A Comparison of Insulated and Non Insulated Garage Doors
A lot of people really don’t seem to understand the importance of insulating your garage door. But the difference it can make to your home is immense, the garage often being the hottest or coldest room on the home. The insulation properties of a garage door are measured by the “R” value and the higher the number, the better the insulation. There are also varying types of insulation such as solid core and loose insulation.
If you chose to purchase a good quality steel doormangaragedoors.ca garage door then it will be a double skin door with insulation in the middle. A good quality door of this type will generally have an “R” value of 6.5 and will cost you around $1000. This is of course not cheap, so you need to be sure that it is indeed the best door for you. You can of course spend even more and purchase a specially bonded and insulated door that will have an “R” value of up to ten. The better insulated the door, the more you will save on energy bills, but of course, you do need to purchase from within your budget.
An insulated door does have a great number of benefits over a normal door, and not just for saving energy. They are solid and resilient and last a lot longer than your average door. These doors do also look great both on the inside and the outside and they are easier to keep clean than your normal single shell door.
If you have no insulation at all on your garage door then you will really notice it with your winter fuel bills, as the heat will just disappear through the single skin door. An insulated door does not just keep your garage hot in winter; it also helps to keep it cool in summer.
It really is very important to make sure that you have the correct insulation on your garage door if your garage leads directly into your home. You can not only lose heat through the door, but you can also find that a room that is situated on top of the garage becomes very cold in winter. If you live in an area where it gets really cold in winter, you could be damaging the engine of your car if you keep it stored at very low temperatures as your oil will thicken to the point your car will not want to start in the mornings.