5 Tips to Prevent a Frozen Garage Door

5 Tips to Prevent a Frozen Garage Door

Are you facing frozen garage door issues? Avoid frustrating garage door freeze by taking preventive measures that make it easy to get out and about, even when there are snow and ice.When it rains in winter, water collects at the bottom of your garage door and on its gears. That water freezes when temperatures fall drastically overnight, and you have a frozen garage door.

Instead of having to deal with that, you can take measures to winterize your garage. Here are five ways to keep its important door from freezing – and one part is in your kitchen.

1. Replace the weather seal

This material forms a seal between the garage door and its opening. The seal can become cracked over time, letting air enter and water accumulate and freeze. Remove the weather seal with a knife to make way for a new one that will seal better.

2. Install a garage heater

Putting in a heater to warm your garage can prevent a frozen door. Gas units are economical to operate but difficult to install because they require a gas supply and exhaust vent. Electric heaters are easier to install but more costly to run.

3. Remove snow and ice

Shoveling snow and ice from around your garage door helps prevent accumulation or a refreezing overnight.

4. Use table salt

Did you know that table salt can keep your garage door unstuck? Sprinkle a substantial amount of salt along the line where the garage door meets the driveway. Salt lowers the freezing point of water, which makes freezing more difficult.

5. Get a lubricant

Apply lubricants such as silicone spray on your garage door’s tracks, rollers, and hinges. The lubricant, like salt, has waterproof properties that drop the freezing point of water. That’s a good thing in winter.

Consider one or a combination of these five ways to winterize your garage. Taking care of your garage door, especially in winter, will help ensure you can easily get out of your house and on your way.

Categories: Garage Door Repair