Restore your garage door’s bottom seal, by placing new weather seals on it, repairing rotted trim, and updating a rusty worn track.
Weather Seal Your Garage Door Bottom Seal
PART 1: Remove the Old Garage Door Seal
The garage door can be raised around six feet and remove the bottom seal out through the gap behind the door track.
If you’d like to hold the warmth in the garage this winter or preserve the cooling air for the summer, you’ll need to do more than just install an insulated door. A majority of the air that is conditioned is able to escape around and through the gaps.
Here are four easy methods for sealing the garage doors as tightly as you can:
1 Measure the Garage Door for the Seal
Begin by taking measurements of your garage door’s width, length, and thickness. The measurements will be needed to find a garage door repair stop that has an integrated sealing lip and an updated bottom seal for the garage door. When you’re in the home store, you can purchase the weather stripping V-strip, as well as a tub exterior caulk and an ounce of sealer for wood (if you have a wooden door). And to increase the power of sealing purchase a threshold made of rubber.
A few garage doors are equipped with an aluminum track that holds a replaceable rubber seal. As time passes the seal will flatten and crack. If you’re dealing with this issue, replace it with a “cold weather” seal made of silicone, which stays flexible in cold temperatures and is more durable. Clean the silicone seal by using dishwashing detergent and insert it into the slot on the track.
2 Remove the Old Garage Door Bottom Seal
Lift the door up just enough to ensure that the track of your garage door isn’t in the way that the weather seal is then remove the bulb that was rubber. It may be necessary to break the ends of the track open using the flat screwdriver in case they’ve been put in crimps. If the issue is especially difficult then cut it and take it off in pieces.
Clean the bottom of the door and cut the new seal to length using the help of a knife. The T-shaped edges are inserted into the track of the weather seal and slide the seal over the door. Take your time — it requires many tries in pushing and pulling with the help of an assistant.
If you have a wood garage door, take off the rubber seal that was nailed. Seal the wood using the help of a wood sealer. As the sealer is drying, make the new track of aluminum by cutting the track to size and making a notch at the ends so that it can fit around the roller that is on the bottom. Next, place an even layer of caulk along the front edges of your door and fix the track in place.
Clean up the space between the door and its sections by wiping them using the help of a rag and cleaning products from the home (be cautious not to touch the fingers). Then, install the pressure-sensitive V weather stripping. Repeat this process for each section.
3 Install the Threshold
Then, move toward the threshold. Begin by cleaning the concrete using an oil-based cleaner and water. Rinse and allow to dry. Then, roll the threshold into the desired position by placing the hump onto the side of the door and cutting the threshold to the length that the door opens.
The door should be closed gently on the threshold and make sure the hump is squared so that it is flush with the door seal. Draw the edges of the threshold in the ground at each of its ends and draw the chalk line on the lines. Then, put the threshold in place. Then, close the door tightly on the threshold and keep it shut until the adhesive has dried.
4 Install the Stop
Take off the door stop that was previously installed and install an entirely new stopper that is sealed with a lip. Additionally, these are points to be aware of prior to purchasing garage doors.