STOP LOSING HEAT BY MAINTAINING YOUR GARAGE DOORS.
Fall is a great time to prepare to get ready for the upcoming reality of the blustery winter destined to come to Minnesota.
While we all love Minnesota and all of its seasons, each one comes with a few unique struggles. And during winter, one of the top complaints we hear from homeowners and business owners alike is heating costs. While it’s an absolute necessity to heat our interiors during these months, there are some steps we can take to prevent losing heat through garage doors.
LOSING HEAT THROUGH YOUR GARAGE DOOR.
Your garage door is the gateway to your home. It is the largest and generally the primary entrance to your home. Homeowners with attached garages can lose heat in any number of ways. To hold onto as much heat as possible, ensure your garage door closes properly, maintains a tight seal and is insulated.
REPLACE WEATHER STRIPPING AND SEALS ON YOUR GARGE DOOR.
Prepare your garage door to help you hold onto more heat. Start by inspecting the seal on the bottom of your door and the weather stripping around your door. Even a tiny crack can quickly pull warm air outside, allowing heating costs to increase. The most common way that seals or weather stripping are damaged are damage from impact, changes in moisture and corrosion from a combination of salt, sand, and the door opening and closing.
INSPECT THE HARDWARE ON YOUR GARAGE DOOR.
One way to prevent heat loss is by having proper hardware installed. Broken springs, damaged hinges, and flimsy tracks can cause your garage door to easily lose heat by compromising the seal against the jamb. With the proper hardware installed, your garage door will create a proper seal and retain more heat. One popular piece of hardware, especially for commercial overhead doors, are green hinges. They are specially designed to lower energy use by pushing the door tighter against the jamb to seal the door tighter.
INSULATE YOUR GARAGE DOOR
If your existing door is not insulated, it is possible to add insulation to an existing door. It may make sense to replace your existing door with a new insulated door that was designed with the insulation incorporated in the door and seals between the panels. Please contact one of our helpful representatives and they can make you aware of the options.
WE CAN HELP YOU FEND OFF WINTER WITH A GARAGE DOOR INSPECTION AND SERVICE CALL.
During cold, winter days, there is a significant difference in temperature between the air inside and the air outside. If your commercial or home garage space is heated, you’ll want to keep as much heat from escaping as possible.
Autumn through early winter is our most common season for providing preventative maintenance to residential and commercial customers. If you would like to have a technician perform any services or maintenance checks, please contact us at any one of four locations.
WAITE PARK 320-253-1310