Want to reduce your home’s electricity bill?
Your overall carbon footprint?
Have you thought about looking at your garage door?
One of the largest areas of your home to lose heat is your garage and without an insulated garage door, this could only be making matters worse.
Replacing an old and worn down garage door can also do wonders for the value of your home.
Not only does it add to your curb appeal, but it also makes your garage a functional space in your home.
The average cost of installing a new garage door is between $700 and $1400. However, you can recoup up almost 100% of this cost when selling your home.
If you’re looking at updating your garage, here’s everything you need to know about the benefits of choosing an insulated garage door.
In the interest of saving energy and your budget, an insulated garage door can make all the difference.
With today’s modernized technology, your options for sleek, beautiful garage doors are endless.
Nowadays you will generally have the option of choosing between three types of garage doors:
Here are just a few of the benefits of choosing an insulated garage door for your garage makeover…
Overall, your garage is the most energy deficient area of your home. This is because the building standards for garages are vastly different to those of the rest of your house.
An increased amount of gaps, cracks and air leakage are therefore present in your garage building, allowing heat to escape, and cold air to flow in.
It may not seem like the temperature of your garage could affect the rest of your home, but it definitely does.
The rooms beside and above your garage are directly affected by a lack of insulation as cold air is easily transferred to these rooms.
By replacing an old garage door with a modern, insulated one, you can save large amounts of energy throughout your home.
Another benefit is their increased durability, which only adds to their longevity.
The way these garage doors are manufactured today means they are able to stand up to just about anything: weather, dents, wear and tear etc.
Typically, an insulated garage door is comprised of an aluminum or steel frame. Within this frame, layers of insulation are pressed between steel panels.
This means that these garage doors are not only robust, but they are lightweight and perfectly insulated to conserve energy.
Older garage doors are constructed merely from a simple panel frame and steel sheets. This makes them vulnerable to weather damage, wear and tear and can be easily dented.
An insulated garage door simply lasts longer, tends to look better and helps to conserve energy all at the same time.
Although your garage is usually the furthermost room from the main living areas of your home, garage doors with insulation tend to help with noise minimization.
Their modern style of manufacturing means that the door panels vibrate less when compared to older-style garage doors. Overall this means less noise pollution.
To add to this, the extra padding or insulation of a new garage door can help to minimize noise from outside your home i.e. street and traffic noise.
If you have a room directly above or beside your garage, such as a study or guest bedroom, this noise minimization could be a real blessing!
If you live in a particularly cold climate, this is where a garage door with insulation can make all the difference.
Belongings which you store in your garage can become severely affected by freezing temperatures, especially your car.
Car batteries operate tend to operate at their best between 30 and 90 degrees. Anything below 30 degrees and you could have trouble starting your car.
Insulated garage doors are a great way to preserve warmth and keep your garage at an average of 42 degrees, even in freezing weather.
You may even store other appliances such as a washer or dryer in your garage. When exposed to freezing temperatures these could likely become damaged.
Keeping your garage at an ambient temperature works to protect your belongings.
Protect not only your car but other items you may overlook such as expensive paints, motor oil, and even fertilizer.
Lastly, a door with insulation helps to make your garage a space that is fully functional. You may not only store your cars in your garage, perhaps it doubles as a workspace.
Keeping this area at a decent temperature with an insulated door helps to create a space which can actually be used.
If you live in a climate which reaches freezing temperatures, arriving home to a warm garage just makes life easier.
Reduce the risk of exposure to freezing temperatures, especially with children, and make sure your garage is insulated and warm.
To make your garage all the more energy efficient, look for damaged caulking between your garage door frame and foundation. Look at the gaps around your doors and windows as well.
Fill up these gaps with fresh caulking or add rolled insulation or blow foam to really insulate the space.
Looking to update your garage doors and add to the value of your home? Capital City Garage Doors is a family-owned business with unrivaled experience.
With over 28 years in the business, we offer a highly professional service at some of the most affordable rates you can find.
All our service charges are inclusive of call fees, fuel charges, hauling, recycling and environmental fees.
Find our services in areas such as Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Leander, Lakeway and more.