At Overhead Door Company, we’re proud to offer a wide range of services when it comes to commercial and residential garage door repair and maintenance. We’ll assist you with everything from minor damage to major issues, ensuring your garage space is both protected and comfortable throughout the year.
One of the primary areas we’ll look at during an inspection or maintenance appointment, particularly as it relates to that comfort element, is your garage door’s insulation – or lack thereof. Not all garage doors come with insulation, and many homeowners aren’t even aware of whether or not their garage door is insulated. If yours is not, here are several factors that might convince you to consider an insulated option moving forward.
The primary benefit of insulation in a garage door is temperature control. Insulation keeps the temperature steadier and more consistent throughout the year – it keeps cool air in during the summer, and warm air in during the winter. This reduces any strain on your HVAC system that might come up when extreme temperatures from the garage waft into the home space as a whole.
If your door is not insulated, however, you risk both an uncomfortable garage space and rising energy bills. An extremely hot or cold garage will transfer some of that temperature to the rest of the house, making it tougher for your furnace or air conditioner to properly regulate temperature.
Those who have dealt with a noisy, annoying garage door in the past know just how frustrating it can be, but did you realize insulation actually plays a role here? While other factors like rollers and track quality are also important, an insulated door is a bit heavier and quieter when it moves up and down.
In addition, insulation also blocks out significant amounts of noise from outside the garage space. For those who spend significant time in the garage, whether for crafts, auto repairs or any other purpose, being able to work without distractions from outside noise is highly valuable.
Vital for Living Spaces
In some homes, homeowners have chosen to convert part or all of their garage space into a living area. This could refer to a full-on bedroom, or it could just be a TV room, a man-cave or some other kind of setup. In any of these cases, garage door insulation is an absolute necessity – without it, this area regularly would not be comfortable enough to spend time in. Not only will it be more comfortable with insulation, you will be able to store any items that can’t be exposed to severe temperatures.
For more on the benefits of insulation in the garage door, or to learn about any of our garage door services, speak to the staff at Overhead Door Company today.