Your garage door’s weather stripping is the rubbery material that lines the perimeter of the outside of the door to close the gap between the door and the framing. Like many of your garage door’s components, the weather stripping can get damaged from time to time and require replacement. While the desire to replace your weather stripping may not be strong, it’s crucial to do it quickly to prevent a host of problems from happening in your garage.
Prevent Flood Damage
Your garage door’s weather stripping is named as such partly because one of it’s main duties is to keep rain water out of your garage. When there are holes in the stripping or areas where it has completely broken off, you expose your garage and the contents inside of it to the dangers of water damage.
Keep out Critters
Keeping mice, snakes, rats, squirrels, and other critters out of your garage is another important job that the weather stripping performs. Ideally, the weather stripping forms a tight seal between the garage door and the world outside, but when it is broken or missing, unwanted creatures can easily find their way inside and make your garage their new home.
Control the Climate Inside of the Garage
If you’re someone who spends a lot of time in your garage, then you count on it feeling comfortable during both the hottest days of summer and the coldest nights of winter. When your weather stripping is broken or missing, you allow heat or cold air to escape, which can drastically alter the garage’s inside climate.
For these reasons and more, if you have broken or damaged weather stripping, you should have it repaired by Town & Country Door as soon as possible. Our expert staff is equipped to handle any type of garage door repair, so no matter what your needs are, contact us today for a free quote!