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Old 12-06-2013, 03:30 PM   #1
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Sealing roll up garage doors?

Ok, I made a mistake when we had the garage built last year,, I said "roll up" doors.. I meant garage style, but got the kind that roll up in a roll at the top,,, I know there is No way to seal them like a regular garage door does, but I have at least a 3-4" gap at the top between the door roll and the front wall when the doors are down. (the roll is smaller) My question is there something I can put up there just to stop some of the air flow like the fiber looking rock gaurds people use behind their rv to prevent damage to the toad ?? I don't think a rubber strip would be good, I don't want black rubbed off on the outside of the white doors.. The doors are 12' high, 14' side walls, yes the rv is parked inside. (thank goodness, I have the rv inside,,, it's been a high of 17 degrees here today, but still 33 inside,, (no heat) . Yes I had insulation put in, but it was so thin I didn't think it would do much... I'm impressed with it !!! Anyway, I'd like to seal it up more .. Idea's ??? Thanks bunches,, went and drained the water today, didn't want to, but supposed to get to zero tonight... Monkey
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We used an RV flap gasket to sweep the door rolling up.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:50 PM   #3
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We used an RV flap gasket to sweep the door rolling up.
So is that the broom looking thing ??? Thanks....
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:06 PM   #4
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I never thought about that as a problem, but I can understand it now that you've pointed it out. Googling the issue shows you're not alone, but there aren't a lot of solutions for your white door. Could you use a brush seal like this: Sealeze weatherseals reduce energy cost on commercial doors.

http://www.irv2.com/forums/attachmen...1&d=1386367175

I know it would brush your white door, but if you installed the brush on a hinge or slot so it didn't move in until the door is almost closed with levers to tilt it into position, it might be what you wanted. It take a bit of ingenuity, but it might be a fun little project to take on.
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That is Great Bob !!! Thanks So much !!! Exactly what I was thinking of ! You never think of something like this until winter comes along,,, and this one is starting out bad.... Thanks again,,, Darel
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Havent tried anything permanent yet but seems like the source I got my doors from suggested there was a flap available that attached to the door Vs the wall/frame. Flap would fall into place as the final turn of the door cames into position. Anything attached to the door frame will sweep the outside of the door and at best streak the dust/dirt and at worst, mark the door's finish.
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Bob,
Thanks for the link to Sealeze. I have the same problem as the OP. I will contact them for a price.

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That is Great Bob !!! Thanks So much !!! Exactly what I was thinking of ! You never think of something like this until winter comes along,,, and this one is starting out bad.... Thanks again,,, Darel
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I am thinking a slide topper gasket and wiper might work. (Take a look at the wiper (The flat part) of the slide topper.)
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