Your garage door is always working, even when it's not moving. That's because your garage door is one of the most important structures protecting your garage from a number of threats - including water, pests and debris from outside. Your garage door stands as a guardian against the elements year-round, which means it is exposed to the most severe conditions without a break.
There's no doubt that regardless of what type of garage or garage door you have, Garadry's line of residential and commercial garage door threshold seals are perfect for protecting your garage from invaders that can get through gaps under your door. Our weatherstripping seals keep out dirt, water and pests. They also prevent heat or cool air from escaping under your garage door - making your garage more energy-efficient. However, what you might not know is that our threshold seals can do more for you and your home or business. Garadry's garage door seals can help solve some common problems with a little creativity. Here are a few ideas to consider.
It's easy to tell when your home needs some extra protection against the weather - there's a chilly draft somewhere. When your garage isn't completely sealed from the outdoors, however, it can be a little more difficult to determine. Many people, after all, expect their garages to be drafty. Garages typically are not heated, and there's less insulation.
Your garage door is probably the largest door on your entire home. Yet no matter how big it is, it can still be as good as gone if it's not properly leveled. That's because if your garage door is uneven, it means there can be gaps between it and the floor of your garage. Thus, even when your garage door is closed, it's actually not. Believe it or not, a gap of less than an inch can provide an easy entranceway for many of the things you don't want getting into your garage.
There are a lot of famous teams in history known for providing protection: Batman and Robin, the Lone Ranger and Tonto, Starsky and Hutch. Those duos have shown us that teamwork is the best way to protect what we care about. The same principle should apply to keeping our garages safe from outside threats.
If you live in the Southeastern United States — including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, etc. — you know there’s no offseason for pests. Insects, mice, rabbits and snakes have their run of the outdoors all year, thanks to the warmer climate.
If there’s one thing Washington, Oregon and other Pacific Northwest states are known for, it’s rain. The wet climate of the region results in some of the greenest forests anywhere in the world, but it also can result in severe damage to your garage. Even though your garage is technically considered “indoors,” that doesn’t mean it’s as dry as sitting in your living room.
Most garages collect clutter like a kid’s closet or that drawer next to the one with the silverware. That’s why you should build some clutter-correcting shelves for your garage. Below are instructions and materials lists for two shelving projects that a do-it-yourselfer can complete in no time.