3 Money-Saving Reasons to Check Your Garage Door Seals
Your garage door seals and weatherstripping are one of those things that you don’t think about twice. You mostly see the rubber strip on the bottom of the door (it’s called a rubber astragal!) and think that it’s nice that the garage door maker decided to put it there.
But the rubber astragal, the weather stripping around the garage door frame and the seals between the panels of your doors play a very important role in the function of your door. A role that can save you lots of money.
Why You Should Check Your Garage Door Seals and Weather Stripping
With your hard-earned dollars on the line, let’s take a look at a few reasons why you should check the seals and weather stripping on your garage door to make sure they’re doing their job.
Stop Garage Door Leaks
This summer has been as wet as it has been hot. Those downpours, blowing hard against your garage door, can cause the door to leak if the seals aren’t doing their job. Unfortunately, most garages aren’t well ventilated. Any water that gets in may not evaporate quickly. When it stays around, it can become home to mold and mildew growth.
Insulate Against the Heat & Cold
We’re not sure how much more hot weather we’ll get this year. But we’re sure that winter’s coming. Damaged, cracked or warped seals and weather stripping let more cold into your garage. And then it can get into your home, increasing your heating costs and decreasing the lifespan of your furnace.
Keep Out Critters
A solid seal all around your garage door helps to keep many insects and small animals from getting into your garage. As the weather cools, everyone’s looking for a warmer place to hang out.
Even if your seals and weather stripping are in good shape without any gaps to the outside, you should lubricate them at least once a year with a silicone based lubricant. Contact us here at Markham Garage Doors to learn more.