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One thing we know we Floridians know for sure is that if it looks a little cloudy, expect it to rain. Rain is such an ever-present part of our lives here that even if it is sunny out that does not mean it will not rain, that a slight drizzle can lead to a full-blown thunderstorm and that once Spring hits the rains are right behind it. Know to follow the idea of possible days spanning thunderstorms, one should ask themselves “is my home properly sealed to prevent water from entering?”. Now past the roof, windows, and doors, is there any part you may be forgetting? What about your garage door? Most garages are not designed to be completely watertight, but if you find water ponds in your garage after every storm, you may find anything stored in there under threat of water damage. Here is a way of preventing water from seeping through your garage door.

Door and Floor Seals

On the bottom of the garage door is a flexible seal that extends from one side of the entrance to the other. When the garage door is closed, the seal should press snugly against the garage floor. Over time, seals can deteriorate and tear, letting water (as well as insects and other pests) get under the garage door. Replacing the seal is beneficial, but heavy runoff can still seep in at the edges of the door. You can also install raised rubber floor seals that resemble mini speed bumps. For minor water problems, the floor seals can help, but they should be replaced every year.

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Unique Garage Door Services

Unique garage doors and gates have been helping people with garage door maintenance for several years. In that time, we’ve worked with big businesses and small family homes. If you would like to learn more about our services and rates, give us a call today at (954) 703-4054