Blonde moment, garage door disaster!


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Old 06-17-20, 09:13 AM
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Blonde moment, garage door disaster!

Hi all!

Yesterday as I was backing up out of my garage, I didn't notice that the garage door hadn't gone all the way up; it stopped about 8" from the top. So I backed up, heard a horrendous noise, and thought I had ripped the luggage rack off my van. Turned out I ripped the entire garage door aluminum retainer and weather seal off the bottom of the door.

Oh ... and I also dented the door a bit.

I need help finding parts for the door as I think it should be fixable. It's a C.H.I. door, 8-10 years old. The retainer is 15 feet long, and 1.75" wide. I'm attaching photos for reference.

Help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
--Carol






 
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Old 06-17-20, 09:25 AM
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Easiest thing to do would be to just order a new bottom panel from CHI that would come with the new weatherstrip attached. Replacing just the weatherstrip won't fix the dent, unless you dont mind it.
 
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Old 06-17-20, 10:09 AM
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XSleeper, That is a really great suggestion, thanks! Hubby would rather just replace the retainer and weatherseal ... money is an issue right now. ;-)

I don't necessarily mind the dent; it's not too bad. I've looked online and can't seem to locate a retainer/seal combo that matches ours. Does it have to be an exact match, as long as the length and width are correct? I re-measured the door, it's actually 16' wide x 7' tall. The retainer is 1.75" wide.
 
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Old 06-17-20, 10:21 AM
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Contact your local CHI door distributor and send them an email of your photo. They can hook you up with the right weatherstrip and parts.
 
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XSleeper, I did just that! I'm waiting to hear back from them. Thanks again.
 
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Hi, you may be all set , but would this work?
https://www.northshorecommercialdoor...rseal-kit.html
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