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Keep Water Out of Your Garage

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2020 has gotten off to a very wet start here in Georgia. With thunderstorms, flash flood warnings, and days of continuous rain, many people are finding that they are dealing with water inside of places that it should not be. Rainy weather can lead to water leaking into your garage. If you are finding dampness or puddles in your garage, keep reading to learn how to keep water out and to protect your belongings.

The first thing you need to do when you find water in your garage is to determine where the water is coming from. People who have a refrigerator or a deep freezer in their garage may discover that water leakage is coming from one of these appliances. While you may lose food and beverage items from your fridge or freezer, finding this to be the specific problem will save you the hassle of looking elsewhere. However, if your water issue is not caused by an appliance, it will be time to dig a little harder. Water leaking in the garage typically enters from one of three places: the roof, the ground, or from windows. The first thing you need to do is determine the location of the leak by checking corners near your garage and around the windows. Once you know the exact location of the leak, you can take steps to fix it.

If water is leaking in through your windows, it is time to check the caulk around your windows. Any window that is not appropriately sealed will allow moisture to leak into the garage or home. Water simply slides right in around the edges of the window. Fortunately, this is a relatively simple fix. Applying a new layer of caulking around the window should help. It will be beneficial to remove the old layer of caulk first so that a fresh, clean layer of caulking can seal the window appropriately. You will also want to check on the weather stripping on your windows. If the weather stripping is pulling away or is torn, water can easily leak inside. Again, this is an easy fix by simply replacing the old, torn, or missing weather stripping with new material.

Speaking of weather stripping, garage doors should have weather stripping, also referred to as garage seals, that extend the length of the door. When the garage door is closed, the weather stripping should press tightly against the ground to keep water, bugs, and other debris out. Ove time, the weather stripping can weaken. It can rot in places, come unattached, or be damaged. If your garage seal has weakened weather stripping, this may be the culprit for unwanted water inside your garage. The good news is that you can easily replace it with a new rubber floor seal to prevent rainwater from getting inside your garage.

If water pooling in your garage is coming from the roof, you need to check the gutters around the roof. For whatever reason, some homes do not have gutters that run alongside the roof of the garage. Or, they do have gutters, but the downspout extensions are missing. It is imperative that your home has gutters installed along the sides of the roof with downspouts extensions that capture water and direct the water away from the garage door. This will prevent rainwater from soaking under the weather stripping. If the area around your garage is known for standing water, you will want to add a French drain to collect runoff water to keep it away from the house. *It is also important to note that for gutters to work properly, they need to be kept clean and free of debris.

If you find water in your garage and determine that its source is your garage door, don’t panic. Simple steps can be taken to remedy the problem. If you want to be sure that you have waterproofed your garage properly, contact HABPRO Garage Doors. One of our garage door experts can do an inspection to ensure that your garage is well protected from rainwater. And if we do find anything that needs attention, we will be happy to fix it for you.

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June 6, 2024

I have been using Habpro for many years and they are THE BEST! They are so knowledgeable, efficient, polite, reasonable and get the job done correctly! And, they come out very quickly and no job is too big or small for them. I highly recommend Habpro!

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June 6, 2024

My garage door top panel was broken and bent. I contacted 2 different garage door companies who quickly quoted a price to replace the entire garage door. I then contacted Habpro and I am so glad that I did! They requested that I send them pictures of my garage door and were able to give me a reasonable quote to repair the door. They explained what they intended to do and set an appointment for the next day. I was kept informed of my tech's arrival. Jared arrived on time and he was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. He fixed my garage door and added additional hardware to improve the structure of the door. The job was completed in about 30 minutes. I have already referred Habpro to my neighbor. This was a great experience!

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June 6, 2024

I have used Habpro on 2 separate occasions over the past years to repair broken springs on our garage door, most recently in May 2024. Both times Bill and his team have been very quick to respond and had someone onsite to complete the repair in the same day at a reasonable cost. The guys completing the repairs have been great to work with and told me exactly what was going on and took care of business quickly and efficiently. They are my first choice, and I would recommend Habpro to anyone looking for garage door repair.

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June 6, 2024

They did a great job on my mom’s garage door. It was an older model, so we replaced the motor added keypad and setup remote digital control. Thank you

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June 6, 2024

The technician did a great job to install my garage door opener in timely manner and great price! I highly recommend to all my friends!

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June 6, 2024

I came home from vacation to my garge door spring broken mysteriously. Bill answered my call on a weekend and had his guys there the next day! Quick response, quick fix, awesome service!

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