If you’re like many Utah residents, the worst part of a given winter day for you takes place when you leave the house to go to work for the day. You’re prepared for the day in your warm, toasty home, ready to face whatever comes – and then you step into a freezing cold garage and your enthusiasm disappears instantly.
At Overhead Door Company, we’re here to ensure this doesn’t happen to you. We offer a huge range of well-insulated garage doors, including Thermacore products that are the best in the industry. And while insulation is very important for garage warmth during the winter, it’s not the only important factor. Let’s go over important areas for both residential and commercial garage door warmth during the winter, including why this is beneficial to begin with.
Benefits of Comfortable Garages
The benefits of a warm, comfortable garage aren’t just confined to your comfort level as you get in and out of the car. Today’s garages have become much more than just a place to store a car – they’re also important storage areas, plus often serve as workspaces, hobby areas or other similar functions. Many people, for instance, use them as a small home gym, which requires a comfortable climate to get the most out of the workout. Investing in quality materials and solutions here can impact several areas of your life.
Garage Doors and R-Value
When it comes to insulating your garage door, the buzzword here is “R-value.” This term notes the thermal efficiency of a door, and is based not only on the thickness of the insulation used, but also of the chemical properties it possesses.
It’s not the only factor, and it might be expressed either in a whole-door format or as just one section of the door, but R-value is something you should be paying close attention to when considering any new garage door. Our pros can help explain exactly how R-value is calculated, plus which range is best for your needs.
A few tips outside the world of insulation that will help you maintain a warm garage – and may help you save a few bucks on your energy costs in the process:
- Locate any openings in your garage, even relatively small ones, and fill them with high-quality caulk from a local hardware store. You’d be surprised the impact this may have, even for very small openings.
- Replace or repair any broken or damaged windows that might be allowing outside air to get in.
- When considering a new garage door, consider weather-proofed options that are designed specifically to deflect the elements.
For more on keeping your garage warm this winter, or to learn about any of our garage door products and services, speak to the pros at Overhead Door Company today.