How to Install Garage Door Weather Stripping

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    Keeping your garage comfortable and weather-resistant is no longer a daunting task, thanks to weather stripping. With this simple process, you can prevent drafts, save energy, and extend your garage door’s lifespan.

    What is Weather Stripping?

    Weather stripping is a material you install around your garage door to seal gaps and keep your garage free from external elements. Not only does it improve energy efficiency, but it also prevents pests, dust, and water from entering your garage.

    Tools and Materials Needed

    Before we dive into the installation process, here are the essential tools and materials you’ll need:

    • Weather stripping
    • Measuring tape
    • Utility knife
    • Galvanized roofing nails
    • Hammer
    • Weatherstrip adhesive

    How to Install Garage Door Weather Stripping

    Following the steps below, you can effectively install weather stripping to your garage door.

    Step 1: Measure and Cut the Weather Stripping

    Measure the width of your garage door using a measuring tape. Using this measurement, cut the weather stripping with a utility knife.

    Step 2: Attach the Weather Stripping

    Attach the weather stripping to the garage door’s bottom edge, starting from one side to the other. Use galvanized roofing nails to secure it, spacing the nails about 3 to 4 inches apart. You can also use a weatherstrip adhesive for extra security.

    Step 3: Check for Proper Sealing

    Finally, check for proper sealing. Close the garage door and check if any light seeps through. If it does, make the necessary adjustments.

    Need An Experts Hand?

    We at Markham Garage Door Bros take pride in our extensive experience in garage door installation and repairs. Our expertise extends beyond garage door installation to garage door sensor repair and spring replacement, among others.

    Service Areas

    We offer our services in the following areas:

    • Markham
    • Richmond Hill
    • Vaughan
    • Scarborough
    • North York

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why Should I Install Weather Stripping on My Garage Door?

    Weather stripping is essential for keeping your garage free from drafts, pests, and water. It also improves the energy efficiency of your home by preventing heat loss, hence saving you money.

    What Types of Weather Stripping are Available?

    There are various types of weather stripping, including V-strip, door sweep, foam tape, and door gasket. Choose the type that best suits your garage door and weather conditions.

    Can I Replace the Weather Stripping Myself?

    Absolutely! With the right tools and materials, installing weather stripping is a simple DIY task. However, if you’re unsure, we offer professional garage door maintenance and can assist you with the process.

    How Often Should I Replace My Weather Stripping?

    Typically, weather stripping lasts 2-5 years depending on the quality and weather conditions. If you notice drafts, water seeping in, or visible wear and tear, it’s time to replace it.


    Installing garage door weather stripping is a simple yet crucial task to enhance your garage’s comfort, efficiency, and durability. Should you require assistance or seek professional garage door services in Markham and surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to contact us. From 24-hour garage door repair to garage door opener installation, we’ve got you covered.

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