Leaky Garage Door: Common Culprits

Posted on November 29, 2020 at 3:22 pm

Leaking garage doors are not something to ignore. If you are experiencing leakage, it is important to act quickly to protect your garage contents from water damage or mould. Old or damaged seals, on the outer edges of garage doors, is the most common reason, but there could be something more serious going on such as a water drainage problem.

Take stock of the situation during some particularly wet weather so that you can identify the problem. Check around the garage door to see if there is any evidence of a drainage issue. If not, examine the seals on the top and bottom edges to look for cracks or degradation. If you see this, it is most likely what is causing the issue. The simplest solution is replacing the seals.

If after replacing the seal, or if the garage door is new, you may be experiencing leakage due to a lack of water drainage. It should be apparent if water is collecting at your garage door during a storm or if the door itself is covered in dirt and grime from a recent storm. If this is the case you will need to get a drainage system installed by a professional.

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