Whether you’re looking at new garage door for your home or business, one of the important factors you’ll be considering is insulation. Garage doors are more than just some springs, rollers and a big slab of heavy material, and insulation is just one of the ways they help keep you protected.
At All Star Garage Doors, we’re here to help with insulation questions and concerns for any of our commercial or residential garage doors. Let’s go over some of the specific areas where garage insulation benefits your home or building, including one area you may not have considered in the past.
While most of the primary benefits offered by garage door insulation come in the temperature realm, which we’ll get to in a moment, we also wanted to inform you of a lesser-known benefit: Noise reduction. For starters, this reduction is hugely valuable to residential settings – who among us hasn’t been awoken from a deep slumber by a loud, annoying garage being opened or closed? Insulation can reduce this noise by a huge amount.
On top of this, though, there are noise cancelling benefits from the outdoors as well. For those who utilize the garage as more than just a storage area, this makes things far more comfortable and less distracting, especially if you live near a major road or highway where noise is a regular concern.
Steadier Temperature Control
Bringing it back to the more recognizable areas of garage insulation, you simply have more control over the steady temperature of your garage when it’s insulated. This goes for every season of the year, whether it’s the sweltering summer heat or the dead of a major winter snowstorm.
Not only does this impact your comfort in major ways, it impacts your bank account as well. Non-insulated garage doors will get much colder in winter and much warmer in summer, and this air often trickles into other areas of the home or building near the garage. In turn, this puts more strain on the thermostat and HVAC system to keep the structure warm, raising your monthly utility bills.
A more comfortable garage makes it more amenable to being used for additional purposes beyond simply parking vehicles or storing items. Many people choose to convert part or all of a garage space into a home office, for instance, while others might set aside an area for workouts or a child’s play area. And even if you’re only going to use the area for storage, a well-maintained space in terms of temperature allows you to store additional items that may not be safe to store in hotter or colder temperatures that arise when the garage isn’t insulated.