As with all types of garage door repair work, the majority of people question if they can do it themselves, or if they ought to seek the aid of garage door experts. The age and condition of the garage door opener will impact how complicated it is to replace the Draft Seal.
# 1: Disengage the door opener from the door
Do not try any garage door repair work while the opener is engaged with the door.
# 2: If needed, pry open the Draft Seal channel
Utilize a screwdriver to open the channel until you can move the Draft Seal out. On some doors, the bottom component might cover the end of the Draft Seal channel. If this takes place, you should seek the help of a garage door expert to eliminate the bottom fixture.
# 3: Remove the old Draft Seal
Slide the Draft Seal out between the grooves. If the Draft Seal will not move out, you may need to cut it in half lengthwise.
# 4: Ensure that the grooves are straight
Often, regular wear and tear will take the grooves out of positioning. They should be corrected before setting up the brand-new Draft Seal.
# 5: Insert the brand-new Draft Seal
Fold the Draft Seal lengthwise into a U-shape. Place both sides of the U-shape into both grooves at the same time. Hold the weatherstripping about a foot from the door and slide it in gradually, keeping the U-shape. If the Draft Seal will not go in all the way, remove it and clean the grooves with a household cleaner or degreaser.
# 6: Finish the first end
Slide the Draft Seal in the grooves until one side extends about three inches past the edge of the door. Mark the Draft Seal where it reaches the end of the door, then fold the end back, tucking it smoothly into the U-shape so that it’s flush with the edge of the door.
# 7: Complete the second end
Cut the Draft Seal about three inches past the door and fold the end into the U-shape. Note that when ordering your weatherstripping, you should purchase it 6-8 inches longer than the width of your door.
# 8: Examine and change the door opener limits
Now that you have actually installed your weather stripping, re-engage the garage door opener. Open the door to make sure that it opens all the way, then close the door to make sure that it closes with no gap under the door. If the door will not close effectively, you should change the down limitation.