Fixing garage door weather stripping is an easy task that can be done in a few hours. You can do it over the weekend or when you get home from work right before dinner. Having a weather stripping at the bottom of the door of your garage will prevent draft and cold air (especially during winter) from going inside your garage. It will also keep rain and snow out of the garage. A weather stripping will improve the insulation in your home and lessen energy bills.
Garage door weather stripping is made of rubber that may dry up crack or tear over time. They can also be damaged if by accident a car bumps into the door or kids bump into it with their bikes. Steps for fixing weather stripping: Measure your garage door and go to your local hardware to purchase the necessary materials. Some companies also offer weather stripping kits for more shopping convenience.
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Attach the weather stripping to the top of your garage door first. Then you can proceed to attaching weather stripping to the sides of the door and at the bottom. Use nails to keep the weather stripping in position. When you are fixing the weather stripping, it is advisable to it while the door is closed. By doing this, you can see if your weather stripping is tight enough to prevent air leaking inside. After fixing garage door weather stripping, you will need to maintain them. It is recommended that you use silicone grease for the maintenance of your weather stripping. You can apply a thin coating of the grease too your weather stripping every time you perform your routine garage door maintenance checks.