Winter can bring harsh weather, so you want to be prepared for what mother nature can bring.
The easiest way to keep the heat inside and the cold outside is the bottom weather seal (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 frays, is 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 weather seals for commercial-grade applications, we have you covered there too with a wide range of bottom weather seals including, heavy-duty rubber, foam stop, storm shields, and brush inserts.
As the name implies, the weatherstrip should be in good condition and installed correctly to block out the elements when the garage door is closed. The most common type of residential weatherstrip is dual-fin vinyl; commercial weatherstrip is commonly steel or aluminum.
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 an excellent R-value and adds rigidity and strength to the door.