Gap at the top of my garage door

We had a new garage door put in recently and I notice that there is a one inch space above the door. It’s not that big a deal, but I live in a cold climate and it will certainly let in a lot of cold. What can I do about this?

Answer:
The first thing I would look at is the seal and trim. If those are in bad shape, you should change them. However, I have seen this problem and I doubt that is it.

Check to see what happens if you lower the door manually. Does it “look good” after you close to but not at the closed position, ie does the gap disappear? Most likely the problem is that the door is not tall enough or the garage height is too high for the door. Since garage doors come in set sizes, the culprit would have to be the size of the garage door opening.

In that case, what i would do is buy some more trim and hammer it over the trim that is there so that it overlaps the gap. You’ll find the material cheap and easy to work with, and even better you don’t have to call a repairman.