Do I need to insulate my garage door?

An insulated garage door is a great way to keep heat from escaping in the winter or rushing in during summertime. If you’re looking for a garage door replacement and are not sure if you should insulate, read on. In this article we’ll discuss some of the top reasons to choose insulation as well as factors to consider before making a decision. 

Benefits

  1. Energy savings: insulating your garage door can provide a greater buffer between the weather outside and temperature inside your house, ensuring your heater or air conditioning doesn’t have to work as hard to regulate temperature. 
  2. Quiet operation: insulation can not only absorb the sounds and vibrations from the operation of your garage door, but can also act as a sound barrier, muffling sounds from outside. The tight construction of an insulated door means less loose material to make noise. 
  3. Greater durability: an insulated door has more overall strength than an uninsulated door due to it’s optimised construction, with better impact resistance due to foam density. This durability means your garage door will be less impacted by dents, bad weather and general wear and tear.
  4. Convenience and comfort: a warm and pleasant garage temperature is ideal, as you can get more use out of a space that’s pleasant to spend time in. An insulated garage keeps the garage temperature regulated and is therefore ideal for storage, vehicles and hobbies.
  5. Curb appeal: there are a number of style options available for insulated garage doors, making it an ideal choice if you’re looking to improve your curb appeal or place your house on the market. An insulated garage door is a great asset to have when it comes to resale value. 

What to consider

Current insulation 

Before you commit to a new insulated garage door, make sure to check the current insulation of your garage overall. Check for any gaps near the doors or windows – any air coming through will need to be dealt with before insulation installation. If you’re not sure about your current level of insulation, WA Roller Doors’ highly experienced technicians can help determine the best solution for your garage.

R-value

The most common insulation measurement for garage doors, an R-value or R-rating indicates how resistant the material is against heat loss. A higher R-value means less heat passing through the door. 

WA Roller Doors offer a Thermo Panel sectional door option, with an R value of 2.2, made using a foam filled 0.45 steel sandwiched double-sided panel. This option is both stylish and great value, providing superior insulation properties ideal for heat and noise reduction. Also customisable in a range of colours, the Thermo Panel Sectionals are available with remote control motor systems.

The bottom line

If you’re looking to upgrade your garage door and use your garage space more often, insulation is the way to go. WA Roller Doors’ Thermo Panel Sectional doors come with frameless construction, no internal edges, high density fire retardant pur foam, built-in finger protection and more. To book a consultation or service call with our highly experienced technicians, contact WA Roller Doors on (08) 9285 0333 or visit our website.

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