Fixing Garage Doors

Restore your garage door by installing new weather seals, replacing rotted trim and renewing a rusty track.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Miter saw
  • Tape measure
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Wire brush
  • One-handed bar clamps
  • Pry bar
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Safety glasses
  • Utility knife

You'll also need leather gloves and plastic gloves.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Solid vinyl trim
  • PVC cement
  • Galvanized casing nails; 6d, 8d and 10d
  • Metal spray paint
  • Weather seal
  • Dish soap
  • Door bottom gasket
  • Threshold gasket