sealing bottom of door in garage?

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  1. Apr 7, 2013 #1

    qmqmqm

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    Hi everyone

    This picture is taken in the garage, showing the bottom of the door and wooden stairs leading up to the house.

    I noticed that where the wood meets the metal is not sealed. Should I seal it? If so, would I just use external-grade caulk?

    Thanks a lot.

    Paul

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  2. Apr 7, 2013 #2

    kok328

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    You can seal it with exterior grade caulk if you so desire.
    Is there a draft coming in under the threshold?
     
  3. Apr 8, 2013 #3

    qmqmqm

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    Thanks for your response Kok328!

    I could not feel a draft. It is below the floor surface in the house.

    I don't know if there could still be heat loss if this part is not caulked?

    The garage is colder than the house in the winter, but warmer than outside.

    Cheers,

    Paul
     
  4. Apr 9, 2013 #4

    nealtw

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    I would think you lose more air between the door and the threshold. A better seal could be installed there.
     

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