Simple Ways to Weather-Proof your Garage Door

Simple Ways to Weather-Proof your Garage Door

04 Jul 2020

Have you ever thought that a weather-stripped garage door is the same important as an airtight garage door? Or, have you ever noticed water, dirt, or rodent droppings in your garage? Though the new Garage Doors come with a surrounded seal to keep out each of those shades. The seals themselves start to deteriorate over time.

We discussed this with our team to help you better. Let’s discuss some ways to have some good ideas about weather-stripping to protect your garage from weather hazards.

What is Weather-stripping

Weather-stripping is the overall process of sealing openings around your garage door to keep out weather, increase interior comfort, lower utility bills, and reduce noise. The additional goal of weather-stripping is to keep interior air in, thus saving energy on heating and air conditioning.

Purpose of Weather-stripping

That little pieces of weather-stripping between your garage doors play a great role in keeping your home energy efficient. Your garage doors are part of a larger system of materials that work together to protect and seal the entrances. In Southern Louisiana, this usually means keeping the cool air in and the hot air out.

Benefits of Weatherstripping

Weather-stripping protects the interior of your garage and also controls the temperature. In the summer months, weather-stripping keeps cool air in. And also in winter months, weather-stripping stabilizes the home’s internal temperature.

The bottom of the garage door will not scrape against the concrete or pavement, helping to prevent premature wear of both the door and the floor. The cost of installing or replacing weather-stripping is low when compared to the benefits it provides.

So, you are advised to make a consultation with the garage door experts, when weather-strip of your garage door crashes over time.

Different Ways to Weather-Proof your Garage Door

Garage Door Bottom Seal

Garage door bottom seal is the process to attach with rubber or vinyl to the bottom edge. The flexible material controls the door gaps, the gap along the floor, and keeps your garage area protect from water, dirt, or cold breezes in the winter season.

Wood garage doors normally use a simple-strip seal that fills the blanks between the door and floor. While the Metal garage doors have an aluminum channel on the bottom of the door that holds a U or T-shaped rubber gasket, which simply slides into two small tracks on the channel for installation.

A Threshold Seal

The threshold seal is a little bit similar to the bottom seal. Also, its function is similar. The only difference is that it is attached to the floor rather than on the door. Thresholds often are used to keep out surface water when a driveway slopes down toward a garage. Also, they can fill a large gap below a door. The threshold seal comes with an adhesive, which is used in the time of installation.

Keep in mind that thresholds block water going out of a garage, just as they keep it from flowing in. This can be inconvenient if you like to hose out your garage.

Automatic Openers

An open door can cause a security risk, but it also leaves your garage and sometimes your home exposed to the elements. Make sure your automatic garage door opener is equipped with a timer so that it will automatically close if you forget to close it yourself within a set time limit.

Another option that allows you to verify that the door is closed is remote monitoring, typically through a smart home or smart garage feature. Sometimes a garage door won’t close, typically because the sensor is out of alignment, the track is damaged, or the limits on the opener aren’t set appropriately. A remote monitor will alert you if the door failed to close, typically via a smartphone app, which allows you to address the issue as soon as possible.

Get a Free Consultation and Make an Idea About the Estimates

If you have any queries about this article, we request you to leave a comment below. We will definitely try to answer it.

Also, it will be a great idea if you contact us for a free consultation. You can also contact if you have any queries about Garage Doors or estimates. Our garage door experts can give you a full inspection or come in with the exact measurements to buy the Weather-seal you desire.

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