Wherever you live in the country, insulation matters. Whether you’re keeping the cool inside in summer or the cold from coming in during the winter, we go to great lengths to keep our homes well-insulated and draft-free. In fact, we’re so interested in it that the insulation market in the US is worth around $9.7 billion annually.
But the fact is, there’s a weak link in many American homes. A huge expanse that’s unprotected from the heat of summer or the cold of winter–our garage doors. And it turns out that upgrading to an insulated model could lead to savings in both energy and money. Let’s find out how.
How Insulated Garage Doors Save Energy
It’s easy to think that our garages are not really part of the house, so they don’t need to be insulated. But does your garage have a door that links to the rest of the house? Or does it even have a conditioned living space above it? If the answer to either is yes, then you need an insulated garage door.
When you don’t have an insulated garage door, your garage lets heat into the house in summer and draws cold air into the house in winter. This means that you have to use more energy to cool or heat your home. In addition, many garage doors are made of steel, which is an excellent conductor of heat. This means that your air conditioner may have to work overtime to offset the extra heat your garage door is bringing into your home.
The Puget Sound region is famous for its short, warm summers and freezing winters–not forgetting an abundance of rain. So anything that you can do to reduce heat transfer by insulating your home will help you to keep the thermostat steady, reducing your energy consumption into the bargain.
To tell how effective the insulated garage door will be, look at the R-value. The higher the R-value, the better it can resist heat transfer and insulate your home.
Save Money With an Insulated Garage Door
Electricity prices rose by as much as 40% in some states last year. They’re projected to rise by an average of 10% across the country this year. So any steps you can take to reduce your energy consumption will also help you keep your utility bills under control.
Of course, there are upfront costs involved in replacing your garage door. Yet, a garage door can last up to 30 years with good care. Thus, an insulated garage door and other measures to insulate your home could help you keep costs down for many years to come.
Choose Your Insulated Garage Door from Doorman
If you’re in the Puget Sound region, Doorman Service Co, Inc. is the right choice for garage door replacement and repair. We have been serving the area for over 40 years and pride ourselves on offering the highest standard of doors, workmanship, and customer service.
Make your home more energy efficient and save money in the long run by investing in an insulated garage door. Check out our range of Clopay insulated garage doors today!