4 Tasks to Help Prepare Your Garage for Winter

California, 9' x 7', Black aluminum frame, Sandblasted glass

Winter weather in Canada rarely follows seasonal start dates, which is why it’s a good idea to prepare your garage for winter months during the fall.

These 4 steps will help you prepare your garage for the winter.

Declutter Your Garage

It’s important to take the time to go through the various items in your garage and see if there are any items you could get rid of, either by selling them, donating them to a local cause, or relocating them to a different space in your home. Do you really need an old pair of tennis shoes you wore in high school? Likely not. It will help make the garage much more functional and offer you more space to park your vehicle to keep it warm in the winter.

Clean The Garage Top to Bottom

Now that you’ve decluttered, cleaning and disinfecting is a logical next step. Remove dust and debris from floors, walls, and shelves first by sweeping or vacuuming. Next, take stock of the various materials that make up your garage. It could include wood, cement, concrete, steel, metal, plastics, bricks, or other fibrous materials. It is best to consult with a professional for the best cleaners for each.

Organize The Garage

Organizing your garage space will give you many options when you’re deciding how you want to use the space. Is it simply to park your vehicle, or would you like to use it as a workspace during the colder months? Making this decision will also help you narrow down what repairs and fixes need to be completed. Do you need more shelving? Is your garage door opening more slowly than normal? The way you plan to organize your space will assist you with setting some priorities for your winter preparation.

Complete All Garage Repairs

Are there parts of your garage that could use some fixing? One of the most important spots to inspect is the door to ensure that it is secure, airtight, and opening and closing properly. If there are problems with any of these things, your garage could be more susceptible to freezing temperatures, blustery winds, and theft. Our professional team of technicians at Les spécialistes des portes Exitech inc. can repair any garage door or garage door opener. They will give you honest feedback and let you know if repairs are needed or replacement is necessary.

Whether you need garage door repairs, replacement, or maintenance, Les spécialistes des portes Exitech inc. is equipped to get the job done right. Schedule a service call online or call us anytime at 819-561-0135.

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