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How To Fix A Bottom Garage Door Seal

A bottom seal is an integral part of a garage door, and with the everchanging weather conditions, knowing how to fix a bottom seal is more important than ever.

To understand how to fix a bottom seal on your garage, you first need to know a few things about your garage door. To begin, what issues am I having, and how can we solve them? Next, who is the manufacturer of the door? Finally, what type of bottom seal does the door already have?

Bottom seals are attached to the bottom of the door and perform many functions. Primarily they are used to seal the gap between the door and the floor. Modern use of the bottom seal includes sensors, which is a helpful security and safety measure. Uneven surfaces create gaps between the bottom of the door, and the floor, which modern bottom seals cannot fill. As the door mounted bottom seal has left gaps, other provisions will be necessary.

You can put your mind at ease by eliminating any unwanted draughts entering under your garage door by installing a GaraDry Floor Mounted Threshold Seal. The most efficient way to weatherproof your garage, our product range is available in 15mm, up to 50mm, in both residential and commercial settings. The best surface to install a threshold seal on is concrete, please talk to our customer service team if you have paving or resin floors.

There are many garage door manufacturers out there, but how you know who the door was made by? Typically, there is a sticker or label attached to the door with information regarding the manufacturer and model. If there are no details on the door, or the door is made bespoke, we can help identify the most suitable solution for you. Please send images to for further assistance.

Some door manufacturers may have specific parts available for the door, you may be able to source genuine or aftermarket replacements. Contact the manufacturer or a supplier for further information. If you have a door mounted bottom seal, it will work in conjunction with a GaraDry threshold seal.

A lot modern doors come with bottom seals attached, and moreover, seals with sensors, that will stop the door from operating when anything is stood underneath when closing. Usually, bottom seal sensors are installed on roller shutter, and sectional doors. The issue with the sensors is they can be expensive to replace, they are quite thin, and if the surface isn’t flat, you may have a problem. If you install a floor mounted threshold seal, you may require altering the closing position of the door. Please consult the user manual for further information.

The three types of doors, roller shutter, sectional, or up and over, all come with benefits and drawbacks. It is important to know mention the potential installation of the floor mounted GaraDry threshold seal would be suitable for all three of the door styles mentioned above.

A super cheap, short term fix would be double-sided sticky tape and foam; however, I cannot attest to its efficiency or durability. While cost-effective, it is not built to last severe weather conditions.

If you’re looking for a long-term bottom seal, to stop wind and debris entering underneath your garage door, the GaraDry threshold seal kits are by far the most efficient way to weatherproof your garage. The quality of materials, along with the thorough instructions make installing a threshold seal easy for anyone to do. You can consult out helpful customer service team with any questions or queries.

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