During winter, buildings need to be well heated. Areas like the garage that are directly exposed to the elements need to be protected from damage. Whether it is a garage at your home, or one at your place of work, it is important to preserve your door with weather stripping during the colder months in Amarillo, Texas.
Do I need weather stripping for my garage?
One method is weather stripping. It creates a barrier between the garage door and the garage door opening. Over time, the stripping starts getting worn down. It becomes brittle and it starts cracking. When this happens, cold air gets into the garage and into the house via the door and the frame.
When the weather stripping starts to show signs of wear, it should be fixed immediately. It is best to inspect it once the temperatures start to drop before the worst of winter starts.
For the sake of ensuring that weather stripping is as effective as possible and your home has maximum energy efficiency, you would do well to leave the job to the experts. They will do a professional job so that the stripping lasts longer.
How is weather stripping restored?
The process begins with removing all the weather stripping and scraping off any sealant that is left. New weather stripping will only adhere well and last for long if applied on a clean and smooth surface. It will also seal much better.
The professionals will do it right by aligning it such that the rubber flap lies slightly flat against the garage door. This provides a good seal and ensures the door opens and closes without a problem.
Another way to protect your garage is through insulation. Even if you will not be spending much time here, insulating your garage will ensure that the rest of your home is energy efficient. Modern garages are usually attached to the home so if your garage is not well insulated, you will be losing heat through it. A well insulated garage will also protect your car from incidents of freezing if you are using gel fuel and the engine refusing to start because of freezing temperatures.
Remember that the garage walls and door also need to be insulated. You can lose heat through the walls and doors as well. It is important that you call in the experts to do a professional insulation job. A DIY job using insulation kits may cost you less but it may not be properly done which means that when you think you have done a good insulation job, you'll actually be losing heat through your garage.
Amarillo Garage Door Experts
Amarillo garage door company Willow Creek Overhead Door is well known for their professionalism, affordable prices and expertise. Call them today, get your weather stripping restored and keep your garage well protected during the often unpredictable Amarillo winter weather.