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What are the Benefits of Insulated Garage Doors?

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Q: What are the benefits of insulated garage doors?

A: Last week, we discussed the two types of insulated garage doors, but this week we'll explore the real benefits of an insulated door versus a non-insulated door.

The garage door on your home does more than just function as a means to keeping your vehicle and items in your garage secure.

While your garage door is the focal point of your home when viewed from the outside, it also can be a source of energy savings if insulated properly.

So, how are insulated garage doors different from non-insulated doors?

When it comes to selecting the right garage door, you do have the option to choose between insulated and non-insulated garage doors.

INSULATED garage doors are designed to help block the heat and cold from the outside. They help reduce heat and cold air loss transfer from around the door. This helps keep the indoor temperatures of your garage more consistent and comfortable year round.

With NON-INSULATED doors, there is just the steel between your garage and the outside. Steel is prone to heat and cold air transfer loss. If you have non-insulated door, touch it from inside the garage on a hot or cold day - the metal will feel hot or cold, just like the outdoor temperature.

What are some benefits of insulated garage doors, you ask?

  • Quieter door operation.

  • More durable and stronger door that lasts longer.

  • Reduced outside sounds.

  • Reduced energy bills.

  • Better protection for your vehicles and belongings stored in the garage.

  • Higher R-value

What's an R-value?

A door’s level of insulation is calculated using R-Value.

An R-value is used as a rating for insulation and its effectiveness at stopping heat loss transfer.

Ideally, you want to choose a garage door with the highest R-value possible for the best heat loss transfer protection.

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