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Winterizing Your Garage

Posted on November 30th, 2018

As the harsh Chicago winter begins to set in, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your home for the season. Although everyone knows a thing or two about winter home care, many people seem to forget about prepping their garage for the upcoming conditions. Our garage builders in Chicago want to remind you that by taking care of your garage now, you can better use it all year round.

Inspect the Weather Stripping

Weather stripping helps seal off your garage from the wintery conditions like wind, rain, sleet, and snow. As time passes, this sealant can wear down or become compromised. To prevent icy air from skyrocketing your energy bill or water from damaging items in your garage, take a good look at the stripping on your garage doors. If you see any cracks or feel air leaking through, replace the weather stripping for the best insulation results.

Cover Exposed Pipes

Covering any exposed pipes will help prevent them from freezing or bursting. You can insulate exposed pipes easily by wrapping them in plastic, foam pipe wrap, or even newspapers and old towels.

Insulate Your Garage Door

Your garage loses a lot of heat just by being in contact with the outdoors. To prevent this energy drainage, one of the first lines of defense is to insulate your garage door. Foam board is the most popular option, as it can be cut to fit any size door. Our garage builders in Chicago recommend placing them between the frames and even doubling up for extra insulation.

For more winter tips, contact Absolute Garage Builders today!

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