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Garage Door Bottom Weatherstripping


garage door stripIf you need to replace the weather stripping on the bottom of your garage door, take note to what style you have. Weather stripping is different for wood doors than it is for metal doors. The difference is at the bottom of the door and how it is secured to the door.

Weatherstripping for old wood doors needs to be removed and cleaned up. This weatherstripping is usually nailed or stapled to the bottom of the door. Pry this up with a screwdriver or putty knife and scrape the surface so that it is clean and smooth.

New weather stripping is sold in rolls and for wooden doors you can secure it with roofing nails or staples. Start at one end and start fastening until the strip is tight, but don’t stretch it.

For metal doors, there is usually a channel for the new roll. You can pull the old strip off and start threading the new strip into the channel. Some other styles for metal door bottoms have you screw the weather stripping into the bottom of the door. This is held in place with self-tapping sheet metal screws spaced approximately every 12 inches or so.

You will have to trim the end of the weather stripping to match the end of the door. A sharp blade will work for the rubber, but for the metal (if you have that style), tin snips or a hacksaw will work.



Great information about weather stripping. Good article. Go to http://www.damiandouglasgaragedoor.com/las-vegas-garage-door-repair-videos.html for garage door videos and other garage door tips.
Posted @ Thursday, September 22, 2011 10:37 AM by Damian Douglas garage Door Las Vegas
This is a quality stripping. I like the information that you have shared here.
Posted @ Wednesday, March 05, 2014 10:20 PM by Spring Repair Phoenix
Very useful information shared in this blog regarding Garage Door Bottom Weatherstripping.
Posted @ Tuesday, March 11, 2014 7:33 AM by Glenn Bush
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