Take steps to ready your garage for spring activities

March 1, 2024

If you are like most homeowners, your garage is extra space in your home that has real potential for use as an entertainment space, especially as Northeast Ohio enters the warmer spring months. If yours has collected dirt, debris, and clutter during the winter, take time now to ready it for spring parties and summer cookouts.

Clean and declutter

Start with a good cleaning that includes organizing storage spaces and outdoor tools. Take stock of the items you haven’t used and may not need as well as those tools you need only for the winter months. Consider additional shelves, a cabinet, or a basic storage system that allows you to get items off the floor and out of the way but easily accessible.

Once your garage is organized, sweep out the corners, clear webs and dust from the rafters, and get a good look at the floor. Dirt and road salt can take a toll on a neglected concrete floor and yours may be showing those signs, including cracks, chipping, and stains. For stubborn stains, a careful power washing will clean things up, followed by a concrete sealant to protect from future staining.

If you plan to use your garage as a recreation room or workout area, options for improving its look and condition include interlocking tiles and epoxy coatings that look great, stay clean, and provide the resilience you need for everything from group gatherings to more extensive car care.

Inspect your garage door and opener

Your garage door plays a crucial part in how you enjoy your garage, whether you use it for car storage or as an extension of your home. Ensure the door and door opener are in good working order with a visual inspection of the rollers, tracks, and springs, and call Above & Beyond Door Systems for adjustments and repairs.

Have you noticed moisture seepage during the winter months? The seals between sections of your door and along the top, sides, and bottom may have cracked or torn away during the winter. Your garage door technician can help you identify and replace worn seals to keep moisture out of your garage.

The bottom door sweep is critical if you plan to use your garage and to protect the items inside. Check for standing water near the base of the garage door both inside and out and ensure the base seal sits solidly on the threshold. If the seal has been damaged or the concrete is uneven, contact Above & Beyond for help replacing the seal and for solutions for sloping, cracked, or sinking concrete at the base of your garage door.

Call Above & Beyond

If you plan to use your garage for spring and summer activities, a well-sealed and modern garage door is one of the best investments you can make. Contact the experts at Above & Beyond for a spring inspection to ensure your garage door is safe, efficient, and ready for the summer months. If your garage door is aging, our team can show you the benefits of a new, modern garage door that will keep your garage space cooler in the summer, warm in the winter, and dry all year round. Call today!

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