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DID YOU KNOW? All of our technicians are employees of Overhead Door. We never use subcontractors!

How to Install Garage Door Weather Stripping

A common garage door issue faced by homeowners is determining when and how to install garage door weather stripping. This small, yet important component of a door lines its frame and provides protection against the elements entering the garage’s interior. Weather stripping also provides improved insulation, enhanced curb appeal, and helps extend the life of a garage door’s internal moving parts (opener, rollers, and springs).

In the event your garage door’s weather stripping is damaged or you simply want to change it, the following post outlines how you can replace it.

house with arrows showing where weather stripping is located

How to Install Garage Door Weather Stripping in Four Steps

Tools You’ll Need

  • Hammer
  • Cordless driver (if using screws to mount the weather stripping)
  • Pry bar
  • Galvanized nails or screws
  • Vinyl weather stripping in a color that matches your garage
  • Saw (hack or power)
  • Tape measure

Step #1: Remove the Existing Weather Stripping

  • Using your pry bar and hammer, remove the existing weather stripping from around the garage door’s exterior frame.
  • Make sure to get all nails or screws out and inspect for any damage to the door’s frame.
  • Clear any residual debris.

Step #2: Measure the Garage Door’s Perimeter and Cut Strips Accordingly

  • Using a tape measure, determine how long your strips will need to be.
  • Cut the vinyl pieces into the properly sized sections.

Step #3: Install the New Weather Stripping to the Top Section

  • Place the new weather stripping at the top section of your garage door first.
  • Space the nails approximately 8 to 18 inches apart.

Step #4: Install Weather Stripping on the Garage Frame’s Sides

  • Following the same approach as in Step #3, install your new strips to the sides.
  • Ensure these pieces overlap with the top section to provide a close seal.
  • Cut off any excess pieces for a more polished look.

Step #5: Caulk

  • This will apply the finishing touches.

About The Author | Justin White

Justin White is the VP of Marketing for Mid-Atlantic Door Group, Inc. The company opened in 1973 and now consists of (3) official Overhead Door™ Distributors and (8) warehouse locations throughout Maryland, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Justin was born into the door industry, ultimately following in his father's footsteps and joining the family owned business in 2011. After spending time in the field with fellow mechanics, Justin found his niche in marketing, along with a specialty in residential garage door sales, installation, and service.

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