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When and How to Replace Your Garage Door Seal

Your garage door seal is the unsung hero of your garage, providing a soft cushion for your door when it closes while also sealing out moisture, rodents and cold air. In fact, when a garage door seal is working properly, it’s easy to forget all about it. But once the seal is damaged or starts to fail, you’ll probably notice pretty quickly. Without that proper seal, your door will be louder when it closes and the leading edge meets the concrete. A bad seal means that edge is exposed to damaging impacts that can interfere with the way the door works and even alter the structural integrity of the door.

Even if you don’t notice a change in the sound the door makes when it closes, you may notice moisture after rain or critters sneaking in. The key to preventing these problems is replacing your garage door seal at the first sign of damage, before your garage and its contents have a chance to get damaged. Here’s how to do it!

Replacing a Garage Door Seal

The seal is an integral part of your garage door, and the good news is, it’s one part you might be able to replace on your own. This is a task that takes some muscle and some patience to get the old seal out and the new one on. The first step is to determine which type of seal your door uses. Wooden doors typically use nail-on seals, while other materials use seals that slide into a track or channel. Your manufacturer’s guide may have a model number or you might need to snap a photo and take it to the store to ensure a match. Even better, give us a call at 405-685-2200 and ask one of our pros for the correct seal for your door.

Next, remove the old seal. You might need to pry up the ends if they’re crimped. Then, you’ll need to tug up and pull to slide the old seal out of the internal channel. Nailed-on seals can be stripped away carefully. Once the old seal is off, measure the new seal carefully and cut it using a utility knife. Then, either nail the seal on a wooden door, or slide the new seal through that internal channel. Once it’s in place, you might need to re-crimp the ends to keep it in place.

Contact Us

Hiring a garage door professional to replace an old garage door seal with a new one is a relatively inexpensive job. That means you can enjoy all the benefits of a new garage door seal without having to remove the old one and measure, cut and wrestle the new one into place.

Our team at the Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City is skilled in maintaining all types of garage doors, from the seals and tracks to the springs and motors. To learn how we can help keep your garage in top shape, contact us here.

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The Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City
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Betsy Chronister
Betsy Chronister
2022-09-13
I was given a very fair quote. A week later a tech came and installed. Then came back to install lock. Tech was very professional and polite. Spen time with me making adjustments to my liking. I totally recommend Overhead door to my fellow Okies.
Hendrix Morrow
Hendrix Morrow
2022-06-29
Overhead Door did a great job. They got me on the schedule the next day and fixed my spring in 30 minutes or less. Joe was great, professional, and courteous. Awesome service, and he didn't tell me I needed extra materials like the previous garage door people that quoted me $575. Overhead Door told me a price over the phone and it didn't change. I'd recommend them every time.
Sandy Molleda Molleda
Sandy Molleda Molleda
2022-03-22
A very good place for a new garage door and a new remote.
John Ehrhardt
John Ehrhardt
2022-01-28
Pleased with their services. Coil spring broke and door stopped working. Spoke to Ron, and less than 24 hrs later the technician had us up n running again. These guys did exactly what they promised to do, with no nonsense. I like that.
Julie Franco
Julie Franco
2021-08-24
Excellent and always count on them. Take care of you right away. I will always recommend them.
Tiffany Sbriglio
Tiffany Sbriglio
2021-07-31
I had called overhead doors because there was something wrong with my door. I had no clue what was wrong. The door technician they sent out was Amazing. He was fast pace,clean,organized and also showed/told me what all he was doing. Derick S. Is the reason why I will keep going back to them. He made sure he cleaned up his mess before leaving, he really went above and beyond. Request Derick for your service.

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