Best Garage Door Weatherstrip Ideas
Garage door weatherstrip is also well known as seal and astragal. Weatherstripping is found around all the four garage doors’ edges. The purpose in having the weather seal is to keep critters and insects out of the garage. It is also meant to keeping cold air and moisture from seeping through the cracks around the garage door. By weatherproofing the garage door, you can stay warmer through the winter and save energy bill. On the top and sides of the garage door, you can install PVC Stop Molding to the wood trim. When the door of garage is closed, the door‘s sections are meant to be flush against the garage frame. When PVC Stop Molding is installed, the flap of this seal type will press against the garage door outside. This is meant to close the gap between the garage frame and the door.
Another seal type is a Reverse Angle Jamb Seal. The seal clip portion attaches to an angle iron piece. The flap like the PVC Stop Molding closes the gap between the garage frame and the garage door. There are also some seal types for the garage door top that installed to top section. When the garage door closes, the Flap Top Seal closes itself against the frame of garage. There are also different retainers of Garage Door Seal which you can install around the top and sides of your garage door. Then you can slide, Rubber Seal, Vinyl Seal or Brush Seal into the retainers of garage door seal. Its advantage in using the inserts and the retainer rather than the one-piece weather seals is its ability in changing your seal insert is to become a lot easier than changing the seal entirely.
The garage door bottom has also multiple types of seals. Bottom Astragal is nailed into garage door bottom to make it fit with the garage floor tightly. Other bottom seals for the garage doors are a little more intricate just like the Twin Contact Bottom Seal. Bottom Seal Retainers applied onto a garage door serve the doors the same purpose. Like the side and top retainers, the bottom retainers have various dimensions and shapes. Depending on the slots’ shape in the bottom retainers, you can slide inserts (rubber or vinyl) with Bead-Shaped or T-Shaped ends onto the retainer. There is also the Bubble Seal which can slide well into the retainers.