Our Neighborhood Garage Door Repair team is excited to help you with the tough decisions when it comes to your garage. Insulation isn’t always the first thing you think of when picturing your garage door, but it is a conversation that needs to be had. We hope that you’ll find this information informative and help make this decision an easy one.
You’ll be happy to know that energy efficiency doesn’t start and stop with your appliances and light bulbs. Your garage door can be included in this awesome movement too. If you live in a place that has cold winters, insulation might keep you from wasting energy all season.
If you are going into your garage a lot, whether you keep tools in there or have a freezer you need to get to, you will be opening your door a lot. An insulated door will keep you from losing all the heat or A/C every time you open your home’s door. This will keep your central heat and air from working overtime to control the temperature in your home.
Even though energy is important, it’s not the only benefit of having an insulated door. Your door will be more durable the more insulated that it is. Rough elements can take a toll on garage doors and adding layers can be a great choice for added durability.
Garage doors are not always cheap to replace and sometimes replacing isn’t an option. Durability is so important in the long run. We want you to be happy and confident with the door you choose.
Above Garage Apartments
If you have a room that is above your garage, an insulated door can be a quieter option for you. The insulation will actually absorb the vibration and quiets the door as it opens and closes. The door is also heavier and doesn’t shake on the track as much as a door that is hollow.
Noise won’t be the only thing that is helped with an insulated garage door. The insulated door can also help make sure the temperature is more controlled in the above garage apartments. This can help save on electricity costs in the cold and very hot months.
The value of insulation is referred to as R-value. This is the measure of thermal resistance that the garage door has. The higher R-value you have, the more insulation the door has, making less heat allowed to pass through.
When you move up from single to double and triple layers, the overall quality and R-value increase. You might opt for a higher value if your garage is attached to your home, you work in the garage a lot, or you store things that need to have a more controlled temperature. This will help with the efficiency of your garage and keep air from escaping when you are going in and out of your home and into the garage.
We Look Forward To Hearing From You
Our team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair is always here for you, regardless of your questions. We want you to be confident in all the decisions that you make regarding your garage door. If you need a professional to come out and see what you need or have a few questions that can be answered over the phone, we are here for you.