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Mid-Atlantic Door Group Inc. Distributors of Overhead Door Corp.

Winterizing Your Garage

Photograph of a winterized garage door

As warm summer nights begin to fade away and the cool weather of fall settles in, it’s time to start thinking about winterizing your garage! There is no better time than now to ensure your garage and everything contained within it are safe and ready for the winter season ahead. In this article, we discuss the process of winterizing your garage and provide some tips you may be thankful for after the first snowfall!

Preparing for Winter (and Winterizing)

The first step we always recommend before winterizing your garage is to organize it. Often garages become storage units for holiday decorations and all the gear you used for your summer vacations. To effectively winterize, it’s best to start with an organized space to eliminate the chance of any damage or missed opportunities to insulate. In addition to organizing, this is also an excellent opportunity to inspect your garage door and its components visually.

Winterize Now

It’s always better to prevent damage than to fix it, which is why we recommend winterizing at the end of summer and into fall before the first winter storm greets you. A few tips for weatherizing your garage include:

  • Weatherstripping – over time, it can get brittle and break. Replace weatherstripping to ensure your contents are safe.
  • Garage door inspection – as we mentioned, now is a great time to visually inspect your garage door, its cables, rollers, and associated parts. Additionally, having an expert do an annual inspection is always a good idea.
  • Caulking – sometimes, the seal on doors and windows can wear over time. Re-caulk any doors/windows that may need updating.
  • Seal any small openings – this is where the organizing your garage part comes in handy! If you notice any small gaps or cracks, seal them. If there are any large cracks, using epoxy can help it from getting any larger and creating further damage.
  • Insulate – if there are any large spaces in your garage, insulation can help to keep the area warmer and protected from the elements in winter. You can also insulate your garage door if you haven’t already.
  • Waterproofing – you can add a waterproof seal on your garage floor using a crystalline concrete agent or waterproof paint.

With proper preparation, your garage can be winterized in no time. For over 100 years, we have provided our customers with all your garage needs. If you need assistance with winterizing your garage, need replacement parts for your garage door, or have questions, we are always happy to help. Contact us today or give us a call at 800-929-3667.

About The Author | Justin White


Justin White is the VP of Marketing for Mid-Atlantic Door Group, Inc. The company opened in 1973 and now consists of (3) official Overhead Door™ Distributors and (8) warehouse locations throughout Maryland, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Justin was born into the door industry, ultimately following in his father's footsteps and joining the family owned business in 2011. After spending time in the field with fellow mechanics, Justin found his niche in marketing, along with a specialty in residential garage door sales, installation, and service.

Garage Door Services

Since 1973, Mid-Atlantic Door Group, Inc. has been providing Washington DC, Suburban MD, Frederick MD, Southern MD, Northern VA, Fredericksburg VA, Richmond VA, Harrisburg PA, Hanover-York PA, and the surrounding areas with the most reliable and trusted garage door services. These services include new door sales, professional installation, and 24/7 garage door repair services on all makes and models.

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