There is no time like the present to revamp things you have been meaning to do for month (years?) like garage door weatherstripping replacement or taking a look at the new garage floor finishes.
Making your garage more energy efficient also makes it more comfortable, and that is where replacing the weatherstripping at the doors comes into major play. Replacing the bottom gasket or seal and the flange surrounding the outside garage-door frame will have your garage up and going in the weatherstripping department in no time.
Hardware stores supply kits to replace weatherstripping for both areas. With the bottom-seal weatherstripping, there are two different kinds. One type fits into a channel already on your garage door, or you simply nail the weatherstripping directly to the door. If yours is the kind that fits into a channel, you will need to take along a piece of your old weatherstripping that you have removed in order to find another piece that exactly fits the channel.
For top and sides of the garage, simply nail the flanged weatherstripping (that has been cut to fit) snugly against the face of the door.
Garage floor finishes run the gamut from the simple to the complex, depending on how much time, money, and effort you want to expend. Staining, painting with epoxy acrylic paints, covering with interlocking rubber tiles, or simply cleaning thoroughly and then sealing to prevent future stains can make a world of difference in a garage floor that has seen better days.
You will truly be amazed at how much more time you will find yourself spending in a garage that is more comfortable. Whether it is doing the laundry, working on a project, or maybe even playing ping-pong ball with the kids, a garage can be a whole lot more than just a storage area for vehicles and stuff.
So make this season the one you are really going to do something about that garage. You will be glad you did (and we are betting your wife, hubby, significant other, and/or kids will be, too!