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Chilly winter weather is fast approaching. While a blanket of fresh snow and single-digit temperatures can be the perfect backdrop for a cozy day spent inside with hot chocolate, these climate conditions can spell disaster for your heating bill. Your garage may not be the first location that comes to mind when you prepare your home for winter, but protecting it from the bitter cold will significantly reduce energy costs. Follow the checklist below to ensure that your garage is ready to handle anything this season has in store.
Insulation slows the transfer of heat and can help reduce your energy bill. Insulation is usually built-in along the wall shared by your garage and home interior but not along the other walls of your garage. This means your garage is not as well-insulated as the rest of your home. If you heat your garage so that it stays at a certain temperature because you use it for laundry, storage, or a home gym, then you are likely losing heat and racking up your energy bill. Insulate your entire garage so that heat stops escaping!
Insulating the walls of your garage may not be enough to contain heat. You could still be losing warm air through a poorly insulated garage door. In this case, we recommend investing in an insulated garage door. ProLift Garage Doors can install your new garage door to protect your home against the winter chill. We work with trusted garage door manufacturers like Amarr. They offer an entire series of insulated garage doors such as this carriage house garage door.
Dents or weather damage can impede your garage door from proper operation. A yearly maintenance check by professionals like ProLift Garage Doors is important because they can ensure your garage door is equipped to handle snow and cold temperatures. Take a proactive stance on your garage door investment by having it looked at by an expert before the snow flies and the temperature drops.
The weatherstripping around your garage door gets a lot of wear and tear throughout the year, and it’s completely normal that it hardens or cracks over time. Before winter is officially here, 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 warm air is escaping from your garage door and costing you money by the minute.
All of these updates require a professional’s eye and an expert’s touch — we’ll give you a free, no-obligation estimate so you can make sure that you’re getting the job done right, the first time. From space-saving garage door openers to efficient garage doors, your local ProLift Garage Doors can help find the best garage solutions to fit your life. Contact your local ProLift Garage Doors by calling (888) 824-9947for a free estimate.