Insulation is a big buzzword here in Minnesota—as it should be! Our winters are frigid, our summers boiling, and our springs and falls too neatly in the middle to be comfortable either way. We buy insulated coats, make sure our attics are properly insulated, and carry our drinks around in insulated bottles. So why don’t more people in this state have insulated garage doors?
While too often seen as a luxury, we at Door Power, as garage door installation pros, know their practical use for all sorts of households. They’re not a splurge; in fact, they do very much to improve your home in terms of comfort, functionality and more! Learn all about why an insulated garage door should be your next big home renovation below.
Insulated Garage Door Installations Save you Money
Sure, there’s an upfront investment—but when push comes to shove an insulated garage door will pay for itself over time. This is thanks to its energy-saving prowess. Garages are often built “into” a home, so to speak; unless you have a separate shed to store your vehicles, in other words, this space often leads to an entryway and butts up against a living room, kitchen, or other in-home area.
Heat or cooling loss into your garage can occur through these spaces in a number of ways—through poorly sealed doors, for one, or from normal entering and exiting, for another. When the garage is insulated, however, this loss is minimized, meaning that your furnace or A/C doesn’t have to work as hard to make sure things stay comfortable. The result? Lower energy bills!
Insulated Garage Door Installations Help the Environment
Going green? Good for you! It’s a noble cause to want to help the planet, and it’s a cause that an insulated garage door installation can help you serve. Because it decreases the workload on your furnace and A/C, you won’t just pay less for your energy—the environment will, too. By investing in an insulated garage door, you’re also investing in the health of our planet. What’s more environmentally friendly than that?
Insulated Garage Doors Provide Sound Reduction
Your garage door should never be overly noisy; in fact, if it is, you probably need garage door repair. Check out our blog, “Three Things That Cause a Noisy Garage Door,” for more information on the subject. In brief, noise points to a mechanical issue with the garage door track, a bolt somewhere, or the garage door spring.
So why does it matter that insulated garage doors provide noise reduction, and how do they do it? Let’s start with the latter. Insulated garage doors are filled with, well, insulation, whatever that means for the given model. Compared to traditional models, they’re more solid throughout, thus providing a quieter running experience, as their sturdy structure does not rattle about as much. They also provide a nice sound buffer when closed.
Does this mean that traditional garage doors are noisy? Absolutely not! It simply means that for those who want premiere sound reduction, insulated garage doors are where it’s at. If you own a loud truck, live in a busy neighborhood, coexist with light sleepers, or have a home that backs up to a busy road, an insulated garage door may be just the ticket to a more peaceful and quieter life.
Insulated Garage Doors Add a Whole New Room to Your Home
If your garage door isn’t insulated, you probably don’t spend a lot of time in your garage—or if you do, it’s probably not the most pleasant thing. If you wanted to be outdoors in the outdoor temperatures, after all, you’d actually be there, not in an enclosed space!
With insulated garage doors, though, you’ll actually gain an entirely new room to your home that you can keep comfortable from a temperature standpoint. And given its regulated temperature and relative privacy, the uses for this space are endless!
Want your own home gym but just don’t have the room? How about a space to pursue your painting passions? A woodworking area? A storage spot? A mechanic’s shop? No matter your dreams, your insulated garage door can help achieve them using space you already have on hand.
Door Power: Top-Notch Insulated Garage Door Installation
Of course, you’ll only get all the benefits you need from an insulated garage door if two things happen: if it’s installed correctly and if you’re matched with the right one. At Door Power, we’re honored to say that we do both.
Proud vendors of Clopay Garage Doors, we’ll match you with some of the best insulated garage doors in the business. Clopay has demonstrated the impact of their insulated lines themselves, and they offer multiple types of insulation in multiple models. Your perfect garage door is just waiting for you!
As far as our garage door installation abilities go—check out our gallery and reviews. They speak for themselves. When you’re ready to make the change to insulated, give our Norwood office a call today at 952-467-3199.