How to Install a Garage Door Gasket How to Install a Garage Door Gasket

What You'll Need
Garage door gasket kit
Measuring tape
Marker
Sponge
Utility Knife
Water

The garage door gasket prevents dirt and sand from entering the garage. It also acts as an insulation from the weather. Installing a garage door gasket is an extremely simple procedure. Read on to find out more.

    Step 1—Measuring the Garage Door

    The first step in installing the garage door gasket is to ascertain the measurement. Use a measuring tape to measure the width of the garage door. Take this as reference while buying the garage door gasket

    Step 2—Buying the Garage Door Gasket

    Head to the hardware store and buy an appropriate garage door gasket kit. The kit works best on untreated surfaces. Make sure to cross check with the representative if you are picking the right kit.

    Step 3—Pointers while Buying

    While buying the garage door gasket kit check the material, the size, the color and the adhesive composition. The length of the garage door gasket should be equal to or more than the width of your garage door.

    Step 4—Getting Ready

    Before you start with installing the garage door gasket make sure to have your work gloves on. In case you are allergic to adhesive fumes make sure to cover your nose and mouth.

    Step 5—Prep Work

    Clean the area where the garage door gasket is going to be installed. Rid the surface of any debris, sand or dust.

    Step 6—Determining the Right Measurement

    Now determine the accurate length of the garage door gasket. Place the garage door gasket on the door's bottom tack. With the utility knife cut off the excess garage door gasket.

    Step 7—Testing the Position

    The next step is to check if the garage door gasket is seated in the right position. Test this by closing the garage door. While closing the door, observe the rolling motion. If the door rolls on the flat surface of the gasket, you can be sure it has been placed properly. Also, at this point the humped surface will be inside the garage.

    Step 8—Marking

    The next step is to mark the area where the adhesive has to be applied. With a marker outline the inner and outer part of the garage door gasket.

    Step 9—Applying the Adhesive

    After marking the outline take the garage door gasket out of the track. Now apply the adhesive inside the outline. Do not apply excess adhesive as it will lead to clumping.

    Step 10—Placing the Garage Door Gasket

    Place the garage door gasket on the track. Apply an even pressure so that the whole of the garage door gasket sits accurately into the track.

    Step 11—Wiping the Excess

    The excess adhesive that oozes out of the track has to be cleaned. Use a wet sponge to wipe away the excess.

    Step 12—Final Step

    Close the door as the resulting weight will hold the garage door gasket in place. Let it set for 48 hours. That's all you need to do to install a garage door gasket.

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