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    Insulated Garage Doors – Installation and Repairs

    There are different types of garage door weatherstripping.

    You can install bottom seals, thresholds, doorstops, and garage door panel weatherstripping.

    The weatherstrip offers added protection for your garage.

    As its name implies, garage door weatherstripping keeps the weather out of your garage.

    It prevents rain and weather elements from bypassing your garage door and causing damage to your garage interior.

    Hence, it’s an excellent idea to install stripping for your garage door.

    If you don’t have any idea how to install garage door weather stripping, don’t worry.

    You can always count on Brigs Garage Doors to install stripping for your door.

    Call our technicians any time so we can talk about the types of weatherstripping you want for your garage door.

    We assure you that we can correctly set up the weatherstripping to provide you with a weather-proof garage door.

    Call us now!

    How to Install a Bottom Garage Door Seal

    Bottom garage door seals or sweeps are installed at the bottom of your garage door.

    It is made of rubber or vinyl so that it is flexible.

    This flexibility is a vital feature of weatherstripping because the bottom seal can compress when the door closes.

    When the bottom seal touches the floor, it keeps rain, water, breeze, and pests from getting into your garage.

    Here’s what you need to do to install a garage door bottom seal:

    1. Thoroughly remove the old weather seal and then clean the bottom of the garage door.
    2. Measure the garage door bottom width and length.
    3. Once you have the dimensions, you can cut the new seal according to it.
    4. Lubricate the aluminum retainer with dish soap until it’s thoroughly wet.
    5. Set up the T-shaped edges of the seal into the retainer channels and pull the stripping.
    6. Slide the bottom seal along the garage door bottom. This task may need continuous pushing and pulling.
    7. Once you’ve reached sealing the other end, fold the remaining 3” of weatherstripping back to it goes within the retainer. This will secure your bottom garage door seal.

    How to Install Threshold Weatherstripping

    Like the bottom seal, a threshold seal also keeps the weather out of the bottom of your garage door.

    The only difference is it’s installed on the garage floor and not the door.

    Threshold weatherstripping keeps surface water in your driveway from getting into your garage, especially if you have a slopey driveway.

    However, one downside of threshold seals is they can also hinder you from cleaning surface water and dirt out of your garage.

    1. Clean the area where you will install the threshold with dish soap and water. Let the floor dry thoroughly before proceeding.
    2. Roll the threshold seal along the floor. The hump should be inside the garage door.
    3. Close the garage door and make sure the hump touches the garage door bottom seal.
    4. Apply adhesive onto the garage floor and install the threshold seal.
    5. Close the garage door so that it presses against the threshold as the glue dries.

    How to Install Garage Door Stop Weatherstripping

    Destructive weather elements can also enter through the side and top of your door.

    Thus, you must install weatherstripping on the doorstop molding too.

    Follow these instructions to install a garage door stop weatherstripping.

    1. Take out the old door jam and trim.
    2. Nail the new vinyl jamb into the garage door frame. Secure it with 6d galvanized nails or screws every 12-16 inches apart.
    3. Cut the miters on the top weatherstripping and fasten it to the frame using 10d galvanized casing nails.
    4. Attach the stop molding on the trim with 6d casing nails.
    5. Install the molding with PVC cement as adhesive. Wait for the glue to set before nailing the door stop molding.
    6. Ensure that the edge of the weatherstripping is about 2 and a half inches back from the door.


    Weatherstripping is an essential component of your garage door.

    It ensures that your garage door is completely sealed against weather elements to avoid damages to your property.

    It also keeps the weather out to insulate your garage door and lower your energy costs.

    If you need professional garage door weatherstripping, don’t hesitate to call Brigs Garage Doors.

    We offer a variety of garage door services to ensure your safety, security, and convenience.

    Call our professional team today!

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