How To Replace Garage Door Weather Seal
When it comes to garage door repairs, many people believe that they are able to do it on their own. Those who are unable to do so seek the support of garage professionals. Honestly speaking, replacing garage doors has a lot to do with the condition of your door in the first place. So, if it has mild issues, you can do it on your own. But if it is very poorly damaged. On that note, take a look at how you could replace the weatherstripping of your garage door.
1. The first thing you need to do is disengage the door opener from your door. Don’t try to fix the garage door when your opener is actively engaged with the doors.
- Next, take a screwdriver and try to open up the channel till you can easily see the weatherstripping. In a few days, the fixture in your bottom part could also cover the stripping. If this happens, you could also ask someone for help in order to get rid of the bottom fixture.
- Next, you will have to slide the weatherstripping between grooves. If it doesn’t slide out, you may also require to cut it lengthwise.
- Sometimes wear and tear could also occur. This can easily be strained before you install your weatherstripping.
- Now, you have to add the new weatherstripping. This process is again quite simple. You just have to insert both sides using u shapes within both the grooves at the same time. Now, make sure you hold the stripping at least one foot away from the door. Then, you can slide it slowly while maintaining the shape. If it does not go away, you can clean and remove the grooves using a degreaser or cleaner.
- Now we come to the last part which is the weatherstripping part. Many times the weatherstripping part lies in the grooves until you see one side extend about 3 inches within the door edge. Make sure you mark the stripping wherever it reaches towards the end of the door and then fold the endings back. Next, tuck it well in a U-shape, ensuring the flush is located at the door’s edge.
- Now you can easily cut the weatherstripping in three inches that go past your door. Make sure you fold the endings using a U shape. Ensure that when you are ordering the weatherstripping, you could also order and make sure it is 6 or 8 inches long compared to the door’s width.
- Once you have adjusted the stripping, do engage with the door of your garage opener. Now make sure your door has opened all along the way and then close your sure to ensure that it doesn’t close keeping no other gaps underneath the door. If your door won’t close properly, you may have to adjust your down limit.
So that was a quick look at how to replace your garage door weather seal. For a better understanding of garage door replacements, you can look them up online, or maybe you could take an appointment with us or read your blog on how to take good care of them.