What You Need to Know About Insulated Garage Doors
Is Garage Door Insulation Necessary?
Without proper insulation, garages can become very warm and uncomfortable in summer, as well as cold in winter. Studies have shown that garage door insulation can keep your garage 20 to 25 degrees cooler in summer and 8 to 12 degrees warmer in winter.
You can benefit most from garage door insulation if your garage:
- Is attached to your house. Insulating a garage that is attached to the house can help control the temperature in your house, which can reduce your energy bills.
- Doubles as a work space. If your garage doubles as a work space, insulation can make your work space a more comfortable place to spend time.
- Is equipped with plumbing. Finally, if your garage has plumbing, the pipes may be more likely to freeze in winter if the garage is not insulated.
Paint and some other chemicals are sensitive to temperature, so if you store these products in your garage, insulation can prevent problems.
If noise is an issue on your street, garage door insulation can keep out sounds and create a peaceful environment inside your garage. The reverse is also true: if you engage in noisy activity in your garage, garage door insulation can prevent the noise from bothering your neighbors. You can decide whether insulation is helpful to you.
Are There Other Ways to Keep Your Garage Comfortable?
Weatherstripping your garage and installing your garage door properly so that there are gaps between the door and the frame can help ensure that your garage will be comfortable.
For more information about how you can have a comfortable garage, contact Plano Overhead Garage Door today. We can install pre-insulated garage doors. Schedule an appointment with us today.