Many garages today are considered an extension of your home and are no longer just a place to park your car and store things you don’t use every day. Today’s garages consist of home gyms, workshops, home businesses and more. To keep up with these modern trends, we think it’s essential to purchase an insulated garage door while also insulating your garage. Read on as we share how an insulated garage door can make a difference in your home.
Insulated Garage Doors Really Do Make a Difference
Keep Your Garage Above Freezing Temperatures
When the temperatures are below freezing outside — your car, potted plants brought in from outside and other valuables will be protected on the inside. This is because the airtight insulation on your garage door won’t allow warm air to slip out between the garage door panels. To keep your garage even warmer, we recommend insulating the rest of your garage too. You won’t regret it.
Energy Savings for Your Home
If your garage is attached to your home, an insulated garage door improves thermal boundaries and can dramatically keep your home warmer. Now your heater won’t have to work as hard to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. And if your heater doesn’t have to work as hard, it will last longer, which saves you even more money in the future.
Have you ever noticed that a bike helmet is made of plastic and insulation? Imagine wearing a helmet without insulation. It wouldn’t protect your head very well, would it? An insulated garage door works the exact same way in that it allows for your garage door to be more durable than their uninsulated counterparts. Your insulated garage door will be able to handle (most) things thrown at it without causing damage to your garage door.
Create a Better Space for Storage
An insulated garage door can also make it a little safer to store fragile items (like photographs, clothes and books) in your garage. Insulation helps prevent mold growth by keeping moisture levels in your garage low. Although we don’t necessarily recommend storing these fragile items in your garage long term, it can serve as a safe temporary location.
Simply put, insulated garage doors operate quieter than non-insulated garage doors. This can be essential if you have a mother-in-law suite, apartment or other living areas above your garage. You’ll be even more thankful to have an insulated garage door if your newborn’s nursery is above your garage!
Bonus Content: Other ways to Insulate Your Garage
Insulate Your Garage Floor
Consider insulating your floor with our G-Floor Garage Floor Protector. It not only helps insulate and reduce noise, but it can also hide ugly cracks and stains, act as a moisture barrier and help cushion your cement floor.
Include a Storm Shield Garage Door Threshold
Include a storm shield threshold at the bottom of your garage door weatherstrip. This will help keep out water, leaves, cold temps and unwanted insects and pests from entering your garage.
Investing a little more upfront in an insulated garage door can help save money and worry over time. Luckily for you, a majority of our garage doors are available with triple layer premium door construction for added levels of comfort.
For assistance in selecting the perfect insulated garage door for your home, our friendly ASSA ABLOY staff and service technicians are here to assist you. You can call us at 1-800-THE-DOOR or you can fill out this contact form and we’ll be right with you. And if you need help with repairs, contact our emergency garage door repair and service. We service any make and model!