Insulated Garage Doors – Create Energy Efficiency

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Energy efficiency is the number#1 priority these days with rising fuel cost. Many home owners are seeking out clever ways to improve the efficiency of their home by adding weather stripping, better insulation, windows, etc. — but, what about your garage door?

Garage doors can be one of the biggest culprits in home heating loss. This is due to the large opening of the garage door – when in use, it opens your garage space and lets all of the heat pass through.

  • If you have an attached garage, cold air can transfer from the doorway into your living room quite quickly, if you don’t have insulated garage paneling.
  • If you use your garage for a “Man-town” sort of speak, then you should consider insulating your garage door, to help keep the garage at a standard comfort level.
  • A insulated garage door helps reduce the outdoor noises and is generally quieter when in operation.

What is R-Value?

R-value is a rough measure of the thermal resistance that is used in the construction industry. The higher the R-value the better the insulating properties are.

Be sure to know what your standard size garage door is. Most typical garage doors measure 8×7 or 16×8.

Resources:

http://www.garageadv.com/

 

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