Autumn-Proofing Your Garage Door

September 5th, 2010

Summer is sadly over and, just as the days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder and wetter. In the next couple of posts, therefore, we will cover some strategies you can take to protect your garage against the onslaught of Autumn and Winter. Today we’ll look at protecting the contents of your garage from the awful Autumn weather.

Typically, the more expensive a garage door, the more weatherproof it will be. It is rare to find a high quality, highly expensive garage door that comes with little or no special features to keep out the rain, wind and leaves. That said, if you paid a lot for the material rather than the construction, you might find that retractable and canopy doors aren’t as waterproof as their sectional and roller-based counterparts.

Weatherproofing typically comes in the form of strips of brushes, or rubber seals along the sides and bottom of the door – either of which do a great job of keeping the worst of the elements out of the garage. If you door isn’t fitted with these, you may be able to install your own, or get somebody to do it for you. We highly recommend that you do!

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