If you’ve noticed water, dirt, or rodent droppings in your garage, there’s a good chance the problem can be traced back to your garage door. Garage doors are very large, and while all come with a bottom seal to keep out water, wind, dirt, and unwanted intruders, the seals themselves can break down over time. In more extreme cases, the concrete floor or driveway apron under the door can shift, crack, or settle, creating large gaps under the door that standard seals can’t cover.
Weather-sealing a garage door usually involves a simple process of adding or replacing the bottom door seal and the weatherstripping on the stop molding along the sides and top of the door. It may also include adding thin weatherstripping between the door panels if you want to make the door as airtight as possible.
Here are five ways to weather-seal your garage door.
Importance of Weather-Sealing Your Garage
It’s also important to weather-seal your garage to protect your home from damaging elements like fierce rain, snow, hail, and wind. If water enters your garage, it could freeze to create ice and water damage that will ruin your floor and potentially seep into your living spaces.
If your garage door is working well, then weather-sealing can be mostly a DIY job. Sometimes, the garage door needs a gasket replacement, adjustment, or other type of repair. Because it’s vital that your garage door work and seal properly, you may want a professional garage door installation company to handle the job.
Source: The Spruce