can i replace wood strip on one side of garage door?

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Old 11-25-20, 06:11 PM
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can i replace wood strip on one side of garage door?


As you can see, the weather-seal strip along my garage door is damaged at the bottom of it. I came out of my house one day and saw a chipmunk gnawing at the spot. I presume those strips (the wood strip with a pliable strip that is supposed to touch the door) can be replaced but I don't know where to get one. As far as I know, the large home improvement stores like Lowe's and Home Depot do not have them. So, should I try a lumber yard (a lumber specialty store)? And, what is the common name for these strips?
 
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Old 11-26-20, 12:27 AM
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Sure, they are just nailed onto the framing. They are either wood or composite. I got mine at a building supply retailer!
 
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Old 11-26-20, 04:18 AM
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They should be available at any home improvement store. Our store even sells them. We tend to rip off the one's on our delivery bay door with the fork lift truck.
 
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If the wood is significantly rotten, I would replace a foot or so of that too. If it's just gnawed through, some wood filler would work. Or I've used Bondo before (2-part filler usually used for auto repair) as it dries hard like cement, but is still sandable and paintable.
 
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Rodents tend to chew that location to get into the garage. If you replace it you may want to use a piece of metal flashing.
 
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Hey, thanks for the comments, everyone. I imagine I can get one of these wood strips at a lumber yard called Holmes Lumber, about 6 miles from my home. I had thought about wood filler as a way to repair it, but, if I can buy a new strip and install it, I think I'll go that route; the wood is about 31 years old and has suffered some from years of weather exposure. But, if I decide to use a filler to repair it, the Bondo idea mentioned by Zorfdt sounds good; I've use Bondo before and I imagine it would be more chipmunk-resistant than wood filler. The suggestion of using a piece of metal flashing is another interesting chipmunk-resistant idea.
 
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Old 11-26-20, 12:49 PM
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Honestly, it's a simple trim piece, if you got that many years out of it your good.

The composite pieces come in common colors so you wont even have to paint!
 
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Old 12-09-20, 09:47 PM
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https://www.homedepot.com/p/Veranda-...2200/305848432

i think this is what I used. PVC trim that was already primed. Nailed it in and painted over.
 
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Old 12-10-20, 04:43 AM
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Should have posted, this is what you want to use!
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Royal-Mo...2CRY/207001397
 
 

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