While an insulated door is very important for your garage, you will need to do a little more if you’re wanting to keep the warm air during the winter and cool air during the summer. If you have been having issues keeping the temperature in your garage where you want it, you might want to check your weather seal. Neighborhood Garage Door Repair put together the steps for replacing your weather seal.
Measuring Your Garage Door
You are going to start by measuring the height, width, and thickness of your garage door. Those measurements will be needed when you buy the garage door stop with a sealing lip and the new bottom garage door seal. You are also going to need weather stripping V-strip, exterior caulk, and a can of sealer.
Removing The Old Weather Seal
If you have a garage door that is equipped with a metal track and a replaceable rubber seal, you might find that the seal cracks and flattens. In this case, you are going to want to replace it with a silicone-seal made for cold weather so it remains flexible and lasts longer. These can be purchased from your local home store or online.
In order to remove your old seal, you will need to lift the door just slightly and slide out the old seal. Some seals may require you to pry the track ends with a flathead screwdriver if they have bent at all. If you continue to have a hard time removing the seal, you can cut it and remove it in separate pieces.
If your garage door is wooden, you will need to just rip off the rubber seal, as it is probably nailed to the door. You will then deal the wood with a quality wood sealer. While the sealer is drying, prepare a new track made out of aluminum by cutting it to match the length of the door and then notching the ends. You will then lay down a thick bead of caulk all along the edge of the garage door, then attach the track.
Clean Up The Door And Move On To The New Seal
Once the old seal is removed, you will then want to clean the bottom of the door and then cut the new seal to length with a box cutter or knife. Align the new seal with the edges of the track and slide the seal across the length of the door. This process might take a little bit of time, so be patient.
Install Your New Threshold
Once that step is done, you will want to move on to installing the threshold. You will need to clean your concrete with degreaser, rinse the area, and then let dry. Then roll your threshold into place, cut the width of the opening, and gently close the door and square up to the seal. Firmly close the door into the threshold and leave until adhesive dries.
We Are Just A Phone Call Away
If you run into any issues during your renovation, please don’t hesitate to give our team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair a Call. We will be able to point you on the right track. We live and breathe garage door repairs, so if you encounter a problem, we have probably seen it before and can offer a solution.