You’ll always want the seal on your garage door to be tight so that you can keep brutal weather out of your garage. This gets more important as we draw closer to the chilling months of winter. You may not realize how much warm air leaks out of your garage during winter, especially if you don’t have strong insulation in place. Fortunately, you can resolve this issue by weatherproofing your garage door.
Being proactive and doing weatherproofing ahead of the brutal winter months is suggested. However, whether you’re doing weatherproofing before winter hits, or you already have snow creeping up on your garage, you can make use of these tips.
Inspect and Replace Your Garage Insulation
Many people will overlook their garage door insulation and only notice something when things have started getting out of hand. Inspections go a long way towards avoiding bigger disasters in the future. If you don’t inspect your door and insulation, you could be letting out plenty of warm air generated from your HVAC system. This means you’re practically letting money fly right out the door. The fortunate news is that there are ways you can insulate your door to keep heat in.
You could use fiberglass batt insulation, which is cheaper to install than other materials, but you’ll likely need an expert to help with the installation. With regards to the actual door, there are a lot of overhead doors that include insulation in them.
Weatherstripping, Holes, and Cracks
When did you last inspect the weatherstripping seal that goes around your garage door? It’s these seals that take most of what the weather throws. Opening and closing your garage door will also wear your seals down over time. Eventually, your weatherstripping seal will become brittle and will begin to crack and break, ultimately becoming insufficient for keeping your garage properly insulated. If you notice any damage along your weatherstripping, you should get all of your seals replaced as soon as you can, hopefully before the winter season.
Check Moving Components
Overhead garage doors make use of many different metal components while they’re in operation. Metal doesn’t fare well in the cold because it starts to contract, resulting in a worse performance from your door. Some doors even stop working entirely. Rollers may crack in the face of cold winter weather. Because of the intense cold that winter can bring, we recommend looking at the various moving pieces of your garage door. If you notice that there is anything broken or that something seems to be out of place, get those pieces fixed before winter so you can be prepared for what the new season has to bring.
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Since 2004, First Choice Garage Doors has been providing quality service in Maryland, Delaware, Northern Virginia, and Pennsylvania. We offer services like garage door installation and replacement, as well as maintenance and repair. We specialize in the repair and maintenance of garage doors and their accessories. Here at First Choice Garage Doors, we work with top manufacturers in the industry, including Amar Entrematic, Clopay, Wayne Dalton, and Artisan.