We recently had a sectional overhead 2-car garage door installed. The problem
is, the property (on a hill) has settled over the last 40 years, so while the
garage door bottom seals nicely at one end, there is a gap of a half-inch or so
at the other end.
Is anyone aware of a fix for this problem? The garage door installation company
was clueless. We were thinking of taller door-bottom weather stripping that
could be installed on an angle. Does that make sense, or is there a better
solution out there somewhere? Thanks.
Someone here posted info on raising a slab at reasonable cost a few
weeks ago. Apparently a hole is drilled and limestone injected until
the slab is level. If you slab is not level that might be the correct
fix. It was relatively cheap according to the post and worked well.
My new overhead door has a gasket on the bottom edge that is about an
inch and a half thick. [Actually an inch and a half in diameter,
since it's a hollow rubber tube--very flexible]
That sort of gasket would easily compress to cover your half inch
Clueless? Or just acknowledging there's no good, easy fix?
There is a kind of long "brush" bottom seal sold for large aircraft hanger
doors. It can bridge a few inches. Not cheap. Perhaps you could
improvise something similar by cutting up push brooms.
If I am remembering this original post, you have a space at one side of the
door at the bottom. Pardon the obvious and perhaps insulting 'duh'
questions, but have you put a level on the bottom of the door and on the
concrete below it to see what is not level? Perhaps even the sides of the
opening, for that matter. If it is the door, I would think the 'clueless'
installer would have to do some modification to fix it. Even if the house
itself is off, seems to me one of the side mounts could be moved up or down
a little to balance the situation.
Of course, before being flamed for stupidity, I point out I am not an
installer or an expert, just throwing out thoughts.
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