How to fit Weather Defender

Fitting Instructions Guide

The fitting instructions are intended as a guide and you may decide after reading them to fit the floor seal in accordance with your own ideas.

The Weather Defender is a versatile Garage Door Floor Seal that can be fitted to Up and Over, Sectional, Roller (Shutter) and Side Hinged Garage Doors, whether they be Manual or Automatic.

NOTE: When fitted to Automatic Doors, there is a slight chance on some installations that the down limit and or sensitivity settings may need adjusting if the door auto reverses when closing onto the floor seal. If this is so please consult your owner’s handbook, local dealer or call us for over the phone assistance.

What do I need?

  • Tape Measure
  • Marker pen or pencil
  • Sharp knife or hacksaw
  • Sealant gun
  • Adhesive
  • Disposable gloves

TOP TIP: Lay the weather Defender out in your garage the day before so it has time to flatten, prior to install.

For the best results, we recommend that the ground is in clean, sound condition and free from dust, oil, or grease. You should abrade painted surfaces to ensure good adhesion.

NOTE: In all installations, the tearaway strip should be facing outwards.

what do I need

Please see below instructions for INSTALLATION BETWEEN THE FRAME,
scroll down for INSTALLATION BEHIND THE FRAME
or download the instuctions as a PDF file.

INSTALLATION BETWEEN THE FRAME

Garage door seal fitting step one

Measure opening between frame legs.

Garage door seal fitting step two

Cut the floor seal length to the required width.

Garage door seal fitting step three

With the door closed, positon the floor seal so that the raised section is touching the bottom inside edge of the door (Fig.A).

If the gap below the door is too small, tear off the front strip to create a straight edge for the door to close to (Fig.B).

Garage door seal fitting step four

Mark along the floor at the back edge of the floor seal using a marker pen.

Garage door seal fitting step five

Open the door and mark a line along the floor at the front edge of the floor seal using the same marker pen.

Garage door seal fitting step six

Remove the floor seal…

Garage door seal fitting step seven

… and mark two parallel lines roughly 10mm (7/16’’) inside the lines that you marked on the floor.

Garage door seal fitting step eight
Wear gloves

Apply the adhesive to the two inner parallel lines…

Garage door seal fitting step nine

…then apply the adhesive in a zig-zag formation between the lines at roughly 3’’ spacing.

Garage door seal fitting step ten
Avoid driving over the seal for 24 hours

Finally, starting at one end, place the floor seal over the adhesive on the floor and press firmly downwards. Continue the same process until the entire seal has been fitted.

Cut back any exposed excess sealant once dry.

INSTALLATION BEHIND THE FRAME

Garage door threshold fitting step one

Measure opening including frame legs.

Garage door threshold fitting step two

Cut the floor seal length to the required width.

Garage door threshold fitting step three

From inside the Garage, push the edge of the floor seal under the closed door and mark where the raised section meets the back of the frame (Fig.A)…

If the gap below the door is too small, tear off the front strip to create a straight edge for the door to close to (Fig.B).

Garage door threshold fitting step four

Cut the seal around the jambs, use the markings from step 3.

(the exact shape of the jambs’ profiles might differ from the drawing)

Garage door threshold fitting step five

With the door closed, position the floor seal so that the raised section is touching the bottom inside edge of the door.

Garage door threshold fitting step six

Mark along the floor at the back edge of the floor seal using a marker pen.

Garage door threshold fitting step seven

Open the door and mark a line along the floor at the front edge of the floor seal using the same marker pen.

Garage door threshold fitting step eight

Remove the floor seal…

Garage door threshold fitting step nine

… and mark two parallel lines roughly 10mm (7/16’’) inside the lines that you just marked on the floor.

Garage door threshold fitting step ten
Wear gloves

Apply the adhesive to the two inner parallel lines…

Garage door threshold fitting step eleven

…then apply the adhesive in a zig-zag formation between the lines at roughly 3’’ spacing.

Garage door threshold fitting step twelve
Avoid driving over the seal for 24 hours

Finally, starting at one end, place the floor seal over the adhesive on the floor and press firmly downwards. Continue the same process until the entire seal has been fitted.

Cut back any exposed excess sealant once dry.

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