Thought I already asked this on here, but can't seem to find it if I did...
Finally got around to buying the new stop strip (the plastic stuff with
the flap) for garage door, and plan to put up this weekend (if Ma Nature
cooperates), before fall starts in earnest. Seeing as how if I had kept
the old stuff caulked, it wouldn't have failed and directed water
against lower panel of garage door, causing it to fail, I suppose I need
to caulk the new stuff. Should I bed it in caulk, or just run a bead in
crack (on weather edge) after it is up, or both? And is ordinary
outdoor-rated painter's caulk good enough, or do I need something special?
2nd dumb but related question- is it worth it trying to miter the top
corner joints, or should I just run sides hard into the corners, and
then put the top section between them, so the top flap overhangs the
flaps on the side pieces? That plastic stuff doesn't look like it will
miter-cut very well, and I'll have to eyeball the cuts on the flap with
snips in any case.
If this works, next weekend will be the door bottom seal. It's never
gonna be beautiful, but I am trying to cut down the wind speed in
garage, and make the small animals at least work to get in out of the cold.
aem, who is not a painter, sends....