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Types of Insulated Metal Garage Door

Garage doors come in a variety of available construction materials including vinyl, wood, and metal. However, did you know there are several types of insulated metal garage doors to choose from as well? Learn more from this introduction to metal doors from Neighborhood Garage Door Service of St. Louis, MO.

Why You Need An Insulated Metal Garage Door

There are two main reasons you’ll want to have an insulated metal garage door rather than one without insulation. First, the insulation adds a layer of soundproofing to your garage space. If you spend a lot of time in your garage, especially if you live on a busy street, this will help a lot.

insulated metal garage doors regulate temperatures

Second and more importantly, an insulated garage door will do wonders for helping to regulate the temperature in your garage. This will make the space considerably more versatile as a living space if you wish to convert it as such. In addition, it will help insulate your entire house which will save you money on heating and cooling.

Layer Options

Metal garage doors come in one of three-layer configurations: single, double, or triple layered. The basic single-layer construction features thicker sheet metal but has no insulation whatsoever. This makes it the cheapest, but least efficient configuration to purchase.

Double-layered doors consist of the outer sheet metal backed by foam-core insulation. Triple-layered doors are composed of two layers of sheet metal sandwiched around one of two types of insulation discussed below. Obviously, the more layers your door has, the soundproofing and insulation protection the door offers. In addition, more layers means more rigidity and durability.

Insulation Type

insulated metal garage door with polystyrene

Garage door insulation come in one of two types: polystyrene or polyurethane. Polystyrene, aka Styrofoam, is a commonly used material that you’ll find in everything from coffee cups to packing peanuts. It comes as a light-weight board that can be cut to fit the panels of a double or triple-layered door.

Because of their double-sided nature, triple-layered doors can use both polystyrene and polyurethane. Polyurethane is a composite material that is made by combining two chemicals that expand to fill a space and then harden. Different levels of density produce differing R-factor ratings of insulation.

Is An Insulated Metal Garage Door Right For You?

The decision to get an insulated door comes down to what general purpose you have for your garage space. If you mainly use it to store items not affected by extreme temperatures, then you may not need insulation. However, if you tend to spend a lot of time in your garage, or keep sensitive items or pets in there, you probably should insulate.

Contact Us To Get Your New Door

Neighborhood Garage Door Service of St. Louis, Missouri is here for you when you decide to upgrade to an insulated metal garage door. Give us a call today and we can help you choose the very best door for your needs. We’ll set up an appointment that’s convenient for you to get you started on the process.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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