The Importance of Weatherstripping on Garage Doors
Spring is upon us, and it’s time to make sure the weatherstripping on your garage door is ready for the season!
The rubber lining that protects the inside edges of your garage door is more than just aesthetics. It can mean the difference between your garage flooding or staying dry. It can determine if you spend more on your electric bill every month or save money and put it towards other things. The bottom line is that you should pay attention to weatherstripping.
What is Weatherstripping?
Weatherstripping is the rubber outlining on the borders of the inner part of your garage door. It may not seem important, but it is vital to allow your door to do much of what you expect it to do. For example, a garage door with proper weatherstripping and up-to-date inspections will not allow rainwater to flood the space behind it. Suitable weatherstripping also stops pests like rodents from entering your home.
Weatherstripping that is frayed, warped, torn, or just old will let all of that water into your garage, causing mold and even severe damage to your house. Inadequate weatherstripping will also cause the inside of your home to get hot in the summer and super drafty/cold in the winter.
A Cheaper Electric Bill!
One call to The Overhead Door Company of Pierre™ can save you time and energy! Because inadequate weatherstripping allows hot and cold air into your home, your air conditioning and heating systems will have to work extra hard to get the temperature in your house to where it needs to be. You will save a lot of money on electricity if you look into having your weatherstripping inspected by a professional!
FUN FACT: When you seal the gaps, you’ll be able to save as much as 10-15% on your energy bill!
How do I get Weatherstripping?
Weatherstripping can be purchased at most hardware stores and major store chains. However, this material will have to be installed on your garage door, and if you don’t do it properly, all of the bad stuff that we talked about above can happen to your garage! If you are uncomfortable with buying and installing the lining yourself, you can always turn to professionals like The Overhead Door Company of Pierre™!
Please leave it to the Pros!
Garage door weatherstripping is deceptively complicated. While its function is simple enough to provide a weatherproof seal for the inside of your garage, the installation is more complex than it looks. Many precise measurements go into applying weatherstripping to a door. Too much stripping may cause your door not to shut correctly; too little will let the elements through to damage whatever it touches. A professional knows what doors need and what specific types of lining. They can also do it a lot faster, saving you time!
There is also the nasty threat of injury when installing garage doors. Parts of the weatherstripping application process will require you to get on a ladder—we all know this can lead to trouble. Inexperienced people can easily fall, resulting in injuries that aren’t necessary and can be avoided by hiring the professionals at The Overhead Door Company of Pierre™.
Call The Overhead Door Company of Pierre™
Overhead Door Company of Pierre™ has extensive experience installing weatherstripping for garage doors and can do it in a short amount of time. If you need weatherstripping replaced, we can do that! Don’t try to do this yourself and risk injury.
Give the Overhead Door Company of Pierre™ a call, or fill out our online form!