Just as we get our yards, pools, and porches ready for winter, we can do the same for our garage. Here are 6 tips to assist with safety, storage, maintenance, and prevention. Most take only a few minutes and can save hours of headache and additional spending.
1. Check the Garage Door Seals for Issues
Take a moment to check the weather stripping on the bottom of the garage door and also the seals on the man-door into the home. If any of these seals are damaged, it allows cold air, debris, and rodents to enter the garage or home. Keeping seals tight will keep those field mice in the fields.
2. Shield Garage Door Rails & Sensors from Damage
Keep items away or secured so that they cannot impede or damage the garage door tracks. If moving large items or equipment in and out of your garage, be careful not to strike the tracks or sensors. Bumping the sensors can cause the garage door to not open or close properly from the remotes.
3. Pre-position Snow Blowers for Convenience
Have that snow blower or tractor with plow gassed up and a clear path out the garage door. Moving the cars, contents, and storage items around during a snowstorm is no fun. Make sure you need only open one garage door and run the snowblower directly out the door. Moving bags or containers of snowmelt chemicals close to the man door makes it quick and safe to apply those chemicals outside. Also, have snow shovels out and ready.
4. Add Floor Mats for Safety
While most of us have a welcome mat at the man doors, winter makes for slippery conditions when entering and leaving vehicles and traversing the main walkway. Adding carpet strips or floor mats from the outside door to the entry into the main home not only removes debris from footwear but prevents slipping on snowshoes and other footwear that lacks wet floor traction. Adding floor mats at the doors of the vehicles also prevents slipping when entering and departing from vehicles that are dropping snow and water onto the garage floor.
5. Safeguard Your Garage Investment
As a professional floor coatings company, I know this one sounds self-serving. But, a garage floor coating protects your garage floor from damaging winter salts, abrasive sands, and stones in snow and from rust stains from snow shovels, tire chains, and snow blowers. It’s not too late, as our professional floor coatings can be installed below freezing temperatures. Our teams have installed hundreds of garage floor coatings at temperatures below 30 degrees in all of our service areas. Coated or not, sweeping the winter melt off and debris out periodically will help protect your floor and keep you from tracking these items into the home.
6. Unhook & Drain Water Hoses
If your garage has a hose bib, ensure the garden hose is disconnected. Drain hoses of all water before wrapping them up for the season.
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