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    We have blinding winds that blow snow into the units. We have sealed the top of the door with brush seals but snow still got inside some units from the side of the doors. Will brush seals work on the sides? Concern because of the shape of the door may still let snow in?
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    HI Marc,

    Brush seals on the sides can help (although nothing in a blizzard is certain). If you are interested in getting brush seals from Trachte/Trac-Rite send a message to custserv@trachte.com noting the door size and qty of doors you want to apply them to, or call 800 356-5824 and ask for customer service.

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    Depending on site layout, a snow fence could also help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcgoodin View Post
    We have blinding winds that blow snow into the units. We have sealed the top of the door with brush seals but snow still got inside some units from the side of the doors. Will brush seals work on the sides? Concern because of the shape of the door may still let snow in?

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    I haven't tried these guys but storage door curtains seem like a novel idea and should totally work ...

    http://www.storagedoorcurtains.com/
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    What is "SNOW"???
    It's 81 degrees today..............
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    Thanks you everyone for input. And for those of you who live in florida ( I am in Sarasota FL) here is what snow looks like at a self storage haha
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    We have had snow in units in the past, but the when it melts it just melts onto the rain lip.
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    Hi Marcgoodin,

    We have terrible wind and (sometimes) snow several feet deep in the winter. All our doors have the rubber guard along the top, brush guards down the sides, and a rubber seal at the bottom. For the last 2 winters, we have not had any snow in any of our units.

    I think the brush seals on the sides help, but I think the key is the rubber seal along the bottom. Do your doors have that?

    Take care,

    Jim

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    Hi Jim,

    we have rubber seals at the bottom. just added brush seals at the top and now we are going to add brush seals on each side.
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