Don't overlook your garage when you are getting your home ready for winter. Blowing snow and draining melt can encroach into the garage, damaging any items you have stored inside. Wind and cold is also a concern, especially on attached garages where it can impact the heating costs for the rest of the home. Use the following tips to make sure your garage is ready for winter. Tip #1: Savvy Stripping
Severe weather can take a variety of forms during the spring and summer months in Canada. These include hail and heat waves, lightening and thunderstorms and even tornadoes. While the first order of business during a severe condition would be to ensure the safety of you and your family, you should also be mentally prepared that these conditions can also cause damage to your house as well. Your garage door is possibly one of the more vulnerable areas to the effects of weather conditions, since it is quite often less protected than other areas of your house.
Chances are, you haven't given the springs that operate your garage door a single thought. You probably won't until you have to, which is usually when they break. The springs are one of the most important parts of your garage door and they are also responsible for keeping the door operating safely. They should always be in working condition and replaced when they break. Continue reading to learn about the two main types of garage door springs so you are able to know which springs to choose for your door.