Is It Time Your Garage Got New Weatherstripping?

Garage Running a Little Hot? Check Your Weatherstripping

A hot, stuffy garage in El Dorado Hills tends to mean there’s not enough insulation on the garage door or the weatherstripping has worn out. Check the base of your garage door. A rubbery strip runs along the entire bottom of the door in order to help provide insulation from the outside environment and temperatures. This strip can quickly become worn and require replacing with a new one. If you notice cracks, tearing, or any other damage then it’s time to buy a replacement. You can usually find them in your local hardware store.

Fortunately, this is a fairly easy DIY repair. But it’s important to accurately measure the garage door weatherstripping you are going to replace. It’s always good to have a little extra then not enough, since you can always trim off the excess. This repair job pretty much involves removing the old garage door weatherstripping from your garage door and reattaching the new. All it requires is a Phillips head screwdriver.

If the new weatherstripping doesn’t improve the garage temperature, try a DIY garage insulation project.


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DIY Garage Door Repair: How to Fix a Dented Aluminum Door

Aluminum garage doors are great because they don’t require much maintenance. Their only drawback is they dent easily, especially if your kids like to play dodge ball. The good news is these dents are easily fixable with this ingenious DIY hack repair for garage doors! Start by washing the dented area with soap and water and let it dry. Cover the area with aluminum foil. Wave a lit lighter over the foil covered dent. Remove the foil and spray the dent with an upside down can of air for at least 30 seconds. Carbon dioxide is the magic ingredient so be sure to hold the can upside down. The drastic change in temperatures will cause the dent to pop back out. Even Bill Nye the Science Guy would be impressed with your ingenuity!