Preparing your Garage for Winter

The winter winds are blowing in and bringing a few months’ worth of snow, ice, and freezing temperatures along with it. You will need to start making the necessary winter preparations in protecting your home from the harsh winter ahead. This is especially true for your garage. If you tend to store a lot of fragile or more temperature sensitive items in your garage, you might want to consider renting a storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO. We can ensure the quality and safety of your items during the long winter months. For the items you need close at hand we have gathered some winter preparations tips for your garage to try.

Maintain your Weather-stripping

As you step into your garage you may feel a cold breeze drifting throughout the space. This means you may need to replace your weather-stripping. Often times weather-stripping can become cracked and brittle, making it not work as it is supposed to. Remove the existing weather-stripping thoroughly to create a flat and smooth surface. To apply the new weather stripping you will need to measure the accurate amount and then close the garage door and then align the weather stripping so that the rubber flap flattens slightly against the door.

Install Insulation

Most garages don’t come with the necessary insulation to keep the freezing temperatures from entering in and the heat from escaping out. To give your garage the protection it needs you can install insulation yourself. Make sure you purchase the right thickness of insulation and don’t forget to securely fasten it to the wall.

Fix-Up your Garage Door

To keep the cold air and moisture from coming in through your garage door you can install a variety of products including: foam board, reflective barriers, and fiberglass batt insulation. When installing these items make sure you take accurate measurements of your garage door. If this doesn’t work you may want to invest in a new door with insulation already included.

Taking the time to prepare you garage for winter could save you a lot of hassle in the long run. Just because it’s cold outside shouldn’t mean you have to avoid going into your garage all winter. Use the tips above and you can take full advantage of your garage space all year long. For the items that are much more delicate or you just don’t have the space for in your garage, you can trust Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO to provide you with a storage unit for all of the items you need to store. Call us today to learn about our current rates and units we have available.

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