Bundle up! That's what you heard from your mom as you walked out of the house every day in winter. She was determined to keep you warm and comfortable as you ventured into the chilly air. The same principle applies to areas of your home. Having sufficient layers can help keep the heat in and make your home more comfy as well. Insulation in your walls and attic is common place, but what about your garage? An insulated garage door can afford you many benefits. Here are a few to consider.
As the humble garage space has evolved over the years it has taken on a multipurpose use. No longer is it just a space to house a car or two, but it has become an extension of your home. Many of us use this area to do woodworking or tinkering on our cars. Some utilize the space as a workout area or a place where your teenagers can play their drums or guitars without deafening the entire household. For these very reasons an insulated door can help maintain heat generated by a portable heater so these activities can be enjoyed all throughout the chillier months.
A warmer space can also mean the difference of your car starting or not. If the temperature outside is 20 degrees, your garage is about 30 degrees. An insulated door increases that temp to around 42 degrees, which gives your vehicle a little extra edge when temperatures are below freezing.
If your garage is attached to your home, you probably have a door that connects to a small mudroom or hallway off your kitchen. Each time that door is opened your home feels the effects of that blast of cold air. Having an insulated garage door can help buffer that cooler air so your home maintains it's temperature.
Does anyone in your home work the early shift? Or perhaps you have a night owl in your midst? Insulated doors are denser and therefore rattle less. That means less disturbance for those of you already asleep. The denser door is also a great sound barrier......those drums that are being practiced on will cause less rift in the neighborhood.
Let's be real, your garage door takes a lot of abuse. Besides the daily opening and closing, it receives the occasional bump of a basketball, catches the falling bicycle and sometimes feels the back bumper of your car. The stronger core of an insulated door adds rigidity to the panels and helps it absorb these impacts better. The less damage done to the door over the years can equate to less repairs and longer duration in general.
A.B.E Doors and Windows carries the Raymor Innovation Series garage doors which offers a polyurethane insulation. Please contact us at 610-398-2430 if we can be of assistance in selecting a garage door for your home.