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How to Fix Uneven Floors With a Garage Door Seal

An uneven garage floor can be more than a nuisance. It can also prevent the garage door from sealing shut properly. Fortunately, there is a solution.

Adding a garage door seal can help ensure a properly closing door. This addition can provide an even surface for your garage door to land on when in the down position.

In this article, we’ll discuss a few benefits of a garage door seal and provide steps for installing the system yourself.

How to Fix Uneven Floors With a Garage Door Seal

Fixing an uneven floor with a garage door seal is fairly simple but requires a few vital steps. Below is a step-by-step guide to installing a garage door seal:

    1. Assess the Floor

The first step is to assess the condition of your garage floor. Look for any visible gaps, cracks or unevenness. This will help you know how much of the area needs a seal. Be sure to measure the width and length of the area that needs attention.

    1. Gather Materials

Once you’ve assessed the floor, it’s time to get the materials to seal the garage door. A few vital items include:

  • Garage door seal kit: These kits feature the material needed to create the seal.
  • Measuring tape: Ensuring the width and length of the space to be sealed is crucial.
  • Saw: A saw may be needed to cut excess material off the garage seal.
  • Cleaning supplies: It’s a good idea to have a cleaning agent and a few cloths available to prep the area and clean up afterward.
    1. Prepare the Area

After you’ve collected the proper materials for the job, it’s time to prepare the area where the seal will be installed, directly underneath the garage door. Clean the area completely by removing any debris that may be in the way. Seep away any dust, dirt or leaves in the garage. Then, thoroughly clean the floor surface where the seal will be installed. This will help ensure the seal material will adhere to the floor properly.

    1. Install the Garage Door Seal

Once the space is prepared, it’s time to install the garage door seal. Measure the seal material to the width of the garage door opening and cut it to size. Move the seal to the bottom edge of the garage door where the door makes contact with the floor. Finally, secure the seal using the adhering glue or hardware that came in the kit. This will keep the seal right where it needs to be.

    1. Test and Adjust

Now that the garage door seal is in place, you need to test it to ensure it’s positioned perfectly and make any necessary adjustments. Close the garage door to see if it seals shut on the new seal. If it still has openings, you may need to readjust the seal to the left or the right. Check the garage door seal kit for instructions on adding or removing more material as needed.

With a proper garage door seal installed, you can protect your garage better against the elements.

Benefits of Using a Garage Door Seal

There are many good reasons to have a garage door seal if your floors are uneven. Just a few perks of installing this type of system include:

  • Reduced noise: A tight seal can help keep outdoor sounds out of your garage.
  • Better energy efficiency: A properly sealed garage door will help prevent outdoor heat or cold from coming in.
  • Extended garage door lifespan: With a good seal, your components can resist wear and tear.
  • Extra protection against pollutants: A tight seal can keep dust, rain, snow and other elements out of your garage.

 

These are just a few reasons a homeowner should consider installing a garage door seal when their garage floors are uneven.

Work With Us for Garage Door Sealing

Adding a garage door seal can be a great DIY project for a homeowner. This cost-effective solution to a poorly sealed garage requires little time and effort. You can resolve a long-standing problem with your garage in just an afternoon — but if you run into problems, call us for the solution.

Our team provides a variety of services for residential and commercial garage doors. You can count on us for garage door sealing, repairreplacement and maintenance.

To learn more about installing a garage door seal at your home, look to Overhead Door Company of Fort Wayne. Contact us today to get started.

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