Striving for Energy Efficiency? Don’t Forget Your Garage Door!

Aug 1, 2012

Around the House Tips

2 minute read

Are you beating the heat this summer? As we dive into one of the hottest months of the year, you may experience difficulty keeping your home cool. When looking for ways to reduce energy costs, one area often overlooked is the garage.

Because the garage is the largest opening to your home, heat can easily flow in and get trapped, often filtering through the entry door and the ceiling into various areas of your house.

An insulated garage door can have a big impact on the energy efficiency and coolness of not only your garage, but of your entire house. Here are some key benefits of an insulated garage door:

  • If your garage is below another room in your home, air can travel through the ceiling of the garage into the floor of the room above. An insulated door will keep temperatures in the garage fairly stable to reduce the temperature fluctuation in the room above.
  • If you use your garage as a workshop, your comfort is a top priority.  An insulated garage door will help keep the temperature in the garage within a narrower temperature range as compared to the extreme range of the outside temperature.
  • An insulated garage door is often quieter and has a more attractive interior than a non-insulated door.

When choosing an insulated door, make sure to look for a high R-value, which signifies the energy efficiency of the door.

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