“Winterproofing” is something that San Diego residents don’t often worry about. However, when it comes to your garage, this is a way to not only save money on your electric bill, but also make your house more comfortable and appealing. There is a lot of low hanging fruit as far as winterproofing your garage goes, and Rockstar Garage Door Services can help you get started!
- Replace the weather stripping
Rockstar Garage Door Services will replace bottom rubber seals on sectional doors as well as vinyl door stops. These two parts are critical in ensuring a tight seal on your garage, and you will notice the difference in how much cleaner your garage will be since less dirt and dust can get in as well as cold air from outdoors.
- Paint concrete garage floors
Having a painted garage floor helps keep the ground dry and the less damp the floor is, the warmer the temperature will feel. The bonus to painting the floor is that the paint reflects dirt and dust which will, in turn, keep your garage feeling a lot tidier.
- Consider proper garage insulation
It is definitely a plus to have a factory-insulated door if your garage is drywalled. An insulated door is far quieter and sturdier than than the non-insulated door and will greatly impact the inside temperature. You could also cover your water heater with an insulating blanket to keep the heater from working so hard to keep your water warm.
- Install heating unit or solar heating panels
Space heaters left unattended are dangerous to use in the garage, so we recommend installing a wall unit. Since we live in San Diego where the winters are more mild, your best option is to go with an electric (versus a gas) heater because they are cheaper and easier to install. Gas heaters are better suited for more extreme cold temperatures where the unit will be running constantly since the installation price is higher, while the long term run time cost is lower.
- Seal off cracks and holes
Cold air can seep into your garage through places other than just the door. Use a caulking foam as insulation for covering up those crevices typically around pipes, windows and vents to keep in the warmth and keep out the cold.
If you can’t take care of all these things this year, try starting with just one. Any one improvement you can do is better than nothing at all, and you will see the difference. Please give Rockstar Garage Door Services a call today at (619) 930-9854 for your garage door servicing needs, the sooner we can replace your weather stripping, the better–you won’t regret it!