Winter officially begins December 21st this year. But we all know that winter weather won’t wait until then to start.

Most of us usually put off doing home or auto repairs until it becomes a bigger problem. By the time we finally get around to it, it’s much more time-consuming and expensive.

With winter weather coming our way soon, it’s important to get your home ready for the season – especially your garage. There are actually a few cheap and easy projects you can do now that will save you a lot of time and money this winter.

So let’s get a step ahead of winter weather this year. Here are a few tips to get your garage ready.

Lubricate Springs – Garage door springs take a beating during the winter, which is why they’re the most common garage door repair. We recommend you lubricate your springs about once a month to keep them from getting worn out in the cold weather. This video shows you how to do it yourself. And here’s how you can tell if your springs need to be replaced.

Replace Weather Stripping – The weather stripping at the base of your garage door is the seal that keeps cold air and water from getting into your home. You’ll want to make sure yours is ready for winter so that you can save some money on heating costs. Here’s how you can tell if your weather stripping needs replaced.

Winterize Faucets – Make sure all of your outdoor spigots are drained to protect your pipes from freezing. You can also insulate your outdoor pipes for more protection if you’d like.

Organize Your Garage –  You’ll be surprised at how much time and money this can save you. Making sure you have space for at least one vehicle in your garage will help protect your car in the long run. It’ll also be helpful when you’re able to find your shovel and other winter tools quickly without having to dig around for them.

Want to make sure your garage is ready for whatever the seasons bring? Give us a call – we service Columbus and its surrounding areas for new installations and repairs.

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