We have a wood panel overhead garage door that is letting in a lot of
There is enough front-back give in the tracks that the garage door is
not held tightly against the frame -- so much so that you can see
daylight coming through.
I can manually and temporarily reduce the air leakage by pushing the
door back against the tracks.
What is the best way to fix this?
Actually Mr. Precision, both are happening. In the case of a large air gap,
the outside wind will easily infiltrate. This will, of course, force air to
leave by another port.
You can have heat loss through radiation and have no air exchange. You
cannot have air infiltration and now have air escaping in equal volume.
Now before I go off and buy/install the new trim, is there any rule of
thumb of what the appropriate "give" should be in an overhead door
track system. If that is part of the problem, then I would want to fix
it first and get the maximum natural tightness before adding the final
Okay...I need to be straight up........it's always the best policy.......
Here's a glimpse of a clew for Jeffy--hopefully he might think outa his box
for ONCE in his lifetime...
I doubt it--but here goes...and it's in all sincerity.....though he will
likely see it differently....
What you are feeling here is "hot air escaping"--its _NOT _"cold air getting
Try thinking outside of your own little box just for once, my
friend....perhaps even do a cursory study of thermodynamics if it's
something that interests you.....
Or just go ahead and seal the damned door if you are concerned with heat
loss through it.
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