Georgia weather in winter is nothing if not unpredictable. We can see high temperatures in the 80s in January one week and then experience an extreme cold snap with 2”-4” of snow the following week. With these crazy variables, it is often in times of extreme weather changes that homeowners notice that their garage doors are not keeping out weather elements as well as they should. If you open the door from your home to your garage door and are assaulted by bitterly cold temperatures, or if your garbage cans keep banging due to windy conditions outside (despite your garage doors being closed), then it is time to check the sealing on your garage door.
With the installation of garage doors, a thin piece of rubber is attached to the outer shell of the garage door. This piece of rubber is very flexible and moves easily with the opening and closing motion of your garage door. However, it is not known for being a very good seal against weather elements. There are simply ways to seal your own garage door in order to keep your garage well insulated during changing temps as well as protect it from damaging winds and moisture.
As mentioned earlier, most garage doors are installed with a thin seal. If this seal is not adequately doing the job that you need it to, you can remove the old seal and replace it with a new one. If you are uncomfortable with this procedure, you can hire someone to do it for you.
Another solution is to keep the existing seal that runs along the vertical lines of your garage door and install a substantial seal to the bottom of the door. This is a popular solution and an easy fix for many homeowners. A quick browse on the Internet will lead you to different brands to choose from. As always, it is important to do your research and read customer reviews for each product to ensure that you are purchasing a quality product. Stores such as Home Depot and Lowe’s also carry garage door seals, and their sales associates should be able to assist you in choosing the best option for your garage door.
At HABPRO Garage Doors, we are here for all of your garage doors needs. If you are worried about the improper installation or function of your garage door, please contact use to schedule an appointment to come inspect your door. We can help you make the best decision.