Getting your garage winter-ready is as important as insulating the rest of your house to brave the harsh winter months ahead. Winterizing garage door will also ensure that you don’t have any unexpected visitors (read rodents and stray animals) for Christmas. Fall is, in fact, the best time to take a look under the hood of your car and of your garage door to enjoy a warm, toasty winter.
How To Keep Garage Warm During Winter
We have created a list of tips to keep your garage warm during winter because we know no one wants to do garage repairs with cluttering teeth:
- Refurbish Garage Door: Check your garage door for any dents, cracks or paint peeling off that needs to be fixed. Lubricate the hinges, rollers and springs so you don’t face a door jam in sub zero temperatures.
- Winterize Garage Door: Check if the weather stripping is coming off or has been chewed upon and replace it immediately if required. Scrape off the old weatherstrip thoroughly so the new one sits properly.
- Insulate Garage Door: Along with the weatherstrip, insulating the garage door will make sure no heat escapes the house and no moisture comes in.
- Get The Extra Warmth: Insulation and weatherstripping will only prevent the heat from escaping but will not necessarily warm up the garage. You can install a small unit heater that is not very expensive but will keep your garage cozy.
- Call A Professional For Door Replacement: Get a second opinion from a trusted professional if you find that the garage door is well past its due date and fixing costs are more than buying a new one. The expert may also suggest the best type of garage door and brand to suit your needs.
We hope the above tips will come handy in winterizing your garage doors and for you to have an enjoyable holiday season.