4 Ways To Stop Snow From Getting Into Your Garage

Snow inside your garage can cause a lot of mess, as well as present safety issues due to wet and slick floors. Keeping it out can be a challenge for the homeowner.

With that in mind, here are four simple tips for keeping your garage dry and safe:

  1. Don’t let snow pile up against the door. Shovel it away and keep the area clear.
  2. Clear any drains near the garage door. Make sure they are clear of any leaves, twigs or other debris that can slow drainage.
  3. Brush snow off your vehicle before entering the garage.
  4. Add a SnirtStopper Seal to close the gaps around the garage door.

Simple advice, right?

But we know you are asking what is a SnirtStopper.

Okay, first of all, what is snirt? Traditionally, it is the unsightly and messy combination of snow and dirt that can blow underneath or through the edges of your poorly-sealed garage door.

In a broader sense, snirt also can be water/rain, leaves, bugs, mice, snow, grime and even snakes moving under your door or through the sides. Heat loss is also a major concern.

Check out the gaps in your current overhead door system to get an idea of the problem you are dealing with. Did you know that drafts can bring dirt, snow, ice, mud, plus heat and cooling loss through a space of 1/32nd of an inch? Bugs and spiders can creep through a space of only 1/16th of an inch. Mice can enter your garage area through a space the size of a pencil. It’s time to put a stop to all that infiltration.

With our revolutionary SnirtStopper you can indeed Stop The Snirt!

The SnirtStopper system features two revolutionary products — the BottomSealer and SideSealer — to allow you to create a cleaner and safer indoor area. It also helps you reduce energy bills and provide a more comfortable space by keeping out the cold in winter and the heat in summer.

The BottomSealer, along with the SideSealer (and TopSealer), will close up your garage door just like you seal up the front door of your home. Now is the time to move past that old overhead door stripping that doesn’t work.

We realize that overhead door systems will be slightly different – with that in mind, we have the knowledge and experience to tailor the SnirtStopper to your individual situation. For example, in some cases we can adapt the BottomSealer to take care of the potential gap where your doors fold. We also can provide a wider BottomSealer at the bottom of the door when necessary.

This is an EXTREMELY VERSATILE sealing product. Whatever the design, we have the system that can take care of your infiltration issues – and Stop The Snirt!

The BottomSealer is self-adjusting and eliminates gaps of up to two inches – and you don’t have to replace your current seal. The Kevlar-reinforced material will not wear out and mice, along with other critters, will not chew through it!

The system is easy to install and all needed hardware is included.

These products will pay for themselves with the amount of energy you will save. It will prevent heat loss in the winter and keep your area cooler in the summer. You can see additional details at our website, StopTheSnirt.com.

And now for some additional great news – now you can choose from among several colors to match your door color or trim.

The BottomSealer now comes in black, white or gray. The SideSealer and TopSealer now come in a variety of colors, including red, dark brown, charcoal, sand, green, gray, brown, black, white and tan.

So, Snirt Happens – stop it in your garage, business, warehouse, hangar or shop area. We have installation videos on our website and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about this great product. Give us a call at 800-250-5502 or 320-695-2899.

You can be assured you will receive the friendly and honest Midwestern tradition of customer attention you expect and deserve.

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