For a lot of families, their garage really serves as a storage for their belongings. However, in some cases, cold temperatures can cause problems to some belongings. In this article, we will be talking about some cold stowage tips so that you will know how to safeguard your belongings during cold seasons.
All winter sports equipment is made for damp and cold climates. So, you should not worry when you store your skates, sleds, and hockey sticks in your garage as long as the temperature goes. Just make sure that you store these properly so that it will not cause injuries to your kids. However, for your summer golf clubs, you should make sure that you keep it inside your house. Know that cold exposure could crack or harden its grips. Also, know that the condensation could cause rusting.
You should know that your car is not always fine if you park it inside the garage. Your car’s fluid lines, tires’ air pressure, and batteries could be impaired inside a cold garage. To solve this problem, you need to ensure that you fit a bottom seal tightly in your garage door or a weather stripping. Installing this will help regulate the temperature inside the garage. In addition to that, you need to put additional insulations also to your garage door if this is not well insulated.
Motorized Tools and Equipment
Just like any vehicle, power tools and snow blowers have a motor that must be warmed up before using them. Now, revving these up while it is stone cold can cause stress and can damage them. If you have good insulator that has an R-value of 11 or above, then this is not a problem. However, it will still be better if you bring these tools first inside so that it would get warm before using it.
You should also not that metal hand tools are also at risk of cold temperatures as this could get brittle and would break eventually because of extreme cold. Also, know that a fluctuating temperature can cause rusting to these tools.
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