Garage Door Weather Stripping
Have you ever wondered how your garage door effectively keeps out inclement weather, debris and critters while also maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures and efficiency? Without garage door weather stripping, you’d find your garage a haven for excess moisture, pest infestations and unpleasant temperature fluctuations.
Garage door weather seals are installed at the top and sides of your garage door and are designed to protect the contents of your garage. If you notice a draft coming from the around the edges of your garage door, you likely have damaged or aged garage door stripping. With regular exposure to the elements and outdoor debris, garage door weather seals can wear over time and frequently require repair or replacement.
Signs of Damaged, Worn Garage Door Weather Seals
Garage door weather seals help keep your garage properly sealed along the top, frame and edges of the door to protect the area from inclement weather, dust, dirt and pests. When constantly exposed to variable temperature fluctuations, debris and moisture, the rubber or vinyl stripping around the sides and top of the garage door may crack, shrink or stiffen. Evaluate the condition of your garage door’s weather stripping by looking for the following signs of damage:
- Light peeking around the edges or top of the garage door
- Steady breezes flowing inside the garage from the sides or top of the door
- Flaking, cracking or pieces missing from the weather seal
Types of Garage Door Weather Stripping
Garage door weather stripping is the most effective solution for keeping debris and moisture out of your garage. There are several different types of weather stripping available, ranging from single-channel retainers where the strip securely attaches at one point or a double-channel retainer where the seal attaches in two places.
For residential garage doors, the following are the most commonly used garage door seals:
- Bulb: Bulb seals are round and hollow in the middle with a narrow T shape at the top of the strip and are typically used with single-channel retainers. With a bulb seal, the material can easily be shaped and spread over uneven flooring when the garage door is closed.
- Beaded: Designed for double-channel retainers, beaded weather seals have a beaded texture to prevent water from passing through the seal.
- J–Type: When closed, J-type stripping forms Js on either side of the door when it’s in the closed position. J-type seals are used for single-channel retainers.
- T-Type: Also used with single-channel retainers, the T-type looks like the letter T and is similar to a J-type seal.
When You Notice Uncomfortable Drafts Through Your Door, Call Whitby Garage Doors to Inspect Your System
While garage door weather stripping is a fairly simple repair and replacement task for handy homeowners, for the best and most effective long-term solutions, trust the professionals at Whitby Garage Doors.
We have more than a decade of experience helping homeowners throughout the Whitby, Ontario, area with all of their garage door repair needs, including dependable garage door weather seal replacement. Our team of trained, experienced technicians will fully inspect the quality of your door and make replacements using the proper tools and replacement parts for lasting efficiency, dependability and protection.