Don’t let your day get derailed by winter weather. Your garage door is often the main entrance to your home or workspace and needs to be protected from snow, ice, and wind.
Why Insulate Your Garage Door?
There are several reasons you should consider insulating your garage, but the most important are temperature, noise, and sustainability.
Insulating your garage door helps secure a comfortable temperature and reduces fluctuation during hot and cold weather. Deciding to insulate, on average, keeps the temperature 10-12 degrees warmer during the winter and 20 degrees cooler during the summer months.
Noise control is a priority whether your garage is for residential activities or high-performance commercial use. Noise transfer is significantly reduced with insulated garage doors versus those that are not. Enhanced noise control means you can use your garage for any activity while respecting your neighbors.
Insulating your garage doors will help reduce your carbon footprint. Insulated garage doors limit the energy your garage exudes, ultimately limiting the amount of burning fossil fuels and greenhouse gases released into the air. Not only will this perk improve the environment, but you can also see the effects on your electricity bill.
How to Prepare Your Garage for Winter
If your current garage doors aren’t insulated, and replacement doors aren’t in the budget, you can take steps to insulate your existing doors. Your door’s insulation capability will be affected by the door’s material, style, and brand.
First, you will need to identify the correct insulation R-value, which calculates the effectiveness of a type of insulation. Insulation R-values will depend on the insulation material’s type, thickness, and density–and will ultimately determine the cost of your project.
Garage Door Insulation Kits
Garage door insulation kits are a simple and cost-effective solution for keeping the warmth in and cost low. You can purchase a kit starting at about $50, but we recommend you shop around before purchasing. Kits at a higher cost include supplies you’ll need, like adhesive, tape, a utility knife, gloves, dust masks, and pre-cut standardized garage door insulation panels.
Most people opt for garage insulation kits because they contain everything you need, especially metal or plastic retaining pins. These pins make installing insulation safer and easier.
Keep Your Garage Warm with American Door Works
Now that you know more about insulating garage doors, you can get to work on your own project. If you need some help with your garage, our skilled service technicians are experts in ensuring your doors are correctly installed and insulated. For more information and tips on getting started, contact American Door Works.