Improving Your Commercial Overhead Door Seal Can Save Lots Of Money

Many commercial operations have overhead doors that have sealing systems that are not working. These include agricultural buildings, repair shops and airplane hangars.

Air infiltration is a problem in such buildings even if the overhead door system is new, or relatively new.

There are two main reasons for the costly loss of heat in the winter and cooling in the summer.

Most overhead door applications have sealing systems that run the width of the door, but not all the way to the side rails. This creates a gap of half an inch or more that can lead to problems. Many systems also suffer from gaps at the bottom of the door caused by an uneven floor.

The second major problem is that the rubberized material in most sealing systems deteriorates over time due to the heat of the sun in warm months and cold conditions in the winter. This causes the material to shrink or become brittle, causing it to lose effectiveness.

The result is air infiltration that creates problems in both comfort and expense.

It’s time for you to stop infiltration around those overhead doors – and there are two great products that will do just that.

Keeping out air movement and various items and critters is healthy and SAVES MONEY.

To put it another way — It’s time to Stop The Snirt!

Okay, first of all, what is snirt? Traditionally, it is the unsightly and messy combination of snow and dirt that can blow underneath or through the sides of a poorly-sealed overhead door.

In a broader sense, snirt also can be water/rain, leaves, bugs, mice, snow, grime and even snakes moving under the door or through the sides.

Check out the gap on any current overhead doors in your commercial buildings to get an idea of the problem you are dealing with. Did you know that drafts can bring dirt, snow, ice, mud, plus heat and cooling loss through a space of 1/32nd of an inch? Bugs and spiders can creep through a space of only 1/16th of an inch. Mice can enter your shop area through a space the size of a pencil (and, of course, it’s very important to keep rodents away from your equipment and vehicles). It’s time to put a stop to all that infiltration.

With our unique SnirtStopper you can indeed Stop The Snirt!

The SnirtStopper system features two revolutionary products — the BottomSealer and SideSealer — to create a cleaner and safer indoor area. It also helps reduce energy bills and provide a more comfortable space by keeping out the cold in winter and the heat in summer. As an example, in one large Midwest building with multiple overhead doors, the monthly heating cost was just over $1,500 a month. After installing new seals on all the doors, the bill was reduced to $689. The new low heating cost easily paid for the product within a month.

Another important feature to consider – the BottomSealer does not freeze to the ground like many current sealers on the market. This is very critical for when your shop area is in use during the cold winter months.

The BottomSealer, along with the SideSealer (and TopSealer), will close up overhead and other outside doors just like you would seal up the front door of your home. Now is the time to move past that old overhead door stripping that doesn’t work

The BottomSealer is self-adjusting and eliminates gaps of up to two inches – and you don’t have to replace your current seal. You can install the SnirtStopper right over your existing sealing system. This makes for additional insulation in the same way you would layer a long sleeved shirt over a short sleeved shirt. The Kevlar-reinforced material will not wear out and mice, along with other critters, will not chew through it! It also comes with a 25-year guarantee to ensure that your interior commercial area remains clean and comfortable.

The system is easy to install, and all needed hardware is included. Our company has extensive experience in sealing all types of doors, including sliding doors and bifold doors. We can help you solve any problems related to your current entry system.

These products will pay for themselves with the amount of energy you will save. You can see additional details at our website, You can also see some examples of our highly effective sealing system in this video — 

So, Snirt Happens – stop it in your commercial building. We have installation videos on our website and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about this great product. Give us a call at 800-250-5502 or 320-695-2899.