As the weather gets colder, were sure youve taken many steps to prepare your home for the winter months ahead. Youve probably had heating system maintenance, checked for window leaks, and had your chimney cleaned. But what about your garage?
If youre like most people, you probably dont think much about your garage in the winterunless you need a place to store your artificial Christmas tree. But following our winter garage and garage door maintenance tips can help ensure
all parts of your home are prepared for the cold weather. Keep reading!
Schedule Garage Door Maintenance
The winter is easily one of the most inconvenient times to have a garage door breakdown. Not having to scrape snow and ice off your car is one of the best parts about having a garage! Scheduling regular garage door maintenance can help prevent unexpected breakdowns and costly repairs. At The Hamilton Parker Company, we check, adjust, and lubricate all important components of your garage door, from the tracks to the eye beam. Call us today for garage door maintenance in Columbus, Ohio.
Insulate Your Garage
Insulating your garage door can be a relatively inexpensive way to decrease your homes energy bills. Installing an insulated garage door alone can greatly
reduce the amount of energy loss through your garage as the garage door can account for about a third of the energy loss in your garage.
There are relatively inexpensive garage door insulation kits you can buy if youre interested in DIY garage door insulation. If youd like to improve the energy efficiency of your garage door but dont want to install a new, energy efficient model, there are a few steps you can take to improve the energy efficiency of your current garage door. First, you can install weatherstripping on the bottom and edges of your garage door. Next, you can insulate the garage door itself. The most popular types of garage door insulation are polystyrene and injected foam.
Keep in mind that insulating your garage door yourself is not nearly as effective as having an energy efficient garage door installed
by a professional! An insulated garage door can keep your unheated garage 10 to 20 degrees warmer during the winter.
Replace the Batteries in Your Garage Door Opener
You dont want to get locked in or out of your garage during the cold weather months! Make sure your garage door opener is working properly all season long. If you need repair or replacement on your garage door opener, contact The Hamilton Parker Company today.
Protect Your Garage Floor
Your car is going to inevitably track snow and salt into your garage this winter. Protecting your garage floors now can help minimize the damage to your garage floors this winter. Seal your garage floor before the snow arrives!