Why Insulate Your Garage Door
If you are trying to stick to a household budget or you are on a fixed income, there are areas of your life that you might consider cutting back on. You might need to start at home. When you continue to notice your energy bill getting higher and higher every year and never going down, perhaps you’ll need to consider ways of improving the insulation of your home. One of the ways you can do this is by considering having your garage door insulated. In fact, if you’re in the market for a new garage door, you should consider having your garage door insulated at the time of installation.
You might be surprised to find out just how much air comes in through your garage door, especially when it isn’t insulated. The temperature from outside is felt the most when you’re inside your garage. There is a reason for this and it is generally because this is the one area of your home that isn’t insulated. If your garage is attached to your home, having a garage door that isn’t insulated can become very problematic.
Since your garage door is opened and closed regularly, it stands to reason that you’ll need insulation that can withstand the amount of use your door receives. Spray foam insulation and bat insulation will not be appropriate for your garage door. There may be some that exist for the garage door but the continued use of your door will make them flake and eventually pull apart. The problem with this is that you’ll have to continue insulating your door. This can be very costly. Instead of continuing to waste your hard-earned money, why not consider purchasing more efficient insulation. The best alternative to insulating your door is to buy a door that is already insulated. Instead of worrying about the type of insulation to install, make it easier on yourself by having an insulated door installed. Stop losing energy by investing a quality, insulated garage door, upfront. Ask any one of our service associates at Lilburn Garage Door Repair in Lilburn, GA about your options.
You might think that the only thing that needs to be insulated is your garage door but this isn't the case. Your floor is likely made of a slab, which likely isn't insulated. The cold air from the floor is easily transferred to the rest of your house during colder weather. Your garage's concrete walls are also a problem when it comes to the amount of air that comes inside your home. You may need to insulate the ceiling and walls in order to see a significant change in your energy bill. You'll need to make sure that the interior walls of your garage are well insulated to make sure that the even when the temperatures in your garage change, they will not affect the inside of your home.
As mentioned before, if you are considering using your garage as your office space or a home gym, you might have to do more than insulate the transfer points of your garage. Your garage, itself, will have to be properly insulated in order to avoid the costly energy expenses and to be comfortable enough for other uses. This means you'll have to let the installer know what your intentions are for your garage space. Your garage needs to be insulated in a way that still makes it functional, if you are using it for more than storing your cars. Some people make the mistake of thinking that as long as their home is insulated, they don't have to worry about their garage. This is often why many avoid insulating the garage at all. Even when they decide to insulate the garage, they may fail to have it fully insulated. You may avoid fully insulating it because of the expense associated with doing so. We strongly encourage you to count the cost prior to having your garage insulated. Get more than one estimate so that you can find a service provider to do the job that you need to be done. You should make sure that you can complete the job by relying on a service provider within your budget. If you are not able to get your garage insulated the way it should be, it is probably in your best interest to hold off until you can. This means you should avoid placing items in your garage that can be damaged due to weather conditions.
Counting the cost of having your garage insulated may also involve making sure you can afford to invest in the right type of door that offers maximum insulating benefits. This type of door may not offer you the design that you are interested in but it will offer you something more important, cost-efficiency. You can always add hardware to your garage door or have it painted if you are interested in changing the appearance of your garage door. Provide the garage door service with as much information as possible so that they are certain to advise you of what is going to be best for you. They want to be able to offer you the type of door that is going to benefit you in the long run and they are usually willing to take their time until you have made a final decision about the type of garage door to have installed and what type of insulation you need.
The bottom line when it comes to insulating your garage is that you should definitely consider insulating more than just your door. In order to benefit from an energy efficient garage, you may need to insulate the ceiling and the wall. Your decision will need to be made based on the lifestyle that your household lives. This will aid in keeping your home energy efficient. You won't have to rely on your own understanding, as this is exactly what a professional garage door service is here to do for you.