How Do You Prepare Your Garage Door for Winter?

Las Vegas Garage Door

In Games of Thrones words….. Winter is coming. In all seriousness, winter can be one of the most excruciating times of the year for most. Arizona and Nevada experience cold and dry winters where the temperature does not get as low as other places, but the cold weather does provide a drop in temperature. Thankfully, we service these areas and can help when you need repairs or a new garage door installation this winter.  

Many may wonder how we prepare our garage door for the winter. We have the answers to your questions. Our technicians will advise you on what to do for your garage door and let you know how to prepare the inside of the garage for some of the harshest months of the year. This way, you do not feel like you are going through it alone because we service Las Vegas and Phoenix at Sun City Garage Doors for all your garage needs. 

5 Ways to Prepare Your Garage For Winter

Winter In The Desert

Learning how to winterize your garage door and garage in general may seem daunting at first, but once you take it step by step, we promise preparing your garage door for the winter will go through without a hitch. 

  1. How to Seal Your Garage Door

Many people need to realize that their garage is not prepared for the winter because they do not know it does not have a garage door seal on the sides or a threshold seal on the bottom. Sealing your garage door takes the right parts and a qualified technician. A technician will come to your home with a bottom weather seal and an exterior vinyl trim and add the bottom seal to the bottom of your garage. You may wonder how to keep your garage warm in the winter and how to keep your garage door away from cold temperatures - this is the proven method to keep away from freezing temperatures.  

  1. Seal and Cracks and Holes

One way to make your garage warmer is by ensuring there are no cracks or holes in your garage door. Suppose you have any holes in your garage door. In that case, there is air seeping through and possible unwanted critters coming in under the garage floor or through other places, so be sure to call us at Sun City Garage Doors so we can use our special tools to patch up those holes or install new garage door panels. If you have cracks in your weatherstripping, it might be time for a new garage door winter seal. 

  1. Insulating Your Garage Door

Another way to warm the garage in the winter is garage door insulation. Many people do not know this, but older homes sometimes do not have insulated garage doors, so you may need to check your garage door. Insulation paired with weather stripping helps to waterproof your garage door from any water coming in or from your garage door getting too humid. You can call one of our trusted technicians, and they will come to your house and quickly add the insulation for you. 

  1. Tidying Up Your Garage 

You may ask yourself how this pertains to preparing my garage for the winter, but it is essential. You want to ensure that you put items away where they need to go and that your garage has enough space. Many things, like water heaters and pipes in the garage, can burst in the winter, and to prevent all your precious valuables from getting ruined, you want to place them off the ground. Plus, this gives you more room to leave your vehicle when you come home from the cold. So, you can add this to your winter-proof kit. 

  1. Inspection

One of the tools you can put in your garage door winterizing kit is to call a technician for a yearly inspection before all the harsh conditions happen. Our Sun City Garage Doors’ technicians are here seven days a week for your garage door needs and are happy and eager to help. A technician will come to your home with a fully stocked truck to ensure everything is working correctly and recommend things your garage may need to keep you safe in the winter. Do not feel intimidated by all the parts; there are people in your corner here to help. 

What Not To Do To Your Garage Door

Broken Garage Door

You should not do certain things to your garage door during the wintertime or any time during the year. 

  1. You want to ensure you are not replacing or repairing any parts or doing garage door maintenance yourself. You never know when you might use the wrong bolt or hinge or install something not meant for your garage door. Our technicians who have been trained know the correct parts for your garage door repair orders. 
  1. You want to do something other than a DIY of your weatherstripping. Most DIY kits come with glue instead of the proper tools to install weatherstripping. Call us and we will do it for you in no time. Then, you will have an insulated garage door that gets you away from the cold air and away from heat loss.  
  1. Lastly, you want to ensure you are not diagnosing the problem with your garage door from sources all over the internet. You never know what may be reliable, so it is best to contact us, an experienced company, and our technicians will determine what is wrong with your garage door, with our free 26-point safety inspection

Overall, we want you to have a safe and secure garage during the cold weather and all times of the year where you know you can keep your belongings, vehicles, and whatever else you want to keep in your garage. And we want it to be a place you look forward to using since you use the garage door daily. Therefore, having the perfect insulation weather seal and keeping your garage tidy is essential for this winter, especially since winter is one of the harshest times. If you need us, we are available seven days a week and almost every day of the year to help with any garage door problem. All you need to do is call us for a garage door service at Sun City Garage Doors.

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