Why You Should Choose an Energy-Efficient Garage Door
Is your garage attached to your home? If the answer is yes, then you might want to consider if your garage is energy efficient or not. Your garage door likely shares a wall with a living area in your home, which makes indoor temperature regulation extremely difficult when your garage is not insulated like the other living areas in your home. This is why an insulated garage door can save you time and money by making your garage and your home more energy efficient.
The layers of insulation in energy-efficient garage doors are typically made out of polystyrene or polyurethane, a foam that spreads inside the door. The thicker the foam, the stronger your insulation will be. Insulated doors typically have double or triple layers, with triple layers having the most insulation value. In addition to insulation, you will also need proper seals and weather-stripping to prevent energy loss.
That’s where we come in! At Premier Overhead Doors, our garage door experts work with you to determine the best option for you and your home. In this blog, we’ll discuss a few reasons why you should consider an energy-efficient garage door.
- Less Energy Consumption
If your garage door is not insulated, it creates a substantial difference in temperature between the interior of your home and the interior of your garage. This means your air conditioning and/or heating units will be working hard to maintain temperature regulation in your home, which can quickly become expensive and not energy-friendly. With an insulated garage door, the temperature between your home and the interior of your garage will be similar and stable, meaning you will consume less heating/cooling energy consumption.
- A Comfortable Space for You & Your Vehicles
Insulated garage doors retain temperature more efficiently, so you and your vehicles won’t be exposed to potential harsh weather conditions. With an insulated garage door, your vehicles will be protected from the wear and tear that comes with extreme temperature. And if you use your garage as a work or recreational space, the insulation will provide a more comfortable space for you as well.
- Reduction in Noise
Insulation also provides sound absorption and significantly diminishes the level of noise your garage door makes during operation. Nobody likes waking up to the raucous of a garage door closing or opening, so this feature benefits the whole family! Especially those whose room is adjacent to the garage.
- A Longer Lifespan
Layers of insulation make energy-efficient garage doors far more durable than non-insulated garage doors. These layers protect the door from damage like dents, scratches, and harsh weather. You still need to keep up with preventive maintenance on the door, but its lifespan should be longer than a non-insulated garage door.
If you want a garage door that is eco-friendly and mitigates energy loss, we are here to help. It’s important to have your insulated garage door professionally installed to ensure it fits properly and achieves the most energy efficiency possible. Contact us today to learn more!