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How to Prepare Your Garage for Winter

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With the dead of winter just around the corner, everyone here at Closet & Storage Concepts of Charlotte, North Carolina is getting prepared for the colder months. With November just about here, we want to help you make sure that your home is ready for the chill weather of winter. That’s why we’ve put together these tips to help you make sure that your garage is truly winter-ready!

Weather Stripping

Make sure to check the weather stripping on your garage to make sure that it’s up to date and in good condition. If your weatherstripping around garage doors and windows isn’t in good condition, then heat can seep out as cold air comes in. If your weatherstripping is looking brittle or old, make sure to replace it so that your garage remains airtight and protected against the cold.

Garage Door Prep

Making sure that your garage door is ready for the wintry month is also very important. The weather stripping and sealing should be checked for signs of damage, as we mentioned, but it will also be important for you to check the batteries on your garage door so that you don’t need to get out of your car to open and close it in the middle of winter. Make sure that you check and lubricate the drive track as well so that you can be confident that your garage door will open and close smoothly all season.


If you want to prevent your garage from turning into an ice box in the cooler months, make sure to invest some time in insulating your garage walls. Make sure that your insulation fits snugly enough to provide sufficient protection from the chill, and you can even consider insulating your garage door.

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Getting Organized

Tackle the garage before the holidays so you don’t have to worry about it. You may even find some new hiding places for Christmas presents. Making sure your garage is organized will help you use your space effectively so you will have a place to park your car.

To learn more about your garage storage and organization options, give Closet & Storage Concepts today! We serve the greater Charlotte and Greensboro areas.

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