How To Keep Your Garage Warm and Secure
Winter is a time for cozying up indoors and enjoying the warmth of your home. But what about your garage? If you’re not careful, your garage can become a drafty, icy mess during the winter months.
Here are a few tips to help you keep your garage warm and secure during the winter:
- Insulate your garage door. An insulated garage door will help to keep the heat in and the cold out. You can insulate your garage door yourself, or you can hire a professional to do it for you.
- Seal any cracks or gaps around your garage door. Cracks and gaps can let in cold air and moisture. Use caulk or weatherstripping to seal any cracks or gaps around your garage door.
- Keep your garage door closed as much as possible. When you’re not using your garage, keep the door closed to keep the heat in and the cold out.
- Install a garage door opener. A garage door opener will allow you to open and close your garage door without having to get out of your car in the cold weather.
- Have your garage door serviced regularly. It’s important to have your garage door serviced regularly by a professional to ensure that it is in good working condition.
If you’re having problems with your garage door, don’t hesitate to call a professional for help. I’ve used ELOY Garage Door in Crystal Lake, myself, and they’ve always done a great job. They also serve several locations in the Northwest Suburbs of Illinois. They also provide 24/7 services for Installation & Replacement.
Here are some additional tips that you may find helpful:
- Use a rubber garage door bottom seal. This will help to keep out snow, rain, and wind.
- Keep your garage door tracks clean and lubricated. This will help to prevent the door from jamming or freezing.
- Check your garage door springs regularly. If the springs are weak or damaged, they could break and cause the door to fall.
- Have a backup plan in case of a power outage. If you have a manual garage door opener, make sure that you know how to use it.
By following these tips, you can help to keep your garage warm and secure during the winter months.