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What is the Best R-Value For Your Garage Door?

When it comes to garage doors most homeowners are spending time deciding on things such as style, windows or no windows, and what brand garage door opener to go with. Most people don’t give garage door insulation a thought. Neighborhood Garage Door Repair of Greensboro is here to help you figure out what R-Value is needed for your garage door.

Why You Need an Insulated Door

But the truth is by doing this you can save a lot of money on your electricity bill each month. Entering and exiting your garage is something done multiple times a day and you may find yourself trying to rush to get in because it is so cold.

A higher R-Value will give your garage more insulation and reduce energy bills. Therefore, rushing inside or rushing to get the door shut so you don’t let much heat out will be less of a concern. Because heat that makes its way out is money wasted.

What is an R-Value?

You are not alone if you have never heard of R-Value. It is just the measurement of thermal efficiency. Different types of insulation will have a different R-Value. The way it works is the higher the number the better the insulation is. This number is based on the thickness of the insulation as well as the chemical properties it provides.

Common Insulation Types

Polystyrene and polyurethane are the most common insulation types. Polyurethane having the higher R-Value makes it the better of the two when it comes to providing the best thermal endurance.

Polyurethane R-Value ranges from R-12 to R-18. While Polystyrene is used for different purpose like the packaging for different products. Polystyrene is rarely ever used in the industry anymore simply because insulation like polyurethane has been proven to be much more efficient.

What is the Right Value Needed For Your Garage Door

When it comes to determining the correct R-Value needed there are a few things to keep in mind. If your garage is connected to your home you are going to need an R-Value of at least 12. If it isn’t you should go with a 10 or higher, unless it’s not insulated then an R-Value of 6 should be just fine.

Where you live and how the weather is there with great impact the R-Value you are going to need. If you live in an area with extreme weather you are going to want a pretty high R-Value. Whereas if you are somewhere that does not receive really harsh weather you can get by with a lower level of insulation.

However, having an R-Value of at least 3 in recommended no matter the climate conditions. You also should consider if your garage will be a place you want to use for a workspace of some sort. A better-insulated garage door will also work as a noise barrier to all the outside noise.

Ready For Our Garage Door Services?

We hope that you have a better understanding of what R-Value is now. If you are in the need for any type of garage door service Neighborhood Garage Door Repair of Greensboro will gladly assist you. Give us a call today!

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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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