Without a functioning weather seal, your garage isn’t properly insulated or protected from water during rainstorms. Weather seals do break down over time and need periodic replacement. The good news is that replacing a garage door weather seal is quick and painless. At World of Doors, we specialize in garage door installations and repairs in New Lenox, and one of our most popular services is weather seal replacement. If your old weather seal is broken or worn-out, you may be wondering what happens during the replacement process. Here’s what you can expect when you have your garage door seal professionally replaced.
1. Remove the Old Stripping
The technician will use a socket wrench or screwdriver to remove the existing retainer. The retainer is a hollow metal tube attached to the bottom of the garage door. Once the retainer is out, the technician will put the old rubber seal out via the track.
2. Wash the Retainer Track
Over time, the retainer track accumulates dirt and other debris, which can reduce the seal’s tightness. Your technician will wash out the track to ensure the new seal is tight and sturdy.
3. Install New Seal
Once the track is clean and dry, the technician will slide the new weather seal into the track with its ridges pointing outward.
4. Trim New Seal
In some cases, the seal may be a bit too long for the door. In that case, the technician will trim down the ends with heavy-duty scissors. By trimming the rubber seal until the ends are flush with the door, we can avoid issues like the rubber dragging or getting caught in the garage door track.
5. Reattach the Retainer
The final step is to reattach the retainer to the garage door. The technician will hold the retainer flush to the bottom of the garage door and secure it with heavy-duty screws.
Garage Door Service in New Lenox
World of Doors is your go-to source for professional garage door service in New Lenox. Our skilled staff provides garage door installation, repair, and emergency service for both residential and commercial clients. Thanks to our commitment to top-notch customer service, we have a 5-star rating from our customers. If you’re looking for dependable garage door service in New Lenox, contact the team at World of Doors today!