Many homeowners start preparing for winter by making changes around the home, like testing out heating equipment and checking weatherstripping around doors and windows.
However, many may not realize the importance of weatherizing their garage and garage doors. When your garage is left vulnerable to extremely low temperatures, you can face major challenges, including increased energy costs to heat your home, significantly reduced comfort and potential damage to valuables and equipment you may store.
In this blog post, the expert garage door contractors at Mike’s Garage Door discuss the best ways to winterize your garage with three important steps.
3 Tips for Winterizing Your Garage
To reduce the impact of cold temperatures on your property and your comfort, we recommend weatherproofing both your garage and garage door. There are several key steps to doing this in preparation for winter.
Upgrade to an Insulated Garage Door
An insulated garage door is a great line of defense against the elements. Much like insulation in your home’s walls, the insulation in a garage door helps prevent thermal transfer, meaning less cold comes in and less heat goes out.
This is critical for maintaining a reasonable temperature in your garage, as allowing your garage to get too cold makes it more challenging to heat your home due to shared walls.
Excellent options for insulated garage doors include Clopay steel garage doors, which feature Clopay’s patented Intellicore® polyurethane insulation, or insulated vinyl-clad garage doors. While it’s possible to insulate wood doors, steel and vinyl options provide the best insulation and energy efficiency.
Add or Upgrade Weather Sealing
One of the easiest ways to prepare your garage for winter is with weather sealing, or weatherstripping, for your garage door. These seals can be added to the button of your garage door during your garage tune-up or new installation and reduce cracks and crevices where drafts could get in.
By limiting the amount of cold air that gets into your garage, you can help keep the space at an ideal temperature. For homeowners who may use their garage for hobbies, laundry and more, you’ll increase your comfort significantly.
Stay Up to Date on Garage Door Maintenance
To make sure your garage door is ready to take on the challenges of winter, we recommend routine garage door maintenance and tune-ups.
During these appointments, we’ll thoroughly inspect your garage door to make sure are no issues that could reduce its performance or efficiency and will perform standard maintenance like tightening or replacing defective nuts and bolts, lubricating moving parts, adjusting springs and more.
We’ll also check for any cracks or breaks that may let the cold air in and provide the necessary repairs before the winter cold sets in.
Choose Mike’s Garage Door in Leesburg, IN
When preparing for winter, don’t forget your garage door. Schedule your maintenance today with the experts at Mike’s Garage Door. We’re proud to offer high-quality products and services in Leesburg and surrounding areas from our knowledgeable technicians and exceptional staff.
From garage door installation to reliable repairs, we’ll make sure your garage door is in top-notch shape and that your garage is ready to take on the winter cold.
Schedule your weatherizing services today by calling (574) 253-0279.