Tips for Winterizing your Garage Door for the First Time

Winterizing-your-Garage-DoorAlthough you may never have thought about it in the past, the garage door is the largest moving part in your home. Compared to the size of a standard entry door, the one for your garage is much bigger. For this reason, you have to put even more time and energy into the winterizing process.

When it comes time to winterize your garage door for the first time, you may have questions about when to get started and what exactly it entails.

Before we go any further, take note that you should winterize your garage door well in advance of the first cold cycle. In other words, don’t wait until the “dead of winter” to get started. At this point, you have waited too long and you may not be able to complete the task as necessary.

Did you know your garage door has the potential to be one of the biggest energy leaks in your home? Some people overlook this point, being that they don’t spend much time in this space. However, the cold air that enters your garage will eventually make its way into your primary living space.

Here are a few simple tips to keep in mind when winterizing your garage door. Once you complete this process one time, it will much easier to do the same in subsequent years.

1. Purchase a garage door weather strip kit along with a vinyl garage door bottom. If you recently had a new door installed, you may not need to do this. It is only required when your current weather stripping is worn out or no longer offering the appropriate coverage.

2. Cut the weather stripping and bottom to match your door and opening.

3. Attach the weather stripping and bottom to your door with the included aluminum strip.

Final tip: don’t overlook the importance of cleaning your garage door front before the cold weather arrives. Although dirt is sure to accumulate during the winter months, there is no point in adding to the grime from the summer.

Are you having a difficult time getting started? Are you concerned that you are still letting cold air inside? If so, contact a local garage door repair company to discuss your needs.

If you have an old garage door, a professional service technician can offer professional winterizing services. Once complete, your garage will be as energy efficient as possible as the cold air begins to push into your area.


About Neb Aleksic

Neb grew up in the garage door business. Since joining Doorcare he has moved up in the ranks, and now oversees a team, in addition to Doorcare's marketing efforts. He is passionate about what he does, and enjoys the small things in life.
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