On cold winter mornings, a warm garage is a lifesaver. You don’t need to scrape ice off the windshield or wait for the car to warm up. People often overlook their garage doors during the winter; yet a well-insulated garage can cut down energy costs, prevent costly damage, and protect items stored in your garage from the cold. Follow these tips from Larry Myers Garage Doors to protect your garage from winter weather:
Replace weatherstripping at the base of the garage door to keep out cold air. With daily use, weatherstripping can wear down, so it’s smart to check for damage.
Check for gaps around the edges of the garage door, and seal any cracks with weatherstripping or other sealants like vinyl or rubber.
Insulate your garage and garage door. If your garage is attached to your house, an insulated garage will reduce draftiness in adjacent rooms and save energy. Steel garage doors often need extra insulation to keep out the cold.
Seal the garage floor. Floor sealing is important because concrete is porous, and any moisture that freezes will cause cracks in your garage floor.
When it comes to protecting your garage from winter weather, prevention is crucial. Contact the garage door professionals at Larry Myers for more information on how to keep your garage door in top shape year round.