The Benefits Of Insulated Garage Doors

Residential Garage Door Installed by Valley Lock & Door in East Greenville PA

The Benefits Of New, Insulated Garage Doors

So, you need new garage doors?   With so many styles and colors to choose from these days, you have plenty of options to consider!  What should be the first option to consider before anything else, is “do I want insulated or non-insulated doors?”  Most garage door manufacturers offer insulated options and making the decision to invest in insulated doors, will help with your daily comfort and will help lower your home’s energy costs.

1.  Insulated Garage Doors Increase Your Home’s Value

Upgrading your garage door(s) is one of the smartest home improvement project you can make when it comes to Cost Vs Value.  When you choose to upgrade to insulated garage doors, you increase your home’s value by boosting it’s curb appeal.  Insulated doors are sturdier, more attractive and are generally the first thing anyone sees when pulling up to the home which helps attract buyers when it’s time to sell.

2. Insulated Garage Doors Save Energy

It is known that by choosing insulated garage doors, it will help lower your home’s energy costs.  Insulated garage doors will keep the heat in during the winter and the heat out during the summer, lessening the burden on your home’s HVAC system.  It is one of the best ways to make your garage AND your home more energy efficient which will lower your home’s energy costs and will save you money in the long run!

3. Insulated Garage Doors Keep Your Garage Warmer In The Winter And Cooler In The Summer.

Insulated garage doors will make your garage considerably cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.  If you use your garage as a workshop or living space, you will be more comfortable regardless of which season it is.  If you use your garage to park your vehicle, an insulated garage door is more convenient because you will be getting into a warmer/cooler vehicle!  An insulated door will protect your vehicle from extreme temperatures.  Cold weather limits your battery’s capacity and could also thicken your car’s fluids which can cause malfunctions.  Besides your vehicle, you are also likely to store a lot of temperature sensitive belongings in your garage.  By having insulated doors, they will regulate the temperature inside of your garage and prevent unwanted damage to your vehicle or other belongings.

4.  Insulated Garage Doors Are Quieter And Stronger

Another benefit of insulated doors is its sound absorbency and durability.  A thick layer of insulation can deaden noise from coming in/out  and will also make the door more impact resistant.  The insulation can absorb the shock from every day opening/closing and it will also make the noises harder to hear.  Besides the added durability, insulated doors also protect the garage door opener.  In a warmer garage, the motor and the steel moving parts will stay in better condition and will last longer.

5. Insulated Garage Doors Have Multiple Insulation Options (R Values)

When you pick an insulated garage door, you can select the insulation level (R Value) that will meet your needs and budget.  What is an R Value?  It is a measure of a material’s resistance to heat flow.  Garage doors come in many R Values–allowing you to select moderate or excellent insulation.   A higher R Value creates better insulation, keeping the heat inside and the cold outside.  In the summer, it works the other way around, keeping your garage cooler.  Just remember, the higher the R Value number, the better the insulation quality.

Schedule your FREE estimate with us today and let our experienced staff assist you in deciding what style, color and R Value is best for you and your home!