Protect Your Concrete Garage This Winter

Protect Your Concrete Garage This Winter

As the Winter months are approaching, it’s important that you prepare your concrete garage for the worst as you never know what the weather has instore for us.

Concrete garages need to be protected from the icy cold weather as the harsh cold of winter will get in and can damage your stored equipment in there, especially items that require water to work, such as water jets and hosepipes and in worse cases can damaged vehicles if they get too cold. The key to preventing this is keeping your garage as warm as possible, which will benefit you if you spend a lot of time inside it. No one wants to freeze in the winter, especially if you’re indoors!

Keeping the walls and floor of your garage well insulated to protect them from the cold is key. The best form of insulation is fiberglass. Fiberglass is a very common material, used in houses to insulate walls in order to keep the house warm and cosy during cold periods. However, as easy as this method sounds, we recommend having a professional install fiberglass if you are considering it as any mistakes could lead to a large bill in the future that nobody wants.

Additionally with fiberglass insulation, you can invest in an electric heater. Fiberglass will do the basics in insulating your garage, it won’t make it cosy like a house. So, for an extra dose of heat, you can turn on a heater to fill the room with warmth! These are perfect for those of you that enjoy spending a lot of time in your concrete garage as this will not only keep you warm but will also create a relaxed, cosy and comfortable environment for you to be in. We do, however, recommend only using these heaters as and when necessary as they can drum up quite a big electric bill.

There’s a simple solution to preventing damage to your items and garage and that’s to maintain your weather stripping seals. All our garages are fitted with weather stripping seals, installed between the garage door and garage opening to keep the garage insulated and to keep the cold air out. Overtime this seal can begin to deteriorate and crack which is why it’s important to maintain it at all time to make sure it’s working to its full potential to avoid any chance of the cold getting in.
Regular checks for crack or signs of wear and tear are key to avoid a damaged seal and a big bill in the future.

If you’re noticing signs of wear on your weather stripping seals, you can contact us for help on how to fix it or alternatively we can do it for you. Call us now on 0800 118 2547.

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