Garages used to be predominantly used for storing and protecting our vehicles, but they are now used as workshops, extra storage and even gyms.
This means that it has become even more important to make sure that they are kept at a good temperature. Being one of the largest entrances to the building, the garage is often the coldest room in the home and depending on the layout of your property, can also affect the temperature of the rest of your house.
This is why insulated garage doors are crucial to not only regulating the temperature of your garage but also the rest of your home too.
How does it work
Most insulated doors will feature polystyrene or polyurethane as their insulating material. This will be used as a layer, often referred to as a ‘core’, in between two layers of outer material which will form the inside-facing and outside-facing panels of the door. Having this extra layer of insulation in the centre creates a thicker barrier against the cold air outside. They also won’t conduct the cold as much as plain steel garage doors, meaning less cold is transferred into your home.
What are the benefits of insulated garage doors?
The main benefit, as mentioned above, is they reduce the transfer of cold temperatures from the outside to the inside. This also works the same for reducing heat loss from the inside to the outside with the door acting as a barrier. Subsequently, the installation of insulated doors can help lower your energy bills and save you money in the long run. Creating a warmer space will also help with the maintenance of your vehicles giving them shelter away from the colder weather during winter months.
Not only do insulated doors provide heat insulation, they can also provide sound insulation too. This will help block out noise from the outside, whether you live near a busy road or have noisy neighbours. This means you to enjoy this space in peace and use it for hobbies and relaxation without any bothers. Depending on the layout of your home, it can also help reduce noise pollution from the road into the rest of your home.
Due to the increased number of layers found in insulated doors, they will typically be stronger than standard one-layer garage doors. This makes them more resistant to damage and dents from vehicles and everyday use. They are made to be long-lasting, with materials that will help them last longer than normal non-insulated doors.
If you’re interested in getting yourself an insulated garage door, at Hipwoods we can supply both insulated roller doors and insulated sectional doors. If you have a question, feel free to get in touch. You can also use our online form to book in a free survey!