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How to Protect Your Garage from Winter Cold

It’s easiest to use your garage as a functional storage and work place when it’s warm, especially when the Connecticut cold gets brutal. A cold garage can damage your car and freeze pumps or water lines. By following these steps, you can protect your garage from winter cold and save yourself time and money in the long run.

    • Fix or Replace Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping creates a seal between your garage door and its opening. Over time, the material can wear down or become brittle and let cold air into your garage. If you feel a draft coming in, remove the weatherstripping and any remaining sealant. Measure and install a new one to create a good seal for easy operation.

    • Install A Unit Heater in Your Garage

Unit heaters are a good way to heat your garage with few space requirements or construction costs. Decide if you want a gas or electric heater as both have their pros and cons. Gas heaters are harder to install, but electric ones are more costly to operate. You can also choose a mini-split heat pump which is more efficient and relatively easy to install.

    • Insulate Your Garage Walls

Buying the insulation itself is easy. The installation – not so much. Be sure to purchase the right thickness and carefully read the instructions before starting to place the insulation in the walls. Pro Tip: Your insulation should have a snug fit, but it shouldn’t be jammed into the wall.

    • Fix Up the Garage Door

In addition to your walls, you can also insulated your garage doors. You can choose from a variety of options including foam boards, reflective barriers, and fiberglass batt insulation. If you have issues insulating your garage doors or still feel cold after doing so, your best option is replacing your door with a more modern, insulated one.

Protect your garage and everything in it this winter by keeping the room warm and toasty. You’ll be able to keep your car safe and not worry about any pipes freezing and causing a costly mess. Plus, you won’t feel like you entered an arctic tundra every time you need to run in there to grab something.

If you need to replace your garage doors in Fairfield this winter, choose us for custom designs that meet your desired function and aesthetic. Call The Garage Door Center at 203-255-3033 today! We’ll schedule an appointment for you to meet with us at our Fairfield showroom and start the garage door design process.

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