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Posted on new way to seal overhead garage door

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#1 posted 11-18-2017 10:01 PM

I am going to look into these “green” hinges. My OH door is an 8×16. My biggest issue is with the top of the door having ~3/4in gap at the top. Wow, looks like my OH would cost $150 +tax.

Looking into trying these brush seals out. Looks like that should work as well. These are totaling out at $150 delivered as well, but at least these will seal the very top where I have that big gap.
Garage Door Seals: Top and Side Brush Inserts
- HorizontalMike

Well, I went ahead and bought & installed these “brush Seals” along the top of my OH door. Looks like they are going to work out very nicely. Great seal, for what they are.

Still need to do the vertical sides. Will probably also use these brush seals because there are two gaps along the sides:
1. Where the door hangs within the roller channel (green hinges would help here).

2. The gap between the wheel channel and the door frame (green hinges would NOT help here).
The gaps along the vertical are rather slight, though they do cast light into the darkened shop, so I will eventually complete this project. All this will help with minimizing the ingress/egress of bees and wasps looking for shelter… ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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