How to Prepare Your Garage for Winter
In this guide, we’ve shared the best way to heat a garage in winter, along with some garage storage tips that will prepare you for the colder months. This will allow you to keep working on projects throughout the snowy season, without getting frostbite in the process.
Insulate the Garage
Before the temperature starts to drop, we recommend placing weather strips between door jambs (garage door and side door) so that you retain more heat inside. Over time, the weather stripping will start to crack and lose its effectiveness, so you may need to replace it every few years. Ultimately, insulation is the best way to heat a garage in winter, and keep it warm over time. Depending on your needs, you can also purchase a portable heater or invest in a more robust heating solution.
Maintain the Garage Door
Next, your garage door is designed with a wide array of metal parts, which are sensitive to the cold. It’s important to keep these parts lubricated using a silicon spray, while avoiding the plastic sections. Meanwhile, you should check every area of the garage to ensure that there’s no ice blocking the door. Try opening and closing the garage door every few days so the parts stay aligned.
Store Your Summer Items
As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, you won’t be needing the BBQ and kiddy pool anymore. Take time to collect the items in your backyard and side yard, so that they aren’t ruined by the snow. Dedicate a special space in the garage for these summer items, like a standalone storage cabinet. You can use the same space to house your winter gear during the warm months.
Elevate Your Storage
During a heavy winter storm, it’s likely that snow and water will enter your garage, so make sure that your boxes aren’t stored on the floor. Instead, we recommend investing in some elevated storage, like the UltraHD Wall Cabinet. The heavy-duty steel construction can support up to 350 pounds, and the fingerprint-resistant stainless steel doors are secured with a built-in key lock. Likewise, the UltraHD Lighted Workcenter offers a practical place to store your tools, and a heavy-duty beech wood surface that can handle the cold.
For more than 35 years, Seville Classics has been a leading innovator in garage storage. Our UltraHD products are designed to handle the winter climate, with a powder-coated graphite finish that protects against weather damage. To learn more about our garage products, visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook page and get inspired!