Best Garage Door Thresholds

Review & Comparison, Last Update February 27, 2019
A garage door threshold will help you keep your garage nice and clean. Though it is just a piece of rubber/vinyl, a garage door threshold seal is surprisingly effective at keeping the temperature inside your garage intact and preventing unwanted guests like insects and rodents from entering it. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The rubber strip is heavy, solid, and strong. Incorporating 3 little drains that you later fill with adhesive, the threshold is able to maintain the viscosity, so you won't have to re-glue it every year or so.

CONS

The seal is difficult to cut due to its high density.

OUR VERDICT

Auto Care Products Inc. 53016 Tsunami Seal more than lives up to its name. Using this bottom threshold, you'll be able to create a practically impenetrable barrier. Plus, the package is really nice too, especially the strong adhesive that comes with the threshold.

detailed parameters
Package

Garage door threshold, metal caulking gun, 2 cartridges of liquid nails

Compatibility

Roll-up doors, hinged doors, walk-through doors

Material

Polyurethane rubber

Dimensions

192" (16 ft) x 3.5" x 0.5"

Warranty

Lifetime

PROS

The weatherproof seal will not crack, move, or shatter, no matter the temperature. Being 20-feet long and easy to trim, it is suitable for warped old wood garage doors, the kinds that include gaps, uneven concrete, and poor drainage areas.

CONS

You have to de-grease the surface before installing the threshold.

OUR VERDICT

Sensible Solutions 3020 Storm Shield will allow you to shield your garage from all the elements and unwanted guests. Plus, with it, you'll be able to minimize the amount of outdoor air that goes into the garage and that, in turn, will trim your cooling and heating bills.

detailed parameters
Package

Garage door threshold, 2 tubes of glue

Compatibility

Roll-up doors, hinged doors, walk-through doors

Material

Polyurethane rubber

Dimensions

240" (20 ft.) x 3.25" x 0.5"

Warranty

2 years

PROS

Though it is really strong and dense, the vinyl is surprisingly easy to cut with a simple utility knife. You can use this threshold with regular doors to add an extra layer of sound insulation. 

CONS

A caulking gun doesn't come supplied with the package. 

OUR VERDICT

There's a lot to like about M-D Building Products 50100. Though technically a garage door threshold kit, the product is surprisingly flexible and versatile. Add to that the modest price tag and you have yourself a really appealing choice for the majority of homeowners.

detailed parameters
Package

Garage door threshold, 1 tube of adhesive silicone

Compatibility

Roll-up doors, hinged doors, walk-through doors

Material

Vinyl

Dimensions

120" (10 ft.) x 3" x 0.5"

Warranty

Lifetime

PROS

The metal caulking gun that comes with the seal is functional and effective. The vinyl is particularly scratch-resistant, making it a great option for people who live in colder regions and often use studded winter tires. 

CONS

The threshold may lose its form over time. 

OUR VERDICT

This is a solid garage door threshold. It is perfectly compatible with roll-up doors, hinged doors, and walk-through doors. It will keep your garage warm through the winter and cool through the summer. It will also prevent the elements, insects, snakes, and rodents out from entering your garage.

detailed parameters
Package

Garage door threshold, metal caulking gun, 2 cartridges of liquid nails

Compatibility

Roll-up doors, hinged doors, walk-through doors

Material

Vinyl

Dimensions

192" (16 ft) x 3.25" x 0.5"

Warranty

Lifetime

PROS

Designed to be driven over on a daily basis, the rubber will not crack, break, shift, or dry out, provided you install it properly. Which should be easy considering the comprehensive and easy-to-follow instruction manual that comes with the package.

CONS

You don't receive adhesive or liquid nails with the product. 

OUR VERDICT

The barrier that this garage door threshold creates doesn't leave the tiniest opening for insects, leaves, dirt, grass, snow, and wind-driven rain. It will help you keep that garage dry, quiet, and clean. Plus, it is particularly great for uneven pavement and poor drainage areas.

detailed parameters
Package

Garage door threshold

Compatibility

Roll-up doors, hinged doors, walk-through doors

Material

EPDM rubber

Dimensions

120" (10 ft.) x 3.3" x 0.69"

Warranty

Lifetime

Auto Care Products Inc. 53016

Water Doesn't Present a Challenge

With these garage door bottom seals, you really have to look for smaller things and little details to figure out the right choice. But, in the case of Auto Care Products Inc. 53016, those little details aren't quite as little. Dubbed the Tsunami Seal, the product lives up to its name. With it, you'll experience no water intrusion, no matter how heavy the rain(s) or how nasty the climate.

The difference between this product and why it is so effective compared to most thresholds lies with the company's choice of materials. Where most manufacturers stick with subpar, thin rubber or vinyl, the people behind this seal decided to go with a strong, solid, hard, and heavy rubber strip instead.

Aside from materials, it is also the difference in design. Incorporating 3 little drains that you fill with adhesive, the threshold is able to maintain the viscosity, so you won't have to re-glue it every year or so.

Now, if we had to point out one problem with this product, it would have to be the aforementioned rubber. Sure, the fact that it is so hard and solid is great but it also makes it difficult to cut. Then again, we reckon that's a trade-off most will be willing to make.

Apart from that, again, Auto Care Products Inc. 53016 Tsunami Seal more than lives up to its name. Using this threshold, you'll be able to create a practically impenetrable barrier. Plus, the package is really nice too, especially the strong adhesive that comes with the threshold. All in all, probably the best garage door threshold in this review.

Review of Auto Care Products Inc. 53016 16-Feet Tsunami Seal Garage Door Threshold Seal Kit

 

Sensible Solutions 3020

Shields Your Garage not just from Storm

With a name like Storm Shield, the Sensible Solutions 3020 threshold makes a serious claim. Does it have what it takes to back up that claim? Well, for the most part, we would say that it does.

In the end, what it all boils down to is the choice of materials. And the folk at Sensible Solution have made the right choice to go with a really thick layer of polyurethane rubber. This way, they've been able to design a weatherproof product that will not crack, move, or shatter, no matter the temperature and no matter how long the exposure. Year after year, it will be able to keep out the elements and unwanted guests, including but not limited to moisture, cold (and hot) air, dirt, leaves, and all sorts of pests.

But what we really like about this particular product is the size. Being 20-feet long, this garage door threshold allows you to easily trim it for any opening of practically any size. The size, along with the composition, makes the model the best garage door threshold for warped old wood garage doors, the kinds that include gaps, overall uneven garage floors, and poor drainage areas.

Just make sure to de-grease the surface before installing the threshold. Otherwise, due to its high density, it won't be able to bond with the floor well enough to stay in place for years to come.

To rephrase this whole thing, Sensible Solutions 3020 Storm Shield will allow you to shield your garage from all the elements and unwanted guests. Plus, with it, you'll be able to minimize the amount of outdoor air that goes into the garage and that, in turn, will trim your cooling and heating bills.

Review of Sensible Solutions 3020 Storm Shield Garage Door Threshold

 

M-D Building Products 50100

Sound Insulation Too

With M-D Building Products 50100, it is mostly about the price and simplicity. It does not take a DIY savant to install it and it will unlikely drain your pocket. The only issue we have with the whole thing is that the threshold comes without a caulking gun.

Then again, with a price tag like that, it makes sense that it doesn't. Plus, most companies behind these seals include subpar guns and, more often than not, you'd be better off buying one separately anyway.

What the package does include, however, is a nice little strip of durable vinyl and 1 tube of adhesive silicone. Aside from a caulking gun, the latter is all you'll need to install the threshold.

Now, let's go back to that durable vinyl for a moment. Though it is really strong and dense, the seal is surprisingly easy to cut with any utility knife. Plus, you won't have to cut a whole lot since the strip is 10 feet long and the average width of a garage door usually adds up to 9.5 inches.

The density and overall practicality also make this threshold suitable not just for garage doors but also regular doors in your house. Using this product, you'll be able to add an extra layer of sound insulation.

In other words, there's a lot to like about M-D Building Products 50100. Though technically a garage door threshold kit, the product is surprisingly flexible and versatile. Add to that the modest price tag and you have yourself a really appealing choice for the majority of homeowners.

Review of M-D Building Products 50100 M-D Single Garage Door Threshold Kit

 

Park Smart Garage Door Seal

Elements and Unwanted Guests Shall not Pass

There is really not a whole lot that separates this product from most of these thresholds. It does its job and it does it well. But there's a thing or two we would like to point. They aren't huge but these little things make enough of a difference to earn this product a spot on our list.

First, the whole package. In addition to a thick strip of durable vinyl, the package includes a metal caulking gun and 2 cartridges of liquid nails. Though there's nothing particularly interesting or new about the latter, the said caulking gun is a nice change of pace compared to the usual junk these companies supply you with.

That being said, the liquid nails are no joke either. With their excellent adhesive properties and the supposedly unique vinyl polymers used in the threshold, you should be able to create a tight seal that might just very well last for decades to come.

Well, that's what the company claims anyway. Though it isn't necessarily false, some customers complain that the vinyl can lose its form over time, making it a little less effective against drafts and water.

Nevertheless, this is still a solid garage door threshold. It is perfectly compatible with roll-up doors, hinged doors, and walk-through doors. It will keep your garage warm through the winter and cool through the summer. It will also prevent the elements, insects, snakes, and rodents out from entering your garage.

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Vat Industries Garage Door Threshold Seal

The Most Robust Rubber

First and foremost, this threshold from Vat Industries is rough and tough. Made of EPDM rubber, one of the most durable and robust synthetic rubbers on the market today, the product's been specifically designed with the most extreme temperatures and weather conditions in mind. Though it isn't just about these conditions either.

Designed to be driven over on a daily basis, the rubber will not crack, break, shift, or dry out, provided you install it properly. Which shouldn't prove much of a challenge considering the comprehensive and easy-to-follow instruction manual that comes with the package.

Unfortunately, that's the only thing that comes with the package (besides the threshold, duh). You don't get liquid nails, a tube of adhesive silicone, or the usual subpar caulking gun, so you'll have to purchase these things separately. Not a huge deal but enough to justify knocking this product down a spot or two on our list.

That being said, that's really the only issue we have with this threshold. The barrier that the high-quality rubber creates doesn't leave the tiniest opening for insects, leaves, dirt, grass, snow, and wind-driven rain. With it, you'll be able to keep your garage dry, quiet, and clean. Plus, it is the perfect solution for gaps in older warped garage doors, uneven pavement, as well as poor drainage areas.

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What Is a Garage Door Threshold?

A garage threshold is one of those things that you don't really think about despite how important it is. Smaller things like that seldom take up a lot of our attention. But, again, just because it may not really seem like such a big deal doesn't mean that it doesn't matter. Quite the opposite, really.

With a threshold like that, you'll be able to create a protective barrier against the elements, including water, dirt, snow, and leaves. Aside from these elements, it will help you keep out snakes, insects, and even most rodents from your garage. A quality garage door threshold will keep your garage warm through the winter and cool during the summer, all while saving on energy costs.

Now, the difference between a quality threshold and a subpar one can be a little elusive, which is why we have compiled this list. Here, you will find some of the best prospects on the market today. Aside from size, materials, and the package contents, all of the products in this review are almost equally effective, so study those and you should be able to make the right pick.

With smaller things out of the way, you can now focus on bigger things and get yourself a new garage door opener, for example. You know what? Why don't you pick up a garage door opener remote while you're at it?

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Publish Date: 2019-02-27 17:21:50