How to Install Garage Door Weather Stripping
Garage door should be weather stripping because this room needs to be protected from air leaking through the joints of the door. There are some types of garage door weather stripping that can be suited with different climates, susceptibility and visibility. So, you can easily find the one which is appropriate to the environment and the garage.
Tension-seal weather stripping is a good option since it comes in two different types; they are self stick plastic vinyl or springy bronze strip. Once it is installed, it is durable and invisible. It is best used for the inside and the top sides of the door. However, this type of garage door weather stripping is difficult to install because the corners need to remain snug. Another type of weather stripping is felt weather stripping which is reinforced with either a metal strip or plain. This type needs to be glued, stapled or tacked when it is installed, but it will seal best if it is stapled. It is easy to install and inexpensive, but it is low durability and this is one of the least effective weather stripping that prevent airflow. Reinforced-foam weather stripping is also a good option you can choose from. It is closed cell foam that is attached to the metal or wood strips. It is best used for the bottom of the door. It is visible and must be cut, nailed and painted to match the area. However, it is a good option because it is effective to create barrier against wind.
There are still some more types of garage door weather stripping that you can choose from for making your garage door free of airflow. Choose the one that you think the most appropriate to suit your need and the climate condition in your location while giving you a better weather stripping for your door.
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