Make Repairs To A Wooden Door To Ensure That Your Garage Remains Airtight


If you were recently closing your garage' wooden door and noticed that there is a gap where the door meets the garage's floor and that the door's metal handle is rusted and loose, make the necessary garage door repairs to ensure that your garage is airtight so that moisture and cold or hot air do not enter the structure.


  • rust dissolving spray
  • scouring pads
  • microfiber cloths
  • detergent
  • water
  • roll of self-adhesive weatherstripping
  • measuring tape
  • utility knife or scissors
  • power drill

Clean The Tension Springs And Hinges 

Go inside of the garage and close the door. Inspect the tension springs and hinges that are secured to the sides of the door. If any of the metal components are rusted, apply a rust dissolving agent to the affected metal. Move a scouring pad across the metal to loosen fragments of rust.

If dust is caked on the springs or hinges, wipe a soapy cloth over the dirty surfaces. Rinse the cloth out with water and wipe it across the springs and hinges to eliminate small particles that remain on the metal. Dry the metal pieces with a towel. Eliminating the rust and dust may cure the problem with the door not closing all of the way. 

Apply Weatherstripping 

Open and close the garage door. If there is still a slight gap where the edge of the door and the floor meet, measure the length of the edge of the door and use a utility knife or pair of sharp scissors to cut a piece of weatherstripping that will fit across the edge of the door. Open the garage door so that the edge of it is several feet from the garage floor.

Slowly remove the backing from the piece of weatherstripping. Align the weatherstripping with the edge of the door. Press the weatherstripping firmly against the door's edge. Close the door to ensure that a gap is no longer visible. 

Clean And Tighten The Door's Handle

While the garage door is closed, stand on the exterior side of the door. Spray a rust dissolving product on a clean scouring pad. Move the pad over the handle's surface until corrosion is no longer present. Clean the door's handle with soapy water that has been applied to a soft cloth. Dry the handle with a towel.

Open the garage door and go inside of the garage. Pull the door downwards until the hardware that is secured to the back of the handle is within your reach. Use a power drill to tighten the hardware. 


15 August 2017

Your Garage Doesn't Have To Be Your Security Weak Link

I'm Megan Moore. I have always been very security-conscious ever since I woke up to find an intruder rummaging through my belongings in my living room. I never wanted this to happen again, so I purchased a state-of-the-art security system. But despite the security measures that I put in place, my home was still burglarized. The problem was with my garage door. Somehow, a burglar was able to get the code to the garage door opener. I realized that my garage was my weak link and I set out to learn everything I could about garage doors and garage door security.