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Are your overhead doors ready for the snow, ice and wind?

Here are some tips to help you get it ready for the cold

BOTTOM WEATHERSEAL

The easiest way to keep the heat inside and the cold out, is the bottom weatherseal (also known as 'bottom rubber' or 'astragal'. If you can see a gap between the pavement under the door and seal, or if the seal is frayed, chewed or has rodent holes in it, it's time to replace that with a new piece. If rodents are a problem, we can also install special Rodent-block seals. If you need heavy-duty snow or weatherseals for commercial-grade applications, we have you covered there too with a wide range of bottom weatherseals including heavy duty rubber, foam stop, storm shields and brush inserts.

Bottom garage door seal

TOP AND SIDE WEATHERSTRIP

As the name implies, weatherstrip should be in good condition, and installed properly, to block out the elements when the garage door is closed. The most common type of residential weatherstrip is dual-fin vinyl, and commercial weatherstrip is commonly steel or aluminum. 

weatherstrip

INSULATED GARAGE DOORS

If you have an older wood or uninsulated garage door, replacing it with a new insulated model can reduce your heat loss up to 70% or more (according to Clopay engineers).  We always recommend a polyurethane-injection insulated door, which gives you excellent R-value and also adds rigidity and strength to the door.

Insulated door

ENERGY-SAVING DOORS FROM GARAGA

This video nicely summarizes how an insulated garage door can help you keep your house warm and comfortable in the winter.

 

For more help on winterizing your garage doors, call 519-888-9111, email, or simply drop by our showroom.