Winter-Proofing Your Garage: Roller Garage Doors

As the harsh realities of winter approach, it's time to start thinking about protecting your home from nasty weather conditions. A poorly winter-proofed garage can become a breeding ground for dampness, rust, and even structural damage. This is where your roller garage door comes into play.

Strong winds, snow, and fluctuating temperatures can all take a toll on your garage door, especially if you've not followed garage door maintenance instructions.

The Impact of Winter on Garages

As winter approaches, garages face a host of challenges. One common problem is that pipes become susceptible to freezing, leading to potential bursts and water damage. Ensuring that your garage door is insulated to keep heat in can help this limit the risk of this issue.

Additionally, the accumulation of snow and sleet on garage door tracks can hinder the smooth operation of the door, making it challenging to open and close. Moisture from this weather can also lead to condensation on walls and ceilings, creating a breeding ground for mould and mildew.

To combat these winter woes, it's crucial to take proactive measures to protect your garage.

Winter-proof Your Garage

We’ve gathered some of the best ways to keep your garage safe this winter. 

Insulate Your Door

A well-insulated garage door acts as a barrier against the cold, keeping your garage warmer and reducing the risk of pipes freezing. All of our garage doors are built with double-skinned aluminium panels to ensure that they remain insulated and thermal efficiency is enhanced. 

Clear the Door Tracks and Lubricate the Joints 

If you have a traditional garage door, snow, sleet and other debris buildup on the tracks can obstruct the door's movement and potentially lead to malfunctions. Regularly clearing snow and sleet from the tracks can help to maintain smooth operation and prevent damage to the door system.

Lubricating the door's moving parts using a high-quality lubricant can also ensure smooth operation and prevent frictional wear. While Garolla owners will not need to do this, owners of up-and-over garage might need to maintain the tracks to ensure smooth movement.

Test Your Door Regularly 

As well as these other precautions, frequently checking your garage door to see that it opens smoothly can keep the mechanism from seizing up. 

This is also a great way to identify any issues with roller brackets and bolts.

You can read more about our tips on preparing your garage door in our blog post here!

Prepare For Winter With Garolla

Garolla garage doors are constructed from high-quality materials that provide exceptional protection against the elements. Each door boasts a unique slat anatomy that is specifically designed to withstand the rigours of winter. Each slat consists of double-skinned aluminium insulated with high density polyurethane, providing unparalleled strength and rigidity. This robust construction ensures the door can effortlessly handle heavy rainfall and strong winds without compromising its integrity.

At the heart of our winter-proofing methodology is our range of slat thickness for optimal insulation. Across both our 55mm and 77mm roller garage doors, we have a double-density polyurethane foam option to offer even greater thermal resistance and strength. Check out our product range for more information.

This versatility ensures that our doors are suitable for garages where temperature control is paramount, whether you're storing valuable items or simply want to maintain a comfortable temperature in the spare room amidst the winter chill.

The final touch that elevates Garolla garage doors is our powder coating paint process. This meticulous process involves applying a high-quality powder paint to the slats, creating a durable and long-lasting finish that stands up to the harshness of British winter weather. This protective coating safeguards the door from scratches, fading, and the damaging effects of winter conditions, ensuring it maintains its pristine appearance season after season.

Get In Touch

Here at Garolla, we provide custom-made garage doors that are designed to keep your garage warm all winter. With installers all over the UK, we offer a personalised service tailored to you.

If you have any questions about our garage doors or are in search of more tips, please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our experts.