If you spend more time in your garage then just parking your car in it you might consider replacing your existing door with an insulated door. Insulated garage doors are durable, quieter than a non-insulated door, and will control the interiortemperature better.
Garage doors can be insulated in a couple of ways.
Polyurethane Insulation-sprayed between the two insides of the door polyurethane will expand to fill all the nooks and crannies to provide the best insulation. It also increases the strength, durability and sound reduction.
Polystyrene Insulation-much like the coolers from days past it’s rigid, and lightweight and while not as energy efficient as polyurethane it’s still a good way to reduce noise and keep your garage warmer.
Some garage door manufacturers offer other insulation options but polyurethane and polystyrene are the most common.
The best part of an insulated garage door is temperature regulation. The high temperatures of summer and long, cold winters can really influence the temperature of your home, especially if you have rooms above the garage. A non-insulated garage door will increase your heating and cooling bills as it’s the biggest door in your home with surface area that’s very temperature sensitive.
A warmer garage can increase the usability of your home’s space. Creating a workshop, play area or even a craft cubby is a lot more comfortable when you don’t have to don a coat, hat and gloves. A heater in your garage can also be a good idea and if your doors are insulated you won’t have to run it as long.
When considering an insulated garage door look for an R-Value. It indicates the insulation’s ability to resist heat traveling through it. The higher the R-Value the better the insulation performance.
Raynor Garage Doors of Kansas City can help you choose an insulated garage door that fits your needs and your budget. We have a selection of insulated doors to keep out the breezes, increase your curb appeal, and maybe even turn your garage into the man (or woman) cave of your dreams.