Make the Most Out of Your Garage in Winter
Your garage is always useful, but it’s even more useful in the winter. That’s when you need it most for storing your vehicle out of the weather, keeping your snowblower accessible, and storing things that you don’t want exposed to the elements.
There are a few things you can do to get even more out of your garage this winter.
Insulate Your Garage Door
Lots of heat escapes out of your garage door, which makes your garage door less useful for some storage reasons and doesn’t keep your car as warm, either. If it isn’t already insulated, here’s how to insulate your garage door for winter.
Garage door winter insulation starts by replacing the weatherstripoing around your door. Take off the old weatherstripping, then take it to your local hardware store. Find the best possible match, then take it home and follow the directions to apply it.
Beyond that, the best way to insulate a garage door is to get a kit designed to help you do the job. Most of these have rigid insulation panels made out of fiberglass, reflective barriers, and/or foam boards. You’ll need to cut these to exactly fit your garage door panels, then apply them according to the instructions in the package.
If you don’t want to handle garage door winter insulation on your own, we don’t blame you. Call us at Accurate Door today and we can do it for you.
Install Garage Heat
Once your garage is capable of holding onto heat, you may want to add some to the garage itself. You can add it to your HVAC system, or simply use a space heater when you need to raise the temperature in the garage. This makes it a better place for storage and also keeps your vehicle warmer.
Tune Up Your Garage Door
Make sure your garage is ready for winter before cold temps come. Get a professional to take a look at it. This can include a full tune-up, where they perform all the tasks that help your garage door work better.
When you call us for a garage door tune-up, we will make sure that we fix any problems we find, too. That way, your garage door will be optimal for vehicle and other storage purposes all winter long.
Keep it Dry
Make sure your garage is free of leaks, drips, and more. These can undermine any efforts you’re making toward insulating the door, and it can also make the garage an unsafe place to store things like your lawnmower, snowblower, and other mechanical devices. It also helps keep your garage safe, since ice can cause major slips and falls.
Whether you need to know how to insulate your garage door for winter or you’re looking for other help to make the most of your space when winter comes, call us at Accurate Door today. We’ll send out a garage door pro soon to inspect your door, make winterizing suggestions, and fix any problems we find.