Why Install New Weather Stripping on Your Garage Door!

Have you noticed that water leaks into your garage door whenever it rains? If your garage door is relatively new, perhaps the problem is its weatherstripping that has gone bad. Like other parts of your garage door, Weatherstripping can wear out over time. A leaking garage door seal is more than just a nuisance. If your garage door weather stripping has deteriorated, it is just a matter of time before you start to notice other issues, such as internal water damage, mold, mildew, and rust. Replacing them ensures that your garage door continues to perform as intended. Additionally, the advantages of replacing garage door seals might extend beyond the garage door itself.

What is weatherstripping?

The weatherstripping on your garage door is the rubber material on the bottom and sides of the door. Weatherstripping is installed on garage doors to create a seal so that rainwater, noise, mud, and other debris do not get inside your garage. There are a variety of garage door weather stripping trims available, and the type of door you have determines the type of weatherstripping you should get. There are also brand-name garage doors that use specific types of seals that are exclusive to their doors. You can contact a garage door installation provider to see what options they have for you.

Benefits of weatherstripping

Protects your garage from water damage

Water damage is an expensive hassle to fix. Your garage door is your home’s largest opening and a weak spot, especially if it is not properly sealed. Leaks can come along the sides and underneath the garage door. When properly installed and functional, weatherstripping can keep water and rain out during torrential downpours and helps protect the inside of your garage from flooding. Since garage door bottom seals naturally wear over time, torn or compressed weather stripping may no longer offer a watertight seal between the door and the concrete floor. By installing new weather seals on your garage door, you can avoid being caught in the aftermath of heavy flooding.

It helps save energy and money

Leaking air through the garage door wastes a lot of energy and raises your power bills. If your garage door is not airtight on all three sides, cool drafts will seep in, causing your air conditioner or heater to work harder. Retrofitting your garage door with new weatherstripping and adequate insulation can significantly reduce your heating and cooling expenditures. Making your garage more energy efficient means reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which is good for the environment.

Increases comfort inside your garage

The garage is a space that can be used for purposes other than parking your car. Internal conditions must be comfortable when your garage is utilized for lengthy periods of time for recreation or other functions. If you use your garage to store belongings, do your hobbies, or work out, weatherstripping its door can improve overall comfort. Regulating the temperature gets easier if air does not seep in and out of the garage. Aside from helping maintain the ideal temperature in your garage, weatherstripping also reduces noise from outside and prevents pollen, dust, and insects (or pests) from entering your garage.

Professional weatherstripping services from Titan Garage Doors Quad Cities

Titan Garage Doors Quad Cities is your local garage door installation, garage door repair, and garage door maintenance specialist. We serve all of your garage doors Quad Cities service needs and provide our premium weather stripping and weather seal products and services. Call us today at (309) 808-7181 for free estimates on our services.

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