Weather Seal Replacement
Today’s homeowners are different! They are equipped with almost every knowledge they need to know about their homes. This has helped to save some money for them since they can do some little things without even consulting with professional. Imagine someone working for you and you know nothing about what they are doing? Imagine paying for some little things you could have done for yourself?
Equipping yourself with necessary knowledge about your home does not only save you money, but also it helps you to improve the quality and value for your home. Knowledge about garage door weather seals is one of the inevitable things you should know about your home.
Garage door weather seals can also be referred to as astragal or weather stripping. They are fitted around all four edges of your garage door. Fitting your garage door with weather seals has the following advantages.
- Keeps the insects out
- It keeps your garage off the debris
- Prevents cold and moisture from entering into your garage through cracks on the doors
- Keeps you warm through the winter
- Weather proved garage doors will save your energy bills (increasing energy efficiency)
Generally, the garage door weather seals are meant to protect your garage against extreme weather conditions like extreme cold or heat. This regulates the interior temperatures.
Installing garage door seals is very beneficial especially if you have an attached garage. Drafts entering into your garage through the existing gaps in your garage doors can eventually find their way into your home.
Nowadays many people use their garages as workshops or as additional storage facilities. If you are in this category, then you see the need to keep your garage free from excess moisture or debris. An ideal garage door should prevent all unwanted moisture and debris from entering to ensure everything inside the garage is kept dry and clean. When closing your garage door the sections on the door are meant to flush against the door frames but this is never the case without garage door seals.
Installation Tips and Tricks
- On the top and sides of your garage door, you can install PVC stop molding to the wood trim. Installing PVC stop molding ensures that flaps on the weather seal presses against the outside of the door thus closing the gap between the garage frame and the garage door.
- You can also use Reverse Angle Jamb Seal. A clip part or portion of Reverse Angle Jamb Seal is attached to the angle iron. Just like PVC stop molding, the flap closes the gap between the garage frame and the garage door.
- There are also other type of seals for installing on top of the garage door-when the door is closed the flap top seal presses against the frame.
- You can also install garage door seal retainers around the sides and on the top after which you should insert Brush Seal, Vinyl Seal or Rubber Seal into your garage door seal retainers. Advantage of this trick that changing seal insert is easier when compared to changing the entire seal as the case for one-piece weather seal.
- There are also different varieties seals available for the bottom of your garage. You can nail Bottom Astragal on the bottom of the door to ensure a tight fit against the garage floor. Twin contact bottom is another option but it is a bit intricate.
- Like the case for sides and top, you can also use Bottom Seal Retainers. These retainers are available in different shapes and dimensions.