Having an insulated garage provides protection from the elements for your workshop, automobiles, and items stored in your garage. Many people in the South think they don’t need to worry about cold weather, but that’s not the case. Freezing temperatures can affect your garage wherever you live.
If a garage gets too cold, it can not only damage vehicles but anything you are storing inside your garage. If you have a boat, riding lawn-mower, pressure washer, or other power equipment in the garage, your batteries can take a big hit from cold weather, not to mention liquids like solvents, cleaners, paint, and other chemicals you may have stored in your garage. Extreme temperature swings can wreak havoc on garage contents. Fuel can gel up and cause serious problems when you attempt to fire up equipment in the spring months.
Freezing temperatures are hard on garages. Making sure your garage is winterized for harsh conditions is essential, and you don’t want to have to wait until there is damage. There are several things you can do to ensure your garage and contents isn’t a victim of cold weather.
Garage weather stripping is one of the first things you can inspect for the winter months. Weatherstripping and seals can become brittle and cracked over time. When this occurs, you can get cracks and leaks in the seals allowing cold weather to drift into your garage. The draft can allow your garage to drop temperatures causing damage rapidly. If you close your garage door and feel air coming inside, it’s time to address the seals and weather stripping — weather seals located on the sides and bottom of your garage door let cold weather in and warm air out.
An insulated garage door is the best protection against cold weather. There are several options from installing a new garage door to having your existing door insulated by a garage door professional. If your garage is not attached to your home, it’s even more important to consider an insulated door. Attached garages pull heat and insulation from the house, but detached garages are really on their own when it comes to the elements.
To make sure your garage is ready for winter, contact a professional garage door service company, and have them inspect your current situation.
They will examine your current door, weatherstripping, and even check the insulation in the structure. Garage door professionals will make recommendations based upon an onsite inspection.
Access Garage Door has been serving the Upstate of South Carolina for over 20 years, and our professional staff can help provide peace of mind and a line of defense from winter weather. Contact us today to receive a free inspection and estimate. Don’t let “Old Man Winter” wreak havoc on your garage and everything inside.
Tim Kay, Owner
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