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Ways to Weatherproof a Garage Door

Updated: Sep 23, 2020

While most garages appear tough and are meant to withstand harsh conditions, they can still be subject to damp. Houses that are subject to flooding can have devastating and costly effects, including the garage and its materials inside. Since most homeowners use their garage as a storage space, it is crucial to keep the area as dry as possible. If you want to make the best use out of your garage, you need to get the basics right, including making sure that it’s weatherproof. After all, you don’t want to spend lots of time, effort, and money decorating and filling your garage with valuables to find that they’re all ruined shortly after.

Here is how you can make sure that your garage door is weatherproof:

Before beginning anything, remove everything from your garage space and give it a good clean. Waterproofing while there is debris, dirt, or oil around will not be a useful step. Sweep the floors and scrub with an effective cleaning solution. While cleaning, check the walls and flooring for any kind of damage. If there are any holes or cracks in the walls, ceiling, or floors then you will need to make sure that these are fixed before you waterproof the space. Fix these damages before continuing with the process of weatherproofing.

Now, United Garage Door uses numerous types of seal that are exclusive to the doors. The seals that we use have superior durability and perform better than industry standard PVC bottom seals. Our seals are more than twice the material thickness of other PVC seals comparably. They do not rust or corrode over time and are an impenetrable barrier against mice, and other pests.

We also use weatherproof paint on the walls and ceiling and use the same to the floor of the garage.

Go for replacing the weatherstrip at the bottom of the garage door if it looks like it has had its share of wear and tear. If the garage door does not close properly and leaves gaps, then first check that nothing is stopping the door from shutting wholly. If you are still facing difficulties, then call the experts at United Garage Door Repairs. A garage door that doesn’t close properly will not keep the damp out.

These waterproof membranes are a robust, hard-wearing waterproof material developed to collect waterer ingress before it can get to the visible part of the wall. This membrane is utilized in connection with drainage systems and sump pumps to channel any water ingress away from the property. This is an instance of a water management system.

Our waterproof wall insulation at United Garage Door Repairs manages to retrieve 97% of the heat that might otherwise be lost by concrete or standard brick wall. Our waterproof insulation is recommended if you want to convert your garage into a warm and dry space suitable for habitation.

Following these steps, your garage will be waterproof and will secure the valuables you store there. At United Garage Doors Repair, we provide you with the best and prompt service available in the market. You can rely on us completely. If you have anything that you’d like repaired or fixed when it comes to garage doors, you must contact us. If you require help in waterproofing your garage, such as with a new garage door replacement is yours is not helping keep your garage waterproofed, United Garage Door Repair is here to help.

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