The weatherstrip is an important but often overlooked part of a garage door. Because a damaged weatherstrip does not affect the mechanical function of a garage door, it can be difficult to know when its time to replace a weatherstrip. If you notice any of the following problems, call Garage Door Doctor. Our dedicated experts can replace your weatherstrip with same-day service!
You Notice Your Weatherstrip is Worn or Damaged
It’s a good idea to physically inspect your weatherstrip. If you notice broken parts or rubber that is worn down, it might be time for a replacement. Replacing your weatherstrip regularly will help you to prevent the other issues on this list.
You’re Finding Water, Leaves, or Outdoor Debris in Your Garage
If you wake up in the morning to find that outdoor materials have made their way into your garage, your weatherstrip is most likely the problem. If your weatherstrip is broken, wind can easily blow debris into your garage.
Your Garage is Becoming Home to Furry “Guests”
Leaves and water aren’t the only things that can sneak into your garage through a damaged weatherstrip. Small animals like mice and rats can squeeze through broken or worn weatherstrips and set up camp in your garage. Replacing the weatherstrip will secure your space.
Your Garage is Draftier Than Usual
Garages aren’t insulated the same way the rest of your home is, so a draft in your garage is usually normal. However, if you notice this draft has changed, it might be a sign that your weatherstrip is wearing down and lowering the temperature of your garage.
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Signs To Replace Weatherstrip. Does your garage door stop when it is going up? Did you hear a loud bang, similar to a gun shot? Do the torsion springs above your door seem separated? If so, you might just have a broken torsion garage door spring. Torsion springs are located above the garage door and they are what lift the actual weight of the garage door. Most doors weigh between 150 to 250 pounds and without working springs, the garage door opener cannot lift the door. Attempting to use a garage door opener to lift a garage door with a broken spring can cause numerous parts on the opener to break. Signs To Replace Weatherstrip