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Prep Your Garage for Winter

Prep Your Garage for Winter

While your garage door may not be the first location that comes to mind to prep your home for winter, a properly sealed and operating garage door will save you money and keep out the cold. Here are four ways to prep your garage for winter!

1. Check Your Weatherstripping

The weatherstripping around your garage door gets a lot of wear and tear throughout the year. It’s completely normal that weatherstripping hardens or cracks over time. Before the frosty winter weather sets in, make sure your weatherstripping is up for the job. You can inspect your weatherstripping by closing your garage door, turning off the lights, and looking for light coming under the door. If you see any gaps, this means that heat can escape from your garage door, costing you money.

2. Insulate Your Garage

Insulation does not stop heat from escaping, but it does slow the transfer of heat, which can help with your energy bill. Insulation is most impactful in your garage on the wall shared by your garage and home interior. If you’ve turned your garage into a home gym or additional living space to make more room, then you might be considering adding heat to your garage for the winter. If this is the case, it is wise to insulate your entire garage – including your garage door.

3. Insulate Your Garage Door

If you’re losing a lot of heat out your garage, insulating your garage door is a sensible financial decision. We recommend investing in an insulated garage door. ProLift Garage Doors can install your new garage door to protect your home against the winter cold. We work with trusted garage door manufacturers like Clopay. They offer an entire series of insulated garage doors, like this carriage house garage door.

4. Replace or Repair Your Garage Door

Whether a new insulated garage door fits your lifestyle needs or you are overdue for a simple upgrade, repairing or replacing your garage door helps prepare your garage for winter. Dents or weather damage can impede your garage door from proper operation. It’s better to take care of damages before winter so your garage door does not get stuck open in the middle of winter, literally sucking money out the door.

Now through January 31st at participating ProLift Garage Doors locations, you can get $100 off a double door installation and $50 off a single door installation. Contact your local ProLift Garage Doors by calling (888) 754-3063 for a free estimate.