Yes, winter is upon us. The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting snowfall to be near to below average during the winter of 2019/2020, in the Columbus and Newark areas. While it’s important to keep your garage door closed whenever possible year-round, winter-time is especially necessary.
Keep Your Heating Bill Down in Winter
One obvious reason is to keep your heating bill down. A closed garage door helps to further insulate the rooms adjacent to your garage. You’d be surprised how much money you can save on heating just by doing this.
Keep the Elements and Critters Out During Winter
Additionally, an open garage door in the winter can result in snow and debris blowing inside. Just like rain, snow will quickly rust any belongings made of metal. Further, it’s not unheard of to find nocturnal critters seeking shelter from the cold, while digging through trash cans, etc.
Safety and Security is Most Important
Finally, and most importantly, safety and security. It’s common for homeowners to leave garage doors open while their cars are warming up because of gasoline fumes. However, it’s imperative to lock car doors and the home entry door during this time. If your vehicle is warming up unattended in the driveway, the same precautions should be taken and the garage door should be shut. Winter does not stop car thieves and the car warm-up period is prime time for vehicles to be easily stolen. They only need a moment – and the opportunity. Stay safe, stay alert.
Call All Pro Overhead Doors, LLC, for all your garage door needs. We serve Columbus and surrounding areas by calling (614)444-DOOR and Newark and Zanesville areas by calling (740)444-DOOR. We are here for you 24/7/365.