Keeping Your Garage Safe and Secure This Winter


Your garage is an important part of your home, providing a place to park your car, store tools, and maybe even work on a DIY project or two. But winter weather can wreak havoc on your garage door and the items you keep inside. Here at Midlothian Garage Doors, we want to help you keep your garage safe and secure all winter long.

Here are some of our top winter garage safety tips:

  • Prepare your garage door. Have a qualified technician inspect and lubricate your garage door opener and all moving parts. This will help ensure smooth operation throughout the winter. They can also check the weather seal around the bottom of the door to make sure it’s in good condition. A worn-out seal can let in cold air and moisture, which can damage your car and belongings. You can also buy weather stripping at your local hardware store and install it yourself.
  • Prevent frozen doors. Park your car inside the garage if possible whenever there’s a chance of snow or ice. This will help keep the door warm and prevent it from freezing shut. If you do need to park outside, keep a can of de-icer on hand to melt any ice that forms on the door seal.
  • Clear snow and ice. Don’t let snow and ice build up around the bottom of your garage door. This can prevent the door from closing properly and damage the weather seal. Make sure to shovel a clear path for the door to open and close.
  • Mind your pipes. If your garage is not heated, take steps to prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting. This could include insulating exposed pipes, draining any water lines that are not in use, and keeping the garage door closed as much as possible.

By following these simple tips, you can help keep your garage safe and secure all winter long.

Bonus tip: Consider investing in a battery backup for your garage door opener. This will ensure that you can still get your car in and out of the garage even if the power goes out during a winter storm.

If you have any questions about winter garage door maintenance, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help!

About Midlothian Garage Doors

Midlothian Garage Doors is a full service garage door repair company. We specialize in the service, repair, and if needed, the replacement of your garage door or garage door opener. We have over 25 years of field experience that ensures your needs can be met without the headaches that come from not doing the job right the first time.

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