4 Ways You Can Protect Your Garage From the Elements


4 Ways You Can Protect Your Garage From the Elements

 

No matter where you live, your garage can take a beating. While it may seem like a spot you don’t need to pay much attention to, your garage is an important space to take care of all year round to make sure it performs and does what it’s supposed to do. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when thinking about taking care of your garage and keeping it a comfortable, usable space.

Check the Weatherstripping
Weatherstripping is the seal between your garage door and the opening of your garage. When the door closes, the weatherstripping creates a seal to keep the cold out and the heat in. Over time, the weatherstripping can dry out and become cracked, allowing air to leak into your garage. If you check it and find that this is the problem, remove the old weatherstripping and replace with new stripping. The cleaner you can get the surface where the old stripping was the better because the new striping will be able to bond to the surface better, creating a stronger seal.

 

Insulate
Insulating your garage can make it a more comfortable and versatile space. If it’s warm and inviting, you’ll be likely to use it more often. Insulating can be a tough project, however, so make sure you read up on proper techniques. Fiberglass batt insulation is easy to get your hands on, however, it takes some skill when it comes to installing. Make sure you measure each space carefully. You don’t want the insulation to be too long or too short, and you want the fit to be snug.

 

Get a New Garage Door
Garage doors have come a long way, and not only do they update the look of your garage, but it can also make it a space you don’t mind spending time in. Not only will a new garage door add a style update to your garage, but new garage doors come with different insulation options and can add a great deal of curb appeal and property value to your home.
If you’re in the market for a new garage door, Freeport Garage Door Company is here to help. We have a wide variety of different style garage doors to choose from and would be happy to help answer any questions you have about them. To learn more about how Freeport Garage Door Company can help you, visit our services page or give us a call today at 516-623-1928.
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