A garage door can be an afterthought for some, only used to park your vehicle and store belongings. However, selecting the right garage door is a smart investment for your home. So before deciding on whether or not you would like to insulate your garage doors, be sure to read below for some unexpected benefits.
Energy efficiency is becoming more and more of an expectation by consumers. If you want to become more energy efficient while lowering your utility bills, it’s crucial to have an insulated garage door. Basic garage doors leak, which can cause issues during the extreme temperature months. Insulating the door will help to shield the inside of the house from the outside, saving you at least $200-$300 per year in energy costs.
Strength and Durability
Another thing to consider in addition to efficient energy when purchasing a garage door is durability. Most non-insulated garage doors are pretty thin and made with one sheet of metal. This makes the garage door easy to dent. Insulated door has several kinds of insulation that fill the door and polyurethane or polystyrene, giving the door more strength and rigidity.
Having a noisy garage door can be inconvenient, irritating, and alarming, especially if you’re leaving the house early in the morning or late at night. Insulated garage doors tend to significantly quieter than non-insulated doors.
Insulation Options for Garage Doors
Polystyrene sheet insulation is an option that comes from sheets of insulation that is put in between openings and enclosed between front and back panels. Polyurethane foamed-in-place insulation, provides better insulation than polystyrene insulation. With this option, we inject the polyurethane into the door. This allows for all of the dead space to be filled while providing your door with a higher R value. The higher the R-value, the higher the resistance that material has to heat flow. Higher R-values also contribute to a quieter garage and home.
Are you ready to update or install an insulated garage door to enhance your home? Call the garage door experts in Utah today!