As the temperatures drop and leaves start falling off the trees, it’s a good time to start thinking about how to save money and stay comfortable during the winter (and beyond). You’ve undoubtedly read about insulation as a practical solution for lowering your energy bills and making your home more comfortable.
Indeed, insulation is a great way to reduce your bills—but there is more potential than just the attic! Did you know that you can install an insulated garage door? That’s right, there are many garage doors that are insulated and can help improve the overall energy efficiency of your home. If you’re wondering, “Are Garage Doors ENERGY STAR® qualified?” the answer is no, but there are different levels of insulated doors—some have a higher R-value than others.
Insulated Garage Doors
The team at Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati™ offers a variety of insulated, energy-efficient garage doors. The doors in the Thermacore® line are among the most energy-efficient—they have R-values of up to 17.5. The Thermacore® doors offer excellent thermal performance and have:
- Seals between sections of the door
- Long-lasting sandwich panel construction (polyurethane insulation between the steel)
- Bottom weatherseal with a retainer to minimize water and air penetration and accommodate irregular floor conditions
- Baked-on polyester paint finish that eliminates need for field painting and provides extra protection
Should I Insulate My Garage Door?
Perhaps you’re wondering if you should insulate your garage door. It actually depends. According to ENERGY STAR, there are situations where it may not be advisable to insulate a garage and make it part of the “conditioned” space of your home. If you keep cars, paints, chemicals or a lawn mower in the garage, the fumes from these items could leak into your house if the garage is part of the conditioned space. In this case, it would be better to insulate the wall between the house and garage to seal out any garage fumes.
If you’re interested in installing an insulated garage door for your Cincinnati area home, contact us today!