You would think that your garage would be a safe place to park your car, but sometimes there are reasons it isn’t. Here at Garage Door Repair Services of Tampa, we have a few tricks to park your car safely in the garage without doing damage to your vehicle or home.
Keep Your Garage Clean
Many people use this area to store seasonal items, yard equipment, and other things. It’s not a problem to store your things in your garage unless the stuff gets in the way of parking. When you have your walls lined with stuff, you can end up running it over or falling on it when you get out.
Create a storage solution in your area to maximize the space. You can create shelving overhead that is out of the way of the doors. If that is not an option and you simply don’t have the room to store things, then consider downsizing.
Hang a Tennis Ball From The Track
One of the dangerous things about parking in the garage is pulling in too far. You don’t want to run into or back into the house. The best way to keep from doing that is to hang a tennis ball from the tracks. You will need to park your car exactly where it needs to be and then string up the ball. When you back in or pull in, stop when the ball rests on your glass.
Put Pool Noodles on The Walls
If you are in a tight space, getting your doors open can be a challenge. To protect your doors from slamming into the wall, attach a pool noodle to the wall. It will act as a bumper when you open your doors.
In order to do attach the pool noodle to the wall, you will need to screw long screws into it. You may consider putting a piece of wood in place before screwing in the noodle.
Maintain Your Garage Door
To keep from damaging your car from the garage door, you need to have one of our technicians come out and do a safety inspection. We will perform our Tune-n-Lube service while we are out. It is our goal to keep you and your car safe by making all repairs that are necessary.
Insulate The Door
Another way to keep your car safe inside of the garage is to insulate the door. Insulation and weather-stripping will regulate temperatures and cut down on moisture. You can install insulation onto an existing door or buy new equipment that is already insulated. Our team can help you with either of those projects.
Call Today For Garage Door Service
To keep your car safe from a broken garage door, call the team here at Garage Door Repair Services of Tampa. We will send one of our technicians out to you as soon as possible. We are always on call and ready to answer the phone.
Call now so we can get one of our team members to your address. We look forward to working with you.