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Drafty garage door

Posted by Yojoe (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 17, 10 at 11:43

Hi, I'm a frequent reader of this site, and now have a question.
My home is two years old and the garage doors face the north. When we get wind from the north, the garage doors blow in enough to create a gap around the edges from the weather strip (stop moulding). I can move the door this way by just tugging on the door from the inside, I then see daylight coming in around the edges. It seems there is enough movement of the rollers in the track to allow this to happen. I have ended up with snow/rain in my garage. I have a double garage door and a single, both have this issue. The doors are steel+insulation.
Does anyone have any suggestions or know if the door or track can be adjusted (by a professional) to keep the door tight against the weather strip? I looked and the weather strip is installed right up to the edge of the trim, so I can't really move it tighter to the door.
Thanks in advance for the help. I have found a lot of answers on this site in the past.

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RE: Drafty garage door

I wouldn't adjust the track to press the door against the rigid stop molding as this could/would eventually result in a stuck door. Rather, you need a weather seal that will yield as the door presses against it.
You can get lengths of stop molding that includes a flexible PVC flap that should allow for a better seal than you now have.

Here is a link that might be useful: Garage Door Parts

RE: Drafty garage door

Thanks for the advice. Mine has a flap, but I'll see what is out there, perhaps a better performing product is available. Thanks again for the help.

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