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Determining When to Replace Your Garage Door Weather Stripping

Weatherstripping is a product made out of vinyl trim or strip that lines your garage door’s side and bottom jambs. It is used to seal the inside air in, and the outside air out. It protects the integrity of the door and the surface into which it comes into contact. When it is in top condition, it will help to keep your energy bills in line.

Over time, the strips will deteriorate. So, before extreme weather hits Colorado, you may want to make sure they are performing correctly.

Check Your Weather Stripping Condition

As a general rule of thumb, it is recommended to inspect the condition of the garage door weather stripping at least twice a year. These are the steps to determine if they need to be replaced.

When to Replace Your Garage Door Weather StrippingClose the door completely and take a look at the edges of the door. Next, examine the areas between the side jambs and the door. Also, check the section that lines the bottom of your garage door. You will need to replace the weatherstripping if you notice one of the following signs.

  • Light coming through
  • Feeling the breeze from outside or any air going out or in
  • Any pieces or sections missing, cracking, flaking, or brittle in texture

If none of the above signs are present, you can use the weather stripping for another season. If one or more of the symptoms are present, you would like to replace it before the cold weather begins. To get an even seal, we highly recommend replacing weather stripping sections at the same time.

If you are not sure whether or not you need to replace your weather stripping, the Colorado Overhead Door experts got you covered. Contact us today to see how we can help you on garage door weatherstrip replacement.

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