All garage doors serve the same basic functions; they secure your garage and protect your belongings from unwanted intruders, in addition to keeping the elements at bay. Due to their position at the front of your house they can also be used to enhance the appearance of your property. In this sense all garage doors are equal, but in terms of performance and quality, there is a considerable amount of difference between the various option available. One of the quickest ways to differentiate between higher and lower grade garage doors is to separate insulated garage doors from their non-insulated counterparts.
Insulated Garage Doors: What’s Different?
Some materials are better insulators than others. Wood is actually one of the best insulators available, but due to the level of maintenance required other materials are often preferred in the construction of garage doors. Insulated garage doors however can be made from virtually any material and still possess a high insulation rating. A non-insulated door is often constructed from a single layer and has an open back, which in extreme climates will allow hot and cold air to escape from the garage. Insulated garage doors are produced using two pieces of the primary material you select, whether that be steel, fiberglass or a wood composite, and contain a layer of insulation in the middle, which increases the R-Value of the door.
How Can You Benefit From Insulated Garage Doors?
Prestige Doors has a vast amount of experience in fitting and repairing all types of residential and commercial garage doors, and should you opt for an insulated model, you can expect to gain the following benefits:
- Greater Energy Efficiency – As mentioned earlier, regular garage doors can leak cold and warm air in climates that are overly cold or hot such as that of Edmonton, increasing your heating and cooling costs. How important this is to you will largely depend upon whether your garage is attached to your home or is completely detached. The difference in thermal performance is very noticeable between insulated garage doors and regular garage doors.
- Dramatic Reduction in Noise – If you currently have a regular garage door fitted at your property a significant amount of outside noise is probably able to filter through. Insulated garage doors put a stop to this, blocking out outside noise and keeping any sound you produce inside, ensuring you don’t annoy you neighbours when completing DIY projects in your garage.
- Protect Our Environment – The increased energy efficiency of insulated garage doors, which helps to minimise the amount of gas or electric you use to heat or cool your garage, puts less pressure on the environment.
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