In a perfect world, all garage floor should be even. Yet we do not live in a perfect world. Whether it’s because the house was settling, you have a slope at the front of the garage that goes down because you live on a hill or any number of other reasons, it’s possible to have an uneven garage floor. It can make it difficult to seal your garage door to the floor. Here are some tips on how to seal your garage door to an uneven floor.
Now if the culprit of the unevenness of the garage floor is just the settling of the concreate over the year, the most obvious fix would be to re-level the floor by either pouring more concreate or using a product called PolyLEVEL™ that helps raise the concreate. Most homeowners though do not want to go through the trouble of fixing the concreate. Don’t worry, there are a couple of other options.
The Next option would be to use an oversized bottom seal. The bottom seals can start as small as 3 inches to as large as 9 inches. One that is 7-9 inches would do. In many cases, it would solidly hit the frame with that amount of material on the bottom. A bit of a warning though, tacking something onto the bottom of the garage door that hangs down like that may very well catch on the weather seal on the sides, or on the header depending on how high into the opening your door goes when it opens.
Another option is to install garage door threshold. Threshold can often work on gaps that are less than 1”. Any larger and it’s best to go with a different option. A garage door threshold seal is a seal that is attached to your driveway instead of your garage door.
Another way to fix the gap at the bottom of your garage door is to increase the closing limits of your garage door opener. The exact method depends on what type of opener motor you have. You will usually find that the limit adjustment is a part of the original set up procedure. It’s best to read the instructions for your door opener make and model, and follow the suggested steps. It should be notes that this method may not completely fix the gaps, but you could combine this with another method to get the job fully done.
About Spectrum Overhead Door LLC.
If you are in the Houston or surrounding area, we provide a free consultation and estimate. Spectrum Overhead Door has been providing the Houston area with award-winning garage door installation service since 2006. Call 281-748-9542 or our East Houston office 713-557-3407 to schedule an appointment today!