How to Select the Right Side and Top Seals for Your Garage

When it comes to selecting a seal for the sides and top of your garage door opening, there are generally three types of seals for the job, flexible PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) flap seals, EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) rubber flap seals, and brush seals, typically made with polypropylene or nylon bristles. Most of these seals … Continued

Tips for Fixing a Noisy Garage Door

First, check the tracks – are they in good shape? Second, check the steel rollers – are they worn out with flat spots. Changing worn out rollers and replacing them with new silent guide nylon rollers could help with the noise. A few applications of Penetrating Lube to the inside of the new rollers will … Continued

What to Do If Your T-bottom Seal Isn’t Sealing Properly

Light is one of the first things inspectors look for – and if they see it coming from a gap between the door and floor, it could mean a violation. If the t-bottom seal isn’t getting the job done – just add a brush seal using a 45-degree channel to the door bottom. The brush … Continued

How to Install Garage Door Bottom Seals Faster

Using sheet rubber to form your bottom seal is an economical way to go but holding everything in place while bolting between the bottom bars can be a struggle. For a faster way, start by installing an aluminum bottom seal retainer. Then you can easily slide a T-rubber seal into place. This makes for a … Continued

Astragal Materials, Sizes, Shapes and Colors – Getting to the Bottom of It

Astragal, it’s a funny word. When it comes to garage doors, astragal is the technical term for a bottom seal on a garage door. Bottom seals come in many different materials, sizes, shapes and colors based on the requirements of the application. Starting with materials, flexible PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) is the most common material used … Continued