Should You Consider an Insulated Overhead Door?
As garage builders, one question we’re asked frequently is, “Do I need an insulated garage door?” At Sussel Garages, it’s our goal to deliver your dream garage, and to do that, it’s important that you have a solid idea of what you’re looking for. Below, we’ve outlined a few of the most beneficial reasons to opt for an insulated garage door, so you can make the choice that best fits your needs.
Energy Efficiency & Temperature Regulation
If you plan to use your new garage heavily, energy efficiency should be a primary concern. Too, if you have bedrooms or frequently used living areas adjacent to the garage, you’ll need to consider indoor temperature regulation.
In terms of temperature maintenance and energy efficiency, an insulated garage door outperforms a non-insulated door in a number of areas. How? Let’s take a look:
● Insulation helps maintain a comfortable work environment within the garage by reducing the need for ongoing heating or cooling.
● Insulation helps reduce the effects of extreme heat and cold on parked vehicles.
● Garage door insulation helps regulate indoor temperature in adjoining living areas (if you have an attached garage).
● Insulated garage doors help reduce energy costs associated with heating and cooling your home.
If you’re looking to reduce energy costs or make your garage a more comfortable space, an insulated door is key. Bonus: If you plan to sell your home in the future, an energy-efficient, insulated garage door can boost your resale value by up to four percent!
Insulated garage doors are constructed differently than single-layer garage doors, making them more durable over the long term. Generally, insulated garage doors contain a frame filled with core insulation, which is sandwiched between single or dual panels that provide additional strength and structure. Because the door contains multiple layers, it’s far less susceptible to denting and other forms of damage.
Moreover, because insulated doors help maintain a comfortable temperature within the garage, they can help boost the longevity of multiple garage door components. In the Twin Cities, where freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on a garage door’s moving parts, opting for insulation is a beneficial choice.
Typically, an unusually loud garage door indicates one or more failing components; however, certain garage doors, due to the nature of their construction, are simply louder than others. Though noise reduction isn’t the most important consideration when choosing your new garage door, it’s a factor that most homeowners appreciate.
Generally, lightweight garage doors make more noise during operation than their insulated counterparts. Much like wall insulation helps to dampen sound between rooms in your home, garage door insulation helps to absorb some of the door’s operational noise. If you have young children who are easily woken, or even if you simply appreciate your peace and quiet, an insulated garage door is a fantastic choice.
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At Sussel Garages, our number one goal is your complete satisfaction. Since our founding in 1915, we’ve proudly served over 50,000 Twin Cities homeowners, and we’re here to serve you, too! No matter what your vision for your dream garage looks like, we guarantee our garage builders can bring it to life.
To learn more about our custom garage plans or to schedule an estimate, feel free to give our team a call at 651-645-0331 (St. Paul) or 612-379-0949 (Minneapolis). 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!