One of the best things about having your home and your garage under the same roof is that you don't have to unnecessarily expose yourself to the elements each time you arrive or leave. Driving home in bad weather can be a real hassle, and arriving home and being able to park indoors can be a real benefit. It makes sense then, to weather proof your garage door before temperatures get too cold. This way you'll ensure your car stays as warm and dry as possible, and you'll prevent precious warmth from escaping through your garage door.
Check for Gaps
The next thing you should do is check around your garage door for any gaps. This visual inspection is quite simple. All you have to do is close your door and inspect all its edges for gaps – a flashlight can make this easier. Depending on where the gaps are, you may be able to take care of them yourself with gap filler.
Examine the Weather Seals
At the bottom of your garage door is a long rubber strip that extends along the entire length of your panels. This rubber strip acts as a draft proof barrier and stops cold air from blowing into your garage from below. If your door closes properly and the weather strip is in good condition, you shouldn't feel any cold air coming in from under the door. If you do feel the cold, raise your door and inspect the weather strip. If it looks old and worn, it's time for replacement – we can help you with that.
Simple Tasks for a Warmer Home
These aforementioned simple tasks should only take you a few minutes to complete, but they'll help you keep your garage warm through the colder months. This is especially important if your garage is attached to your home. By keeping your garage warm and draft free, you'll potentially prevent heat loss from the rest of the house. To make sure your garage is properly insulated, contact our experts at Garage Door Repair Acworth today.