors, you should work with a trustworthy team of professionals. Our team at Solid Garage Floors of Utah has years of experience, making us confident we can help create a beautiful garage floor for your home.
In addition to our garage floor coating services, we provide basement, patio, and porch coatings. If you are interested in installing a new garage floor coating or would like to receive a free quote for your home, reach out to our team today.