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Garage door maintenance – winterizing your garage door


Why you should consider winterizing your garage door

In most homes with an attached garage, the garage shares one or two walls with a room in the living space of the house. Some homes have a garage located below a room on the second level of the home. In both cases, a garage that is not properly weatherized can affect the energy use in the home. When cold air and for that matter hot air in the summer months enter the garage of a house the room next to or above the garage are generally affected. That is because colder garage causes energy loss in the adjoined living spaces to the garage. A major cause of energy loss in a garage is the garage door.

Visually inspect your garage door for spaces

Check for spaces under the garage door and at the sides of the garage door when it closes. If there are spaces under the garage door or around the garage door contact a garage door professional to assess and recommend the best options to reduce energy loss from your garage. One of the options to discuss is whether you should upgrade your Maryland garage door to an insulated garage door. Another less costly option is adding weather seals to the bottom and sides of the garage door.


“If cold living spaces above or next to the garage are an ongoing problem, upgrade to an energy efficient garage door. Replacing an older garage door with a new, insulated model can reduce energy loss through the garage by up to 71%, according to a comparison study conducted by Clopay engineers.”