Do You Need an Insulated Garage Door?
Heating and cooling use can be a major cost of home expenses. If your garage doors are well used, poorly made, or inaccurately installed, then they're likely making your bills higher!
Insulated Garage Doors:
- Save on energy use
- More sturdy appearance
- More durable
- Increase home value
- Quieter in operation
- Stable garage temperature
Find out if you need an insulated garage door:
- Do you have an attached garage?
- Do you live in an area where temperatures either vary drastically throughout the year, or, are extremely hot or cold year-round?
- Is your garage used as a workspace for hobbies?
- Do animals or pets live in your garage?
- Do you plan to sell your home in the next 10 years?
If you answered YES to two or more of the above questions, an insulated garage door is the best choice for you.
If you live in a home with an attached garage, insulation is particularly important because your garage shares at least one wall with an interior living space. A poorly insulated garage door will allow hot and cold outside air into your garage, and then your home. You'll end up using more energy to heat and cool your home. If your garage is next to, or under, a bedroom, you also might want to consider an insulated door, as it will transfer less extreme temperatures and be significantly quieter in operation.
If you keep pets in your garage or use it as a workspace for hobbies, an insulated garage door will help to maintain a safe and comfortable inside temperature. Personal belongings, particularly your cars, will also benefit from being stored in a more stable environment. Extreme temperatures have a negative effect on your car's fluids, battery life, tire pressure, and more.
Your neighbors will thank you. Insulation will also facilitate noise control - if you work with power tools, play instruments, listen to loud music, etc. in your garage.
Finally, if you plan to sell your house in the next 10 years, it is smart to invest in an insulated garage door. Insulation helps to increase home value by reducing annual energy costs, maximizing garage usability, and boosting your overall curb appeal.
An insulated garage door is the best long-term investment. The energy savings and year-round usability of the garage allow the insulated door to pay for itself.