Summer is here! Time to break out the sunblock and sunglasses and enjoy some warm weather! Summer is also a great time to do a yearly check-up on your garage. Yes, even garages need their annual physical, and the summer brings the perfect amount of time and weather to do so. Here are 5 ways to prep both your garage door and the 4 walls around it for this fun time of year!
We know this is probably what you think of when you hear “summer,” but here are some tips to help you think of your garage, too!
1. Inspect the functionality (door and opener mechanism). The first, and most important, of your garage’s summer prep is checking the functionality of your garage itself. There are a lot of moving parts that go into your garage, and you want to make sure everything is functioning as it should before making any other improvements. Look for any excessive wear and tear to moving parts, like your garage door springs and cables. Test out the opener mechanism to make sure it is functioning at full capacity.
2. Lubricate. Now that you have made sure that all parts are working properly, you should lubricate all parts to make sure everything continues working properly throughout the upcoming year. Parts you should definitely pay attention to are rollers, hinges, and tracks. Make sure to do your research and use the right type of oil for the job.
3. Paint / clean the door. A little clean and refresh for your garage door is both fashion and function. Simply cleaning your garage door will help remove built up debris and dirt from the past winter that could be making your garage door work harder to open and close. Once clean, a fresh coat of paint can not only brighten up your garage but continue to protect it from the elements. Get familiar with ways to properly paint your garage door so you only have to do it once, then enjoy the beautiful results!
Pick your color, grab your supplies, and get going!
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4. Weather Stripping: It’s great enjoying this wonderful warm weather now, but we all know this will change back to cold in a few months. Better get prepared with some new weather stripping for your garage. You want to make sure that all cracks are properly filled so your garage can be as contained from the elements as it can.
5. Insulation: While checking weather stripping, insulation should be on your mind as well. And while you might only associate insulation with keeping cold air out, it also can be helpful in summer for keeping your garage dry and humidity out. Ensure that your insulation is in good condition, or plan to install new installation.
Your garage is part of your home, it needs some regular TLC also.
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