Getting your Garage Ready for Winter Weather

As the winter weather is fast approaching now is the perfect time to assess your garage and take the time to prepare it for the winter weather we will be experiencing these next few months. While you at it, it would be a good time to sort through the items in your garage and free up some much needed space by placing the items you just don’t need during the winter months in a storage unit at Safegard Mini Storage in Beaverton, Oregon. Below are some helpful suggestions to get your garage ready for the winter weather.


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.