Don’t Forget About Brush Weather Strip for Your Overhead Door

Cold Weather, General

Are you noticing a brisk draft coming from the bottom of your garage door or overhead door?  This is the time of year when you may notice it most!  Moisture, including snow and ice may even be getting in.  One inexpensive solution is making sure your brush weather strip, which is a seal around the perimeter of your garage door that minimizes air flow, is in good shape.  Proper brush weather strip allows your overhead door to be energy efficient by keeping the warm air from escaping outside.

There is also a rubber strip at the bottom of your door, known as astragal, which is designed to seal your door properly for the same reason.  If you have an insulated garage door, the brush weather strip works in conjunction to enhance the overall performance of your garage door.

Keep in mind that your garage door is generally the largest opening and moving object in your home.  When we have extreme temperatures, we want our customers to be able to keep the warm air, which you’ve already paid for we might add, inside!  Making sure that your door is sealed properly is a great step to take to make your garage space efficient and economical.  Please note that gaps and unevenness can be caused by other reasons, such as the concrete being uneven, your overhead door being out of alignment, etc.  We always recommend servicing your garage door or overhead door(s) once a year to make sure parts are in good working condition and your door and operator are properly adjusted.

Brush weather strip is also important for large, commercial overhead doors.  Brush weather strip for commercial doors can help all year long.  It can minimize air flow which is obviously important when enduring a Minnesota winter.  It can also help with covering gaps and keeping bugs/pests from entering during other times of the year.  Brush weather strip is designed to keep rain, wind, dust, sand, sleet, snow and debris out of your building. However, they are most commonly used to minimize drafts.  Air infiltration and leakage is a problem in most buildings, especially around overhead doors and loading docks.  Not only can cooled or heated air escape, leading to higher utility bills, but drafts can also cause uncomfortable working conditions.

You can often tell if any perimeter seals need to be replaced if you notice it’s hard, brittle or you see openings around the perimeter of your door.  Overhead Door Company carries a variety of brush weather strip, vinyl weather strip and rubber bottom seal.  If you’re ready to replace these, give us a call or stop into a showroom location.  If you’re looking to replace your current brush weather strip, it’s very helpful if you can bring in a small sample so we know what to replace it with because we carry a variety of kinds and sizes.

Brush weather strip is inexpensive, easy to replace and well worth your investment!  We’d be happy to help you find the correct size and kind of weather strip that best accommodates your overhead door.  If you would like to get on our schedule for us to stop out and replace your brush weather strip…


"Brandon and crew were very easy to work with. Doors were put in in a timely manner and everything was cleaned up when done. Would definitely recommend to anyone."
- Jane Heiny
5 Stars
"Everyone from the salesman to the tech that installed the equipment were very professional. Great job!"
- Jason Brown
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"I’m very pleased with the work done, and in a timely manner. The guys were friendly, answered all my questions, and left the property cleaned up. I love the quiet door movement."
- Lorna Thompson
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- Dianna Weaver
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"I’ve had nothing but pleasant experiences! The individuals on the other end of the phone are always so kind and organized. We have received quick service twice and have been so pleased with the level of professionalism and courtesy shown by technicians. Great and honest company!"
- Olivia Hildebrand
5 Stars
"Torsion spring broke on my garage door. Called Overhead Door and spoke with Brandon. He scheduled the techs for the next day which they came out and replaced both torsion springs on the door and adjusted the door so it worked perfectly!! The technicians were very knowledgeable and experienced and had the new springs installed very quickly. Great job!!"
- Dale Rogers
5 Stars
"Very professional! Completed the repairs in an hour and gave the rest of the unit a checkup. Would definitely give them my business again. "
- James Edmonson
5 Stars
"Had a very good overall experience. They arrived within one hour of my request for a quote and provided a written formal quote an hour later.They arrived on time, completed the job in a couple of hours and left the garage spotless. Very professional installers. Highly recommended!"
- Bruce Costigan
5 Stars
"HI called them and they were extremely friendly and made you feel comfortable. I told him my problems and he knew what was wrong. They scheduled me for the next day and they came when they said they would. The two men that came were very professional. Upbeat and knew their job. The job took them 15 minutes. They oiled everything up. (above and beyond) I will use them again I hope I don’t have the need anytime soon. But I would recommend them highly."
- Yvonne Berryman
5 Stars
"The technician did a very nice job replacing the springs. He was very proficient in his work. He also shared ideas for lubricants for maintaining the opener."
- Paul Johnson
5 Stars
"I called on Friday at 11am with a broken garage door spring. I was told the soonest they would be able to get to me was early the following week. By 3:00 p.m. Friday afternoon to my surprise they arrived and fixed the spring. I had a very positive experience recommend them!!"
- Chris Beaver
5 Stars
"Workers were friendly and did good work."
- Robert Hanson
5 Stars
"We and a non-emergent problem with our door. They were there the same day."
- Phillip Blake
5 Stars

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