Ford Escort Garage Door Seal
Diagnosing Your Ford Escort Garage Door Seal
With the Ford Escort garage door seal, you can make your garage more comfortable and secure from outdoor elements. It provides protection on all four sides of the garage door to make sure that no snow, rain, or insect can get inside. But because this component is not too expensive, it can wear out fairly quickly. To see what else has been causing your garage door seal to get damaged, try these troubleshooting tips.
Bottom of the garage door seal is chewed up
Over time, you may notice that the bottom of your garage door seal is looking chewed up and shrunk, leaving a gap on each side of the opening, allowing more water and tiny creatures inside. To fix this, replace the old seal with a new one. Also, if you have a mouse problem, insert an old garden hose into the center of the new seal for added resistance.
The garage door seal is loose
If you have an insulated garage door, check the bottom of the garage door seal and the vinyl molding around the perimeter to make sure that they are all still glued tightly. If you see any of these components coming off loose or forming a gap, get a hair dryer and heat up the flap on the defective vinyl or seal. This should fill the gap once again. Let the vinyl or garage door seal cool first before you open the door.
You may have noticed that no matter what garage door seal you buy, it still ends up getting damaged too quickly. If this is so, then there might be something wrong with the door. Observe how it is closing-perhaps it is hitting the ground too forcefully, or it is not shutting tight enough that it still allows light to peek through at the bottom. If it is the first case, then the door might be crushing the seal. However, if it is the second scenario, then the outside elements might have been damaging the rubber component. To correct this, you will have to alter the garage door's travel limit adjustment, which is located on the door opener's control box.