Daily Archives: September 1, 2009

Don’t Skip the Garage Door Seal!

When you think about the rooms in your house, normally you consider the garage to be a giant catch all room. You drive and park your cars in there, you do your woodworking in there or you be using it as an exercise room. Lastly, the garage usually becomes a catchall storage space for the entire family.

But your garage is not invincible — there’s some things that you do need to do to keep it usable, one of those things is to make sure that you have properly installed garage door seals. Your garage door threshold seal is an important part of your overall insulation scheme. It doesn’t do a whole lot of good to have individual door panels heavily insulated against the influx of cold or hot weather, only to let the same link around the edges of the garage door, or in between the bottom of the garage door and the threshold.

Your garage door bottom seal is a key component of your garage door insulation and you don’t want to neglect it. Here are some reasons why:

  • Obviously number one is energy savings. An opening at the bottom of the garage door is a problem even in summer, but in the winter it is going to produce a brisk very cold draft as the heavier cold air from the outside runs into your warm garage. It’s important to remember that even if your garage is unheated it will still be warm compared to the outside air, and this effect will still occur.
  • Moisture and inclement weather. Depending on how you grudges situated, and the prevailing winds in your area, a driving rain may actually flood your garage. Properly sealed garage doors will keep the water out.
  • Varmints, bugs and other unwanted visitors will also use the opening provided by the lack of a garage door threshold seal is the point of entry.  

The garage door seal is obviously on of the most important parts of your garage door and one that you shouldn’t neglect!

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