How do you know when it’s time to replace the rubber seal on your Garage Door?

Written by Christina Sandford *Disclaimer info below.

How do you know when it’s time to replace the rubber seal on your Garage Door and what kind do you need?

A common Garage Door Service call we receive is often about the rubber seal. Over time the rubber seal on your garage door will start to show signs of wear and tear. Changes in the weather as well as harsh rains can cause this. Rubber often cracks from age and severe heat and sometimes pesky critters chew at the seal causing it to be replaced.

When you notice a large amount of sunlight shining in from the bottom of your Garage Door this may be an indicator that it is time to replace the seal. You’d never want a large gap between the seal and concrete as snakes and bugs can start to make their way in. This will also cause cold air to pour in during the winter months and hot air to pour in during the summer month, keeping a proper seal will prevent this from happening.

When you call in and say “I would like to buy a replacement bottom rubber for my garage door,” the first thing we ask is for the make and model of your garage door. There is usually a sticker on your door that states the Manufacturer with Model number. If not, then if you are able to cut off a piece and bring it in, we can match it up for you. There are many different kinds of rubber out in the field of Garage doors today.

We try to help our customers as much as possible with any questions they have over the phone. If more Garage Door service or Repair is needed then we can schedule a technician to come out to your home as soon as possible.

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One Comment

  • Debbie says:

    I noticed the other day that my bottom rubber was cracking – will have to check for the make and give you a call –
    Thanks for sharing this