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How To Keep Leaves Out Of Your Garage

Posted on November 3rd, 2022

Between the cool, crisp air and the gorgeous color changes of the leaves, fall is unmistakably one of the most beautiful times of the year. That being said, those lovely fallen leaves can cause a lot of aggravation for homeowners, especially when they start to collect inside your garage.

Red leaves from an oak tree near a two car garage begin to fall to the ground.

Leaves Can Affect Your Garage Door

Some might think of having to rake and bag leaves as nothing more than a time-consuming chore, but they can be so much more of a nuisance than just that. Each time your garage door opens and closes, the wind can blow fallen leaves into the view of the sensors preventing them from working properly. Dead leaves can also pile up in the track area of the garage door affecting the efficiency of both the roller and the garage door.

Four Ways To Keep Leaves Out Of Your Garage

Not only can a horde of fallen leaves cause issues for your garage door, but they can also cause unsightly visual clutter each time you go into your garage resulting in an overwhelming sense of stress. Here are four simple ways to keep those pesky leaves out of your garage and off of your mind.

  • Regular Leaf Blowing
  • Spending just 5 – 10 minutes a day blowing leaves out of your garage with an inexpensive leaf blower can prevent the hassle of having to spend an entire afternoon removing large piles of leaves that have built up over a matter of days or even weeks.

  • Disrupt The Airflow With A Fan
  • Combat the wind, leaves, and debris from blowing into your garage by installing or placing a fan pointing towards the door. This creates a positive air pressure that can prevent leaves and debris from creeping under your garage door’s threshold.

  • Seal Your Garage
  • An unsealed garage door can allow leaves to sneak into your garage even when the door is closed. Sealing your garage door can help prevent the falling debris from getting in and can also keep your garage warmer during the winter.

  • Invest In A Retractable Garage Screen
  • When you think of a retractable screen you might think of one you can place on a standard door to keep bugs away. If you find yourself spending a lot of time in your garage then you might prefer to keep the car garage door open so you can enjoy the cool breeze.

    If that’s the case, then you should also consider purchasing a retractable garage door screen. Not only will this allow you to enjoy the air while you are in your garage, but it can also prevent leaves, bugs and other debris from entering your garage.

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