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Winterizing Your Garage

Living in Las Vegas comes with several perks, one of which is having fairly mild winters. We do not often see snow in the valley, and when we do, it never lasts long. Though the winter season here is not nearly as intense as some other places in the United States, the temperatures still drop. Because of this and more, it is important to winterize your garage, by completing these tasks. 

Insulate

The reasons to insulate your garage door are numerous, We all know that insulation is extremely beneficial for our homes, but we rarely think about insulating our garages. If the temperature is noticeably different from within you house, think of the energy costs you could be saving if you invested in insulating your garage just like the rest of your home. 

Even making a slight difference in the temperature your garage is at can impact your utility bills. By regulating the temperature in extreme weather conditions with insulation, your air conditioner and heat system will not have to work as hard, and will not need to be constantly running to make up for escaping air. 

Insulating your garage not only saves you money, it also makes for a more comfortable living environment, and creates a quieter garage operation. If you have insulation in your garage, you can gain another livable space within your home. Enjoy a game room, create crafts without fear of spilling on the carpet, or make storage more pleasant to access, all by insulating your garage from extreme temperatures.

Seal

In addition to insulation, sealing your garage door can help with energy costs, can help to eliminate leaking air or other problems such as intruding rodents and insects. Ensuring a good garage door seal essentially is just verifying that there are no excessive gaps or cracks along the bottom of the door where it rests on the ground, or along the sides. A good seal carries many of the same benefits as insulating the garage, and can ultimately save you money as well. 

Maintain

Having regular maintenance is always beneficial, no matter what time of the year it is. However, it becomes even more crucial when the temperatures drop. It may be a good idea to schedule a maintenance visit at the beginning of winter, to be proactive and prevent potential problems later on. Being vigilant in keeping an eye on the wellbeing of your garage yourself can also be beneficial. Look at and listen to your door opening and closing regularly, eliminate any obstacles from the path, and ensure that all moving parts are kept clean, on track, and lubricated. 

Even though Las Vegas has fairly mild winters, the temperatures can still drop drastically. It is important to winterize your garage, in order to keep everything running smoothly. Contact the experts at Sun City Garage today.