Time to replace your old garage door or looking for a style change? Purchasing an insulated garage door is normally recommended when looking for a new door for your home. Yes, insulated doors are more expensive but the benefits are well worth it. There are a number of reasons why an insulated garage door is a good choice so let’s talk about them.
- Energy saving
Garages are not considered living spaces, therefore they have very limited insulation. Since they are not built to be energy efficient, they aren’t very good at keeping the cold out in the winter and the warmer air out in the summer. In the wintertime the cold air will seep into attached living spaces making them colder than other areas of your house. If you have a living room or a bedroom that shares a wall with the garage, you definitely want to invest in an insulated door. By reducing the amount of air transfer from the garage into the house you will save money on your energy bills.
- Insulated doors are more durable
An insulated door is less at risk of damage such as denting. It pretty much goes without saying that a 3-layer insulated door is going to be stronger and more resilient than a non-insulated garage door that is only one piece of steel. Dents can be difficult to fix and if large, may require a replacement of the door panel. Damaged doors will also decrease your home’s curb appeal.
- Quieter when operating
Insulated doors have much more weight to them than non-insulated. This additional weight makes them quieter to operate. Light doors are known to rattle, jolt around and vibrate. If a noisy door is a concern for you, it would be best to opt for an insulated door.
- Temperature protection for your car and items storage in the garage
The temperature of your garage can have an impact on your car and items that you have stored. In the winter, raising the temperature of the garage by a few degrees is enough to make a difference. For example, in freezing cold temperatures car batteries can die and tire pressure can become low. You can reduce that risk with an insulated door which will give you some added protection and keep the garage a bit warmer.
- Sound dampening
STC (Sound Transmission Class) is often forgotten about. This is the amount of resistance to sound transfer. An insulated door can reduce the passage of airborne sound by around 50% depending on the type of insulation. This can be important if you live in a high traffic area with a lot of street noise or if you are converting your garage into a work space or other type of living space that requires minimal noise distractions.
With all the positives of an insulated door, you should invest in one if possible. It won’t be a decision you regret. The Door Master can assist you with choosing the right garage door with the right level of insulation for your needs. Call us for a free estimate!