Common mistakes to avoid while buying weather-stripping for garage doors07/22/2014 Back To Blog
It is definitely recommended to purchase and install garage door weather-stripping as this keeps the heat and cold out of your garage. There are three areas in which we recommend installing weather-stripping: on top, on the side, and on the bottom. Top and side types seal the gap between the door and the door jamb, while the bottom booth seals the bottom of the door to the concrete. Weather-stripping is a crucial add-on to your garage door. However, we suggest hiring a professional like us to install it for you as there are several avoidable mistakes that are made by those who are inexperienced.
Here are some common mistakes to avoid.
1. Some people forget measuring their garage door’s height and width which results in not buying enough or buying too much weather-stripping.
2. You must not install weather-stripping to the door sides if you are using a standard retainer to a large insert and vice versa. Large inserts should go with large retainers and standard inserts should always go with standard retainers.
3. Not all weather-stripping is appropriate for your door. You must consider whether your garage door is residential or commercial. Not all seals are appropriate for residential doors and vice versa.
4. Homeowners must also consider the weather and climate in their area when they choose the right weather-stripping for their home. Many forget that there is a different material for every climate. For example, cold weather requires material that will eliminate the cold but retain the heat inside the garage.
5. The most common mistake is purchasing weather-stripping that does not match the retainer type. Garage doors use different types of retainers such as T-shape, D-shape, and O-shaped. There are also several garage door parts that you need to consider before going to the store