During the hotter months in the RGV, homeowners aim to keep the hot air out and the cold air in, including their garages. Insulated walls can work well, but if your garage door is missing insulation, then the cold air will leak outside. This can amount to a huge waste of money and energy.
Take a look at some of the benefits of owning an insulated garage door, along with other best practices to maintain your garage door this Summer.
Your garage door is ultimately the barrier between your home and the Summer weather outside. Studies have shown that replacing an uninsulated garage door with an insulated one can reduce energy loss through the garage by more than 70 percent, especially if the walls of your garage are insulated. Insulated garage doors will block hot air from entering your garage and keep the cold air inside using polyurethane insulation and sealed air gaps.
Protect Your Tools
Extremely high garage temperatures can damage your vehicles and anything else you might be storing inside. Tools or appliances with water in them such as a refrigerator/freezer, ruining the equipment.
Extend Your Car Battery Life
A car battery is most reliable between 30 and 90 degrees, so an insulated garage door could be the difference between a working or a dead battery.
Silent and Durable
Today’s insulated garage doors are often made from steel, like Overhead Door™ Thermacore® garage doors. These doors feature sandwich construction of steel-polyurethane-steel. The higher the R-value of the insulation, the better it will keep your garage’s air in. For example, the Overhead Door Thermacore® garage door provides an R-value of 12.76 for enhanced thermal efficiency. The added insulation also makes it less likely that it will be dented or damaged by everyday life.
As well as adding durability, the insulation in the door also dampens most of the vibration of your garage door and reduces street noise. The reduction in vibration comes in handy if you have living spaces above or next to the garage door, and do not want to be disturbed every time it opens and closes.
Interested in upgrading to an insulated door or having an inspection? Call Overhead Door of South Texas Today: 956-787-3667!