When most people think of insulation, the first thing that comes to mind is the insulation in your attic. However, insulation can be used in many different places in your home, like your walls, floor, and even your garage door. So, the question is, does insulation in a garage door make a difference in your garage? There are some benefits to insulating the garage door that you might not have considered – and it’s worth understanding how upgraded features like insulation can complement your custom garage door installation.
How Effective Are Insulated Garage Doors?
Insulated garage doors make a difference by providing a thermal barrier between the inside and outside of your home. With insulation, you can keep your garage and, by extension, your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer – which can save you money on your energy bills. Insulated garage doors are also quieter than non-insulated doors, so you won’t have to worry about disturbing your neighbours when you open or close your door.
Helping Preserve Your Vehicle’s Electronics in Extreme Cold
If you think about it, your vehicle is basically a computer on wheels if it’s less than a decade old. Newer features have demanded sophisticated computer processing components, which must be kept above frigid temperatures. That goes double if you have an electric vehicle.
How Much Should An Insulated Garage Door Cost?
The cost of an insulated garage door can vary depending on the type of insulation, the size and weight of the door, and the manufacturer. A standard non-insulated garage door usually costs upwards of $200, while an insulated garage door can cost $1,000 and up, especially when in short supply.
The R-Value is the measure of a door’s thermal resistance. It indicates how well the door will resist heat flow. The higher the R-value, the better the door will insulate, so you can always inquire about whether your custom garage door comes in a high r-value material – but please understand that it may drive your costs up.
Ultimately, insulated garage doors can be worth it, depending on your needs. The insulation will help keep your garage warm in the winter and cool in the summer, which can save you money on heating and cooling costs. But many garages are just warm enough to protect your home and vehicle without extra insulation. Feel free to ask us if you recommend it for your home’s custom garage!
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