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Tips to Winterize Your Garage Floor

If you use your garage to store your car, there’s a good chance that your garage floor gets really messy in winter. Salt, ice and standing water can do damage over time. You can prevent this from happening by taking steps to winterize your garage floor. Following these tips, you can protect your garage floor from the elements. Here’s what you need to know.

Lay Down a Garage Mat

Install a garage mat to protect your concrete floor from ice and de-icing salt. Garage mats are large and made of rubber, and can withstand the weight of a vehicle. A good garage mat can also prevent slips in the garage because the mat provides traction when the garage floor gets wet.

Unless your garage mat is large enough to extend to the edges of the space, you may want to install a rubber runner from the pedestrian door to the garage mat, to provide further protection.

Seal Your Garage Floor

Concrete needs to be sealed periodically, or it will absorb moisture and may eventually crack. This is especially true in winter when water and salt sit on the surface of your garage floor for weeks or months at a time.

You can tell if your concrete garage floor needs to be sealed by pouring a few tablespoons of water on the floor. If the water is quickly absorbed by the concrete, then it needs to be sealed. If the water beads up on top of the concrete, then it’s been properly sealed.

Concrete sealant is sold in hardware and home improvement stores. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to install the sealant.

Replace the Garage Door Rubber Gasket

Your garage door should be equipped with a rubber gasket on the bottom. This gasket is designed to fill the space between the garage door and the concrete garage floor. The purpose of the rubber gasket is to prevent moisture from seeping under the door into your garage. The gasket also prevents pests from entering your garage under the crack in the door.

The rubber gasket under your garage door can become brittle over time, so it needs to be replaced periodically. To determine whether your garage door gasket needs to be replaced, check it for gaps. To replace the gasket, raise your garage door halfway, then pull the old gasket out the side of the door. Install a new gasket the same way you removed the old one: by sliding it in the channels under the door, through the side.

Contact Us To Maintain Your Garage Door and Opener

Just as it’s important to maintain your garage floor, it’s also important to maintain your garage door and garage door opener. To get the job done, contact Overhead Door of Oklahoma City to schedule your garage door tune-up and repair. Call today to make an appointment or discuss your garage door repair concerns.

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Kristen Mangum
Kristen Mangum
Friendly customer service. Bought a hard to find remote for an old garage door opener. Opener has 3 buttons so I can program both doors to it. Easy to find location right off 29th St.
Robert Ballinger
Robert Ballinger
Great people
Betsy Chronister
Betsy Chronister
I was given a very fair quote. A week later a tech came and installed. Then came back to install lock. Tech was very professional and polite. Spen time with me making adjustments to my liking. I totally recommend Overhead door to my fellow Okies.
Hendrix Morrow
Hendrix Morrow
Overhead Door did a great job. They got me on the schedule the next day and fixed my spring in 30 minutes or less. Joe was great, professional, and courteous. Awesome service, and he didn't tell me I needed extra materials like the previous garage door people that quoted me $575. Overhead Door told me a price over the phone and it didn't change. I'd recommend them every time.
Sandy Molleda Molleda
Sandy Molleda Molleda
A very good place for a new garage door and a new remote.
John Ehrhardt
John Ehrhardt
Pleased with their services. Coil spring broke and door stopped working. Spoke to Ron, and less than 24 hrs later the technician had us up n running again. These guys did exactly what they promised to do, with no nonsense. I like that.

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