Winterize Your Garage This Year

It’s October and the fall season is in full session. As the temperatures start to cool, now is a great time to prepare for the cold, by winterizing your home and for that matter your garage door.

Yes, your garage door! Without being properly winterized, garage doors allow ice cold air to come inside unimpeded, and if that happens to you, you could run the risk of letting the cold and damp in, or worse – running your trusty heating to death! Keeping your home warm can sometimes feel like a full-time job, even with the help of professionals a lot like thecomfortdoctors.com/heating-maintenance/. Letting a heating system fall into disrepair will make it run more inefficiently, or not at all, and so a repair or a replacement may be required. To help you rectify such a situation, you may want to consider Accurate Electric Plumbing Heating & Air / heater installation professionals for the job. Winterizing your garage doors is one of the most effective ways to prevent your home from feeling the chill this year.

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Why Winterize the Garage Door?

Living along the Wasatch Front, snow, ice, and freezing rain can creep into your garage wreaking havoc. Without proper sealing, insects and other pesky critters can get in. Now is the time to protect your garage door.

Even if you have an insulated garage door, insulation can lose its effect over time. It’s important to check on it before winter is in full gear. Insulation degrades over time, and garage door seals and weather stripping can lose their ability to keep out cold air and moisture.

Take These Steps…

Before installing insulation or assessing your garage door, a little routine maintenance can make a significant difference. Metal moving parts should be lubricated regularly throughout the year, but it’s even more important to keep them gliding easily along when the cold weather comes. Try to use a lubricant that is specifically designed for garage doors.

Typically foam board is the most common type of insulation for garage doors working for nearly all types. Insulation is measured in r-value with a higher value representing a better solution. Typically the foam board has anywhere between an r-value from 3 to 6. If your garage door is steel, you can use any type of insulation.

Certainly, insulation will provide benefits to keeping cold air out but if there are gaps around the garage door cold air, snow, rain, and bugs can get in. Garage door seals and weather stripping can close the gaps to insulate your garage more effectively.

You may have important things stored in your garage over the winter, such as paint and fuel, so it’s a good idea to keep everything at a safe temperature to prevent it all from freezing or becoming damaged. To help protect your belongings, consider putting up shelving to keep things off the floor where it’s colder. You can learn more here about shelving for various chemicals you may have stored in your garage, helping to keep it a safe environment for your home. You may also need a way to climb up and down safely from the shelves, and you want something that won’t get slippery in the winter months. With this in mind, considering some rolling folding ladders may be worth it. Evaluate your situation and make a judgement based on that.

Doing It Yourself

You can certainly winterize your garage door as a do-it-yourself project. If you would prefer an experienced professional to assist you there, Accent Garage Doors stands ready to help you.

Accent Garage Doors enjoys 24 years of premier and unparalleled service across the Wasatch Front. From South Ogden to South Jordan, Layton to Lehi, and Orem to Ogden, Accent Garage Doors stands ready to help you prepare your garage for the winter. Accent Garage Doors does all things garage doors.

When you think garage doors, think Accent Garage Doors.