Your garage door can create a lot of value in curb appeal, but it can also be a source of heat and energy loss in your home. Insulating your garage door provides many benefits. Here’s some things to consider when deciding if an insulated garage door is right for you.
Saving energy is good for the planet, and great for your wallet. One area that people rarely think about when it comes to saving energy is the garage, but it is fair to say that you CAN save energy by insulating your garage door.
Garage door insulation will help to prevent the cold air from your garage from circulating into the rest of your home. It will close off any gaps by which to transfer and raise the temperature of the garage so that there is less cool air to circulate anyway. In fact, it could increase the temperature of your garage by a third or more!
Garage door insulation can also increase the strength of your garage doors by adding extra layers to the construction. Most garage doors are manufactured with a steel or aluminum frame, which is lightweight, and not particularly strong. By adding solid-core of insulation between the panels, as well as increasing energy efficiency, you can strengthen the construction of the door, which means it’s far less likely to be dented during accidents or bumps and scrapes from family life.
Garage doors are often pretty noisy, especially if they are older. Track mechanisms, rollers, and hinges can all squeak, scrape and cause a din when they are worn down or not looked after as well as they might have been, and even those that have been looked after can create more noise than you would maybe like.
The good news is, garage door insulation, which has so many other benefits, is also great at muffling the sounds of garage doors as they are opened or closed. It will muffle the vibrations from the door’s mechanism, and since insulated doors are also a lot heavier, it will stop a lot of the vibrations you can sometimes feel when your garage is connected to the rest of the house.
Prolonged life of belongings
Garage door insulation can help to protect your vehicle and any other possessions you may be stored in there. The insulation will help to prevent the garage from getting tool cold and succumbing to freezing conditions which will help to prevent issues like the death of your car batteries and thickened transmission fluids that could prevent it from getting started in the colder months.
What you use your garage for
If you use your garage for activities other than storing your car, and maybe some of your junk, such as DIY, car maintenance, or other hobbies, having a layer of insulation in the door will help to make the space far more comfortable for you to use.
Not all insulated garage doors are created equal. If you’re interested in having one installed, give our friendly team of experts a call to see which is best for you!