The Importance of Garage Door Seals02/27/2014 Back To Blog
It is possible to make improvements which will reduce the garage door maintenance and or damage. You can provide this maintenance yourself all the while lowering the risk of damage to the door, the garage and the vehicle or vehicles inside it. One of them is the use of seals. They are inexpensive and easy to install. At the same time, they provide protection from outside weather damage and insulate the garage.
Multiple Seal Benefits
The main job of the Bottom Seal and its counterparts is to provide proper insulation. When the temperature inside is kept optimal, both the vehicle inside and the opener will remain in excellent condition and the risk of weather damage will be a lot lower. You can save quite a lot of money just by using seals. You will use less energy for heating and cooling when the weather gets crazy and this will generate more savings.
Another major benefit of sealing is the prevention of moisture build up and mold growth. Proper insulation will lower the risk of moisture. More importantly, water will not be able to flow from the outside into the garage. With proper moisture and mold protection, the Garage Door Opener and all metal parts of the opener's system such as the overhead door springs will work properly and have a longer useful life.
The seals can improve the security of the garage as well. They will make it more difficult for burglars to sneak peek inside and to open the door. In general, any increase in the level of security is important no matter how small it is.
Getting the Door Properly Sealed
The bottom edge of the door must be properly sealed. This is mandatory. The same applies to the frame. Sealing should be placed between the panels as well. You should not worry about it causing any issues. It can be easily removed in case garage door panel repair is required.
With proper sealing, you will require automatic garage door repair less often and run less of a risk of the door parts rusting.