When you live in the Twin Cities, adequate home insulation is paramount for year-round comfort. While most homes contain plenty of insulation to protect living areas from heat transfer, unfortunately, most garages do not. In terms of temperature regulation, the garage is one of the most frequently overlooked areas in most homes, but at Door Power, we’re here to help change that. Below, we’ve outlined how insulated garage door installation can help improve the energy efficiency of your entire home.
Energy-Efficient Garage Doors & Temperature Regulation
If you have an attached garage, energy efficiency should be one of your primary concerns. That’s because, generally, the garage shares an adjacent wall with one or more living areas in your home. Without adequate insulation, the drastic temperature difference between your living areas and the interior of the garage can make indoor temperature regulation a serious challenge. That’s where energy-efficient, insulated garage doors stand out.
In terms of temperature maintenance, insulated, energy-efficient garage doors offer a number of benefits that non-insulated doors do not. These include:
● Improved temperature regulation in adjoining living areas
● Decreased heating- and cooling-related energy consumption throughout the year
● Reduced temperature-related wear and tear on parked vehicles
● Improved temperature retention in the garage, providing a more comfortable working space for DIY projects
What’s more, insulated garage doors almost always yield a higher return on investment than their non-insulated counterparts. Energy-efficient garage door installation typically boosts the average home’s resale value by approximately five percent!
Non-insulated garage doors are notoriously noisy, which can present an issue if your garage shares an adjoining wall with any sleeping areas inside your home. Much like wall insulation helps absorb sound between rooms in your home, garage door insulation helps dampen operation-related noise. Though noise reduction isn’t usually a primary concern during the garage door selection process, it’s a feature that won’t go unappreciated.
Durability & Longevity
Because energy-efficient garage doors contain a layer of core insulation sandwiched between single or dual panels, they’re far more durable than their non-insulated counterparts. When a garage door features multiple layers of material, it’s far less prone to denting and other forms of environmental damage that can potentially shorten the life of the door. However, because the lifespan of most garage doors depends heavily on the frequency of their use, your mileage may vary.
Door Power: Your Twin Cities Source for Comprehensive Garage Door Installation and Repair
If you’re ready to experience the benefits of a new insulated garage door, it’s time to get in touch with our team at Door Power. For over 50 years, we’ve been serving the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area with quality garage door installation, repair, and maintenance, and we’d love to partner with you on your project, too.
To learn more about our product selection and services, or to request your free estimate, feel free to give our team a call at 952-467-3199. You can also get in touch with us via our contact form, and a member of our team will be in contact with you promptly.