Jan 12, 2021 12:07 am
I am not particularly fond of bugs, snakes and their companions.
Speaking to several garage companies today, and these are the options:
- brushed border (it looks like a brush)
- rubber (will it become squishy, and sag?)
What did you decide to use as seals for the garage doors, and why?
How did it work out for you?
Re: Seals for garage doors2
Jan 12, 2021 10:45 am
I looked into this as a part of trying to make my garage less hot in summer.
Was never offered the rubber option, only the brush option, so we went with the brush.
Surprisingly it made the garage almost totally air tight. We have our manhole in the garage ceiling and prior to the seal installation if it was windy the garage would pressurize and the manhole cover would flap. Now no movement at all even when very windy outside.
Garage is also now very dark with the door closed so need to turn on the light even during the brightest day
Made no discernible difference to temperatures in summer though.
Re: Seals for garage doors4
Jan 13, 2021 10:35 am
Thank you for sharing your experience with the brush option.
Only door insulation might make difference to the temperature.
Have experimented with door insulation as well. Interestingly enough we found that double sided foil air bubble insulation was just as effective, a lot lighter and a bit cheaper than the 25mm insulation batts that seem to be the recommended choice.
Re: Seals for garage doors6
Jan 14, 2021 10:33 am
It's the same sort of stuff that you use inside a car as a windscreen sun shade.
Can be bought by the metre in the big green shed.
If your garage door is a standard sectional the back of it will be divided into sections by the vertical and horizontal bracing.
Cut to fit so it is locked in under the bracing
See the link below
GARAGE DOORS HEAVY DUTY DOUBLE SILVER FOIL DOOR BUBBLE INSULATION 30m2 DIY | eBay
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