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Should I Insulate My Garage Door?

Are garage doors insulated? As a homeowner or commercial building owner, it helps to know! Temperatures in Fort Wayne will drop during the winter season, and knowing how to insulate your space will help you save money and energy in the long-run.

The Overhead Door Company of Fort Wayne is committed to debunking insulation myths and helping you improve the safety, comfort and efficiency of your home or building.

Read on to learn what you need to know about garage door insulation for your property in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area or contact us online to schedule a consultation!

Understanding Garage Door Insulation

As temperatures cool, it’s time to think about how to save money and stay comfortable through the winter. One of the top ways to save money this winter season is to make sure you have the proper insulation to support your home or business.

Garage doors do not always come with proper insulation! Therefore, installing insulation is a great way for you to reduce your bills. This method can help improve the overall energy efficiency of your home or commercial building.

Depending on the garage doors you own, they may have varying levels of insulation than others. A good way to check the quality of the insulation your garage doors have is to ask an insulation installer what the R-value is, which measures a material’s resistance to conductive heat flow.

Installing Insulated Garage Doors

The Overhead Door Company of Fort Wayne installs a variety of insulated and energy-efficient garage doors. Thermacore® is our premium insulated steel garage door line. These insulated garage doors are known to be extremely efficient and have R-values of up to 17.5.

The Thermacore® doors offer excellent thermal performance and have the following features:

  • Seals between sections of the door
  • Long-lasting sandwich panel construction (polyurethane insulation between the steel)
  • Bottom garage door weather seal 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?

The answer is, it depends! If you keep cars, paints, chemicals or a lawn mower in the garage, you may not want to insulate your garage doors. This is because the fumes that can come from items such as paints or a running lawnmower are best kept outside of common living areas—and away from the air we breathe! In this case, it would be better to insulate the wall between the house and garage to seal out any garage fumes.

If you use your garage mostly for storage or a work table and you do not house items that give off fumes, you may benefit a great deal from installing insulated garage doors.

If you’re interested in installing an insulated garage door for your Fort Wayne area home, contact us today!


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