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The Importance of Your Garage Door Weather Seal

Do not be mistaken though, they’re important, and we’ll tell you why along with how to seal it back up easily.

What Does the Weather Seal Do?
Just as the name states, a weather seal keeps the weather out. This isn’t only wind but rain and snow too. It is understandable that your garage door would do the main work when it comes to standing up against weather, but the seal is necessary too.

Your garage door was designed to fill that open space and protect your garage from rain, snow and wind. As great as this is, the door can’t be perfectly aligned which leaves an inch and a half to an inch of room around for weather to creep in. The weather seal stops that.

Did you know that just a small crack or gap around your garage door can cause for some serious damage? If it rains and your garage is not protected with a weather seal or the seal has been damaged, rain water can seep in causing a layer of ice once froze over.

This can be dangerous to one’s health or even cause you to have trouble driving out of your garage. Your garage door weather seal allows you to be more energy efficient keeping the temperature of your garage’s air inside.

Does Your Garage Door Need It?
Every garage door could use a weather seal. As listed above there are several scenarios that could happen when not having the proper weather stripping. If your garage door already has a weather seal, then it’s good to see if it’s still in good shape.

Garage door weather seals wear out overtime and will need to be replaced. Below are a few signs that your garage door’s seal needs a replacement.

You’re finding puddles of water around or near your garage door.
You can feel drafts coming through the garage door.
The metal around or on the garage door is beginning to rust.

If you’re having any of the above going on then your weatherstripping should be replaced as soon as possible. Ignoring the issues can result in much more damage. The best thing to do is address the situation right away.

However, none of the above situations are happening, you’re more than likely in the clear and don’t need to replace anything at this time. It’s always good to keep an eye on it.

How to Replace the Weatherstripping
For the most part, replacing your garage door weather seal, is a simple task. It can get difficult and be installed improperly if you don’t take your time in the preparation process. There are some simple rules to consider when fixing or applying a new seal.

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