According to Texas meteorologists it looks as though our winter is going to be a colder and wetter season than in the past. (Who knows, the city may need to invest in a salt truck at this rate!) Which means you need to insure your heater is working optimally, your house needs to be aligned for the dropping temperatures BUT what about your garage? Normally the garage is something to be forgotten about but it can really make a difference in the temperature of your home as well as your heating bill when prepared for correctly
Here are a few things to know:
Check your batteries: cold temperatures can drain them. Make sure to replace your old remote batteries. No one wants to be stuck outside in the winter!
Use your garage door: using your garage door daily keeps it from freezing shut and ultimately everything will work better. If those temperatures do get below freezing, add a little salt to the ground to provide sure footing.
Grease it up: most mechanical devices need a little grease every now and then. The cold causes metal to contract and will place an added strain to all working parts on the door. Be sure to apply a generous amount of lubrication to the hinges, bushings, and roller.
Check your seals: last but not least your seals need to be tight and trim. This will effect the insulation in your garage as well as your heating bill. If the seals are not installed correctly or are starting to erode, cold air will start to seep in and cool your house.
Be aware that only professionals can work on these seals so make sure to give us a CALL today!