Replacing the weatherstripping, the bottom seal on your garage door, is a simple garage door repair that should be done every other year, or every few years. Since it is made of rubber, sun exposure can cause it to crack and break apart. Not only does it protect your garage from flooding and other severe weather, it also acts as a barrier for keeping out critters such as mice, cockroaches, racoons and other scavengers who might be seeking shelter as the weather changes.
DIY, But Why?
This should be considered regular garage door maintenance, and it is simple enough to DIY, although it does take a couple hours and can be frustrating if you have the wrong size weatherstripping, or fail to get things perfectly straight. A garage door bottom seal can be found at most hardware stores, but it is important to take measurements and purchase the correct size. Replacing it entails unscrewing the bolts on the old bottom seal, sliding in the new and replacing the bolts. Certainly there are plenty of ways you’d rather spend your weekend, or maybe getting on the ground for garage door repairs is not something you have the desire or ability to do. El Dorado Hills Garage Door Repair is happy to help. Contact us today and we will inspect how well your garage door is weatherproofed and gladly install a new bottom seal.