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  • Garage Door Weather Seals Explained

    Author: Garadry | September 19, 2018

    Your home’s garage door does a lot to protect your property. As the first line of defense against the elements, it blocks most of the weather, debris and pests found outside. However, any gaps in your door provide an opportunity for them to enter your garage. The results can be disastrous. Rain and melting snow can leak under your garage door and soak your belongings. Dirt, leaves and other debris can get inside and make your space a mess. Mice, insects and snakes can find their way into your property, building nests and spreading disease. To make sure your door provides the strongest level of protection against these threats, a garage door weather seal from Garadry is the best choice.

     

    Types of Garage Door Seals

    There are many varieties of garage door weather stripping, depending on which type of door you have. Although they all provide protection against the elements, they may have weaknesses that could make them ineffective. The level of defense these garage door seals can provide depends on the conditions.

     

    Bottom Seals

    The most common type of weather stripping on garage doors is the kind attached to the bottom of the door. A retainer made of steel, PVC or aluminum is nailed or bolted to the bottom of the door. Into this retainer is slid a flexible rubber seal. This provides a barrier that seals the gap between the bottom of the door and the floor of the garage.

    For wooden garage doors, bottom seals typically are nailed directly to the lower edge without a retainer. The materials can be either a soft, spongy foam rubber that will conform to the shape of the floor, or a denser variety. The latter is more durable, but it will not form as tight of a seal because it is less flexible. There are other options for wooden doors that utilize the retainer-and-seal configuration found on metal doors.

    No matter the construction, bottom seals can have some limitations. Depending on the materials, they could deteriorate or become worn easily over time. This makes them far less effective. If your garage floor has any irregularities, these weather seals may not provide complete protection.

     

    Side and Top Seals

    Made of PVC, these seals are attached to the doorjamb around the sides and top of the garage entrance. Although these can close any gaps along those three sides of the door, they won’t prevent anything from getting through gaps along the bottom of the door.

     

    Threshold Seals

    When used in conjunction with bottom seals, this type of garage door stripping provides strong protection. Threshold seals typically consist of either a strip of flexible material or  rigid aluminum. They are attached to the garage floor with strong adhesives or concrete fixing screws directly behind the garage door. When the garage door is closed, the presence of threshold stripping ensures a tight seal, even if there are irregularities in the floor.

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    Garadry Provides Superior Protection

    Threshold seals from Garadry improve the security and energy efficiency of your garage. Made of durable vinyl or aluminum, our seal kits close the gap between your garage door and floor. This creates a watertight seal that keeps the elements away and prevents drafts. Our weather stripping kits can be used on garages of all types, whether they are residential or commercial properties.

    Garadry seals also are easy to install. Simply cut them to fit your garage entrance and glue them to the floor. Our high-grade vinyl has the added benefits of being 100 percent recyclable and not deteriorating with prolonged exposure to sunlight or water.

    Browse our site to learn more about our products, and then reach out to us to get weather seals that provide complete protection for your garage.

  • How A Reinforced And Bottom-Sealed Garage Door Helps Provide Hurricane Protection

    Author: Garadry | September 13, 2018

    Most homeowners who live in areas prone to hurricanes understand what they must do to protect their houses from these devastating storms. They know to take precautions such as protecting windows, using tarps and securing loose items. However, not as many people think about their garage doors. They assume that because they are large and heavy, they already offer adequate protection against the elements — but this isn’t necessarily the case. To provide the most defense against gale-force winds and punishing rain, reinforcement and proper weather sealing are required.

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  • Maximize Your Home’s ROI With Garage Door Insulation

    Author: Garadry | August 3, 2018

     

    When most homeowners think of increasing home value, they tend to associate such projects with kitchen and bathroom renovations, a new outdoor deck or patio, or new windows. Many homeowners fail to realize that there's a very affordable, value-adding opportunity present to them, as long as their homes have a garage: garage door insulation. Yes, a garage does more than provide a place for your vehicles and yard tools — it also acts as somewhat of a window to the home.

    This post is designed to explain what garage door insulation is, its benefits and the type of value it can add to your home.

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  • Solutions To Common Garage Door Problems

    Author: Garadry | July 16, 2018

    When your garage door doesn’t work the way it should, it’s usually pretty obvious. Your garage door is built to open and close. What’s less obvious, however, is what the problem may be and how you can fix it. Because it’s easy to take our garage doors for granted, any problem with your garage door can seem like a disaster that requires professional intervention. However, that’s not always the case. Many garage door problems can be dealt with yourself — as long as you know what to look for and how to handle it.

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  • Proper Garage Door Maintenance

    Author: Garadry | July 16, 2018

    A well-maintained garage door is more important than many homeowners know. Not only does a properly functioning garage door help protect your belongings and property by keeping them secure, but it also plays a crucial role in the energy efficiency of your home. A garage door that isn’t taken care of can allow all sorts of unwanted things into your garage — including vermin, drafts and water. These all have the potential to cause serious damage to anything inside your garage as well as raise your energy bills through inefficiency.

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  • Six Things To Consider Before You Buy A New Garage Door

    Author: Garadry | June 4, 2018
    If you’re like most people, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about your garage door. In fact, you probably only pay attention to it for those moments when you need it to go up or down. However, the truth is, your garage door does a lot of work — even when you’re not thinking about it. A high-quality garage door not only keeps your garage safe and looking good, but it also can save you money on your energy bills. If you’re in the market for a new garage door, don’t assume one is as good as another. Here’s a list of six factors to consider before buying your next garage door.
  • How To Hire The Best Garage Door Repair Company

    Author: Garadry | June 4, 2018
    Your garage door is one of the biggest investments on your house because of all the work it does. If it malfunctions, you want to be sure that you can get it fixed as quickly as possible. Not only does a faulty garage door create a serious inconvenience for you, but it also creates a safety hazard - leaving your garage vulnerable to intruders and energy loss. To get your garage door back to perfect working order, you need to find a reliable garage door repair company. Yet there are so many options out there, you may not know where to begin. With that in mind, here are some tips for finding a garage door repair company you can trust.
  • What Stops Your Garage Door From Opening When It's Cold Out?

    Author: Garadry | June 4, 2018
    There are a lot of reasons why it’s harder to get the day started in winter. It can be tough to get motivated when you wake up and it’s still dark outside, for example. You may not want to get bundled and brave another day of subzero temperatures. You almost certainly don’t look forward to another commute made longer by slick roads. Your garage door may have a hard time getting started in winter, too, but for different reasons. If you’re having winter issues with the garage door, here are some of the most common causes.
  • The Heat, The Cold And Their Impact On Your Garage Door

    Author: Garadry | March 29, 2018
    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.
  • Different Uses For Garadry Threshold Seals

    Author: Garadry | March 22, 2018
    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.

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