Major Seasonal Garage Repairs to Remember

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Safety hazards arise around our homes no matter the season. This includes our garages too, who seem to suffer the most wear and tear all year round.

Winter

Snow means dropped temperatures, frost and slippery surfaces. Metals tend to contract when temperatures reach freezing levels. Make sure you check on the screws, springs and garage door rollers regularly. One easy, but temporary, solution is the application of lubricant.

If you notice your garage getting colder than usual, it’s usually a sign that your insulation and weather stripping are damaged or failing. However, if your garage has windows, it can also mean that they’re drafty, leaky and need caulking.

You can also DIY a draft stopper out of some cloth and stick them around the window sills to prevent cold air from entering. Wall insulation is also a good investment.

Spring

Right when spring rolls in, the damages and problems from winter begin to be more noticeable. You’ll most likely hear squeaking and grinding noises. The door itself may get corroded and rusted from the snow, rain, sleet, hail or cold air in general.

Should door jambs happen of get stuck, never try to pry it open on your own.

A malfunctioning door is the perfect indication that your garage door needs replacing.

Summer

Humidity and heat are also your garage’s worst enemies next to the cold. If winter makes your garage colder, the same happens during summer – it swelters up in there. Don’t tear off the insulation you installed during winter; this keeps out the summer heat.

One of the first things you need to do is increase airflow, especially during daytime. You can do this by regularly opening your doors slightly to allow the air to circulate both inside and out. A vent can also be installed, so the trapped hot air has a stationary exit point. Keeping a fan in the garage can also help prevent heat stroke while you work.

Fall

How do you keep rain, leaves and debris from entering your garage during autumn? Garage door floor seals are usually an easy fix, since it glues to the garage floor, forming a barrier almost an inch high. You can also fill gaps with sealant to prevent water from entering through the cracks.

Don’t forget about the drainage system. Fallen, dry leaves tend to pile up and clog the pipes. If the drainage is damaged, chances are the rain water will overflow onto your garage.

All you have to do is call a professional for all these problems. Get your garage in shape for the colder or warmer months that come and go. Aside from all these reconstruction projects, always keep in mind to perform basic regular maintenance, organize and clean as you go.

Once taken care of properly, you’ll be trouble free for years.

Call 602-344-9392 Phoenix Garage Master for an appointment today!

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