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Garage Door Energy Efficiency: Is It Time for an Insulated Garage Door?

Last updated 5 years ago

Because old garage doors constantly need repair and are very energy inefficient, you might want to consider replacing your existing door with something more advanced. Not only are today’s garage doors available in a wide variety of styles, textures, and materials, but they also have a large impact on your home’s energy efficiency.

If you’ve always owned a steel or aluminum garage door, you may not realize just how much it affects energy use. These metal doors, which lack any kind of insulation, can make your garage sweltering in the height of summer and freezing in the winter. The drastic difference between the temperature inside your garage and your home can compromise your energy efficiency by creating areas of uneven temperature along shared walls.

Insulated garage doors may be simple in design but offer huge benefits. By acting as a reinforced thermal barrier between the interior of your garage and the outdoors, an insulated garage can better regulate indoor temperatures. By preventing extreme temperature changes, you can protect the contents of your garage, including your car, fragile items, and stored chemicals. Because most garages are not climate controlled, insulation can have a real effect on how much you pay when it comes to your utility bills.

Another benefit to using an insulated garage door is the comfort it brings your daily life. An insulated door will make your car more comfortable to climb into in the mornings. Also, because most garages are attached to the home, they influence the temperature of nearby living spaces. Your HVAC system will have to adjust for your garage’s climate. Increasing energy efficiency always adds to the appeal of a home; so if you are attempting to sell your home and want to attract potential buyers, consider choosing an insulated garage door.

GDR Garage Door Repair Service installs and repairs all models of Clopay, Wayne-Dalton, and other great insulated garage doors. Contact us at (972) 554-7367 to learn about our selection and how to choose the right insulated door for your home. You can also visit our website to explore the different styles of door we have to offer you.

 

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