Investing in a quality garage door will do more than boost your home’s curb appeal. When executed correctly, insulated garage doors can make your whole home greener plus give you more livable square footage. The best insulation for your garage will have a high R-value, impenetrable sealing and an attractive yet durable finish.
3 Benefits of Garage Door Insulation
- Lower energy bills
- Less street noise
- Comfortable living space
Why Garage Door Insulation is NOT a DIY Project
You may be thinking that this would be an easy weekend project, but if you are going to spend time and energy insulating your garage, do it the right way. If you do, your investment will be paid back to you through lower energy bills and getting more enjoyment out of your garage. Here are three reasons you should hire a professional to insulate your garage door:
- Adding insulation to a standard garage door adds weight that the existing motor was not built for, which will eventually cause you bigger problems and cost you more money down the road.
- Even if you successfully add insulation, your hard work will be wasted if you don’t also have the proper garage door seals in place. Thermacore insulated garage doors use bulb-type weather sealing – rather than DIY weather stripping – to keep all rain and wind out of your garage.
- DIY materials – like batt insulation, foam board insulation and reflective insulation – are not as effective as what the pros use. Polyurethane is the best insulation for garage doors, and it is the material used in Thermacore insulated garage doors.
If you’re planning to insulate your home’s garage door, give the experts at Overhead Door Company of Tampa Bay a call. We install Thermacore products with R-values of up to 17.5 and a variety of styles to choose from. Learn more here.