Does Your Garage Door Stand Up to the Cold?

During the colder months, the owners try to keep the cold air and hot air inside, including their garages. Insulated walls and space heaters can work well, but if your garage door lacks insulation, then hot air will leak out. This can mean a great waste of money and energy.

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Take a look at some of the benefits of having an insulated garage door, along with other best practices to keep your garage door open this winter.

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Save Energy

The door of your garage is ultimately the barrier between your home and the winter weather outside. Studies have demonstrated that supplanting an uninsulated carport entryway with a protected one can diminish warm misfortune through the carport by more than 70 percent, particularly if the dividers of your carport are protected. Insulated garage doors will block cold air from entering your garage door and keep warm air inside with polyurethane insulation and sealed air spaces.

Protect Your Tools

Garage freezing temperatures can damage your vehicles and anything else you can store inside. Tools or appliances that contain water, such as a mechanical washer, can freeze and crack, be ruining the equipment. The same is true for fuel gels. These can “gel” inside the engine of your lawn mower and destroy a very expensive piece of machinery.

Extend the Life of Your Car Battery

A car battery is more reliable between 30 and 90 degrees, so an isolated garage door could be the difference between a running battery or a dead battery.

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Silent and Durable

Today’s insulated garage doors are often made of steel, such as the Overhead Door ™ Thermacore® garage doors. These doors have steel-polyurethane-steel sandwich construction. The higher the R-value of the insulation, the better it will maintain the air in your garage. For example, the Overhead Door Thermacore® garage door provides an R-value of 12.76 for greater thermal efficiency. The additional insulation also makes it less likely that everyday life affects or harms.

In addition to adding durability, the insulation on the door also cushions most of the vibration from your garage door and reduces street noise. Vibration reduction is useful if you have living spaces on or next to the garage door, and do not want to be disturbed each time you open and close it.

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Have Your Door Inspected By a Professional

Winter is a good time for your garage door to be inspected by a professional. The garage door is often the main entry point of the house and if the garage door does not work properly, it can be blocked in the cold. A professional inspector will check the door springs, the weather, and lubricate all the moving parts so that they work without problems. This is also a good time to replace the batteries in the remote control of the garage door and the keyboard.

Interested in upgrading to an isolated door or having an inspection? Begin by finding a local Overhead Door distributor on our website.

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