Only a few decades ago, insulated garage doors were quite rare. They are much more widespread today as homeowners recognize the many advantages insulated garage doors provide. Homes in all climates can benefit from insulation, but places like Cincinnati, where winter temperatures regularly dip below freezing, experience the biggest gains. Here are the benefits you can expect from installing an insulated garage door.
Climate Control in the Garage
Wish you had a spare room to install a home gym or workshop? Your garage could serve as an extension of the main living area—if only it were affordable to heat and cool. With an insulated garage door, you can have your wish! For much of the year, the insulation built into the garage door is enough to keep you comfortable. Then, even on particularly hot or cold days, supplemental heating and cooling are still very affordable.
Better Energy Efficiency
The insulation in the walls of your home serves the important purpose of keeping heated and cooled air inside where it belongs. Chances are the wall between your house and the attached garage is not insulated. If it’s freezing in the garage, this cold air readily transfers into your home. However, with an insulated garage door to keep conditions more moderate, the smaller temperature difference helps keep your home more comfortable and cheaper to heat and cool.
Less Noise in Your Attached Home
Your house might feature a living space behind or adjacent to the garage. If so, adding an insulated garage door serves as an additional sound buffer. This is a great benefit if you live in a noisy neighborhood or along a busy street.
Stronger Garage Door
A double- or triple-layer construction garage door with insulation built in is intrinsically stronger than a single-layer steel door. This makes your home more secure against would-be intruders and helps the garage door survive minor impacts from cars and other large objects.
Install an Insulated Garage Door in Greater Cincinnati
If you want to get the most out of your garage and help improve the living conditions in your attached home at the same time, an insulated garage door is the right choice for you! At Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati, we install quality Thermacore® garage doors with R-values up to 17.5. To learn more about our insulating products, or to schedule a garage door installation, please contact us today.