As the winter season approaches, you may begin to notice an increase in your home’s energy bills. Insulation in a home is key to maintaining a comfortable and consistent temperature. One place to start the insulation process is with your garage door.
The garage door is the largest opening to a home, so make every effort to ensure the door keeps warm air inside. An insulated garage door offers a variety of benefits, including the following.
As motioned, one of the biggest benefits to installing an insulated garage door is saving money on your home’s winter energy bills. Garages are generally constructed with cement walls and floors that do not typically provide any real insulation. Additionally, the garage door opens several times throughout the day, allowing the cold air to rush inside each time. You could have very cold conditions in the garage without proper insulation.
An insulated garage door makes sure your garage will stay a more comfortable temperature than an uninsulated door. An insulated garage door help reduce cold conditions by providing a higher R-Value thermal property. This helps to keep the warm air inside and reduces the amount of warm air that leaves when the door opens.
Improve the Home’s Comfort
Insulated garage doors also improve the comfort level of your home. The insulation helps to maintain the interior temperature of the garage, and if your garage is attached to your home, this will you’re your house stay warm as well.
The garage is essentially a large room in your home, only with an extra-large opening you use on a routine basis. Keeping this room as cool or warm as possible with proper insulation will help keep the rest of the home’s temperature from having to compete with frigid temperatures in the garage.
Keep in mind that an insulated garage door is not only beneficial in cold winter temperatures, but in hot temperatures as well. In the summer, an insulated garage door will keep your air conditioned air from escaping.
Increase the Functionality of the Garage
Although a garage is typically meant as a place to store your vehicle, bikes, and other items, a properly insulated garage can be used in a variety of other ways. For example, a garage is great as an office space, or home gym.
Insulating the door increases the ways you can use this space. You would not want to hang out in a garage that you cannot keep warm during the winter.
The insulated door provides a consistent temperature inside the room, making it not only more comfortable to spend time in, but also protecting any equipment you store in the room. Electronics, for example, are best stored in rooms with a consistent temperature rather than extremely cold temperatures. If the garage is too cold, you could not use it as a home office with computers and other electronics.
Increase the Durability of Garage Door
An insulated garage door is more durable than an uninsulated door. Insulated doors are made with a steel or aluminum frame. Inside the frame is a solid core of insulation between the steel panes.
The bulk of the insulated garage door decreases the likelihood of dents or other damage. Uninsulated doors are simply one layer of aluminum or steel with no padding inside. If something hits the door, it will very likely sustain damage.
If you have any questions about insulated garage doors or if you would like to schedule an installation, please give us a call at JKH Door Service Co. We’re ready to help you get a new insulated garage door so you can reap these benefits.