As summer comes to an end, it’s time to start preparing for cooler weather. During the winter months, it’s important for homeowners to keep the cold air out and the warm air in, especially in their garage.
Most garage door installations include weather stripping and other protection against harsh weather. Choosing an insulated door makes using your garage during the summer and winter months a more pleasant experience, along with a few other benefits.
One of the newest trends in home renovations is choosing energy efficient solutions. As a barrier between the home and outdoor weather, insulated garage doors can reduce heat loss by more than 70 percent, especially if the walls of the garage are insulated. Insulation is most often made of polystyrene or polyurethane, sealing air gaps and acting as a buffer zone between the heated indoor and outdoor weather. When the temperature in your garage is regulated, it affects the rest of your home much less.
Garage doors need to stand up to all of the elements, and this can include cars, kids and different types of equipment. Insulated doors have three layers as opposed to one, making them stronger than single layered, non-insulated doors. Insulated doors protect against dents from daily activities, meaning less maintenance for homeowners and an increased lifespan for your garage door.
Many of today’s insulated doors are made with a steel or aluminum frame. The frame is filled with solid-core insulation, which is then sandwiched between single or dual steel panels. This style of construction creates a lightweight, energy efficient door that’s less likely to dent and warp from extreme weather.
When it comes to curb appeal, people typically think of the home exterior. When it comes to installing a new garage door, you can have over a 98 percent recoup rate – it practically pays for itself. If you ever sell your home, adding an insulated garage door can make a significant difference. Prospective home buyers will save on energy costs, equipment costs and extend the life of their cars. As a bonus, insulated garage doors also keep the garage quieter and can be used for living spaces, like a playroom, home office or gym.
Get Your Door Inspected
Fall is a great time to have your garage door inspected or replaced by a professional. On Track Door Systems Canada Inc. will check the door’s springs, weather stripping and lubricate all the moving parts. Call us today to set up an inspection or installation date.