Helpful Tips on Buying a New Garage Door
Purchasing a new garage door is a daunting project! First, it is the largest piece of moving equipment in your home. Second, it typically takes up the largest exterior square footage. Finally, due to the infrequent nature of the purchase a lot can change from one purchase to the next.
The number one question we get is “Should I buy an insulated garage door?”
We insulate the walls in our home, we insulate our attic, we insulate our windows. Why would we then not insulate our garage doors? We park our cars in the garage in the heart of winter, we store things, we do projects in the garage, etc. Your garage is an extension of our living space, in much the same way a mudroom or entry-way is.
Stronger: Insulation in a garage door adds strength as well as protection from the elements. A thicker, insulated door, is stronger and more durable than a non-insulated garage door. The insulation adds more rigidity to the structure.
Energy Efficient: The added energy efficiency allows your garage to stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. This allows you to maintain more consistency in the rooms adjacent to the garage. Using less energy brings your utility costs down saving you money.
Quieter: Another item to consider is the quietness of an insulated garage door. Simply put: insulated garage doors are quieter than their non-insulated counterpart.
When you consider all of these factors, the value of an insulated garage door far exceeds the marginal increase in costs. We hope these helpful tips help you choose the best garage door for your home. Take a look at our collection of overhead doors and feel free to ask any questions. Madison Overhead Garage Door Services is here to help!