Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Tampa, Florida is an industry leader when it comes to garage door installations, repairs and routine maintenance. We’ve served the Tampa area and beyond for more than two decades, taking pride in both serving our customers and giving them helpful advice.
We like to equip our customers to do things on their own with their garage. One tip we’d encourage each of them to do is to get their garage door ready for winter. This can happen in just a few short steps and will be a help for your home.
You can never be too careful and it’s best to “winterize” your house and garage, regardless of the area where you live. Preparing in advance will help you to feel ready and equipped for any potential inclement weather that may come your way.
There are several steps you can take to ensure your garage door is ready for the upcoming weather. Consider the following and you’ll be glad you took the time to look closely at your door before winter arrives.
1. Annual Inspection
We encourage every homeowner to have a professional do a yearly inspection on their garage door. Often, problems can be detected early by inspecting all the components at least once a year.
While there are a few checks that owners can perform themselves, there are several that should be left to a professional company. Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Tampa, Florida is able to get you on our schedule should you ever decide to do such an inspection for your garage door.
2. Weather Stripping
You can test the quality of your weather stripping quite easily. Stand inside your garage with the door closed. If you can see light peeking in through any holes or gaps, then you need to replace your weather stripping. Another way you can keep your weather stripping in good repair is to wipe it down with a cleaning solution.
3. Insulated Door
If you don’t have an insulated door, then it’s the time to consider a replacement. While there is the upfront expense of a new door, you’ll save more money over time because of reduced electricity costs. There are a variety of choices when it comes to insulated doors and the options include pricing that will fit for about any budget.
4. Easy Tool Access
One other rule of thumb for your garage is to keep tools you’ll need close and easy to find. In the event that you have ice, frost, snow or other bad weather, you’ll want to be able to get to your equipment. Most homeowners store salt, shovels, snow blowers and other tools used during the winter in the garage.
Since they don’t get used year round, these tools get pushed into hard to reach places sometimes. When you need them, you’ll want to have easy access so store them carefully each year. Be sure to label boxes, equipment so that you can locate what you need something quickly.
Each year, it’s important to evaluate your garage door in order to ensure that it’s working properly. You can do simple things that will help it work better like lubricate the components which will extend the life of your garage; thus, it will keep you warmer during the colder months.
Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Tampa, Florida has serviced this area for many years and are pleased to be able to share the benefits of a garage door opener with the Tampa community and beyond.
Our techs highly recommend getting your garage door ready for winter. Please let us know if we can assist you in any way. Our friendly phone reps are standing by even now to take your call.