How Are Garage Doors Sealed?

Commercial , Garage Doors , House , Information , Tips and Troubleshooting   Brett Rowley  | 16 December 2022

Is a draft coming into your home from under your garage door? Or maybe there’s moisture coming into your garage when it rains? Is it extremely muggy and humid in your garage? 

Well it could be because your garage door seal. 

Why should you seal your garage door though, and how do you seal your garage door? In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know when it comes to sealing your garage door. 


Why should you seal your garage door? 

You might think that there’s no point in sealing your garage door because it’s basically outside anyway. But you’d be wrong – there’s a good few reasons why you should seal your garage door. 

Some of the reasons include: 


  • Climate control for you garage and your entire home 
  • Keep dust out of your garage so you don’t have to clean your cars as often 
  • Keep leaves out of your garage so you don’t have to constantly sweep 
  • Prevent pests like; bugs, mice and snakes from getting into your garage
  • Create a safe fire block 
  • If you live near the ocean on a body of water, it keeps salt off your things so they don’t corrode


How are garages weather sealed? 

  • Shielding against the elements

In conjunction with your weather seal, a storm shield is designed to fill in the gaps which can be caused by uneven surfaces and places where your weather seal can’t reach. The shield aims to block wind, rain, snow, dirt, and unwanted critters and insects. Each year Perth seems to get colder with temperatures reaching below freezing – by effectively sealing your garage door, it will help reduce the amount of heat escaping your home and ultimately reduce your heating bills, and vice versa when keeping cool in summer. 

  • Weather stripping

Weather seals are installed around the perimeter of your garage door and along the bottom. The seals are made from rubber and PVC and aim to block out moisture and cold air, rain and snow, and insects or rodents from penetrating your garage. Just like a storm shield, weather seals aid in reducing heating and cooling costs, reduce exterior noise and prevents that annoying windy whistling noise by closing the gaps. Depending on your location – if you were in Melbourne this summer I am sure you would have felt the heat, I recommend replacing your seals every 2-5 years as harsher weather causes faster deterioration. Replacing weather stripping can be quite easy, simply remove the existing seals and ensure the nails have been taken out. Cut the relevant pieces to fit into corners and sides and nail (weather seal set should come with its own set of nails) in seals making sure the garage door opens and closes smoothly.

  • Insulate to regulate

Insulation is one of the key elements in keeping the cold air out and the warm air in. Just like the insulation in your homes walls and roof, your garage door and walls requires the same treatment considering it’s the biggest entrance into your home. By insulating your garage door you help minimise your heating and cooling costs, create a warmer environment for those who use the space as a workshop, and reduce the amount of exterior noise penetrating the home. Click here (link to other article ‘Why you should insulate your garage’) if you would like to find out more on how to insulate your garage.


Where to get your garage door serviced, repaired and installed 

Gryphon Garage Doors is one of the best garage door companies for sectional and roller door repair in Perth, and have been helping Australians protect their homes and commercial spaces in stylish ways for over 25 years. Why is this important? Well it means we’ve come across countless different jobs, and have had to overcome each one. So no matter your situation, you gotta get a Gryphon. We have:

  • Finger proof safety 
  • Quietest motors on the market 
  • Trained professionals 
  • Customised products
  • Warranty up to 7 years!
  • After sales service

Your garage broke down and you need it to open ASAP? Not a problem, give us a call and we will try our best to get to you today and open your space. We look forward to hearing from you.

Brett Rowley

Brett is a garage door expert who also runs Gryphon Garage Doors. He strives for great customer service, excellent product knowledge and constant innovation.