If your garage door weather stripping is dried out, cracked, or torn, it’s time to change it. It might seem like a simple job, but you’ll need the right tools and know-how to get the job done right. This blog will help you learn some tips to make the right decisions when it comes to garage door weather stripping.
Buying The Right Materials
Garage door repair weather stripping comes in a variety of materials. You can buy plastic, metal or rubber strips. The most common material used is silicone because it’s durable and easy to install. However, rubber is another popular choice because it can last longer than silicone and is more flexible than plastic. If you have an older home with metal doors, metal strips would be a good choice. Just make sure they’re compatible with your existing hardware.
Removing Old Garage Door Stripping
The first thing you will need to do is remove the old weather stripping. You can use a putty knife or other flat-edged tool to pry out the old strip from its groove gently. A screwdriver can also be used, but be careful not to damage the door frame or the door itself. You want to make sure your garage door is down during this process. It will be much easier to replace the stripping this way.
Installing New Weather Stripping
Once you have removed all of the old strippings from your garage door, it is time to install the new weather stripping. Start by measuring out how much new weather stripping you will need for your doors. If there are two sections on each side of your garage door, then you will need two pieces of weather stripping that are equal in length to each section, one on each side. Make sure that they are cut exactly to size so that they fit properly into their grooves when installed.
Once you have determined what size strips you need, place them into their grooves on either side of your garage door and press firmly against them until they snap into place securely. You want them to stay firmly in place so that air does not leak through them again when opening or closing your garage door.
Line Up The New Garage Door Weather Stripping
When you put the new garage door weather stripping on your door, you want to make sure that you have it secure by using screws to keep the stripping in place. When you have the stripping put in place and secured is when you can remove the excess of the stripping.
If you need assistance with how much of the stripping should be blocking the gap between your garage door and the garage itself, you can always use a ruler to measure, making sure you’re precise.
Still Unsure How To Change Garage Door Weather Stripping?
Not to worry, you can always contact us at Pacific Experts. When we are contacted, we will be at your location as soon as possible to assist you in changing your garage door weather stripping. This will be done at your convenience as well.
At Pacific Experts, each one of our garage door technicians is an expert in garage door stripping, whether it be a brand new garage door or removing old stripping and replacing it with new garage door weather stripping. We are able to do any of these tasks quickly and easily.
Give us a call today to schedule an appointment and have your garage door serviced and fixed quickly and easily.