How Garage Door Weather Seals Protect Your Home
Buying Tips from Garage Door Experts
Installing weather stripping on the top, sides and bottom of your garage doors is a smart idea for your San Francisco Bay Area home. In addition to providing rain, dust, insect and wind protection, these garage door weather seals also prevent your door from hitting the ground each time it closes. You will also benefit from lower utility bills due to reduced loss of heating and cooling.
The experienced technicians at Madden Door share valuable tips on the selection and installation of garage door weather seals.
3 Tips on Installing Garage Door Seals
- Types of seals: Bottom seals come in different shapes and keep out the rain, critters and debris. Top and side seals protect your garage from flying insects and blowing rain. All three work together to help keep your garage clean and comfortable. Insulated garage doors should also have weather stripping to maximize protection and energy efficiency. Measure the height, width and length of your garage door to determine your requirements. Buy a slightly bigger strip and the extra length can be trimmed so that the top and side pieces overlap slightly. Also, make sure that the seal is thick enough to cover all the potential gaps.
- Choose the right material for your local weather conditions. Coastal and storm-prone areas need high-durability products. Seal flexibility is also important. A softer and more flexible material maintains contact with the door while allowing it to move up and down easily. We can help you select the right type of seals for your wood, steel or glass and metal garage doors.
- Trust a professional garage door installer to fix or replace old weather stripping. The purpose of installing weather stripping is to seal the gaps. A common challenge homeowners encounter with threshold or bottom seals is uneven flooring and not knowing how to adjust it without damaging the stripping or door. Removing an old seal that is dry and cracked can also be difficult. You may need a flat bar or screwdriver to pry it out which increases the risk of damaging the expensive door frame. Our trained technicians are experienced in challenging installations and will successfully resolve any issues while adding a weather seal to your garage door.
Visit our showroom to explore your options. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you select garage door seals of appropriate material and thickness for optimal protection.
Replacing Your Garage Door Weather Stripping
With having to battle the weather, insects and dust daily, your weather seals will harden, crack, shrink and become ineffective over time. Check your weather stripping at least once a year. If you see gaps when the garage doors are closed, it is time to replace the seals.
Madden Door’s experienced technicians have the right tools to get the job done, efficiently and safely. Once weather seals are installed, we will check that there are no gaps and test the garage door to make sure it opens and closes properly.
We serve homeowners in Benicia, Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Orinda, Rossmoor, Alamo, Diablo, San Ramon and Blackhawk, CA.
Call Madden Door & Sons at 925-357-9781 to install or replace garage door weather seals in the San Francisco Bay Area or inquire online about our services.