Preparing for Indiana’s Seasonal Changes
The weather can get very cold in Indiana during winter. You already know how to keep your home warm and bundle up when you go out, but what can you do to protect your garage from the bitter cold?
It’s vital to insulate your garage door, add weather sealing to your garage and keep up with garage door maintenance. In this blog, we’ll look at these three tips for protecting your garage and your home from the cold winter weather.
3 Tips for Winterizing Your Garage
Keeping your garage and garage door in good condition requires some planning when it comes to winterization. Consider these three tips for keeping your garage and garage door as safe as possible from the damaging effects of winter weather.
1. Insulate Your Garage Door
Insulation is common in the walls and ceilings of a home. It keeps the outside air at bay, allowing the home to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This same type of insulation can be applied to a garage door.
Some garage doors are designed with insulation already built in. Overhead Door Company of Fort Wayne installs Thermacore insulated doors. Adding an insulated garage door offers many benefits, including better energy efficiency, added durability and improved sound suppression.
If you don’t want to install a new garage door, insulation materials can be added to the inside of the garage door. A technician can add insulating materials to the door to help defend against the elements.
2. Add or Upgrade Weather Sealing
How tightly is your garage sealed when it’s closed? If there are openings on the bottom or sides, you could be letting out valuable warm air during winter. Proper weather sealing can be the solution.
Weather sealing or weatherstripping can be added around the edges of the garage door and could make a big difference in garage temperature. The materials can be added during professional garage door maintenance.
A professional can check all seals and inspect your garage door for any signs of leakage. One good way to see if your garage has any leaks is to turn off the lights and see if any sunlight shines through. If so, those gaps can be sealed to help keep your home’s warm air inside.
3. Stay Up to Date on Garage Door Maintenance
One of the best things to do for your garage and your home is to schedule garage door maintenance. Over time, the door can break down and run into a variety of issues. With regular maintenance, you can keep your garage door in great shape and avoid the need for a new installation.
Our team can search for cracks and leaks in your door and seal them tightly. This can help keep the elements at bay and keep your garage warmer during the coldest months.
Replace Your Old Garage Door for Optimal Thermal Performance
If your garage door is very old and has a lot of leaks, it may be best to install a new, modern garage door. Today’s doors are designed for better energy efficiency and seal out the elements very well.
Our team installs insulated garage doors as well as typical doors and insulation kits. In just a day, we can remove your old door, install a new one and ensure that it’s ready to keep the cold air out all winter.
Winterize Your Garage Door With Overhead Door Company of Fort Wayne
The team at Overhead Door Company of Fort Wayne has been resolving garage door issues throughout the local area for years. Our expert technicians use the best tools and techniques to ensure your garage door is in tip-top shape. From 24-hour emergency service to top-notch customer care, you can depend on us for it all.
Schedule garage door winterization services today — call 260-205-8509 to get started.