|Forum topic by SpaceCowboy74||posted 08-31-2012 06:08 PM||762 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
08-31-2012 06:08 PM
My current shop is a single car garage with cinder block construction. Currently, i have a spider problem and other issues. It has a gabled roof with venting from the outside where the gables meet the cinder blocks.
Does anyone have recommendations on how to improve the “livability” of my workshop? I have been debating putting drywall around the walls so I can easier mount things to the wall. I also thought about putting a ceiling in place. Another benefit would be insulation, but if I do all that, I worry I would make it too airtight. There’s no vents in the roof itself, but I am certain the spiders are entering via the gaps along the roofline.
I also worry that the garage is too exposed to moisture and will ruin pieces and tools. Finally, I have a “vertical slide” window. I can’t really put a window AC in there and the heat of the summer makes working in the shop difficult. I bought a infrared heater for the winter (wanted to reduce explosion chances), but a portable AC requires drainage and I don’t want to just leave the garage door open as it kind of negates the AC.