Not every problem requires serious garage door repair. Replacing or updating the seal of your garage door is simple and will help in a multitude ways. Weather stripping keeps dirt and debris outside and can conserve energy by keeping cold air out. In an attached garage this can have a big impact on your energy bill. Sealing your garage can also keep rodents and insects from setting up shop behind the lawnmower!
Seal The Deal
Garage door weather stripping is a simple and cost-effective way to protect your property. Whether you need to warm it in the winter or cool it in the summer, sealing your doors is a good place to start. None of these options will last forever, so it’s important to check all seals every year.
Many garage doors come equipped with a rubber seal, which will need to be replaced when it becomes flattened or cracked. It attaches to the bottom of the door in a long strip. When the door closes the rubber compresses and seals your garage.
The threshold seal is similar to the door seal except that it attaches to the garage floor, directly under the garage door. It attaches to the garage door with a sealant. It will increase the seal between your garage door and the floor. The biggest drawback is that if you get water in your garage, it will not flow out as easily. However, if you use water on your driveway, this will protect your garage from seepage.
Weather stripping goes all the way around your garage door, keeping water and dirt from getting in. This creates a strong seal against the elements, especially when paired with a door or threshold seal.
Check Your Garage Door Weather Stripping
Weather stripping is a small thing that can make a big difference. If you’ve noticed an increase in bugs or small animals in your garage, it may be time to replace your door seals. Conserve energy and get your garage ready for warm weather with new seals.