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Annual Garage Upkeep

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It’s time to start thinking about summer and preparing our homes for the warmer weather that lies ahead! Winter’s icy conditions and temperature can be tough on garage doors, therefore, some repairs and touch-ups may be necessary. Checking the parts, cleaning, and repairing any damages may save you time and money later! We’ve gathered some tips to help keep your garage in great condition for every season.

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CLEAN THE DOOR

You may not realize it, but garages can often be the dirtiest room in your home! You generally store your vehicle, tools, yard supplies, old boxes, and so much more. Throughout all the year these items collect dust, dirt, and grease and, unfortunately, these can all be carried into your home. 

Start by cleaning your garage door. Your garage door is exposed to all elements 24/7, which means it is extremely dirty. Make sure to wash the inside and outside to remove the dust, dirt, grime, and anything else that has accumulated. After washing it down, lubricate all moving parts such as the roller, hinges, and tracks. This will prevent rust and corrosion from forming and improve its functionality! 

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REPLACE WEATHER-STRIPPING

The winter season can cause a lot of wear and tear on most weather-stripping, especially along the bottom of your doors. Inspect your doors and replace any weather-stripping before summer arrives. This will add additional insulation and may help lower your electricity bill! Who doesn’t like saving extra money? 

Pro Tip: Consider adding even more insulation to your garage walls and ceiling. This may require some renovation skills, so seek a professional if you need additional help. This requires more effort than door insulation, but your bank account will be happier in the long run!

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REMOVE CLUTTER 

Reducing clutter in your garage is especially important during the summer season. Once you have an organized garage, this will grant you the opportunity to park your vehicle inside and away from the high heat. You can thank us later when you don’t immediately sweat upon entering your car. 

Not ready for a garage face-lift but need a place to store your items? Consider renting a premium climate control unit from Easy Stop Storage! Our climate control units are the perfect summer time solution for storing your belongings and creating more room in your home or garage! Click here to find a location near you!

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