Garage Door Weather Stripping

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Old 09-02-17, 11:55 AM
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Garage Door Weather Stripping

When the door was originally installed it looks like the installer left both sides of the weather stripping short which allows snow to enter in the corners of my garage inside. I was looking to replace the rubber stripping and run it the correct length. Most of what I have seen in the hardware stores is a long plastic type material with a rubber edging. If you look at the image I took of my garage door they used a metal type capping with a rubber strip along the side. Not having taken it off yet I am trying to figure out if it is just a rubber strip they used along the edge of the cap or if there is a full board with the rubber attached and then capped. Not sure why they would do this but who knows. Is it just a matter of loosening the screws on the cap and running a single piece of rubber on the inside edge and re-secure. Any thoughts or input would be helpful.
 
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Old 09-02-17, 01:54 PM
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Your garage door trim has been clad with aluminum trim coil. It is covering up the wood trim and the garage door weatherstripping. The only way to change your garage door weatherstripping is to rip off all the aluminum trim coil, ruining it. So it's up to you if you want to do that, it will mean recladding the door trim. You may have trouble finding a contractor who is willing to come do it, as it's not very profitable for them to come and clad one door.
 
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Old 09-03-17, 03:27 AM
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You will have to rip that stuff off or go over top of it with new vinyl seal, I would rip it off and do it right. It looks like it's in two pieces because the corner has been caulked
 
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Old 09-03-17, 01:12 PM
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Nice how they didn't bother to use aluminum or stainless nails either.

If its regular garage door trim, it's made of PVC with an attached fin. At least that's all I've ever seen. I don't know why they would cap PVC.

Heck, if it's just a U shape and held on with a few nails and an edge bead of caulk, you might be able to get it off relatively undamaged. If you can't, it would be a good time to replace the exterior wood with some sort of composite or PVC.
 
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Good point, thanks for the info on what it was they did.
 
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