If you spend a lot of time in your garage during the winter or summer, the extreme temperatures can make the space colder or warmer than is comfortable. Additionally, if your garage is attached to your home, you may be losing money as heated or cooled air escapes through the garage door. Not only does no one like letting money slip right out of their hands, but working in frigid or sweltering conditions makes any job harder to complete. Luckily, there are ways to weatherproof your garage door, allowing the outside cold or hot air to stay where it belongs. In many cases, homeowners can handle these projects on their own.
Most only require basic supplies and tools, and maybe some help from a trusted friend or family member. Here’s what you need to know. To completely weatherproof your garage door, you’ll actually complete three smaller projects along the way. Each can be done separately or, in many cases, the entirety of the work can be managed in an afternoon. The first part of the larger project involves insulating the garage door itself. Insulating the garage door helps ensure they are more airtight than before. This prevents cold or hot air from coming in by creating a more substantial barrier between the interior of your garage and the outside.